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: 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: Lucio Fulci’s Don’t Torture a Duckling [Non si sevizia un paperino] (1972)

Monthly Theme: Giallo The Film: Don’t Torture a Duckling Country of origin: Italy Italian title: Non si sevizia un paperino Date of Italian release: September 29, 1972 Date of U.S. release: n/a Studio: Medusa Distribuzione Distributer: Anchor Bay Entertainment (home media) Domestic Gross: ? Budget: ? Director: Lucio Fulci Producer: Renato Jaboni Screenwriters: Gianfranco Clerici, […]

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Movie Discussion: Andrew Fleming’s The Craft (1996)

Monthly Theme: Witchcraft & Black Magic The Film: The Craft Country of origin: U.S.A Date of U.S. release: May 3, 1996 Studio: Columbia Pictures Distributer: Columbia Pictures Domestic Gross: $24.8 million Budget: $15 million (estimated) Director: Andrew Fleming Producers: Ginny Nugent, Lisa Tornell & Douglas Wick Screenwriters: Peter Filardi & Andrew Fleming Adaptation? No Cinematographer: […]

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Movie Discussion: Iain Softley’s The Skeleton Key (2005)

Monthly Theme: Witchcraft & Black Magic The Film: The Skeleton Key Country of origin: U.S.A Date of U.S. release: August 12, 2005 Studio: Universal Pictures, ShadowCatcher Entertainment, et al. Distributer: Universal Pictures Domestic Gross: $47.9 million Budget: $43 million (estimated) Director: Iain Softley Producers: Daniel Bobker, Michael Shamberg, et al. Screenwriters: Ehren Kruger Adaptation? No […]

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Movie Discussion: Dario Argento’s Suspiria (1977)

Monthly Theme: Witchcraft & Black Magic The Film: Suspiria Country of origin: Italy Date of Italian release: February 1, 1977 Date of U.S. release: August 12, 1977 Studio: Seda Spettacoli Distributer: International Classics Domestic Gross: ? Budget: ? Director: Dario Argento Producers: Claudio & Salvatore Argento Screenwriter: Dario Argento & Daria Nicolodi Adaptation? Yes, inspired by […]

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