Movie Discussion: Ruggero Deodato’s Cannibal Holocaust (1980)

Monthly Theme: Video Nasties The Film: Cannibal Holocaust Country of origin: Italy Date of Italian release: February 7, 1980 Date of U.S. release: July 11, 1980 Studio: F.D. Cinematografica Distributer: Transcontinental [dubbed] Domestic Gross: ? Budget: $100,000 (estimated) Director: Ruggero Deodato Producers: Franco Di Nunzio & Franco Palaggi Screenwriter: Gianfranco Clerici Adaptation? No. Cinematography: Sergio […]

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Movie Discussion: Herschell Gordon Lewis’ Blood Feast (1963)

Monthly Theme: Video Nasties The Film: Blood Feast Country of origin: U.S.A. Date of U.S. release: July 6, 1963 Studio: Friedman-Lewis Productions Distributer: Box Office Spectaculars Domestic Gross: $4 million Budget: $24,500 (estimated) Director: Herschell Gordon Lewis Producers: David F. Friedman, et al. Screenwriter: Allison Louise Downe Adaptation? No. Cinematography: Herschell Gordon Lewis Make-Up/FX: Allison […]

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Movie Discussion: Benjamin Christensen’s Häxan: Witchcraft Through the Ages (1922)

Monthly Theme: Protohorror The Film: Häxan: Witchcraft Through the Ages Country of origin: Sweden/Denmark Date of Swedish release: September 18, 1922 Date of Danish release: November 7, 1922 Date of U.S. release: May 27, 1929 Studio: Svensk Filmindustri & Aljosha Production Company Distributer: BijouFlix Releasing Domestic Gross: ? Budget: $2 million (estimated) Director: Benjamin Christensen […]

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Movie Discussion: Pascal Laugier’s Martyrs (2008)

Monthly Theme: Religious Cults The Film: Martyrs Country of origin: France Date of French release: September 3, 2008 Date of U.S. release: April 28, 2009 (DVD only) Studio: Canal +, CinéCinéma, et al. Distributer: The Weinstein Company Domestic Gross: ? Budget: $6.5 million (estimated) Director: Pascal Laugier Producers: Frédéric Doniguian, et al. Screenwriters: Pascal Laugier Adaptation? […]

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Movie Discussion: Robin Hardy’s The Wicker Man (1973)

Monthly Theme: Religious Cults The Film: The Wicker Man Country of origin: U.K. Date of U.K. release: December 1973 Date of U.S. release: June 1975 Studio: British Lion Distributer: Warner Bros. Domestic Gross: $45,000 Budget: ? Director: Robin Hardy Producer: Peter Snell Screenwriter: Anthony Shaffer Adaptation? No. Cinematographer: Harry Waxman Make-Up/FX: Seamus Flannery Music: Paul […]

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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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Movie Discussion: Michael Winner’s The Sentinel (1977)

Monthly Theme: Religious Cults The Film: The Sentinel Country of origin: U.S.A Date of U.S. release: January 7, 1977 Studio: Universal Pictures & Jeffrey Konvitz Productions Distributer: Universal Pictures Domestic Gross: $4 million Budget: $3.7 million (estimated) Director: Michael Winner Producers: Jeffrey Konvitz & Michael Winner Screenwriters: Jeffrey Konvitz & Michael Winner Adaptation? Yes, of the […]

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