Movie Discussion: Stuart Gordon’s From Beyond (1986)

Monthly Theme: Sean’s Favorites The Film: From Beyond Country of origin: U.S.A. Date of U.S. release: October 24, 1986 Studio: Empire Pictures & Taryn Prov Distributer: Empire Pictures Domestic Gross: $1.2 million Budget: $4.5 million (estimated) Director: Stuart Gordon Producers: Charles Band, Brian Yunza, et al. Screenwriters: Stuart Gordon, Dennis Paoli & Brian Yunza Adaptation? […]

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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: Robert Wise’s The Haunting (1963)

Monthly Theme: Hauntings The Film: The Haunting Country of origin: U.K. Date of U.K. release: January 1964 Date of U.S. release: September 18, 1963 Studio: Argyle Enterprises Distributer: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) Domestic Gross: $2.6 million Budget: $1.4 million (estimated) Director: Robert Wise Producers: Denis Johnson & Robert Wise Screenwriter: Nelson Gidding Adaptation? Yes, of the 1959 […]

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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: Henri-Georges Clouzot’s Diabolique [Les diaboliques] (1955)

Monthly Theme: Classic Thrillers The Film: Diaboliques Country of origin: France French title: Les diaboliques Date of French release: January 29, 1955 Date of U.S. release: November 21, 1955 Studio: Filmsonor & Vera Films Distributer: United Motion Pictures Organization (UMPO) Domestic Gross: ? Budget: ? Director: Henri-Georges Clouzot Producer: Henri-Georges Clouzot Screenwriters: Henri-Georges Clouzot & […]

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Movie Discussion: Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho (1960)

Monthly Theme: Classic Thrillers The Film: Psycho Country of origin: U.S.A. Date of U.S. release: September 8, 1960 Studio: Shamley Productions Distributer: Paramount Pictures Domestic Gross: $32 million Budget: $800,000 (estimated) Director: Alfred Hitchcock Producer: Alfred Hitchcock Screenwriter: Joseph Stefano Adaptation? Yes, of the 1959 novel Psycho by Robert Bloch. Cinematographer: John L. Russell Make-Up/FX: […]

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Movie Discussion: Charles Laughton’s The Night of the Hunter (1955)

Monthly Theme: Classic Thrillers The Film: The Night of the Hunter Country of origin: U.S.A. Date of U.S. release: September 29, 1955 Studio: Paul Gregory Productions Distributer: United Artists Domestic Gross: ? Budget: $795,000 (estimated) Director: Charles Laughton Producer: Paul Gregory Screenwriter: James Agee Adaptation? Yes, of the 1953 novel The Night of the Hunter […]

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Movie Discussion: Ingmar Bergman’s The Virgin Spring [Jungfrukällan] (1960)

Monthly Theme: Classic Thrillers The Film: The Virgin Spring Country of origin: Sweden Swedish title: Jungfrukällan Date of Swedish release: February 8, 1960 Date of U.S. release: November 14, 1960 Studio: Svensk Filmindustri Distributer: Janus Films Domestic Gross: $700,000 Budget: ? Director: Ingmar Bergman Producer: Allan Ekelund & Ingmar Bergman Screenwriter: Ulla Isaksson Adaptation?  Yes, […]

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Movie Discussion: Ted Kotcheff’s Wake in Fright (1971)

Monthly Theme: Ozploitation The Film: Wake in Fright Country of origin: Australia Alternate title: Outback (U.K. title) Date of Australian release: October 9, 1971 Date of U.S. release: October 13, 1971 Studio: Group W, et al. Distributer: Drafthouse Films Domestic Gross: $49,000 Budget: $800,000 (estimated) Director: Ted Kotcheff Producers: Howard G. Barnes, et al. Screenwriter: […]

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Movie Discussion: Peter Weir’s Picnic at Hanging Rock (1975)

Monthly Theme: Ozploitation The Film: Picnic at Hanging Rock Country of origin: Australia Date of Australian release: August 8, 1975 Date of U.S. release: February 2, 1979 Studio: The Australian Film Commission, et al. Distributer: Atlantic Releasing Corporation Domestic Gross: $85,000 Budget: $440,000 (estimated) Director: Peter Weir Producers: A. John Graves, et al. Screenwriter: Cliff […]

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