<!-- Deleted image removed: -->TCM Underground
is a weekly late-night cult film
showcase airing on Turner Classic Movies
. Developed by TCM programmers Millie De Chirico and Eric Weber, it was originally hosted by industrial rock
musician and independent filmmaker Rob Zombie
. TCM Underground
began airing Friday the 13th
of October 2006 with Plan 9 from Outer Space
and Bride of the Monster
. The series is periodically pre-empted by special month-long or seasonal scheduling themes, such as February's "31 Days of Oscar
" film series and the summer-long "Summer Under the Stars". When it does not conflict with a special theme, TCM Underground
airs in its usual slot at 2:00 AM (EST). Promotional bumper material and opening credit sequences were created by .
The series was launched in an attempt to attract more young viewers to Turner's older-skewing audience.Dempsey, John. . Variety
. 2005-10-23. URL retrieved 2006-12-02.
<!-- Deleted image removed: -->Turner Classic Movies hired popular heavy metal artist/filmmaker Rob Zombie
to host the series. Zombie, an avid horror movie fan whose filmwork included directing and writing the controversial horror films House of 1000 Corpses
and The Devil's Rejects
, hosted the series until the December 1st, 2006 installment of the series.
described his presenting style as the antithesis to... Read More