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Cabler clocks ‘Midnight’ doc

Cult pics take center stage in new special

Starz Encore has commissioned “Midnight Movies: From the Margin to the Mainstream,” a feature doc on cult films of the 1970s.

Among the movies discussed in the docu are “The Rocky Horror Picture Show,” “El Topo,” “The Harder They Come,” “Night of the Living Dead,” “Eraserhead” and “Pink Flamigoes.”

Directors interviewed include Alejandro Jodorowsky (“El Topo”), Perry Henzell (“Harder”), George Romero (“Living Dead”), David Lynch (“Eraserhead”) and John Waters (“Flamingoes”). Also interviewed is Richard O’Brien, the creator and co-star in “Rocky Horror.”

The docu is based on the book by Stuart Samuels, who will produce and direct “Midnight Movies,” for airing on pay TV network Encore next summer. Samuels co-directed docu “Visions of Light: The Art of Cinematography” with Arnold Glassman and Daily Variety chief film critic Todd McCarthy.

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