Movie Discussion: James Wong’s Final Destination (2000)

Monthly Theme: Blockbusters The Film: Final Destination Country of origin: U.S.A. Date of U.S. release: March 17, 2000 Studio: New Line Cinema, Zide-Perry Productions & Hard Eight Pictures Distributer: New Line Cinema Domestic Gross: $53 million Budget: $23 million (estimated) Director: James Wong Producers: Chris Bender, et al. Screenwriters: Glen Morgan, Jeffrey Reddick & James […]

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Movie Discussion: Georges Franju’s Eyes Without a Face [Les yeux sans visage] (1960)

Monthly Theme: 1960s Mindfuck The Film: Eyes Without a Face Alternate title: The Horror Chamber of Dr. Faustus (edited & dubbed) Country of origin: France French title: Les yeux sans visage Date of French release: January 11, 1960 Date of U.S. release: October 24, 1962 Studio: Champs Élysées Productions & Lux Film Distributer: Lopert Pictures Domestic […]

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Movie Discussion: Wes Craven’s The Hills Have Eyes (1977)

Monthly Theme: Slashers The Film: The Hills Have Eyes Alternate title: n/a Date of U.S. release: July 22, 1977 Studio: Blood Relations Co. Distributer: Vanguard Domestic Gross: $25 million Budget: $230,000 (estimated) Director: Wes Craven Producer: Peter Locke Screenwriter: Wes Craven Adaptation? No. Cinematographer: Eric Saarinen Make-Up/FX: Greg Auer & John Frazier Music: Don Peake […]

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Movie Discussion: Don Coscarelli’s Phantasm (1979)

Monthly Theme: Genre Classics The Film: Phantasm Alternate title: n/a Country of origin: U.S.A. Date of U.S. release: March 28, 1979 Studio: New Breed Productions Distributer: AVCO Embassy Pictures Domestic Gross: $12 million Budget: $300,000 (estimated) Director: Don Coscarelli Producers: D.A. Coscarelli & Paul Pepperman Screenwriter: Don Coscarelli Adaptation? No. Cinematographer: Don Coscarelli Make-Up/FX: Paul […]

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Movie Discussion: Harry Kümel’s Daughters of Darkness [Les Lèvres rouges] (1971)

Monthly Theme: Erotic Thrillers The Film: Daughters of Darkness Belgian title: Le Rouge aux lèvres Country of origin: Belgium Date of Belgian release: ? Date of U.S. release: October 22, 1971 Studios: Showking, Maya, Ciné Vog & Roxy Distributer: Maron Films Domestic Gross: ? Budget: ? Director: Harry Kümel Producers: Paul Collet & Henry Lange […]

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Movie Discussion: Lucio Fulci’s Don’t Torture a Duckling [Non si sevizia un paperino] (1972)

Monthly Theme: Giallo The Film: Don’t Torture a Duckling Country of origin: Italy Italian title: Non si sevizia un paperino Date of Italian release: September 29, 1972 Date of U.S. release: n/a Studio: Medusa Distribuzione Distributer: Anchor Bay Entertainment (home media) Domestic Gross: ? Budget: ? Director: Lucio Fulci Producer: Renato Jaboni Screenwriters: Gianfranco Clerici, […]

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Movie Discussion: Tobe Hooper’s The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974)

Monthly Theme: Slashers The Film: The Texas Chain Saw Massacre Country of origin: U.S.A. Date of U.S. release: October 1, 1974 Studio: Universal Pictures Distributer: Universal Pictures Domestic Gross: $30.9 million Budget: $83,500 (estimated) Director: Tobe Hooper Producer: Tobe Hooper, et al. Screenwriter: Tobe Hooper & Kim Henkel Adaptation? No. Cinematographer: Daniel Pearl Make-Up/FX: Dean […]

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Movie Discussion: Park Chan-wook’s Thirst [Bakjwi] (2009)

Monthly Theme: Vampires The Film: Thirst Country of origin: South Korea South Korean title: Bakjwi Date of South Korean release: April 30, 2009 Date of U.S. release: July 31, 2009 Studio: Focus Features International, et al. Distributer: Focus Features (subtitled) Domestic Gross: $228,000 Budget: $5 million (estimated) Director: Park Chan-wook Producers: Ahn Soo-hyun, et al. […]

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Movie Discussion: Clive Barker’s Hellraiser (1987)

Monthly Theme: Genre Classics The Film: Hellraiser Country of origin: U.K. Date of U.K. release: September 11, 1987 Date of U.S. release: September 18, 1987 Studio: Cinemarque Entertainment BV, et al. Distributer: New World Pictures Domestic Gross: $13.9 million Budget: $1 million (estimated) Directors: Clive Barker Producers: Mark Armstrong, et al. Screenwriters: Clive Barker Adaptation? […]

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Movie Discussion: Jalmari Helander’s Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale (2010)

Monthly Theme: Families in Peril The Film: Rare Exports: A Christmas Story Country of origin: Finland Date of Finnish release: December 3, 2010 Date of U.S. release: December 3, 2010 Studio: Cinet, et al. Distributer: Oscilloscope Domestic Gross: $236,000 Budget: ? Directors: Jalmari Helander Producers: Agnés B., et al. Screenwriters: Jalmari Helander Adaptation? No. Cinematography: […]

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