Encore Goes Back to the 1970s

Encore has commissioned an original documentary, Midnight Movies: From the Margin to the Mainstream, a look at 1970s cult films and their continuing influence on pop culture and society today.

Set to air next summer, the film is based on the book of the same name by film scholar and documentary filmmaker Stuart Samuels, who will produce and direct. Midnight Movies is set to air on Encore next summer.

Appearing in the documentary are directors John Waters (Pink Flamingos), David Lynch (Eraserhead), George Romero (Night of the Living Dead), A. Jodorowsky (El Topo), Perry Henzell (The Harder They Come) and Richard O’Brien (creator and star of The Rocky Horror Picture Show).

Encore executives said the pay service will run a host of “midnight movies,” including some of the films mentioned above,during the month the documentary debuts.