Discover the surprising stories behind the movies that defied mainstream America to change the world of cinema forever with six landmark cult films - The Rocky Horror Picture Show, Eraserhead, Pink Flamingos, Night of the Living Dead and more - each told through clips and director interviews.
It was a good watch, albeit with tunnel vision. You do not have the be the FIRST, to be the best. The show FIXATED on the "1sts" as the "Greatest" by virtue of opening the door I would also agree that RHPS was the greatest midnight movie of all time, however, lumping Night of the living dead and dedicating so much time to it, or Pink Flamingo, was silly. Eraserhead, again, limited audiences, even though it had 2-4 years of run time...and that is the logic they made here. TIME=greats No time for Heavy Metal, The Evil Dead..THE WALL...How can you make a Midnight movie tribute, without including the Wall? I would say the WALL had the second highest success of any of the midnight movies. The movies profiled, aside from RHP, are NOW known as CULTY DUDS...not Culty successes. In NYC you will spend 10.00 to see RHPS at Midnight...but you will not find Night of the Living Dead, Eraserhead or any other movie referenced in this show, for display for anything other than a nostalgic, 1 night a year showing...HOWEVER....You will ifnd 150 theaters screening the WALL, across the US. Sadly Midnight movie is no longer a "Class" of movie. A genre, so to speak. Now it is a slot for people to come watch some mildly successful 80s flick such as Big Trouble in Little China, The Shinning and so forth. Gone are the days of bad movies, becoming "hits" to limit crowds with limited air times. So, while I enjoyed the concept and some of the material enclosed, I found it JUST as biased as today's film reviewers. We herald X and X, and snub what is better or as good/popular, because it suits us.
I love the Midnight Movie Cultism... I thought this film was superb. I was thoroughly entertained and I am going to watch it again with friends this weekend. My friends are gonna love the information and films covered in this entertaining documentary. Plus, you get to hear from the directors and cinema owners, Film Distributors and critics. This covers all the greats from 68 to 78. I discovered things about my favorites that I was unaware of. The price is right to own cinematic historical fact about an entire subculture.