Movie Discussion: Brian De Palma’s Carrie (1976)

Monthly Theme: Evil Children The Film: Carrie Country of origin: U.S.A. Date of U.S. release: November 3, 1976 Studio: United Artists Distributer: United Artists Domestic Gross: $33.8 million Budget: $1.8 million Director: Brian De Palma Producers: Paul Monash, Louis A. Stroller & Brian De Palma Screenwriter: Lawrence D. Cohen Adaptation? Yes, of the 1974 novel Carrie by Stephen King. Cinematographer: Mario Tosi Make-Up/FX: Greg Auer & Ken Pepiot […]

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Movie Discussion: Wolf Rilla’s Village of the Damned (1960)

Monthly Theme: Evil Children The Film: Village of the Damned Country of origin: U.K. Date of U.K. release: July 1960 Date of U.S. release: December 7, 1960 Studio: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer British Studios Distributer: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) Domestic Gross: ? Budget: $2o0,000 (estimated) Director: Wolf Rilla Producers: Ronald Kinnoch Screenwriter: George Barclay, Wolf Rilla & Stirling Silliphant Adaptation? Yes, of the 1957 novel The Midwich Cuckoos by John Wyndham. Cinematographer: Geoffrey […]

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Movie Discussion: Richard Franklin’s Patrick (1978)

Monthly Theme: Ozploitation The Film: Patrick Country of origin: Australia Date of Australian release: October 1, 1978 Date of U.S. release: September 7, 1979 Studio: Filmways Australasian, et al. Distributer: Monarch Releasing Corporation Domestic Gross: ? Budget: $400,000 (estimated) Director: Richard Franklin Producers: Antony I. Ginnane, et al. Screenwriter: Everett De Roche Adaptation? No. Cinematographer: […]

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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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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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