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TCM underground, 50 must-see films from the world of classic cult and late-night cinema, Millie De Chirico and Quatoyiah Murry ; foreword by Patton Oswalt

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TCM underground, 50 must-see films from the world of classic cult and late-night cinema, Millie De Chirico and Quatoyiah Murry ; foreword by Patton Oswalt
Language
eng
Bibliography note
Includes filmography and index
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary Form
non fiction
Main title
TCM underground
Nature of contents
catalogsfilmographies
Oclc number
1296941960
Responsibility statement
Millie De Chirico and Quatoyiah Murry ; foreword by Patton Oswalt
Sub title
50 must-see films from the world of classic cult and late-night cinema
Summary
Based on the Turner Classic Movies series, TCM Underground is the movie-lover's guide to 50 of the most campy, kitschy, shocking, and weirdly wonderful cult films you need to see. In the pages of this book, you'll explore this unique order of films--primarily from the 1960s, '70s, and '80s--with insightful reviews, behind-the-scenes stories, subgenre sidebars, and full-color and black-and-white photography throughout. Go along for the ride with new takes on crime films, including The Honeymoon Killers and The Harder They Come. Witness one-of-a-kind horror in Bill Gunn's landmark vampire film Ganja and Hess and Nobuhiko Obayashi's infamous and indescribable Hausu. Absorb the boundary-pushing documentary-style trilogy The Decline of Western Civilization, which throws you into indelible moments in the punk and metal music scenes. And marvel at pure '80s oddities like Mac and Me and The Garbage Pail Kids. From Possession to Polyester and Beyond the Valley of the Dolls to Xanadu, no two films are alike in this compendium. Just sit back and prepare to be surprised, amused, and entertained by this celebration of the stars, filmmakers, and stories behind fifty of the most beguiling and unforgettable movies ever to hit the screen--, Provided by publisher
Table Of Contents
It's crime time: Across 110th street -- Friday Foster -- I saw what you did -- I'm gonna git you sucka -- The harder they come -- The honeymoon killers -- The silent partner -- Shack out on 101 ; Domestic disturbances: Butcher, baker, nightmare maker -- Eating Raoul -- Polyester -- Possession -- Remember my name -- Secret ceremony -- Sometimes Aunt Martha does dreadful things -- The baby -- Fleshpot on 42nd street ; Fright club: Blacula -- Ganja & Hess -- Häxan -- Jigoku -- Let's scare Jessica to death -- The brood -- The house by the cemetery ; Rebellion & youth movements: Five on the black hand side -- Born in flames -- Two-land blacktop -- Emma Mae (a.k.a. Black sister's revenger) -- Ladies and gentlemen, the fabulous stains -- Little darlings -- Mary Jane's not a virgin anymore -- Roller Boogie -- The decline of western civilization -- The decline of western civilization, part II: the metal years -- The decline of western civilization, part III -- Wild seed ; Visual delights and other strange mind melters: Belladonna of sadness -- House (a.k.a. Hausu) -- Mac and me -- Satanis: the devil's mass -- The garbage pail kids movie -- The world's greatest sinner -- The wormwood star -- Xanadu -- The pyramid -- Thank God it's Friday -- Beyond the valley of the dolls - Head -- The trip -- Funeral parade of roses
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