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Movie Discussion: James Cameron’s Aliens (1986)
1980s / Alien franchise / Bill Paxton / Body Horror / Gale Anne Hurd / Giant Monsters & Kaiju / H.R. Giger / Howard Berger / James Cameron / James Horner / Lance Henriksen / Michael Biehn / Parasitic Horror / Sequels / Space Horror / Stan Winston / Stephen Norrington / Walter Hill

Movie Discussion: James Cameron’s Aliens (1986)

Monthly Theme: Alien Invasions The Film: Aliens Country of origin: U.S.A. Date of U.S. release: July 18, 1986 Studio: Twentieth Century Fox, et al. Distributer: Twentieth Century Fox Domestic Gross: $85.1 million Budget: $18.5 million (estimated) Director: James Cameron Producers: Walter Hill, Gale Anne Hurd, et al. Screenwriter: James Cameron Adaptation? No. Cinematography: Adrian Biddle … Continue reading

Movie Discussion: Joe Cornish’s Attack the Block (2011)
2010s / Alien Invasion / Edgar Wright / U.K. Horror

Movie Discussion: Joe Cornish’s Attack the Block (2011)

Monthly Theme: Alien Invasions The Film: Attach the Block Country of origin: U.K. Date of U.K. release: May 13 2011 Date of U.S. release: July 29, 2011 Studio: StudioCanal, Film4, et al. Distributer: Screen Gems Domestic Gross: $1 million Budget: $13 million (estimated) Director: Joe Cornish Producers: Edgar Wright, et al. Screenwriter: Joe Cornish Adaptation? … Continue reading

Movie Discussion: John Carpenter’s The Thing (1982)
1980s / Alien Invasion / Apocalypse trilogy / Body Horror / Dean Cundey / Ennio Morricone / Giant Monsters & Kaiju / John Carpenter / Keith David / Kurt Russell / Literary Adaptations / Parasitic Horror / Remakes / Rob Bottin

Movie Discussion: John Carpenter’s The Thing (1982)

Monthly Theme: Alien Invasions The Film: The Thing Country of origin: U.S.A. Date of U.S. release: June 25, 1982 Studio: Universal Pictures & Turman-Foster Company Distributer: Universal Pictures Domestic Gross: $19.6 million Budget: $15 million (estimated) Director: John Carpenter Producers: Stuart Cohen, et al. Screenwriter: Bill Lancaster. Adaptation? Yes, of the 1938 novella Who Goes There? … Continue reading

Movie Discussion: Fred Dekker’s Night of the Creeps (1986)
1980s / Alien Invasion / Horror Comedy / Howard Berger / Parasitic Horror / Robert Kurtzman / Teensploitation / Tom Atkins / Zombies

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 … Continue reading

Movie Discussion: M. Night Shyamalan’s Signs (2002)
2000s / Alien Invasion / Frank Marshall / James Newton Howard / Kathleen Kennedy / M. Night Shyamalan / Tak Fujimoto

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 … Continue reading

Movie Discussion: Tobe Hooper’s Lifeforce (1985)
1980s / Alien Invasion / Body Horror / Dan O'Bannon / Henry Mancini / John Dykstra / Literary Adaptations / Menahem Golan & Yoram Globus / Space Horror / Steve Railsback / Tobe Hooper / Vampires & Blood-fiends

Movie Discussion: Tobe Hooper’s Lifeforce (1985)

Monthly Theme: Alien Invasion The Film: Lifeforce Country of origin: U.S.A. Date of U.S. release: June 21, 1985 Studio: Golan-Globus Productions, et al. Distributer: TriStar Pictures & The Cannon Group Domestic Gross: $11.5 million Budget: $25 million Director: Tobe Hooper Producers: Yoram Globus, Menahem Golan and Michael J. Kagan Screenwriter: Don Jakoby & Dan O’Bannon … Continue reading

Movie Discussion: Brian De Palma’s Carrie (1976)
1970s / Body Horror / Brian De Palma / Literary Adaptations / Nancy Allen / P. J. Soles / Pino Donaggio / Piper Laurie / Psychics & Telekinetics / Stephen King / Teensploitation

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 … Continue reading