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TCM Underground ~ Friday late night -Do you check it out?


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TCM Underground ~ Friday late night... I look forward to seeing what will be on, and I am often surprised and amazed!  Last week was an ANDY MILLIGAN double feature : FLESHPOT OF 42nd STREET (1973) followed by GURU, THE MAD MONK (1970).  From Bad to Worse, I enjoyed both...

The week before it was ROBOCOP (1987)... 

I've been checking out TCM Underground for years, and one never knows quite what you'll find.  I think ROB ZOMBIE hosted it briefly...?    I didn't see a thread devoted to TCM Underground ...

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Sometimes.  I watched "Satanis: The Devil's Mass" and learned that Satanism is apparently super-boring.  Why all those people were hanging out in Anton LaVey's basement I have no idea.  It did however have a killer last line, from an interviewee:

 

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I understand he does great business at Halloween.

 

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On 3/24/2021 at 4:37 PM, Allhallowsday said:

I didn't see a thread devoted to TCM Underground ...

https://forums.tcm.com/forum/131-tcm-underground/

There is an entire sub-forum under TCM PROGRAMS for The Underground. Like a few other posters here, in the 70's-80's I was too busy going out to amusement parks & nightclubs to go to the movies. I missed every schlocky horror film and delight to catching up on them via Underground. This past week was a doozy LITTLE GIRL WHO LIVES DOWN THE LANE and the DUNWICH HORROR double feature.

I love the offerings of the Underground, orphans of classic film distribution. Some of my favorites have been XANADU, THE MANITOU, POPCORN, BEN and  keep waiting for a return of BAD RONALD which I missed the only time it aired!

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20 hours ago, Allhallowsday said:

2am Saturday : Slumber Party Massacre (1982) - if I've seen it, I've forgotten...

I have and- honestly- it’s not bad. 

UNDERGROUND is something I used to look forward to very much, but lately they’ve been showing a lot of repeats. And also stuff that I wouldn’t call “underground”, ie- the ROBOCOP films. 

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1 hour ago, LornaHansonForbes said:

I have and- honestly- it’s not bad. 

UNDERGROUND is something I used to look forward to very much, but lately they’ve been showing a lot of repeats. And also stuff that I wouldn’t call “underground”, ie- the ROBOCOP films. 

Fair enough, though ROBOCOP was fine with me.   It is violent and offensive.  I started this thread because last week they had an ANDY MILLIGAN Double Feature

FLESHPOT OF 42nd STREET (1973) and GURU, THE MAD MONK (1970).  The first, with HARRY REEMS (!) had a good lead actress, was clumsy at best, REEMS was kind of charming... soft core porn!  That is underground.   GURU was really bad crap.  With enormous fake eyelashes.  And a shag hairdo.  In medieval Staten Island.  Sounds better than it was. 

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43 minutes ago, Allhallowsday said:

Fair enough, though ROBOCOP was fine with me.   It is violent and offensive.  I started this thread because last week they had an ANDY MILLIGAN Double Feature

FLESHPOT OF 42nd STREET (1973) and GURU, THE MAD MONK (1970).  The first, with HARRY REEMS (!) had a good lead actress, was clumsy at best, REEMS was kind of charming... soft core porn!  That is underground.   GURU was really bad crap.  With enormous fake eyelashes.  And a shag hairdo.  In medieval Staten Island.  Sounds better than it was. 

I tried last time they aired and this recent airing to make it through both FLESHPOT and GURU and just could not. 
 

SLUMBER PARTY MASSACRE was written by RITA MAE BROWN and honestly, it’s fun. 

The sequel is awful, but watchable.

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1 hour ago, LornaHansonForbes said:

I tried last time they aired and this recent airing to make it through both FLESHPOT and GURU and just could not. 
 

SLUMBER PARTY MASSACRE was written by RITA MAE BROWN and honestly, it’s fun. 

The sequel is awful, but watchable.

I became more interested in TCM Underground last year when they showed FROM BEYOND.  They have replayed COFFY and FOXY BROWN... Great with me!  

Was ROB ZOMBIE a short-time host years ago? 

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17 minutes ago, Allhallowsday said:

Was supposedly originally written as a spoof and was then shot straightforward... leading to "unintentional" humor.  Bad movies like that are a favorite! 

It’s not badly put together or directed either, surprisingly entertaining. 

 

20 minutes ago, Allhallowsday said:

I became more interested in TCM Underground last year when they showed FROM BEYOND.  They have replayed COFFY and FOXY BROWN... Great with me!  

Was ROB ZOMBIE a short-time host years ago? 

ROB ZOMBIE was the regular TCM underground host for a few(?) seasons many years ago, maybe more than a decade ago. 

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&  pretty good vampire flick w/"hero=villain" Henriksen........

by director Kathryn Bigelow.......... ;)

"Near Dark (1987) remains one of the most highly-regarded horror films of the 1980s and even though it has been followed in recent years by such popular books, films and TV episodes as the Twilight and True Blood series, it also remains one of the most convincing and brutal modern takes on vampire lore.......

Bigelow, who unambiguously calls the film a "vampire-western." She elaborated, "In an effort to sort of modernize the material, to update it and make it contemporary, we got rid of all the gothic aspects of the vampire mythology - the teeth, the bats, holy water, crosses, mirrors, all of that. We just kept the most salient aspects - they burn up in sunshine, they must drink blood to live, they live forever, bullets don't hurt them, and they're very strong. Then we set them in the mid-west and used aspects of a western - shootouts, showdowns at high noon, only in this case it's high midnight." Director of photography Adam Greenberg created deep, velvety blacks for the night scenes and dangerously lit, hazy vistas for scenes set at sunrise. .......

Of the black humor in Near Dark, Bigelow said, "Humor is very important when you're dealing with violence. I like the sense of watching something horrific and having fun with it and not quite understanding why you're having fun with it..........."

see:  https://www.tcm.com/tcmdb/title/84642/near-dark#articles-reviews?articleId=491987

 

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21 hours ago, LornaHansonForbes said:

SLUMBER PARTY MASSACRE was written by RITA MAE BROWN and honestly, it’s fun. 

I watched all of  SLUMBER PARTY MASSACRE last night.  I laughed!  The best part was the ending that wouldn't end ...
The killer is not mysterious or disturbing looking - he looks like a schmoebah. 
The duel with the poker and power drill... ****? 
I had seen the beginning at TCM not too long ago with the lineman WOMAN getting murdered silently in her utility van a la drill (no significant special effects in the whole damned thing though - in other words not one damned good kill...) 
I am not a "Slasher movie" fan; if I was, I would have LAUGHED at this.  I'm not a "Slasher movie" fan but I LAUGHED anyway.

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