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Turner Classic Movies (TCM) will join with faithful followers of cult films in an appreciation of the often misunderstood, sometimes maligned genre in the network's newest weekly movie franchise, TCM UNDERGROUND, to be hosted by filmmaker and legendary rocker Rob Zombie, it has been announced by Tom Karsch, executive vice president and general manager of TCM. The late-night showcase, which will feature off-the-wall or avant-garde movies chosen and introduced by Zombie, is set to launch Friday,
Oct. 13, at 2 a.m. ET / 11 p.m. PT.
Among the movies scheduled to be featured on TCM UNDERGROUND are horror master George Romero's Night of the Living Dead and The Crazies, Ed Wood's Bride Of The Monster and the originator of horror Tod Browning's Freaks, as well as Leonard Castle's offbeat The Honeymoon Killers, the story of which also serves as the basis for the new thriller Lonely Hearts, starring John Travolta, James Gandolfini, Salma Hayek, Jared Leto and Laura Dern.
"TCM UNDERGROUND will serve as home to some of the truly visionary cult films that have been made over the past century, from stylish horror movies to offbeat black comedies," said Karsch. "I can't think of a better mix than having Rob Zombie host classic cult films made by heroes of the genre, people like George Romero, Ed Wood and Russ Meyer. And we think Rob will be a great asset in making these classics more accessible to a new generation of film fans."
Zombie has made a name for himself challenging audiences by stretching the boundaries of film, music and publishing. He recently took film to a new level with his critically acclaimed House of 1000 Corpses and its high-octane follow-up The Devil's Rejects. He is now working on his next film project, the animated horror film The Haunted World of Superbeasto starring Academy Award® nominee Paul Giamatti, slated for release later this year. As the longest active artist on Geffen Records and the most prolific Geffen artist when it comes to Gold and Platinum discs, Zombie has sold in excess of 15 million records worldwide. He is also a seasoned video director, with more than 25 videos to his credit.
Turner Classic Movies, currently seen in more than 70 million homes, is a 24-hour cable network from Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., a TimeWarner company. TCM presents the greatest motion pictures of all time from the largest film library in the world, the combined Time Warner and Turner film libraries, from the '20s through the '90s, commercial-free and without interruption. Expanding TCM's role as a curator of movie history, the network recently launched TCMdb, the Internet's most media-rich classic movie database. For more information, please visit www.tcm.com.