Movie Discussion: Kim Jee-woon’s I Saw the Devil [Akmareul boatda] (2010)

Monthly Theme: Ultraviolence The Film: I Saw the Devil Country of origin: South Korea South Korean title: Akmareul boatda Date of South Korean release: August 12, 2010 Date of U.S. release: March 4, 2011 Studio: Softbank Ventures, et al. Distributer: Magnet Releasing Domestic Gross: $129,000 Budget: ? Director: Kim Jee-woon Producers: Cheong Kee-young, et al. […]

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Movie Discussion: Don Coscarelli’s John Dies at the End (2012)

Monthly Theme: Indie Horror The Film: John Dies at the End Country of origin: U.S.A. Date of U.S. release: January 25, 2013 Studio: M3 Alliance, et al. Distributer: Magnet Releasing Domestic Gross: $141,000 Budget: ? Director: Don Coscarelli Producer: Brad Baruh, et al. Screenwriter: Don Coscarelli Adaptation? Yes, from the 2007 novel John Dies at […]

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Movie Discussion: Joseph Kahn’s Detention (2011)

Monthly Theme: Indie Horror The Film: Detention Country of origin: U.S.A. Date of U.S. release: April 13, 2012 Studio: Detention Films Distributer: Samuel Goldwyn Films Domestic Gross: ? Budget: $10 million (estimated) Director: Joseph Kahn Producer: Robert Abramoff, et al. Screenwriter: Joseph Kahn & Mark Palermo Adaptation? No. Cinematographer: Christopher Probst Make-Up/FX: Robert Giddens, David […]

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Movie Discussion: Kerry Prior’s The Revenant (2009)

Monthly Theme: Indie Horror The Film: The Revenant Country of origin: U.S.A. Date of U.S. release: August 24, 2012 Studio: Putrefactory Distributer: Paladin Domestic Gross: ? Budget: ? Director: D. Kerry Prior Producers: Don Dunn, et al. Screenwriter: D. Kerry Prior Adaptation? No. Cinematographer: Peter Hawkins Make-Up/FX: Paul Staples, Jason Collins, Amy Mills, et al. Music: […]

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Movie Discussion: Tom Six’s The Human Centipede (First Sequence) (2010)

Monthly Theme: Highbrow/Lowbrow The Film: The Human Centipede [First Sequence] Alternate title: n/a Country of origin: The Netherlands Date of Dutch release: April 10, 2012 (DVD) Date of U.S. release: April 28, 2010 Studio: Six Entertainment Distributer: IFC Midnight Domestic Gross: $181,000 Budget: $1.5 million (estimated) Director: Tom Six Producer: Tom Six & Ilona Six […]

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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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