Movie Discussion: Tom Holland’s Fright Night (1985)

Monthly Theme: Sean’s Favorites The Film: Fright Night Country of origin: U.S.A. Date of U.S. release: August 2, 1985 Studio: Columbia Pictures, et al. Distributer: Columbia Pictures Domestic Gross: $24.9 million Budget: $9 million (estimated) Director: Tom Holland Producers: Herb Jaffe & Jerry A. Baerwitz Screenwriter: Tom Holland Adaptation? No. Cinematographer: Jan Kiesser Make-Up/FX: Thaine […]

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Movie Discussion: George A. Romero’s Creepshow (1982)

Monthly Theme: Sean’s Favorites The Film: Creepshow Country of origin: U.S.A. Date of U.S. release: November 12, 1982 Studio: Warner Bros., et al. Distributer: Warner Bros. Domestic Gross: $21 million Budget: $8 million (estimated) Director: George A. Romero Producers: Richard P. Rubinstein, David E. Vogel, et al. Screenwriter: Stephen King Adaptation? Sort of. The film […]

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Movie Discussion: Penelope Spheeris’ The Boys Next Door (1985)

Monthly Theme: Sean’s Favorites The Film: The Boys Next Door Country of origin: U.S.A. Date of U.S. release: October 1985 Studio: Republic Entertainment International Distributer: New World Pictures Domestic Gross: ? Budget: $5 million (estimated) Director: Penelope Spheeris Producers: Sandy Howard, et al. Screenwriters: Glen Morgan & James Wong Adaptation? No. Cinematographer: Arthur Albert Make-Up/FX: […]

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Movie Discussion: George A. Romero’s Day of the Dead (1985)

Monthly Theme: Zombies The Film: Day of the Dead Country of origin: U.S.A. Date of U.S. release: July 19, 1985 Studio: United Film Distribution Company (UFDC), et al. Distributer: United Film Distribution Company (UFDC), Domestic Gross: $5 million Budget: $3.5 million Director: George A. Romero Producers: Richard P. Rubenstein, et al. Screenwriter: George A. Romero […]

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Movie Discussion: Peter Medak’s The Changeling (1980)

Monthly Theme: Hauntings The Film: The Changeling Country of origin: Canada Date of Canadian release: March 28, 1980 Date of U.S. release: March 28, 1980 Studio: Chessman Park Productions Distributer: Associated Film Distribution (AFD) Domestic Gross: ? Budget: $7.6 million (estimated) Director: Peter Medak Producers: Mario Kassar, et al. Screenwriters: William Gray, Russell Hunter & […]

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Movie Discussion: Russell Mulcahy’s Razorback (1984)

Monthly Theme: Ozploitation The Film: Razorback Country of origin: Australia Date of Australian release: April 19, 1984 Date of U.S. release: November 16, 1984 Studio: McElroy & McElroy, et al. Distributer: Warner Bros. Domestic Gross: $150,000 Budget: $5.5 million (estimated) Director: Russell Mulcahy Producers: Hal McElroy & Tim Sanders Screenwriter: Everett De Roche Adaptation? Yes, […]

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Movie Comparison: Wes Craven’s A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)/Samuel Bayer’s A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010)

Monthly Theme: Slashers The Film: A Nightmare on Elm Street Alternate title: n/a Country of origin: U.S.A. Date of U.S. release: November 16, 1984 Studio: New Line Cinema, Media Home Entertainment & Smart Egg Pictures Distributer: New Line Cinema Domestic Gross: $25.5 million Budget: $1.8 million (estimated) Director: Wes Craven Producers: Robert Shaye, Sara Risher, […]

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Movie Discussion: Tobe Hooper’s The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 (1986)

Monthly Theme: Slashers The Film: The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 Alternate title: The Texas Chainsaw Massacre Part 2 Country of origin: U.S.A. Date of U.S. release: August 22, 1986 Studio: Cannon Films Distributer: Cannon Film Distributors Domestic Gross: $8 million Budget: $4.7 million (estimated) Director: Tobe Hooper Producers: L.M. Kit Carson, Yoram Globus, Menahem Golan, […]

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Movie Discussion: Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining (1980)

Monthly Theme: Genre Classics The Film: The Shining Alternate title: n/a Country of origin: U.S.A. Date of U.S. release: May 23, 1980 Studio: Warner Bros., Producers Circle & Peregrine Films Distributer: Warner Bros. Domestic Gross: $44 million Budget: $19 million (estimated) Director: Stanley Kubrick Producers: Jan Harlan & Stanley Kubrick Screenwriters: Diane Johnson & Stanley […]

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