Movie Discussion: Wolf Rilla’s Village of the Damned (1960)

Monthly Theme: Evil Children The Film: Village of the Damned Country of origin: U.K. Date of U.K. release: July 1960 Date of U.S. release: December 7, 1960 Studio: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer British Studios Distributer: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) Domestic Gross: ? Budget: $2o0,000 (estimated) Director: Wolf Rilla Producers: Ronald Kinnoch Screenwriter: George Barclay, Wolf Rilla & Stirling Silliphant Adaptation? Yes, of the 1957 novel The Midwich Cuckoos by John Wyndham. Cinematographer: Geoffrey […]

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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: Edgar Wright’s Shaun of the Dead (2004)

Monthly Theme: Zombies The Film: Shaun of the Dead Country of origin: U.K. Date of U.K. release: April 9, 2004 Date of U.S. release: September 24, 2004 Studio: Universal Pictures, StudioCanal, et al. Distributer: Focus Features Domestic Gross: $13.5 million Budget: $4 million (estimated) Director: Edgar Wright Producers: Tim Bevan, et al. Screenwriters: Simon Pegg […]

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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: Michael Powell’s Peeping Tom (1960)

Monthly Theme: Classic Thrillers The Film: Peeping Tom Country of origin: U.K. Date of U.K. release: May 16, 1960 Date of U.S. release: May 15, 1962 Studio: Michael Powell Theatre Distributer: Anglo-Amalgamated/Astor Pictures Corporation Domestic Gross: ? Budget: $135,000 (estimated) Director: Michael Powell Producer: Albert Fennell Screenwriter: Leo Marks Adaptation? No. Cinematographer: Otto Heller Make-Up/FX: […]

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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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