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: Dario Argento’s Phenomena (1985)

Monthly Theme: Giallo The Film: Phenomena Alternate titles: Creepers (Censored U.S. version) Country of origin: Italy Date of Italian release: January 31, 1985 Date of U.S. release: August 2, 1985 Studio: DACFILM Rome Distributer: Titanus Domestic Gross: ? Budget: $3.8 million (estimated) Director: Dario Argento Producer: Dario Argento & Angelo Jacono Screenwriter: Dario Argento & Franco […]

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Movie Discussion: Drew Goddard’s The Cabin in the Woods (2012)

Monthly Theme: Giant Monsters The Film: The Cabin in the Woods Country of origin: U.S.A Date of U.S. release: April 13, 2012 Studio: Lionsgate & Mutant Enemy Distributer: Lionsgate Domestic Gross: $42 million Budget: $30 million (estimated) Director: Drew Goddard Producers: Joss Whedon, et al. Screenwriters: Drew Goddard & Joss Whedon Adaptation? No. Cinematographer: Peter […]

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Movie Discussion: Tomas Alfredson’s Let the Right One In [Låt den rätte komma in] (2008)

Monthly Theme: Vampires The Film: Let the Right One In Country of origin: Sweden Swedish title: Låt den rätte komme in Date of Swedish release: October 24, 2008 Date of U.S. release: October 24, 2008 Studio: Canal +, et al. Distributer: Magnet Releasing (subtitled) Domestic Gross: $2.1 million Budget: $4 million (estimated) Director: Tomas Alfredson […]

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Movie Discussion: J.A. Bayona’s The Orphanage [El orfanato] (2007)

Monthly Theme: Families in Peril The Film: The Orphanage Country of origin: Spain Spanish title: El orfanato Date of Spanish release: October 11, 2007 Date of U.S. release: December 28, 2007 Studio: Grupo Rodar, et al. Distributer: Picturehouse (subtitled) Domestic Gross: $7.1 million Budget: $4 million (estimated) Directors: J.A. Bayona Producers: Guillermo del Toro, et […]

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TV Discussion: Season 1 of Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk’s American Horror Story (2011)

Monthly Theme: Families in Peril The Show: American Horror Story Season: 1 (Murder House) Country of origin: U.S.A. Date of season debut: October 5, 2011 No. of episodes: 12 Channel: FX Network Production Companies: Brad Falchuk Teley-Vision, et al. Series creators: Ryan Murphy & Brad Falchuk Directors: Ryan Murphy, Alfonso Gomez-Rejon, Bradley Buecker, David Semel, […]

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