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September 29, 2006

19 Midnight Movies

AV Club lists 19 Terrific Midnight Movies From The Last 10 Years.

The midnight-movie tradition that gave second life to films such as The Rocky Horror Picture Show and El Topo thrived in the pre-video '70s and early '80s, then shrank as viewers increasingly just stayed home to watch weird stuff at ungodly hours on their own. But there's much to be said for the pleasures of staying up late in a theater filled with strangeness-seeking, possibly under-the-influence fellow moviegoers, and watching something that makes more sense under those conditions than on the other side of midnight.

A few movies that are missing from AV's list.

The Big Lebowski
Being John Malkovich
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

This list would easily fill up the bulk of my list of favourites. What a great list.


Posted by hypnobee at September 29, 2006 1:00 PM