Movie Discussion: Benjamin Christensen’s Häxan: Witchcraft Through the Ages (1922)

Monthly Theme: Protohorror The Film: Häxan: Witchcraft Through the Ages Country of origin: Sweden/Denmark Date of Swedish release: September 18, 1922 Date of Danish release: November 7, 1922 Date of U.S. release: May 27, 1929 Studio: Svensk Filmindustri & Aljosha Production Company Distributer: BijouFlix Releasing Domestic Gross: ? Budget: $2 million (estimated) Director: Benjamin Christensen […]

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Movie Discussion: David Fincher’s The Game (1997)

Monthly Theme: Best of the 1990s The Film: The Game Country of origin: U.S.A. Date of U.S. release: September 12, 1997 Studio: Polygram, et al. Distributer: Polygram Domestic Gross: $48 million Budget: $50 million (estimated) Director: David Fincher Producers: Steve Golin, et al. Screenwriters: John Brancato & Michael Ferris Adaptation? No. Cinematographer: Harris Savides Make-Up/FX: […]

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Movie Discussion: Nobuhiko Ôbayashi’s House [Hausu] (1977)

Monthly Theme: Hauntings The Film: House Country of origin: Japan Japanese title: Hausu Date of Japanese release: July 30, 1977 Date of U.S. release: September 1977 Studio: PSC & Toho Company Distributer: Toho Company (subtitled) Domestic Gross: ? Budget: ? Director: Nobuhiko Ôbayashi Producers: Yorihiko Yamada & Nobuhiko Ôbayashi Screenwriters: Chiho Katsura Adaptation? No. Cinematographer: […]

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Movie Discussion: Guillermo del Toro’s The Devil’s Backbone [El espinazo del diablo] (2001)

Monthly Theme: Hauntings The Film: The Devil’s Backbone Country of origin: Spain Spanish title: El espinazo del diablo Date of Spanish release: April 20, 2001 Date of U.S. release: November 21, 2001 Studio: El Deseo S.A., Canal + España, et al. Distributer: Sony Pictures Classics Domestic Gross: $754,000 Budget: $4.5 million (estimated) Director: Guillermo del […]

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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: 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: Michael Powell’s Peeping Tom (1960)

Monthly Theme: Classic Thrillers The Film: Peeping Tom Country of origin: U.K. Date of U.K. release: May 16, 1960 Date of U.S. release: May 15, 1962 Studio: Michael Powell Theatre Distributer: Anglo-Amalgamated/Astor Pictures Corporation Domestic Gross: ? Budget: $135,000 (estimated) Director: Michael Powell Producer: Albert Fennell Screenwriter: Leo Marks Adaptation? No. Cinematographer: Otto Heller Make-Up/FX: […]

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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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Movie Discussion: Jack Clayton’s The Innocents (1961)

Monthly Theme: 1960s Mindfuck The Film: The Innocents Country of origin: U.K. Date of U.K. release: November 1961 Date of U.S. release: December 25, 1961 Studio: Achilles & Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corp. Distributer: Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corp. Domestic Gross: ? Budget: ? Director: Jack Clayton Producers: Jack Clayton & Albert Fennell Screenwriter: William Archibald & […]

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