Midnight Movies: From the Margin to the Mainstream
Based on the best selling book by director Stuart Samuels, this is an enthralling document of the explosion of cult film and the midnight screenings those intrepid masterpieces inspired. Directors John Waters (Pink Flamingos), David Lynch (Eraserhead), George A. Romero (Night of the Living Dead), Alejandro Jodorowsky (El Topo), Perry Henzell (The Harder They Come) and Richard O’Brien (creator and star of The Rocky Horror Picture Show) became underground superstars and their legacy is all encompassing to this day.
Featuring a legion of clips from groundbreaking exploitation classics Freaks, Reefer Madness, Night of the Living Dead, Eraserhead and many, many more, Midnight Movies is an indispensable film. It’s the story of a vital movement that changed the face of cinema and set the gold standard for independent film as we know it.
With optional voiceover director’s commentary.