A vision of 1985 from 1976. A regular feature on Night Flight during the original series run is Tunnel Vision, the "unsightly" (NY Times) social-commentary satire that Night Flight creator Stuart Shapiro distributed via his International Harmony label. A committee investigating TV’s first uncensored network examines a typical day’s programming. This irreverent (and prophetic), send up of television launched the careers of top comi...Read More
Midnight Movies & Mondo Docs
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
"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
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
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
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
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
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
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
"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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
Now for the first time ever released in Widescreen High Definition and produced from a new 2K scan from the 35mm original negative. If you are a fan of the master, Bruce Lee, and other "Bruceploitation films," then this a must for your film collection! After malicious gangsters capture Bruce Lee's ex-girlfriend, a young martial artist attempts to rescue her - and the late master's book containing lethal techniques for killing with one...Read More
Canuxploitation circa 2001. A rare gift indeed. The second coming is upon us, and Jesus has returned to earth. But before he can get down to the serious business of judging the living and the dead, he has to contend with an army of vampires that can walk in the daylight. Combining kung-fu action with biblical prophecy and a liberal dose of humor, the film teams the Savior with Mexican wrestling hero El Santos against mythological horr...Read More
See Debbie Harry in this 1976 drama from "No Wave" filmmaker Amos Poe. This is the story of Rico in New York City, who imagines he lives in Paris during the time of "New Wave" filmmaking. He's a photographer who thinks he's an outsider, so he uses his camera like a gun, loading it with bullets of film. He seeks reality to fulfill his fantasy. but, he's also a romantic, and this is his downfall, especially when he falls in love with th...Read More
It's the year 2019 and the world has been devastated by nuclear war. The few survivors try desperately to reach a distant land, only to be thwarted by brutal attacks from the fierce Templars and their leader One. When solitary warrior Scorpion rescues the beautiful Alma from the clutches of the Templars, they join Nadir and a ragtag group of survivors in a furious fight to the finish against the ruthless exterminators. Timothy Brent (...Read More
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
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
A bandleader whose career is nosediving makes a deal with the owner of a bar to sell his soul for success.
A hallmark of 1960s radicalism and one of the first major underground films, Robert Downey Sr.'s seminal Putney Swope remains a classic of social satire. After the CEO croaks during a boardroom meeting at a Madison Avenue ad agency, members trying to sabotage each other's chance of winning the top spot each vote for the token black guy, thereby electing Putney Swope. Swope swoops into action, firing them all and replacing them with ar...Read More
Based on Michael Allred ("Madman" comics) graphic novel Grafik Muzik, G-Men From Hell follows two corrupt FBI agents played by William Forsythe and Tate Donovan, who sneak out of Satan's dominion for a shot at gaining entrance to heaven. Look out for Gary Busey as the Lt. "Leathermaster" Langdon!
This fantastic story finds Merlin, the world's most famous wizard, bringing his magic to the 20th century by opening a shop displaying all of his wonders. Trouble ensues when a possessed toy monkey is stolen and a reporter tries to close the shop down. Directors Kenneth J. Berton. An enigmatic family-horror anthology featuring a satanic cymbal monkey and mother-wife complex we won't dare put to print. Yes, this oddity is probably b...Read More
Film Noir from iconic director Fritz Lang featuring music from Nat 'King' Cole. 1953. Norah Larkin's (Anne Baxter) drunken night out with Harry Prebble (Raymond Burr) ends in a hazily remembered confrontation and the next day a startling discovery: Harry has been murdered, and the police have found Norah's personal effects at the scene. Tipped off to the breaking news, reporter Casey Mayo (Richard Conte) invites Norah to tell her side...Read More
Inspired by the success of arthouse films like THE NIGHT PORTER and THE DAMNED, shrewd and shameless exploitation movie producers were quick to the market with low budget cash-ins and created arguably the most sordid, if short lived, sub-genres in the history of the grindhouse: the nazisploitation film! This new award-winning documentary features eye-opening interviews / confessions from Producers, Directors, Cinema Historians and ...Read More
Anthony Perkins (PSYCHO) stars in Orson Welles' adaption of the Franz Kafka novel. A taut psychological thriller and drama about a man who is accused of a mysterious crime that he has no recollection of, caught in a nightmarish labyrinth of bureaucracy leading him to doubt his own innocence.
Another quintessential USA Up All Night cut joins the Night Flight streaming family: Mugsy's Girls aka Delta Pi. The icon Ruth Gordon is "MUGSY," an eccentric sorority "house mother" turned mud wrestling coach. Starring Laura Branigan as one of the six sorority girls under Mugsy's care who set out to make ends meet by refining their skills at bar mud wrestling and wallowing in a Las Vegas championship tournament to challenge the "N...Read More
Suburbia is director Penelope Spheeris's study of the Los Angeles punk rock scene in the early 1980s. Evan and his younger brother leave their broken home in an attempt to escape their alcoholic mother. They fall in with "The Rejected" (aka T.R.), a group of punks who live as squatters in an abandoned shack by the side of the highway. With the T.R.s, the boys find a new family. But their new family will be tested when they become the ...Read More
Featuring an original soundtrack by Johnny Thunders. WHAT ABOUT ME tells the story of a young woman, Lisa Napolitano (Rachel Amodeo), who through uncontrollable circumstances, finds herself homeless in New York City. The film portrays her gradual deterioration as she exists on the streets, intermingling with outcasts of society. Along the ways she encounters a shell shocked Vietnam veteran, Nick (Richard Edson); a nihilistic east-vill...Read More
In Christopher Bickel's BAD GIRLS, three delinquent, murderous strippers wreak bitch-havoc on a rampaging adventure, killing anyone dumb enough to stand in their way. With the eyeball-throbbing pace of an out of control acid trip, BAD GIRLS feels like a Gregg Araki fever dream while also paying heavy-handed homage to exploitation royalty like Paul Morrissey, Russ Meyer, and Jack Hill (to name a few). The plot within is a simple cha...Read More
Based on Erich Von Daniken's book purporting to prove that throughout history aliens have visited earth. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has included "Chariots of the Gods" in their list of the Top 100 Documentary Films of All Time. "Fifty million stars in our galaxy have the potential of supporting life forms capable of traveling to other planets," says world-renowned authority Erich von Daniken, whose film versio...Read More
The R-rated cut of Paul Morrissey's camp classic. Dracula is searching for virgin's blood and... he's dying of thirst! In an attempt to cash in the success of Mel Brooks' film Young Frankenstein, distributor Louis Periano re-released the film as a 94-minute R-rated Young Dracula in 1976 (as opposed to the original X-rated version). A sickly Count Dracula requires pure virgin blood in order to survive. He travels with his faithful ...Read More
“Psycho Ape!“ is a feature film comedy/horror film in the style of a low budget Troma/Roger Corman/Grindhouse production from the minds of Addison Binek, Greg DeLiso, and Stephen Albers. Starring Kansas Bowling (“B.C. Butcher”, ”Once Upon a Time in Hollywood”), and Bill Weeden (“Sgt. Kabukiman”) in this humorous gorilla gore-fest about a psychotic ape that escapes from the zoo and goes on a killing spree.
From LA filmmaker DAVID MARKEY, who brought us the 1983 punk cult classic 8mm film, DESPERATE TEENAGE LOVEDOLLS, comes its twisted sequel, LOVEDOLLS SUPERSTAR (1986). The epic continues when Patch Kelley (Janet Housden) becomes Patch Christ, the leader of an acid-damaged religious cult who rescues washed-up Lovedoll Kitty Karryall from a drunken, wasted life. Ft's music by Redd Kross, Sonic Youth, Meat Puppets, Dead Kennedys, + mo...Read More
Orson Welles gives his final onscreen performance in this Un Certain Regard Cannes Official Selection from independent legend Henry Jaglom. A film director's puzzled search for romance and his attempt to find out why life hasn't worked out quite like anyone expected it to features a starry cast including Sally Kellerman, Oja Kodar, and Andrea Marcovicci. 1987.
The lost cult hit has finally made it to North America! Meet the Stardust Brothers, a 1980s Japanese pop duo manufactured by a shady music mogul when he brings together two wannabe stars--punk rock rebel Kan and new-wave crooner Shingo--and transforms them into a girl-friendly, silver-jumpsuited, synth-pop sensation. Along with their appointed #1 fan, who herself dreams of a music career, the duo rockets to stardom, only to discover t...Read More
A Man of the Claw. After losing his parents, a priest travels to China to find meaning in life, but instead inherits a mysterious ability that allows him to turn into a dinosaur. At first horrified by this new power, a prostitute convinces him to use it to fight crime. And ninjas.
We Got Power Films presents David Markey's (creator of underground cult films 'Desperate Teenage Lovedolls,' 'Lovedolls Superstar,' & '1991: The Year Punk Broke') 1981-82 raw document of the LA/Orange County hardcore punk scene. Like a fanzine on film, The Slog Movie has an intimate backstage/on stage feel. Interviews, humorous interludes, and incredible live performances from Wasted Youth, Redd Kross, TSOL, Fear, Circle Jerks, Henry ...Read More
Mexican director Rene Cardona directs this 1968 superhero caper about beautiful crime-fighting luchador known as Batwoman! After the body of a professional wrestler is found off Acapulco’s coastline, the victim, by all appearances, is believed to have drowned. However, the autopsy reveals a very perplexing and disturbing prognosis, when it’s discovered the victim’s pineal gland has been surgically drained of all fluid. With this pr...Read More
Sexy Frenchy (Marie-Pascale Elfman) falls into an insane underworld ruled by a horny little king (Hervé Villechaize, "Fantasy Island") and his jealous queen (Susan Tyrell, Angel). Chicken-boy comes to the rescue, only to have his head cut off by a soul-singing Satan himself (played by Danny Elfman), along with The Mystic Knights of the Oingo Boingo. Frog butlers, topless princesses and rioting school kids all sing and dance in unforge...Read More
Lost NYC dance film, Dance Goddess was envisioned by its director Hamid Khan an "American Bollywood." The film follows Julie, who arrives at New York City’s Khan Dance Studios from London with but a simple dream – to be the greatest dancer in the world. Dance Goddess hits the ground twirling around 80’s Manhattan with a huge dance sequence taking place in the middle of Times Square (under a theatre marquee for The Lost Boys) complete ...Read More
John Travolta practices impeccable COVID protocols in this 1976 made-for-TV melodrama (based on a true story) about a boy who lacks effective immune systems and had to live in incubator-like conditions. His room is completely hermetically sealed against bacteria and virus, his food is specially prepared, and his only human contact comes in the form of gloved hands. Sounds about right!
Inspired by famed occultist Aleister Crowley's 1923 novel of the same name, Agusti Villaronga's film centers around the extraordinary 12-year-old David (Enrique Saldana), who has been adopted by a treacherous scientific cult where extraordinary mental powers are common. He begins an archetypal journey across two continents with Georgina (Lisa Gerrard) to find his destiny as Child of the Moon. Coming on the heels of Villaronga's unf...Read More
Alan Arkin and horror/fantasy icon Christopher Lee star in the long-unseen 1982 action-comedy from the director of The Beast Within and Howling II, with songs by Richard O'Brien (The Rocky Horror Picture Show), and co-written by the screenwriter of Die Hard and 48 Hours. When archcriminal Mr. Midnight (Lee) plots to take over the world, the world’s only hope is World War II’s formerly indestructible ‘Legend In Leotards’ (Arkin) who is...Read More
The Rise and Fall of America's Most Notorious Street. The story behind the rise and fall of New York’s 42nd Street. The cinemas, the films, the people, the crime and the rebirth of the block as “New 42nd Street” - this is the document of the world’s most notorious movie strip. Featuring interviews with exploitation era experts that include Lloyd Kaufman (Troma Entertainment), Joe Dante, Bill Lustig (Blue Underground), and Frank Henenlotter.
Marnie is 23, and drifts through "Funny Ha Ha," Andrew Bujalski's critically acclaimed debut feature, in search of romance and employment. The film's conversations sound improvised and the narrative rhythms appear loose and ambling as it paints a deft group portrait of recent college graduates-Marnie’s friends, co-workers and would-be lovers. But this scruffiness is a bit deceptive, as the film has both a subtle, delicate shape and a ...Read More
A small town video game store clerk must go from zero to hero after accidentally unleashing the forces of evil from a cursed Colecovision video game cartridge... Max Jenkins' gaming fantasies collides with reality when a legendary "lost" installment of the 1980's "Nether Game" series appears on the store counter of his workplace. Unbeknownst to Max, the old game cartridge bears a "Curse of The Ages", and in playing it, he has just unl...Read More
Another Elfman Acid Trip. Out-of-work actor Eddy Pine stumbles upon the key to the universe and is drawn into an intergalactic conflict between killer clowns and sneaky green aliens--the fate of the planet hangs on the outcome. From the creator of Forbidden Zone comes another fever-dream cult comedy featuring an all-star cast and original music by Danny Elfman (Batman, Spider-Man) and Ego Plum ("SpongeBob SquarePants”).