Tusk and Shock Cinema by Sean Bottai THIS MONTH WE’LL BE THINKING THROUGH SOME OF 2014’S BEST AND/OR MOST SUCCESSFUL HORROR FILMS. WE’LL TRY TO SPOT CONNECTIONS, TENSIONS AND LARGER THEMES, AS WELL AS FIGURE OUT WHY SOME FILMS SUCCEED AND SOME FAIL AT ACHIEVING THEIR GOALS. MOVIES WILL BE DISCUSSED IN TOTAL, SO BEWARE OF […]Read more "2014 Year in Review: Kevin Smith’s Tusk"
Monthly Theme: Alien Invasions The Film: Aliens Country of origin: U.S.A. Date of U.S. release: July 18, 1986 Studio: Twentieth Century Fox, et al. Distributer: Twentieth Century Fox Domestic Gross: $85.1 million Budget: $18.5 million (estimated) Director: James Cameron Producers: Walter Hill, Gale Anne Hurd, et al. Screenwriter: James Cameron Adaptation? No. Cinematography: Adrian Biddle […]Read more "Movie Discussion: James Cameron’s Aliens (1986)"
Monthly Theme: Alien Invasions The Film: The Thing Country of origin: U.S.A. Date of U.S. release: June 25, 1982 Studio: Universal Pictures & Turman-Foster Company Distributer: Universal Pictures Domestic Gross: $19.6 million Budget: $15 million (estimated) Director: John Carpenter Producers: Stuart Cohen, et al. Screenwriter: Bill Lancaster. Adaptation? Yes, of the 1938 novella Who Goes There? […]Read more "Movie Discussion: John Carpenter’s The Thing (1982)"
Monthly Theme: Alien Invasion The Film: Lifeforce Country of origin: U.S.A. Date of U.S. release: June 21, 1985 Studio: Golan-Globus Productions, et al. Distributer: TriStar Pictures & The Cannon Group Domestic Gross: $11.5 million Budget: $25 million Director: Tobe Hooper Producers: Yoram Globus, Menahem Golan and Michael J. Kagan Screenwriter: Don Jakoby & Dan O’Bannon […]Read more "Movie Discussion: Tobe Hooper’s Lifeforce (1985)"
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 […]Read more "Movie Discussion: Brian De Palma’s Carrie (1976)"
Monthly Theme: Perverted Killers The Film: The Fourth Man Country of origin: The Netherlands Dutch title: De vierde man Date of Netherlands release: March 24, 1983 Date of U.S. release: June 27, 1984 Studio: Rob Houwer Productions, et al. Distributer: International Spectrafilm Domestic Gross: ? Budget: ? Director: Paul Verhoeven Producer: Rob Houwer Screenwriter: Gerard Soeteman Adaptation? Yes. Based on Gerard Reve’s 1981 novel De vierde man. Cinematographer: Jan […]Read more "Movie Discussion: Paul Verhoeven’s The Fourth Man [Die vierde man] (1983)"
Monthly Theme: Sean’s Favorites The Film: From Beyond Country of origin: U.S.A. Date of U.S. release: October 24, 1986 Studio: Empire Pictures & Taryn Prov Distributer: Empire Pictures Domestic Gross: $1.2 million Budget: $4.5 million (estimated) Director: Stuart Gordon Producers: Charles Band, Brian Yunza, et al. Screenwriters: Stuart Gordon, Dennis Paoli & Brian Yunza Adaptation? […]Read more "Movie Discussion: Stuart Gordon’s From Beyond (1986)"