Movie Discussion: William Lustig’s Maniac (1980)

Monthly Theme: Slashers The Film: Maniac Country of origin: U.S.A Date of U.S. release: December 26, 1980 Studio: Magnum Motion Pictures Distributer: Analysis Film Releasing Corporation Domestic Gross: $6 million Budget: $350,000 (estimated) Director: William Lustig Producers: Andrew W. Garroni, et al. Screenwriters: C.A. Rosenberg & Joe Spinell Adaptation? No Cinematographer: Robert Lindsay Make-Up/FX: Tom […]

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Movie Discussion: Tony Maylam’s The Burning (1981)

Monthly Theme: Slashers The Film: The Burning Country of origin: U.S.A Date of U.S. release: May 8, 1981 Studio: Miramax Films & The Cropsy Venture Distributer: Filmways Pictures Domestic Gross: ? Budget: $1.5 million (estimated) Director: Tony Maylam Producers: Harvey Weinstein, et al. Screenwriters: Peter Lawrence & Bob Weinstein Adaptation? No. Cinematographer: Harvey Harrison Make-Up/FX: […]

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Movie Discussion: Steve Miner’s Friday the 13th Part 2 (1981)

Monthly Theme: Slashers The Film: Friday the 13th Part 2 Country of origin: U.S.A Date of U.S. release: May 1, 1981 Studio: Georgetown Productions, et al. Distributer: Paramount Pictures Domestic Gross: $6.4 million Budget: $1.2 million (estimated) Director: Steve Miner Producers: Frank Mancuso Jr., Steve Miner, et al. Screenwriters: Ron Kurz Adaptation? No. Cinematographer: Peter […]

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Movie Discussion: Sean S. Cunningham’s Friday the 13th (1980)

Monthly Theme: Slashers The Film: Friday the 13th Country of origin: U.S.A Date of U.S. release: May 9, 1980 Studio: Paramount Pictures, et al. Distributer: Paramount Pictures Domestic Gross: $5.8 million Budget: $550,000 (estimated) Director: Sean S. Cunningham Producers: Steve Miner, et al. Screenwriter: Victor Miller Adaptation? No. Cinematographer: Barry Abrams Make-Up/FX: Tom Savini, et […]

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Movie Discussion: Frank Darabont’s The Mist (2007)

Monthly Theme: Giant Monsters The Film: The Mist Country of origin: U.S.A. Date of U.S. release: November 21, 2007 Studio: Dimension Films, et al. Distributer: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) Domestic Gross: $25.5 million Budget: $18 million (estimated) Director: Frank Darabont Producers: Harvey Weinstein, Bob Weinstein, et al. Screenwriter: Frank Darabont Adaptation? Yes, of the 1980 novella The […]

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Movie Discussion: Robert Rodriguez’s From Dusk Till Dawn (1996)

Monthly Theme: Vampires The Film: From Dusk till Dawn Country of origin: U.S.A. Date of U.S. release: January 19, 1996 Studio: Dimension Films, Miramax Films, et al. Distributer: Dimension Films Domestic Gross: $25.8 million Budget: $19 million (estimated) Director: Robert Rodriguez Producers: Lawrence Bender, Quentin Tarantino, Robert Kurtzman, et al. Screenwriter: Quentin Tarantino Adaptation? No. […]

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Movie Comparison: Kurt Neumann’s The Fly (1958)/David Cronenberg’s The Fly (1986)

Monthly Theme: Genre Classics The Film: The Fly Country of origin: U.S.A. Date of U.S. release: August 29, 1958 Studio: Twentieth Century Fox Distributer: Twentieth Century Fox Domestic Gross: $3 million Budget: $700,000 (estimated) Director: Kurt Neumann Producers: Kurt Neumann & Robert L. Lippert Screenwriter: James Clavell Adaptation? Yes, of the 1957 short story “The […]

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