Starz Encore has commissioned the production of an original documentary to air on Encore in Summer, 2005. Midnight Movies: From the Margin to the Mainstream will focus on the 1970's cult films, and the continuing influence they have had on pop culture and modern society. The film is based on the book of the same name by documentary filmmaker Stuart Samuels who is also directing and producing. Set to appear in the film are directors and cult heroes John Waters (Pink Flamingos), David Lynch (Eraserhead), George Romero (Night of the Living Dead), A. Jodorowsky (El Topo), Perry Henzell (The Harder They Come) and Richard O'Brien (creator of and Riff Raff in The Rocky Horror Picture Show).
During the month the doc airs, Encore will be airing a number of "midnight movies," including The Rocky Horror Picture Show, Pink Flamingos, and Night of the Living Dead.