Midnight Movies & Mondo Docs

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Brimming with the sleazy glamour of 1970s New York and wildly dark humor,BAD is the story of Hazel Aiken (Oscar-nominated actress Carroll Baker), a housewife who runs a beauty salon and electrolysis clinic out of her house. She also runs another little business on the side?hiring out a cadre of badass gals to perform various freelance assassin gigs. A very corrupt Detective Hughes (Charles McGregor, Blazing Saddles) is itching for Haz...Read More
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D.O.A.: A RIGHT OF PASSAGE is the ground-breaking classic "rockumentary" about the origin of punk rock. Centered around the Sex Pistols 1978 tour of the United States which ended with the group breaking up, the tour was the only one the Pistols played in the United States. Director Lech Kowalski (East of Paradise) followed the band with handheld cameras through the clubs and bars of their seven-city U.S. tour. Mixing this with footage...Read More
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The teenage members of an all-female punk-rock group face the challenges of the music world as they struggle for success in this hour-long, music-filled drama from 1984. Desperate chronicles the rise and fall of Bunny, Kitty, and Patch (Hilary Rubens, Jennifer Schwartz, and Janet Housden), three teenage runaways who form an all-girl rock group, The Lovedolls. Co-starring Jeff McDonald, Jordan Schwartz, & Dez Cadena, with a classic sou...Read More
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Jennifer Lynch, daughter of cult film auteur David Lynch, made her auspicious directorial debut in 1993 with cult classic Boxing Helena. She was the youngest American woman to direct a feature film, and after that she took an extended hiatus. Fifteen years later, a recovering addict and hard-working single mother, Lynch returns to the director's chair with an ambitious project that will test her skills and the entire crew's sanity. De...Read More
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In career that has encompassed such controversial classics as Ms. 45, Bad Lieutenant and Welcome to New York, none of Abel Ferrara's films have quite managed to match the shock, extremity and downright notorious nature of The Driller Killer. Ferrara plays struggling artist Reno, a man pushed to the edge by the economic realities of New York living in the late seventies and the No Wave band practising in the apartment below. His gri...Read More
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Adam Ant & Deborah Harry star in this 1996 rock and roll comedy wherein a band kidnaps a rock star and holds him hostage. A down and out rock n' roll band, Hindenburg, kidnap their favorite British rock star, Spazz-O, and hold him hostage to hear their music. The problem is, Spazz-O's ex-porn star wife Holly Everest (Chelsey Parks) and his back-stabbing manager, Dave Donovan (Adam Ant), can't wait to get their hands on his fortune, an...Read More
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In the film Sexy Frenchy falls into an insane underworld ruled by a horny little king and his jealous queen. Chicken-boy comes to the rescue, only to have his head cut off by the soul-singing Devil himself--played by Danny Elfman and the Mystic Knights of the Oingo Boingo. Frog butlers, topless princesses and rioting school kids sing and dance in unforgettable musical numbers by Danny Elfman, Cab Calloway, Josephine Baker and other gr...Read More
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The little independent film that went through the roof and made box-office history, becoming one of the Top 50 highest-grossing films of 1975. Few movies in film history have enjoyed the success, notoriety and shelf life as this all-time cult classic - The Giant Spider Invasion. Some of the reasons for this phenomenon are known and some are not. Certainly comparisons cannot be made with iconic classics of Hollywood's golden era that w...Read More
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A volcanic eruption in the North Atlantic brings to the surface a 65-foot prehistoric monster. Two treasure divers capture the creature and take him to London where he made the star attraction at a circus. A scientist is thoughtful enough to point out that the sailors' bonanza is only an infant, and that a full-grown specimen would be over 200 feet in height. Sure enough, Gorgo's mama comes thundering ashore, reclaims her offspring an...Read More
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In 1985, SPIN Magazine asked Bob Dylan "What movies do you wish you'd been in?" One of his answers was "I Was a Zombie For the F.B.I," which had aired for the first time on cable TV on "Night Flight" earlier that same year (it was originally offered up with "Attack of the Killer Tomatoes" for a cult double-feature). "I Was A Zombie For the F.B.I." is low-budget, black & white sci-fi/serial/adventure film, recreating the early 1950s...Read More
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Here’s an odd but nonetheless fascinating time capsule of late- Sixties social unrest filtered through the mind of Florida-based sexploitation producer-director HARRY KERWIN. Yup, the man who made Strange Rampage, My Third Wife George, and Girls Come Too - and who was also the brother of Blood Feast star Bill Kerwin ­ wanted to tap into the same youth market companies Like AlP were so good at exploiting. But lacking the funds to make ...Read More
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"War babies. They want to be different. They don't want to belong to any mass society. They have their own-type clubs, their own 'in' groups." Thus Malamondo, an elegant look at early-Sixties' teenage angst and "way out youth," Euro-style, set to the delirious musical musings of a young ENNIO MORRICONE! "Teenage swingers" ski in the nude in the Swiss Alps! (Skinny-skiing?) At a summer resort in Italy, "the children of the post-war ...Read More
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Frank Zito (a career performance by co-writer/co-executive producer Joe Spinell of ROCKY and THE GODFATHER fame) is a deeply disturbed man, haunted by the traumas of unspeakable childhood abuse. And when these horrific memories begin to scream inside his mind, Frank prowls the seedy streets of New York City to stalk and slaughter innocent young women. Now Frank has begun a relationship with a beautiful photographer (Caroline Munro of ...Read More
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THEY CAME FOR DINNER...TO FIND THEY WERE IT!! Microwave Massacre stars legendary stand-up comedian and actor Jackie Vernon as Donald, a disgruntled construction worker whose wife's predilection for haute cuisine drives him to cannibalism. Donald unwittingly stumbles upon a solution to his two major problems in his life - his nagging wife and his lack of tasty meals - when, one night, he bludgeons his better half to death with a pepper...Read More
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In this 1990 horror film, a new widow (Karen Black) and her daughter (Rainbow Harvest) have just moved into a new home. They don't discover until much later that the previous owner was mad, mad, mad. By then, the mirror that the woman left behind in the house has served its purpose as a gateway to demonic worlds, and the evil ones have wreaked havoc in this one.
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This fascinating film, shot in 1977-78, documents the early days of the Punk Rock phenomenon. From its beginnings on London's pub rock circuit to UK chart domination, Punk The Early Years has it all! Includes performances from Sex Pistols, X Ray Spex, Generation X, The Slits, Siouxsie Sioux, Marc Bolan,The Adverts, Eddie and the Hot Rods, Billy Idol, Poly Styrene and many more! Also includes extensive interviews, including the last-e...Read More
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Reefer Madness is a 1936 American propaganda film revolving around the melodramatic events that ensue when high school students are lured by pushers to try marijuana—from a hit and run accident, to manslaughter, suicide, attempted rape, hallucinations, and descent into madness due to marijuana addiction. The film was directed by Louis Gasnier and featured a cast of mainly little-known actors.
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"Ruby" is a horror film with the emphasis on atmosphere and suspense, but it also contains enough creepy special effects and blood and gore to satisfy the most demanding genre fans. Most of it takes place at night, with all kinds of marvelous influences lurking in the shadows. Directed by cult-film director Curtis Harrington (Night Tide, Queen of Blood, Voyage to the Prehistoric Planet, Games, What's the Matter with Helen? Whoever Sle...Read More
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Meet Kim Filth, and enter his horror-film existence - based on fact and blended with fiction. Kim lives with his dad, sells weed to skaters, writes poetry, and snorts painkillers to get through the day. By night, he likes to stroll around painted up as his alter ego, Shadow Zombie, which is how he meets registered nurse and part-time clown Brandi. What follows is a brief romance marked by destruction by the very real phantoms emanatin...Read More
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IT IS A MATTER OF GOOD BREEDING. REALLY. After producing Stuart Gordon's hit Re-Animator, Brian Yuzna (Bride of Re-Animator, Return of the Living Dead III) turned his hand to directing with 1989's Society, and gave birth to one of the ickiest, most original body horror shockers of all time. Teenager Bill Whitney (Billy Warlock) has always felt like the odd one out in his wealthy, upper-class Beverly Hills family. For some reason, he j...Read More
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With music performances by Beck, Beth Orton, Hank Williams III, Union 13, and Billy Higgins, plus cameos from Laura Prepon, Ione Sky and Elliott Smith, Southlander is a comically uncanny Rock and Roll party adventure. Chance (Rory Cochrane), a hapless LA Musician, has found his ticket to fame, fortune and romance with the coveted keyboard, the '69 Moletron, which got him the gig and the girl (Beth Orton). But now the Moletron is mis...Read More
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While a group of young actors rehearse a new musical about a mass murderer, a notorious psychopath escapes from a nearby insane asylum. But when the show's director locks his cast in the theater overnight, the madman is accidentally locked inside as well. Now, a killer with acting in his blood has gone berserk for the blood of actors (including several scenes that EuroHorror fans worldwide consider to be the most violent of the decade...Read More
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A group of New Jersey campers stumble upon the remnants of a meteorite and discover some fanged, worm-like creatures have hitched a ride to Earth. After the camper appetizer, the alien spawn take refuge in the basement of an isolated house...and get ready for the main course! Featuring the new digitally mastered window-boxed transfer in the original filmed aspect ratio of 1.33:1.
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BY SWORD. BY PICK. BY AXE. BYE BYE. Although the slasher film was in decline by the mid-1980s, there were still some grisly delights to be had... and they don't come much grislier than writer-director Buddy Cooper's sickening stalk-and-slash classic The Mutilator! Originally entitled Fall Break (watch out for the incongruous theme song of the same name!), The Mutilator has earned a reputation amongst horror fans as one of the 'holy gr...Read More
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War of the Worlds Director Byron Haskin’s final film: The Power! One by one members of a special project team are being killed by telekinesis - the ability to move things with the power of the mind alone. The race is to determine which of the remaining team members is the murderer and how to stop them
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Tony Palmer's 1979 documentary "The Space Movie" -- featuring a soundtrack by Mike Oldfield -- was distributed to theaters via Night Flight's founder Stuart Shapiro's International Harmony company in 1980. It was initially created to celebrate the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's achievements with the Apollo 11 mission. It also celebrates the numerous missions preceding Americans first landing on the moon (Mercury/Atlas...Read More
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A committee investigating TV’s first uncensored network examines a typical day’s programming. This outrageous and irreverent send up of television launched the careers of top comics Chevy Chase, John Candy, Howard Hesseman, Larraine Newman, Phil Proctor, Rich Hurst, Roger Bowen, Bill Saluga, Joe Flaherty, Al Franken and Tom Davis!
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ANIMAL DESIRES...HUMAN LUST! Matt Farrell (John Ashley) is plucked from the sea while skin-diving and taken to the foreboding fortress of Dr. Gordon. He is to become part of the doctor's diabolical experiment to create a race of super people. This twisted and maniacal doctor's experiments have so far only created terrifying and hideous creatures. His human guinea pigs, freed by the doctor's own daughter, turn the island hideaway into ...Read More