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: George A. Romero’s Creepshow (1982)

Monthly Theme: Sean’s Favorites The Film: Creepshow Country of origin: U.S.A. Date of U.S. release: November 12, 1982 Studio: Warner Bros., et al. Distributer: Warner Bros. Domestic Gross: $21 million Budget: $8 million (estimated) Director: George A. Romero Producers: Richard P. Rubinstein, David E. Vogel, et al. Screenwriter: Stephen King Adaptation? Sort of. The film […]

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Movie Discussion: Peter Weir’s Picnic at Hanging Rock (1975)

Monthly Theme: Ozploitation The Film: Picnic at Hanging Rock Country of origin: Australia Date of Australian release: August 8, 1975 Date of U.S. release: February 2, 1979 Studio: The Australian Film Commission, et al. Distributer: Atlantic Releasing Corporation Domestic Gross: $85,000 Budget: $440,000 (estimated) Director: Peter Weir Producers: A. John Graves, et al. Screenwriter: Cliff […]

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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 Discussion: Dario Argento’s Phenomena (1985)

Monthly Theme: Giallo The Film: Phenomena Alternate titles: Creepers (Censored U.S. version) Country of origin: Italy Date of Italian release: January 31, 1985 Date of U.S. release: August 2, 1985 Studio: DACFILM Rome Distributer: Titanus Domestic Gross: ? Budget: $3.8 million (estimated) Director: Dario Argento Producer: Dario Argento & Angelo Jacono Screenwriter: Dario Argento & Franco […]

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Movie Discussion: Bong Joon-ho’s The Host [Gwoemul] (2006)

Monthly Theme: Giant Monsters The Film: The Host Country of origin: South Korea South Korean title: Gwoemul Date of South Korean release: July 27, 2006 Date of U.S. release: March 9, 2007 Studio: Showbox Entertainment, et al. Distributer: Magnolia Pictures Domestic Gross: $2.2 million Budget: ? Director: Bong Joon-ho Producers: Choi Yong-bae, et al. Screenwriters: […]

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