Movie Discussion: Peter Medak’s The Changeling (1980)

Monthly Theme: Hauntings The Film: The Changeling Country of origin: Canada Date of Canadian release: March 28, 1980 Date of U.S. release: March 28, 1980 Studio: Chessman Park Productions Distributer: Associated Film Distribution (AFD) Domestic Gross: ? Budget: $7.6 million (estimated) Director: Peter Medak Producers: Mario Kassar, et al. Screenwriters: William Gray, Russell Hunter & […]

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Movie Discussion: Russell Mulcahy’s Razorback (1984)

Monthly Theme: Ozploitation The Film: Razorback Country of origin: Australia Date of Australian release: April 19, 1984 Date of U.S. release: November 16, 1984 Studio: McElroy & McElroy, et al. Distributer: Warner Bros. Domestic Gross: $150,000 Budget: $5.5 million (estimated) Director: Russell Mulcahy Producers: Hal McElroy & Tim Sanders Screenwriter: Everett De Roche Adaptation? Yes, […]

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Movie Comparison: Wes Craven’s A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)/Samuel Bayer’s A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010)

Monthly Theme: Slashers The Film: A Nightmare on Elm Street Alternate title: n/a Country of origin: U.S.A. Date of U.S. release: November 16, 1984 Studio: New Line Cinema, Media Home Entertainment & Smart Egg Pictures Distributer: New Line Cinema Domestic Gross: $25.5 million Budget: $1.8 million (estimated) Director: Wes Craven Producers: Robert Shaye, Sara Risher, […]

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Movie Discussion: Tobe Hooper’s The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 (1986)

Monthly Theme: Slashers The Film: The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 Alternate title: The Texas Chainsaw Massacre Part 2 Country of origin: U.S.A. Date of U.S. release: August 22, 1986 Studio: Cannon Films Distributer: Cannon Film Distributors Domestic Gross: $8 million Budget: $4.7 million (estimated) Director: Tobe Hooper Producers: L.M. Kit Carson, Yoram Globus, Menahem Golan, […]

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Movie Discussion: Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining (1980)

Monthly Theme: Genre Classics The Film: The Shining Alternate title: n/a Country of origin: U.S.A. Date of U.S. release: May 23, 1980 Studio: Warner Bros., Producers Circle & Peregrine Films Distributer: Warner Bros. Domestic Gross: $44 million Budget: $19 million (estimated) Director: Stanley Kubrick Producers: Jan Harlan & Stanley Kubrick Screenwriters: Diane Johnson & Stanley […]

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Movie Discussion: Lamberto Bava’s Demons [Dèmoni] (1985)

Monthly Theme: Splatter The Film: Demons Italian title: Dèmoni Country of origin: Italy Date of Italian release: October 4, 1985 Date of U.S. release: May 30, 1986 Studio: DACFILM Rome Distributer: Ascot Films Domestic Gross: ? Budget: $1.8 million Director: Lamberto Bava Producer: Dario Argento Screenwriters: Dario Argento, Lamberto Bava, Franco Ferrini & Dardano Sacchetti […]

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