Movie Discussion: Stuart Gordon’s Re-Animator (1985)

Monthly Theme: Splatter The Film: Re-Animator Alternate titles: n/a Country of origin: U.S.A. Date of U.S. release: October 18, 1985 Studio: Empire Pictures Distributer: Empire Pictures Domestic Gross: $2 million Budget: $900,000 (estimated) Director: Stuart Gordon Producers: Michael Avery, Bruce William Curtis, Bob Greenberg, Charles Donald Story & Brian Yunza Screenwriters: Stuart Gordon, William Norris […]

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Movie Discussion: David Cronenberg’s Dead Ringers (1988)

Monthly Theme: Erotic Thrillers The Film: Dead Ringers Alternate titles: n/a Country of origin: Canada Date of Canadian release: September 8, 1988 Date of U.S. release: September 23, 1988 Studios: Morgan Creek Productions & Téléfilm Canada Distributer: Twentieth Century Fox Domestic Gross: $8 million Budget: $13 million Director: David Cronenberg Producers: Carol Baum & Sylvio […]

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Movie Discussion: Renny Harlin’s Deep Blue Sea (1999)

Monthly Theme: Giant Monsters The Film: Deep Blue Sea Country of origin: U.S.A. Date of U.S. release: July 28, 1999 Studio: Warner Bros., Village Roadshow Pictures, et al. Distributer: Warner Bros. Domestic Gross: $73.6 million Budget: $78 million (estimated) Director: Renny Harlin Producers: Akiva Goldsman, Bruce Berman, et al. Screenwriters: Duncan Kennedy, Donna Powers & […]

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Movie Discussion: The Spierig Brothers’ Daybreakers (2009)

Monthly Theme: Vampires The Film: Daybreakers Country of origin: Australia Date of Australian release: February 4, 2010 Date of U.S. release: January 8, 2010 Studio: Lionsgate, et al. Distributer: Lionsgate Domestic Gross: $30 million Budget: $20 million (estimated) Directors: The Spierig Brothers Producers: Peter Block, et al. Screenwriters: The Spierig Brothers Adaptation? No. Cinematography: Ben […]

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Movie Comparison: Kurt Neumann’s The Fly (1958)/David Cronenberg’s The Fly (1986)

Monthly Theme: Genre Classics The Film: The Fly Country of origin: U.S.A. Date of U.S. release: August 29, 1958 Studio: Twentieth Century Fox Distributer: Twentieth Century Fox Domestic Gross: $3 million Budget: $700,000 (estimated) Director: Kurt Neumann Producers: Kurt Neumann & Robert L. Lippert Screenwriter: James Clavell Adaptation? Yes, of the 1957 short story “The […]

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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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