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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Movie Discussion: Larry Cohen’s It’s Alive (1974)

Monthly Theme: Evil Children The Film: It’s Alive Country of origin: U.S.A. Date of U.S. release: October 1974 Studio: Warner Bros. & Larco Productions Distributer: Warner Bros. Domestic Gross: $7.1 million Budget: ? Director: Larry Cohen Producers: Larry Cohen, Peter Sabiston & Janelle Webb Screenwriter: Larry Cohen Adaptation? No. Cinematographer: Fenton Hamilton Make-Up/FX: Rick Baker Music: Bernard Herrmann Part of a series? Yes, this is the first film […]

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Movie Discussion: Narciso Ibáñez Serrador’s Who Can Kill a Child? [¿Quién puede matar a un niño?] (1976)

Monthly Theme: Evil Children The Film: Who Can Kill a Child? Country of origin: Spain Spanish title: ¿Quién puede matar a un niño? Alternate titles? Island of the Damned (U.S./Canadian title), Death Is Child’s Play (U.K. title), Island of Death (U.K. video) Date of Spanish release: April 26, 1976 Date of U.S. release: June 1978 Studio: Penta Films Distributer: American International Pictures [AIP] (dubbed) Domestic Gross: ? Budget: ? […]

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Movie Discussion: Nobuhiko Ôbayashi’s House [Hausu] (1977)

Monthly Theme: Hauntings The Film: House Country of origin: Japan Japanese title: Hausu Date of Japanese release: July 30, 1977 Date of U.S. release: September 1977 Studio: PSC & Toho Company Distributer: Toho Company (subtitled) Domestic Gross: ? Budget: ? Director: Nobuhiko Ôbayashi Producers: Yorihiko Yamada & Nobuhiko Ôbayashi Screenwriters: Chiho Katsura Adaptation? No. Cinematographer: […]

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