Movie Discussion: John McNaughton’s Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer (1986)

Monthly Theme: Perverted Killers The Film: Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer Country of origin: U.S.A. Date of U.S. release: September 1990 Studio: Maljack Productions Distributer: Greycat Films Domestic Gross: $609,000 Budget: $111,000 (estimated) Directors: John McNaughton Producers: Malik B. Ali, et al. Screenwriters: John McNaughton & Richard Fire Adaptation? Not really. The film is […]

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Movie Discussion: Michele Soavi’s Cemetery Man [Dellamorte Dellamore] (1994)

Monthly Theme: Zombies The Film: Cemetery Man Country of origin: Italy Italian title: Dellamorte Dellamore Date of Italian release: March 25, 1994 Date of U.S. release: April 26, 1996 Studio: Canal +, et al. Distributer: October Films Domestic Gross: $250,000 Budget: $4 million (estimated) Director: Michele Soavi Producers: Dino Di Dionisio, et al. Screenwriters: Giovanni Romoli […]

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Movie Discussion: David Fincher’s The Game (1997)

Monthly Theme: Best of the 1990s The Film: The Game Country of origin: U.S.A. Date of U.S. release: September 12, 1997 Studio: Polygram, et al. Distributer: Polygram Domestic Gross: $48 million Budget: $50 million (estimated) Director: David Fincher Producers: Steve Golin, et al. Screenwriters: John Brancato & Michael Ferris Adaptation? No. Cinematographer: Harris Savides Make-Up/FX: […]

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Movie Discussion: Adrian Lyne’s Jacob’s Ladder (1990)

Monthly Theme: Best of the 1990s The Film: Jacob’s Ladder Country of origin: U.S.A. Date of U.S. release: November 2, 1990 Studio: Carolco Pictures Distributer: TriStar Pictures Domestic Gross: $26 million Budget: $25 million (estimated) Director: Adrian Lyne Producers: Mario Kassar, et al. Screenwriter: Bruce Joel Rubin Adaptation? No. Cinematographer: Jeffrey L. Kimball Make-Up/FX: Conrad […]

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Movie Discussion: Ron Underwood’s Tremors (1990)

Monthly Theme: Best of the 1990s The Film: Tremors Country of origin: U.S.A. Date of U.S. release: January 19, 1990 Studio: Universal Pictures & No Frills Film Production Distributer: Universal Pictures Domestic Gross: $16.5 million Budget: $11 million (estimated) Director: Ron Underwood Producers: Gale Anne Hurd, et al. Screenwriters: S.S. Wilson & Brent Maddock Adaptation? […]

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Movie Discussion: Alejandro Amenábar’s Thesis [Tesis] (1996)

Monthly Theme: Best of the 1990s The Film: Thesis Country of origin: Spain Spanish title: Tesis Date of Spanish release: April 12, 1996 Date of U.S. release: February 1997 (home media only) Studio: Las Producciones del Escorpión S.L. & Sogepaq Distributer: New Yorker Video (DVD/VHS) Domestic Gross: n/a Budget: $720,000 (estimated) Director: Alejandro Amenábar Producers: […]

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Movie Discussion: Richard Stanley’s Hardware (1990)

Monthly Theme: Splatter The Film: Hardware Country of origin: U.K. Date of U.K. release: October 5, 1990 Date of U.S. release: September 14, 1990 Studio: Palace Pictures, et al. Distributer: Millimeter Films Domestic Gross: $5.7 million Budget: $1.5 million (estimated) Directors: Richard Stanley Producers: Bob & Harvey Weinstein, et al. Screenwriter: Richard Stanley Adaptation? Yes, […]

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Movie Discussion: Peter Jackson’s Dead Alive (1992)

Monthly Theme: Splatter The Film: Dead Alive Alternate titles: Braindead (Original title) Country of origin: New Zealand Date of New Zealand release: August 13, 1992 Date of U.S. release: February 12, 1993 Studio: WingNut Films, New Zealand Film Commission & Avalon Studios Limited Distributer: Trimark Pictures Domestic Gross: $242,000 Budget: $3 million Director: Peter Jackson […]

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Movie Discussion: Pedro Almodóvar’s Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down! [¡Átame!] (1990)

Monthly Theme: Erotic Thrillers The Film: Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down! Spanish title: ¡Átame! Country of origin: Spain Date of Spanish release: January 22, 1990 Date of U.S. release: May 4, 1990 Studios: El Deseo S.A. Distributer: Miramax Domestic Gross: $4 million Budget: ? Director: Pedro Almodóvar Producers: Augustín Almodóvar & Enrique Posner Screenwriter: Pedro […]

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