- R.I.P. filmmaker Jonathan Demme, director of “Something Wild,” “Stop Making Sense” & other Night Flight faves
- Record Store Day, every day: You got it nicer at Licorice Pizza stores in the 70s and early 80s
- “TV Party”: Glenn O’Brien’s weekly late 70s public-access punk cocktail party TV show
- Zinelandia: Night Flight talks with Joe Biel about “$100 & a T-Shirt,” his documentary about zines
- In 1977, Prince appeared on “The Gong Show,” but no one has ever talked about the episode, until now
- The Wu Tang Collection: The weirdest “Ku Fung Theater”-style mostly-Asian action flicks you’ll ever see
- Bullseye! Arrow Films’ exploitation, Italian horror, spaghetti westerns, drive-in sleaze & more, now on Night Flight Plus!
- “Dynaman”: Night Flight’s popular series featured rubber monsters, good looking Japanese teens, silly jokes, and cool pop music!
- “All Dolled Up”: Night Flight’s exclusive interview with director Bob Gruen about his New York Dolls documentary
- “The Gumby Show”: America’s Favorite Clayboy is back again on Night Flight!
New this week on Night Flight Plus!
Welcome to our Retro Video Christmas Special, a tour through through the warped prism of 50+ years of Christmas television.
An exclusive from Night Flight’s archivist, Retro Video, this compilation of Christmas clips through the television ages cruises through almost every entertainment fad and music genre to bring you a survey of the often ludicrous depiction of the holiday season.
It’s the Christmas Supercut you didn’t know you needed.
Featuring a scandalous Ms. Claus promoting “L’eggs Pantyhose,” Marty Feldman performing a Christmas duet with Goofy, Arnold Schwarzenegger calling out all the “Bad Santas” out there and the always comforting performance of FEAR’s “F*CK Christmas” from New Wave Theatre.
The Cult of Satan (Santa)
This week on the Night Flight blog, we took Christmas to new cult heights with a couple great articles, including:
– Looking back at director John Waters‘s views on Christmas, specifically highlighting an essay in which he claims “Santa is an erotic figure.”
– Celebrating an underground Satanic Christmas Classic with the mysterious J.X. Williams’ holiday horror mash-up, SATAN CLAUS
– Going deeper into the worm hole with the 1959 Mexican film Santa Claus, which has Santa, Satan, demons, the ‘wizard of wizards’ Merlin the magician and is featured prominently in J.X’s film above.
A little acid rock inspired ’80s music videos on Christmas?
So when you’re sitting down with the grandparents or in-laws and looking for something to watch as the holidays wind down, why not cue up Night Flight Plus and take a trip through Night Flight‘s survey of Acid Rock visuals and their return to the pop landscape in the ’80s.
Our latest addition from the archives sees us tracking the visual cues and sonic elements of Acid Rock as it makes a major flashback for the ’80s through artists like S’Express, The Cult, The Psychedelic Furs, Nina Hagen and The Mission.