Movie Discussion: John Carpenter’s The Thing (1982)

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? […]

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Movie Discussion: Brian De Palma’s Carrie (1976)

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 […]

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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: 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: Paul Verhoeven’s The Fourth Man [Die vierde man] (1983)

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 […]

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Movie Discussion: Michael Mann’s Manhunter (1986)

Monthly Theme: Perverted Killers The Film: Manhunter Country of origin: U.S.A. Date of U.S. Release: August 15, 1986 Studio: De Laurentiis Entertainment Group (DEG), et al. Distributer: De Laurentiis Entertainment Group (DEG) Domestic Gross: $8.5 million Budget $15 million Director: Michael Mann Producers: Dino De Laurentiis, Richard Roth & Bernard Williams Screenwriter: Michael Mann Adaptation? Yes. Based on Thomas Harris’s 1981 novel Red Dragon. Cinematographer: Dante Spinotti […]

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