Movie Discussion: Joseph Kahn’s Detention (2011)

Monthly Theme: Indie Horror The Film: Detention Country of origin: U.S.A. Date of U.S. release: April 13, 2012 Studio: Detention Films Distributer: Samuel Goldwyn Films Domestic Gross: ? Budget: $10 million (estimated) Director: Joseph Kahn Producer: Robert Abramoff, et al. Screenwriter: Joseph Kahn & Mark Palermo Adaptation? No. Cinematographer: Christopher Probst Make-Up/FX: Robert Giddens, David […]

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Movie Discussion: James Wong’s Final Destination (2000)

Monthly Theme: Blockbusters The Film: Final Destination Country of origin: U.S.A. Date of U.S. release: March 17, 2000 Studio: New Line Cinema, Zide-Perry Productions & Hard Eight Pictures Distributer: New Line Cinema Domestic Gross: $53 million Budget: $23 million (estimated) Director: James Wong Producers: Chris Bender, et al. Screenwriters: Glen Morgan, Jeffrey Reddick & James […]

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Movie Discussion: Bob Clark’s Black Christmas (1974)

Monthly Theme: Slashers The Film: Black Christmas Alternate title: n/a Country of origin: Canada Date of Canadian release: October 11, 1974 Date of U.S. release: December 20, 1974 Studio: Film Funding Ltd. of Canada, Vision IV & Canadian Film Development Corporation (CFDC) Distributer: Warner Bros. Domestic Gross: $4 million Budget: $686,000 (estimated) Director: Bob Clark […]

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Movie Comparison: Wes Craven’s A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)/Samuel Bayer’s A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010)

Monthly Theme: Slashers The Film: A Nightmare on Elm Street Alternate title: n/a Country of origin: U.S.A. Date of U.S. release: November 16, 1984 Studio: New Line Cinema, Media Home Entertainment & Smart Egg Pictures Distributer: New Line Cinema Domestic Gross: $25.5 million Budget: $1.8 million (estimated) Director: Wes Craven Producers: Robert Shaye, Sara Risher, […]

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Movie Discussion: John Carpenter’s Halloween (1978)

Monthly Theme: Slashers The Film: Halloween Alternate title: n/a Country of origin: U.S.A. Date of U.S. release: October 25, 1978 Studio: Compass International Pictures & Falcon International Productions Distributer: Compass International Pictures Domestic Gross: $47 million Budget: $300,000 (estimated) Director: John Carpenter Producer: Debra Hill, Kool Lusby & Irwin Yablans Screenwriters: John Carpenter & Debra Hill […]

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Movie Discussion: William Lustig’s Maniac (1980)

Monthly Theme: Slashers The Film: Maniac Country of origin: U.S.A Date of U.S. release: December 26, 1980 Studio: Magnum Motion Pictures Distributer: Analysis Film Releasing Corporation Domestic Gross: $6 million Budget: $350,000 (estimated) Director: William Lustig Producers: Andrew W. Garroni, et al. Screenwriters: C.A. Rosenberg & Joe Spinell Adaptation? No Cinematographer: Robert Lindsay Make-Up/FX: Tom […]

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Movie Discussion: Tony Maylam’s The Burning (1981)

Monthly Theme: Slashers The Film: The Burning Country of origin: U.S.A Date of U.S. release: May 8, 1981 Studio: Miramax Films & The Cropsy Venture Distributer: Filmways Pictures Domestic Gross: ? Budget: $1.5 million (estimated) Director: Tony Maylam Producers: Harvey Weinstein, et al. Screenwriters: Peter Lawrence & Bob Weinstein Adaptation? No. Cinematographer: Harvey Harrison Make-Up/FX: […]

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