Synopses & Reviews
These are a few of the over 100 films discussed in Midnight Movies, a comprehensive and in-depth look at the subculture movies of the past three decades. Here is the complete history of cult films, their makers, and their audience; an examination of how films become "midnight movies," and what keeps audiences coming back to see them over and over; an exploration of the connections between subversive film and the subcultures from which it emerges. Supplemented with a new afterward detailing the accommodation of midnight movies into the mainstream and speculating on the future of the genre, Midnight Movies is essential reading for anyone interested in the history and future of American cinema.
Over 100 films are discussed in 'Midnight Movies', a comprehensive and in-depth look at the subculture movies of the past three decades. Here is the complete history of cult films, their makers, and their audience.
The Rocky Horror Picture Show, El Topo, Eraserhead, Freaks, Pink Flamingos, Desperate Living, The Night of the Living Dead, Performance, Glen or Glenda?, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Beyond the Valley of the Dolls, the Harder They Come, Mondo Trasho, Chelsea Girls
Includes bibliographical references (p. 331-337) and index.
About the Author
J. Hoberman is a film critic who writes for theVillage Voice and other publications. Jonathan Rosenbaum is the co-author of Midnight Movies, author of Moving Places, Placing Movies, and Movies as Politics; and film critic for the Chicago Reader.