2014 Year in Review: Christopher B. Landon’s Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones

The Confusing Politics of Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones 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 […]

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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: Robert Wiene’s The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari [Das Cabinet des Dr. Caligari] (1920)

Monthly Theme: Protohorror The Film: The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari Country of origin: Germany German title: Das Cabinet des Dr. Caligari Date of German release: February 17, 1920 Date of U.S. release: March 19, 1921 Studio: Decla-Bioscop AG Distributer: Goldwyn Distributing Company Domestic Gross: ? Budget: $18,000 (estimated) Director: Robert Wiene Producers: Rudolf Meinert & […]

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Movie Discussion: David Fincher’s The Game (1997)

Monthly Theme: Best of the 1990s The Film: The Game Country of origin: U.S.A. Date of U.S. release: September 12, 1997 Studio: Polygram, et al. Distributer: Polygram Domestic Gross: $48 million Budget: $50 million (estimated) Director: David Fincher Producers: Steve Golin, et al. Screenwriters: John Brancato & Michael Ferris Adaptation? No. Cinematographer: Harris Savides Make-Up/FX: […]

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Movie Discussion: Adrian Lyne’s Jacob’s Ladder (1990)

Monthly Theme: Best of the 1990s The Film: Jacob’s Ladder Country of origin: U.S.A. Date of U.S. release: November 2, 1990 Studio: Carolco Pictures Distributer: TriStar Pictures Domestic Gross: $26 million Budget: $25 million (estimated) Director: Adrian Lyne Producers: Mario Kassar, et al. Screenwriter: Bruce Joel Rubin Adaptation? No. Cinematographer: Jeffrey L. Kimball Make-Up/FX: Conrad […]

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Movie Discussion: Nobuhiko Ôbayashi’s House [Hausu] (1977)

Monthly Theme: Hauntings The Film: House Country of origin: Japan Japanese title: Hausu Date of Japanese release: July 30, 1977 Date of U.S. release: September 1977 Studio: PSC & Toho Company Distributer: Toho Company (subtitled) Domestic Gross: ? Budget: ? Director: Nobuhiko Ôbayashi Producers: Yorihiko Yamada & Nobuhiko Ôbayashi Screenwriters: Chiho Katsura Adaptation? No. Cinematographer: […]

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