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: James Cameron’s Aliens (1986)

Monthly Theme: Alien Invasions The Film: Aliens Country of origin: U.S.A. Date of U.S. release: July 18, 1986 Studio: Twentieth Century Fox, et al. Distributer: Twentieth Century Fox Domestic Gross: $85.1 million Budget: $18.5 million (estimated) Director: James Cameron Producers: Walter Hill, Gale Anne Hurd, et al. Screenwriter: James Cameron Adaptation? No. Cinematography: Adrian Biddle […]

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Movie Discussion: George A. Romero’s Day of the Dead (1985)

Monthly Theme: Zombies The Film: Day of the Dead Country of origin: U.S.A. Date of U.S. release: July 19, 1985 Studio: United Film Distribution Company (UFDC), et al. Distributer: United Film Distribution Company (UFDC), Domestic Gross: $5 million Budget: $3.5 million Director: George A. Romero Producers: Richard P. Rubenstein, et al. Screenwriter: George A. Romero […]

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Movie Discussion: Rob Zombie’s The Devil’s Rejects (2005)

Monthly Theme: Ultraviolence The Film: The Devil’s Rejects Country of origin: U.S.A Date of U.S. release: July 22, 2005 Studio: Lions Gate Films, et al. Distributer: Lions Gate Films Domestic Gross: $16.9 million Budget: $7 million (estimated) Director: Rob Zombie Producers: Peter Block, et al. Screenwriters: Rob Zombie Adaptation? No. Cinematographer: Phil Parmet Make-Up/FX: Wayne […]

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Movie Discussion: Tobe Hooper’s The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 (1986)

Monthly Theme: Slashers The Film: The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 Alternate title: The Texas Chainsaw Massacre Part 2 Country of origin: U.S.A. Date of U.S. release: August 22, 1986 Studio: Cannon Films Distributer: Cannon Film Distributors Domestic Gross: $8 million Budget: $4.7 million (estimated) Director: Tobe Hooper Producers: L.M. Kit Carson, Yoram Globus, Menahem Golan, […]

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Movie Discussion: George A. Romero’s Dawn of the Dead (1978)

Monthly Theme: Genre Classics The Film: Dawn of the Dead European title: Zombi Country of origin: U.S.A. Date of U.S. release: May 24, 1979 Studio: Laurel Group Distributer: United Film Distribution Company [UFDC] Domestic Gross: $5.1 million Budget: $650,000 (estimated) Director: George A. Romero Producers: Claudio Argento, Alfredo Cuomo, Donna Siegel & Richard P. Rubenstein […]

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