Movie Discussion: Wolf Rilla’s Village of the Damned (1960)

Monthly Theme: Evil Children The Film: Village of the Damned Country of origin: U.K. Date of U.K. release: July 1960 Date of U.S. release: December 7, 1960 Studio: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer British Studios Distributer: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) Domestic Gross: ? Budget: $2o0,000 (estimated) Director: Wolf Rilla Producers: Ronald Kinnoch Screenwriter: George Barclay, Wolf Rilla & Stirling Silliphant Adaptation? Yes, of the 1957 novel The Midwich Cuckoos by John Wyndham. Cinematographer: Geoffrey […]

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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: Mervyn LeRoy’s The Bad Seed (1956)

Monthly Theme: Evil Children The Film: The Bad Seed Country of origin: U.S.A. Date of U.S. release: September 12, 1956 Studio: Warner Bros. Distributer: Warner Bros. Domestic Gross: $4.1 million Budget: $1 million (estimated) Director: Mervyn LeRoy Producer: Mervyn LeRoy Screenwriter: John Lee Mahin Adaptation? Yes, from the 1954 play The Bad Seed by Maxwell Anderson and […]

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Movie Discussion: Narciso Ibáñez Serrador’s Who Can Kill a Child? [¿Quién puede matar a un niño?] (1976)

Monthly Theme: Evil Children The Film: Who Can Kill a Child? Country of origin: Spain Spanish title: ¿Quién puede matar a un niño? Alternate titles? Island of the Damned (U.S./Canadian title), Death Is Child’s Play (U.K. title), Island of Death (U.K. video) Date of Spanish release: April 26, 1976 Date of U.S. release: June 1978 Studio: Penta Films Distributer: American International Pictures [AIP] (dubbed) Domestic Gross: ? Budget: ? […]

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Movie Discussion: Zack Snyder’s Dawn of the Dead (2004)

Monthly Theme: Zombies The Film: Dawn of the Dead Country of origin: U.S.A. Date of U.S. release: March 19, 2004 Studio: Strike Entertainment, et al. Distributer: Universal Pictures Domestic Gross: $59 million Budget: $26 million (estimated) Director: Zack Snyder Producers: Marc Abraham, et al. Screenwriters: James Gunn Adaptation? Yes, of the 1978 film Dawn of […]

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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: David Cronenberg’s The Brood (1979)

Monthly Theme: Religious Cults The Film: The Brood Country of origin: Canada Date of Canadian release: June 1, 1979 Date of U.S. release: May 25, 1979 Studio: Canadian Film Development Corporation (CFDC), et al. Distributer: New World Pictures Domestic Gross: ? Budget: $1.4 million (estimated) Director: David Cronenberg Producers: Pierre David, et al. Screenwriter: David […]

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