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What is a Midnight Movie?

The term midnight movie is rooted in the practice that emerged in the 1950s of local television stations around the United States airing low-budget genre films as late-night programming, often with a host delivering ironic asides. As a cinematic phenomenon, the midnight screening of offbeat movies began in the early 1970s in a few urban centers, particularly New York City, eventually spreading across the country. The screening of nonmainstream pictures at midnight was aimed at building a cult film audience, encouraging repeat viewing and social interaction in what was originally a countercultural setting. The national success of The Rocky Horror Picture Show and the changing economics of the film exhibition industry altered the nature of the midnight movie phenomenon; as its association with broader trends of cultural and political opposition dwindled in the 1980s, the midnight movie became a more purely camp experience—in effect, bringing it closer to the television form that shares its name. The term midnight movie is now often used in two different, though related, ways: as a synonym for B movie, reflecting the relative cheapness characteristic of late-night movies both theatrically and on TV, and as a synonym for cult film.
(meaning based off wikipedia)


List of movies and shows (in no specific order):

Rocky Horror Picture Show
Elvira's Movie Macabre
The Room
Night Of The Living Dead
Reefer Madness
Pink Floyd's The Wall
Freaks
Harold & Maude
Eraserhead
Pink Flamingos
Bloodsucking Freaks
El Topo
Evil Dead
Killer Klowns From Outter Space
Bubba Ho-Tep
Donnie Dark
Femme Fatel
American Psycho
Hedwig And The Angry Inch
Devil's Rejects
Dark City
Who Framed Roger Rabbit
Enter The Dragon
Dark Shadows
The Land That Time Forgot
The People That Time Forgot
Villiage Of The Giants
House On Haunted Hill
Edward Scissorhands
Attack Of The Killer Tomatoes
Pricilla: Queen Of The Desert
The Twilight Zone

AND MANY MORE! (If you have one in mind not on the list feel free to give a suggestion in the comment box)

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For those whom enjoy the movies shown at midnight.
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jayce76 Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2013

Dario Argeno's Dracula 3D Gets An Official Poster And A Release Date!

 

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gwalla Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013
It looks like this group is stillborn...abandoned before a single submission. Too bad.
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jayce76 Featured By Owner May 2, 2012
The Mummy and Van Helsing Reboot Movie News! [link]
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Hawk-619 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I love the idea of this Group. Though I found the joining requests closed, are you still active? Please let me know as soon as posible, I'd really love to be part of this awesomeness :)
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rocker-of-sockz Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2011
May I join please? :iconilikeitplz:
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DoctorChibi Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2011
Come on in! :)
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