Movie Discussion: Fred Dekker’s Night of the Creeps (1986)

Monthly Theme: Alien Invasions The Film: Night of the Creeps Country of origin: U.S.A. Date of U.S. release: August 22, 1986 Studio: TriStar Pictures & Delphi V Productions Distributer: TriStar Pictures Domestic Gross: $591,000 Budget: $5 million (estimated) Director: Fred Dekker Producers: Bill Finnegan, et al. Screenwriter: Fred Dekker Adaptation? No. Cinematography: Robert C. New […]

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Movie Discussion: M. Night Shyamalan’s Signs (2002)

Monthly Theme: Alien Invasions The Film: Signs Country of origin: U.S.A. Date of U.S. release: August 2, 2002 Studio: Touchstone Pictures, et al. Distributer: Buena Vista Pictures Domestic Gross: $228 million Budget: $72 million (estimated) Director: M. Night Shyamalan Producers: Kathleen Kennedy, Frank Marshall, et al. Screenwriters: M. Night Shyamalan Adaptation? No. Cinematography: Tak Fujimoto […]

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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: Larry Cohen’s It’s Alive (1974)

Monthly Theme: Evil Children The Film: It’s Alive Country of origin: U.S.A. Date of U.S. release: October 1974 Studio: Warner Bros. & Larco Productions Distributer: Warner Bros. Domestic Gross: $7.1 million Budget: ? Director: Larry Cohen Producers: Larry Cohen, Peter Sabiston & Janelle Webb Screenwriter: Larry Cohen Adaptation? No. Cinematographer: Fenton Hamilton Make-Up/FX: Rick Baker Music: Bernard Herrmann Part of a series? Yes, this is the first film […]

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Movie Discussion: Mervyn LeRoy’s The Bad Seed (1956)

Monthly Theme: Evil Children The Film: The Bad Seed Country of origin: U.S.A. Date of U.S. release: September 12, 1956 Studio: Warner Bros. Distributer: Warner Bros. Domestic Gross: $4.1 million Budget: $1 million (estimated) Director: Mervyn LeRoy Producer: Mervyn LeRoy Screenwriter: John Lee Mahin Adaptation? Yes, from the 1954 play The Bad Seed by Maxwell Anderson and […]

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