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Movie Discussion: Mario Bava’s Twitch of the Death Nerve [Ecologia del delitto] (1971)
1970s / Carlo Rambaldi / Giallo / Italian Horror / Mario Bava / Nicoletta Elmi / Prosecuted / Video Nasties

Movie Discussion: Mario Bava’s Twitch of the Death Nerve [Ecologia del delitto] (1971)

Monthly Theme: Video Nasties The Film: Twitch of the Death Nerve Alternative titles: A Bay of Blood, Blood Bath Italian title: Ecologia del delitto Alternative Italian title: Reazione a catena Country of origin: Italy Date of Italian release: September 8, 1971 Date of U.S. release: May 3, 1972 Studio: Nuova Linea Cinematografica Distributer: Hallmark Releasing … Continue reading

Movie Discussion: Ruggero Deodato’s Cannibal Holocaust (1980)
1980s / Backwoods Horror / Cannibal [Amazonia] Trilogy / Cannibalismo! / Italian Horror / Prosecuted / Rape/Revenge / Religious Cults & Satanists / Robert Kerman / Ruggero Deodato / Torture Porn & New French Extremity / Video Nasties

Movie Discussion: Ruggero Deodato’s Cannibal Holocaust (1980)

Monthly Theme: Video Nasties The Film: Cannibal Holocaust Country of origin: Italy Date of Italian release: February 7, 1980 Date of U.S. release: July 11, 1980 Studio: F.D. Cinematografica Distributer: Transcontinental [dubbed] Domestic Gross: ? Budget: $100,000 (estimated) Director: Ruggero Deodato Producers: Franco Di Nunzio & Franco Palaggi Screenwriter: Gianfranco Clerici Adaptation? No. Cinematography: Sergio … Continue reading

Movie Discussion: Herschell Gordon Lewis’ Blood Feast (1963)
1960s / Blood trilogy / Cannibalismo! / Herschell Gordon Lewis / Prosecuted / Religious Cults & Satanists / Splatter Flicks / Video Nasties

Movie Discussion: Herschell Gordon Lewis’ Blood Feast (1963)

Monthly Theme: Video Nasties The Film: Blood Feast Country of origin: U.S.A. Date of U.S. release: July 6, 1963 Studio: Friedman-Lewis Productions Distributer: Box Office Spectaculars Domestic Gross: $4 million Budget: $24,500 (estimated) Director: Herschell Gordon Lewis Producers: David F. Friedman, et al. Screenwriter: Allison Louise Downe Adaptation? No. Cinematography: Herschell Gordon Lewis Make-Up/FX: Allison … Continue reading

Movie Discussion: Meir Zarchi’s I Spit on Your Grave (1978)
1970s / Backwoods Horror / Prosecuted / Rape/Revenge / Video Nasties

Movie Discussion: Meir Zarchi’s I Spit on Your Grave (1978)

Monthly Theme: Video Nasties The Film: I Spit on Your Grave Alternate title: Day of the Woman Country of origin: U.S.A. Date of U.S. release: November 22, 1978 Studio: Cinemagic Pictures Distributer: Cinemagic Domestic Gross: ? Budget: $650,000 (estimated) Director: Meir Zarchi Producers: Meir Zarchi and Joseph Zbeda Screenwriter: Meir Zarchi Adaptation? No. Cinematography: Nouri Haviv Make-Up/FX: Beriau Picard and Bill Tasgal Music: ? Part of a series? No, but … Continue reading

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