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    Turner Classic Movies is taking a walk on the wild side as it welcomes auteur filmmaker and legendary rocker Rob Zombie as the host of the network's newest weekly movie showcase, TCM UNDERGROUND. The late-night franchise, which will feature off-the-wall movies chosen and introduced by Zombie, is set to launch in October.

    "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 Tom Karsch, executive vice president and general manager for TCM. "We are proud to have a talent like Rob Zombie hosting this showcase, which is certain to broaden TCM's appeal beyond our loyal core audience."

    Among the movies set to be featured in the TCM UNDERGROUND are Russ Meyer's iconic Faster, P*ssycat! Kill! Kill!, horror master George Romero's The Crazies, Ed Wood's Bride Of The Monster and Brian De Palma's creepy Sisters, 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.

    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, and 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 fifteen million records worldwide. This past March, his new album Educated Horses entered the billboard charts at #5. Zombie is also a seasoned video director, with more than 25 videos to his credit. In 1995, he won an MTV Music Video Award for "More Human Than Human," becoming the first self-directed artist to win such an award.

    Here is the schedule for TCM UNDERGROUND: 2006 TCM UNDERGROUND SCHEDULE
    **All times Eastern and titles subject to change

    Friday, October 13
    2:00 AM Plan 9 from Outer Space (’59)
    3:30 AM Bride of the Monster (’55)

    Friday, October 20
    2:00 AM Faster, P*ssycat! Kill! Kill! (’65)
    3:30 AM Mudhoney (’65)

    Friday, October 27
    2:00 AM Night of the Living Dead (’68)
    3:45 AM The Crazies (’73)

    Friday, November 3
    2:00 AM Sisters (’73)

    Friday, November 10
    2:00 AM Electra Glide in Blue (’73)

    Friday, November 17
    2:00 AM Freaks (’32)
    3:15 AM Mark of the Vampire (’35)

    Friday, November 24
    2:00 AM The Sadist (’63)
    3:45 AM Wild Guitar (’62)

    Friday, December 1
    2:00 AM The Conqueror Worm (’68)

    Friday, December 8
    2:00 AM The Honeymoon Killers (’70)

    Friday, December 15
    2:00 AM Deranged (’74)

    Friday, December 22
    2:00 AM West of Zanzibar (’28)
    3:45 AM Unholy Three (’25)

    Friday, December 29
    2:00 AM Madhouse (’74)
    3:45 AM The Last Man on Earth (’64)


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    TCM is really waking up with some inventive programming.

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      For real. With the Tribute to Indie filmmakers two months ago, to the Tribute to Shorts this month, and now this.

      They're pushing the envelope as far as Cable movie channels go.
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      • #4
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        Rumor has it that a Rocco Siffredi festival is scheduled for November.

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          Two enthusiastic thumbs WAY up!
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          • #6
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            Awesome...all those movies are on when I'm home from work for the day! Staying up until 6 am is finally paying off.

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