Genius use of the TCM graveyard shift: This Friday the 13th is the start of TCM Underground, the channel’s new lineup of cult classics hosted by Dr. Satan himself, ROB ZOMBIE. It starts at 2am with Plan 9 from Outer Space, followed by a 3:30am showing of Bride of the Monster.
The upcoming issue of horror magazine Fangoria (on sale Oct. 24) has an interview with Zombie about his involvement with the show (he apparently chose all the films himself), and we pulled this excerpt from Fangoria’s website:
Speaking against a backdrop that resembles a movie-savvy New York hipster’s posh loft, Zombie will serve, at least on an appearance level, as a refreshing antithesis to the network’s starchy and educated Robert Osborne. “Because Turner doesn’t have commercial breaks, I’m bookending the films,” Zombie says. “And in some instances there will be double features, so there I’ll have more segments. What I’ll do is very similar to what Osborne does for Turner: I’ll come out, tell a few stories and anecdotes, we’ll show the movie and then I’ll wrap it up. I’ve seen all of the films before many, many times, so I knew a lot of facts about them already, and Turner’s people helped out a bit in the research department.