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: 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: Michele Soavi’s Cemetery Man [Dellamorte Dellamore] (1994)

Monthly Theme: Zombies The Film: Cemetery Man Country of origin: Italy Italian title: Dellamorte Dellamore Date of Italian release: March 25, 1994 Date of U.S. release: April 26, 1996 Studio: Canal +, et al. Distributer: October Films Domestic Gross: $250,000 Budget: $4 million (estimated) Director: Michele Soavi Producers: Dino Di Dionisio, et al. Screenwriters: Giovanni Romoli […]

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Movie Discussion: Robert Wise’s The Haunting (1963)

Monthly Theme: Hauntings The Film: The Haunting Country of origin: U.K. Date of U.K. release: January 1964 Date of U.S. release: September 18, 1963 Studio: Argyle Enterprises Distributer: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) Domestic Gross: $2.6 million Budget: $1.4 million (estimated) Director: Robert Wise Producers: Denis Johnson & Robert Wise Screenwriter: Nelson Gidding Adaptation? Yes, of the 1959 […]

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Movie Discussion: Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho (1960)

Monthly Theme: Classic Thrillers The Film: Psycho Country of origin: U.S.A. Date of U.S. release: September 8, 1960 Studio: Shamley Productions Distributer: Paramount Pictures Domestic Gross: $32 million Budget: $800,000 (estimated) Director: Alfred Hitchcock Producer: Alfred Hitchcock Screenwriter: Joseph Stefano Adaptation? Yes, of the 1959 novel Psycho by Robert Bloch. Cinematographer: John L. Russell Make-Up/FX: […]

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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: 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: Russell Mulcahy’s Razorback (1984)

Monthly Theme: Ozploitation The Film: Razorback Country of origin: Australia Date of Australian release: April 19, 1984 Date of U.S. release: November 16, 1984 Studio: McElroy & McElroy, et al. Distributer: Warner Bros. Domestic Gross: $150,000 Budget: $5.5 million (estimated) Director: Russell Mulcahy Producers: Hal McElroy & Tim Sanders Screenwriter: Everett De Roche Adaptation? Yes, […]

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Movie Discussion: Pascal Laugier’s Martyrs (2008)

Monthly Theme: Religious Cults The Film: Martyrs Country of origin: France Date of French release: September 3, 2008 Date of U.S. release: April 28, 2009 (DVD only) Studio: Canal +, CinéCinéma, et al. Distributer: The Weinstein Company Domestic Gross: ? Budget: $6.5 million (estimated) Director: Pascal Laugier Producers: Frédéric Doniguian, et al. Screenwriters: Pascal Laugier Adaptation? […]

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Movie Discussion: Robin Hardy’s The Wicker Man (1973)

Monthly Theme: Religious Cults The Film: The Wicker Man Country of origin: U.K. Date of U.K. release: December 1973 Date of U.S. release: June 1975 Studio: British Lion Distributer: Warner Bros. Domestic Gross: $45,000 Budget: ? Director: Robin Hardy Producer: Peter Snell Screenwriter: Anthony Shaffer Adaptation? No. Cinematographer: Harry Waxman Make-Up/FX: Seamus Flannery Music: Paul […]

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