Movie Discussion: Alfred Hitchcock’s The Lodger: A Story of the London Fog (1927)

Monthly Theme: Protohorror The Film: The Lodger: A Story of the London Fog Country of origin: U.K. Date of U.K. release: February 14, 1927 Date of U.S. release: June 10, 1928 Studio: Gainsborough Pictures & Carlyle Blackwell Prod. Distributer: AmerAnglo & Artlee Pictures Domestic Gross: ? Budget: $12,000 (estimated) Director: Alfred Hitchcock Producers: Michael Blacon […]

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Movie Discussion: F.W. Murnau’s Nosferatu: A Symphony of Horror [Nosferatu, eine Symphonie des Grauens] (1922)

Monthly Theme: Protohorror The Film: Nosferatu Country of origin: Germany German title: Nosferatu, eine Symphonie des Grauens Alternate title: Nosferatu, a Symphony of Horror Date of German release: March 4, 1922 Date of U.S. release: June 3, 1929 Studio: Jofa-Atelier Berlin-Johannisthal, et al. Distributer: Film Arts Guild Domestic Gross: ? Budget: ? Director: F.W. Murnau […]

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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: Robert Wiene’s The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari [Das Cabinet des Dr. Caligari] (1920)

Monthly Theme: Protohorror The Film: The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari Country of origin: Germany German title: Das Cabinet des Dr. Caligari Date of German release: February 17, 1920 Date of U.S. release: March 19, 1921 Studio: Decla-Bioscop AG Distributer: Goldwyn Distributing Company Domestic Gross: ? Budget: $18,000 (estimated) Director: Robert Wiene Producers: Rudolf Meinert & […]

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Movie Discussion: Rupert Julian’s The Phantom of the Opera (1925)

Monthly Theme: Protohorror The Film: The Phantom of the Opera Country of origin: U.S.A. Date of U.S. release: November 15, 1925 Studio: Universal Pictures Distributer: Universal Pictures Domestic Gross: $2 million Budget: ? Director: Rupert Julien Producer: Carl Laemmle Screenwriters: Water Anthony, Elliott J. Clawson, Bernard McConville, Frank M. McCormack, Tom Reed, Raymond L. Schrock, […]

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Movie Discussion: Dan O’Bannon’s The Return of the Living Dead (1985)

Monthly Theme: Sean’s Favorites The Film: The Return of the Living Dead Country of origin: U.S.A. Date of U.S. release: August 16, 1985 Studio: Hemdale Film, et al. Distributer: Orion Pictures Domestic Gross: $14 million Budget: $4 million (estimated) Director: Dan O’Bannon Producers: John Daly, et al. Screenwriters: Dan O’Bannon Adaptation? No. Cinematographer: Jules Brenner […]

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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: Tom Holland’s Fright Night (1985)

Monthly Theme: Sean’s Favorites The Film: Fright Night Country of origin: U.S.A. Date of U.S. release: August 2, 1985 Studio: Columbia Pictures, et al. Distributer: Columbia Pictures Domestic Gross: $24.9 million Budget: $9 million (estimated) Director: Tom Holland Producers: Herb Jaffe & Jerry A. Baerwitz Screenwriter: Tom Holland Adaptation? No. Cinematographer: Jan Kiesser Make-Up/FX: Thaine […]

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Movie Discussion: George A. Romero’s Creepshow (1982)

Monthly Theme: Sean’s Favorites The Film: Creepshow Country of origin: U.S.A. Date of U.S. release: November 12, 1982 Studio: Warner Bros., et al. Distributer: Warner Bros. Domestic Gross: $21 million Budget: $8 million (estimated) Director: George A. Romero Producers: Richard P. Rubinstein, David E. Vogel, et al. Screenwriter: Stephen King Adaptation? Sort of. The film […]

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Movie Discussion: Penelope Spheeris’ The Boys Next Door (1985)

Monthly Theme: Sean’s Favorites The Film: The Boys Next Door Country of origin: U.S.A. Date of U.S. release: October 1985 Studio: Republic Entertainment International Distributer: New World Pictures Domestic Gross: ? Budget: $5 million (estimated) Director: Penelope Spheeris Producers: Sandy Howard, et al. Screenwriters: Glen Morgan & James Wong Adaptation? No. Cinematographer: Arthur Albert Make-Up/FX: […]

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