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: 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: 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: Stuart Rosenberg’s The Amityville Horror (1979)

Monthly Theme: Hauntings The Film: The Amityville Horror Country of origin: U.S.A. Date of U.S. release: July 27, 1979 Studio: American International Pictures [AIP], et al. Distributer: American International Pictures [AIP] Domestic Gross: $86 million Budget: ? Director: Stuart Rosenberg Producers: Samuel Z. Arkoff, et al. Screenwriter: Sandor Stern Adaptation? Yes, from the 1977 book […]

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Movie Discussion: Greg McLean’s Wolf Creek (2005)

Monthly Theme: Highbrow/Lowbrow The Film: Wolf Creek Country of origin: Australia Date of Australian release: November 3, 2005 Date of U.S. release: December 25, 2005 Studio: The Australian Film Finance Corporation, et al. Distributer: Dimension Films Domestic Gross: $16.1 million Budget: $1 million (estimated) Directors: Greg McLean Producers: George Adams, et al. Screenwriter: Greg McLean […]

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Movie Discussion: Michael Reeves’ Witchfinder General (1968)

Monthly Theme: Witchcraft & Black Magic The Film: Witchfinder General Country of origin: U.K. Alternate title: The Conqueror Worm (U.S. title) Date of U.K. release: May 1968 Date of U.S. release: August 14, 1968 Studio: Tigon British Film Productions & American International Productions (AIP) Distributer: American International Productions (AIP) Domestic Gross: $1.5 million Budget: $175,000 […]

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