Movie Discussion: Herschell Gordon Lewis’ Blood Feast (1963)

Monthly Theme: Video Nasties The Film: Blood Feast Country of origin: U.S.A. Date of U.S. release: July 6, 1963 Studio: Friedman-Lewis Productions Distributer: Box Office Spectaculars Domestic Gross: $4 million Budget: $24,500 (estimated) Director: Herschell Gordon Lewis Producers: David F. Friedman, et al. Screenwriter: Allison Louise Downe Adaptation? No. Cinematography: Herschell Gordon Lewis Make-Up/FX: Allison […]

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Movie Discussion: Wolf Rilla’s Village of the Damned (1960)

Monthly Theme: Evil Children The Film: Village of the Damned Country of origin: U.K. Date of U.K. release: July 1960 Date of U.S. release: December 7, 1960 Studio: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer British Studios Distributer: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) Domestic Gross: ? Budget: $2o0,000 (estimated) Director: Wolf Rilla Producers: Ronald Kinnoch Screenwriter: George Barclay, Wolf Rilla & Stirling Silliphant Adaptation? Yes, of the 1957 novel The Midwich Cuckoos by John Wyndham. Cinematographer: Geoffrey […]

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Movie Discussion: Peter Bogdanovich’s Targets (1968)

Monthly Theme: Perverted Killers The Film: Targets Country of origin: U.S.A. Date of U.S. release: August 15, 1968 Studio: Saticoy Productions Distributer: Paramount Pictures Domestic Gross: ? Budget: $130,000 Director: Peter Bogdanovich Producers: Roger Corman, Daniel Selznick & Peter Bogdanovich Screenwriter: Peter Bogdanovich Adaptation? No. Loosely inspired by two real life crimes: the 1965 Highway 101 sniper attack and the 1966 University of Texas-Austin shooting […]

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Movie Discussion: Robert Wise’s The Haunting (1963)

Monthly Theme: Hauntings The Film: The Haunting Country of origin: U.K. Date of U.K. release: January 1964 Date of U.S. release: September 18, 1963 Studio: Argyle Enterprises Distributer: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) Domestic Gross: $2.6 million Budget: $1.4 million (estimated) Director: Robert Wise Producers: Denis Johnson & Robert Wise Screenwriter: Nelson Gidding Adaptation? Yes, of the 1959 […]

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Movie Discussion: Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho (1960)

Monthly Theme: Classic Thrillers The Film: Psycho Country of origin: U.S.A. Date of U.S. release: September 8, 1960 Studio: Shamley Productions Distributer: Paramount Pictures Domestic Gross: $32 million Budget: $800,000 (estimated) Director: Alfred Hitchcock Producer: Alfred Hitchcock Screenwriter: Joseph Stefano Adaptation? Yes, of the 1959 novel Psycho by Robert Bloch. Cinematographer: John L. Russell Make-Up/FX: […]

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Movie Discussion: Ingmar Bergman’s The Virgin Spring [Jungfrukällan] (1960)

Monthly Theme: Classic Thrillers The Film: The Virgin Spring Country of origin: Sweden Swedish title: Jungfrukällan Date of Swedish release: February 8, 1960 Date of U.S. release: November 14, 1960 Studio: Svensk Filmindustri Distributer: Janus Films Domestic Gross: $700,000 Budget: ? Director: Ingmar Bergman Producer: Allan Ekelund & Ingmar Bergman Screenwriter: Ulla Isaksson Adaptation?  Yes, […]

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Movie Discussion: Michael Powell’s Peeping Tom (1960)

Monthly Theme: Classic Thrillers The Film: Peeping Tom Country of origin: U.K. Date of U.K. release: May 16, 1960 Date of U.S. release: May 15, 1962 Studio: Michael Powell Theatre Distributer: Anglo-Amalgamated/Astor Pictures Corporation Domestic Gross: ? Budget: $135,000 (estimated) Director: Michael Powell Producer: Albert Fennell Screenwriter: Leo Marks Adaptation? No. Cinematographer: Otto Heller Make-Up/FX: […]

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Movie Discussion: Jack Clayton’s The Innocents (1961)

Monthly Theme: 1960s Mindfuck The Film: The Innocents Country of origin: U.K. Date of U.K. release: November 1961 Date of U.S. release: December 25, 1961 Studio: Achilles & Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corp. Distributer: Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corp. Domestic Gross: ? Budget: ? Director: Jack Clayton Producers: Jack Clayton & Albert Fennell Screenwriter: William Archibald & […]

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Movie Discussion: Kaneto Shindô’s Onibaba (1964)

Monthly Theme: 1960s Mindfuck The Film: Onibaba Country of origin: Japan Date of Japanese release: November 21, 1964 Date of U.S. release: February 4, 1965 Studio: Kindai Eiga Kyokai & Tokyo Eiga Co Ltd. Distributer: Toho Company Domestic Gross: ? Budget: ? Director: Kaneto Shindô Producers: Hisao Itoya, et al. Screenwriter: Kaneto Shindô Adaptation? No. Cinematographer: […]

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Movie Discussion: Roman Polanski’s Repulsion (1965)

Monthly Theme: 1960s Mindfuck The Film: Repulsion Country of origin: U.K. Date of U.K. release: June 1965 Date of U.S. release: October 3, 1965 Studio: Compton Films Distributer: Royal Films International Domestic Gross: ? Budget: $300,000 (estimated) Director: Roman Polanski Producers: Gene Gutowski, et al. Screenwriters: Roman Polanski & Gerard Brach Adaptation? No. Cinematographer: Gilbert Taylor […]

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