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: Michael Winner’s The Sentinel (1977)

Monthly Theme: Religious Cults The Film: The Sentinel Country of origin: U.S.A Date of U.S. release: January 7, 1977 Studio: Universal Pictures & Jeffrey Konvitz Productions Distributer: Universal Pictures Domestic Gross: $4 million Budget: $3.7 million (estimated) Director: Michael Winner Producers: Jeffrey Konvitz & Michael Winner Screenwriters: Jeffrey Konvitz & Michael Winner Adaptation? Yes, of the […]

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Movie Discussion: Don Coscarelli’s John Dies at the End (2012)

Monthly Theme: Indie Horror The Film: John Dies at the End Country of origin: U.S.A. Date of U.S. release: January 25, 2013 Studio: M3 Alliance, et al. Distributer: Magnet Releasing Domestic Gross: $141,000 Budget: ? Director: Don Coscarelli Producer: Brad Baruh, et al. Screenwriter: Don Coscarelli Adaptation? Yes, from the 2007 novel John Dies at […]

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Movie Discussion: Oren Peli’s Paranormal Activity (2007)

Monthly Theme: Blockbusters The Film: Paranormal Activity Date of U.S. release: September 25, 2009 Studio: Solana Films & Blumhouse Productions Distributer: Paramount Pictures & DreamWorks SKG Domestic Gross: $107.9 million Budget: $15,000 (estimated) Director: Oren Peli Producer: Jason Blum, et al. Screenwriter: Oren Peli Adaptation? No. Cinematographer: Oren Peli Make-Up/FX: Crystal Cartwright, et al. Music: […]

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Movie Discussion: Lamberto Bava’s Demons [Dèmoni] (1985)

Monthly Theme: Splatter The Film: Demons Italian title: Dèmoni Country of origin: Italy Date of Italian release: October 4, 1985 Date of U.S. release: May 30, 1986 Studio: DACFILM Rome Distributer: Ascot Films Domestic Gross: ? Budget: $1.8 million Director: Lamberto Bava Producer: Dario Argento Screenwriters: Dario Argento, Lamberto Bava, Franco Ferrini & Dardano Sacchetti […]

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Movie Discussion: Victor Salva’s Jeepers Creepers (2001)

Monthly Theme: Giant Monsters The Film: Jeepers Creepers Country of origin: U.S.A Date of U.S. release: August 31, 2001 Studio: United Artists Films, American Zoetrope, et al. Distributer: United Artists Domestic Gross: $37.9 million Budget: $10 million (estimated) Director: Victor Salva Producers: Francis Ford Coppola, et al. Screenwriter: Victor Salva Adaptation? No. Cinematographer: Don E. […]

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