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Exclusive “TIME WARP” documentary clip tears into “NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD”

Tuesday, May 19, 2020 | Exclusive, News

By MICHAEL GINGOLD

A three-part documentary on cult-classic cinema begins its VOD/digital rollout this week, and we’ve got an exclusive excerpt dealing with one of the greatest horror films in history.

Directed by Danny Wolf and released by Quiver Distribution, TIME WARP: THE GREATEST CULT FILMS OF ALL TIME debuts this Thursday, April 21 with VOLUME 1: MIDNIGHT MADNESS, continues on May 19 with VOLUME 2: HORROR AND SCI-FI and concludes on June 23 with COMEDY AND CAMP (see more details below). Our clip, from VOLUME 2: HORROR AND SCI-FI, delves into the historical significance of George A. Romero’s groundbreaking NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD, one of the many movies covered in the HORROR AND SCI-FI volume. The doc will be available for viewing on Amazon, iTunes, Apple TV, VUDU and all streaming platforms.

MIDNIGHT MADNESS
HOSTS: Joe Dante, John Waters, Ileana Douglas and Kevin Pollak
CAST: Jeff Bridges, Pam Grier, Rob Reiner, Barry Bostwick, Michael McKean, John Turturro, Gary Busey, Jeff Goldblum, Fran Drescher, Penelope Spheeris and Peter Bogdanovich
SYNOPSIS: From THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW to THE BIG LEBOWSKI and everything in between, this fascinating deep-dive documentary begins its celebration of the greatest cult movies of all-time discussing the birth of the midnight movie.

HORROR AND SCI-FI
HOSTS: Joe Dante, John Waters, Ileana Douglas and Kevin Pollak
CAST: Jeff Goldblum, Sean Young, Joe Morton, Malcolm McDowell, Bruce Campbell, Roger Corman, John Sayles, Mary Woronov, Ed Neal and Rob Zombie
SYNOPSIS: The greatest cult horror and science fiction films of all-time are studied in vivid detail in the second volume of Time Warp. Includes groundbreaking classics like NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD and THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE and sci-fi gems such as BLADE RUNNER and A CLOCKWORK ORANGE.

COMEDY AND CAMP
HOSTS: Joe Dante, John Waters, Ileana Douglas and Kevin Pollak
CAST: Gina Gershon, John Cleese, Ron Livingston, Jim Gaffigan, Fred Willard, Jon Heder, David Cross, Mary Woronov, Michael McKean, Kevin Smith, Amy Heckerling, Mike Judge, Peter Farrelly and John Cameron Mitchell
SYNOPSIS: The final volume of Time Warp digs deep into what makes us laugh over and over again as we reveal the greatest cult comedies and campy classics of all-time. From FAST TIMES AT RIDGEMONT HIGH and OFFICE SPACE to MONTY PYTHON AND THE HOLY GRAIL and SHOWGIRLS.

Michael Gingold
Michael Gingold (RUE MORGUE's Head Writer) has been covering the world of horror cinema for over three decades, and spent 28 years as a writer and editor for FANGORIA magazine and its website. In addition to RUE MORGUE, he currently writes for BIRTH.MOVIES.DEATH, SCREAM, IndieWire.com, TIME OUT, DELIRIUM and others. His book THE FRIGHTFEST GUIDE TO MONSTER MOVIES (FAB Press) is out this fall, and he has contributed liner notes and featurettes to a number of Blu-ray and DVD releases. Among his screenplay credits are SHADOW: DEAD RIOT and LEECHES!, and he is currently working on THE DOLL with director Dante Tomaselli.