Movie Discussion: Peter Bogdanovich’s Targets (1968)

Monthly Theme: Perverted Killers The Film: Targets Country of origin: U.S.A. Date of U.S. release: August 15, 1968 Studio: Saticoy Productions Distributer: Paramount Pictures Domestic Gross: ? Budget: $130,000 Director: Peter Bogdanovich Producers: Roger Corman, Daniel Selznick & Peter Bogdanovich Screenwriter: Peter Bogdanovich Adaptation? No. Loosely inspired by two real life crimes: the 1965 Highway 101 sniper attack and the 1966 University of Texas-Austin shooting […]

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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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Movie Discussion: John McNaughton’s Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer (1986)

Monthly Theme: Perverted Killers The Film: Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer Country of origin: U.S.A. Date of U.S. release: September 1990 Studio: Maljack Productions Distributer: Greycat Films Domestic Gross: $609,000 Budget: $111,000 (estimated) Directors: John McNaughton Producers: Malik B. Ali, et al. Screenwriters: John McNaughton & Richard Fire Adaptation? Not really. The film is […]

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Movie Discussion: Alfred Hitchcock’s The Lodger: A Story of the London Fog (1927)

Monthly Theme: Protohorror The Film: The Lodger: A Story of the London Fog Country of origin: U.K. Date of U.K. release: February 14, 1927 Date of U.S. release: June 10, 1928 Studio: Gainsborough Pictures & Carlyle Blackwell Prod. Distributer: AmerAnglo & Artlee Pictures Domestic Gross: ? Budget: $12,000 (estimated) Director: Alfred Hitchcock Producers: Michael Blacon […]

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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: Penelope Spheeris’ The Boys Next Door (1985)

Monthly Theme: Sean’s Favorites The Film: The Boys Next Door Country of origin: U.S.A. Date of U.S. release: October 1985 Studio: Republic Entertainment International Distributer: New World Pictures Domestic Gross: ? Budget: $5 million (estimated) Director: Penelope Spheeris Producers: Sandy Howard, et al. Screenwriters: Glen Morgan & James Wong Adaptation? No. Cinematographer: Arthur Albert Make-Up/FX: […]

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