Movie Discussion: Rupert Julian’s The Phantom of the Opera (1925)

Monthly Theme: Protohorror The Film: The Phantom of the Opera Country of origin: U.S.A. Date of U.S. release: November 15, 1925 Studio: Universal Pictures Distributer: Universal Pictures Domestic Gross: $2 million Budget: ? Director: Rupert Julien Producer: Carl Laemmle Screenwriters: Water Anthony, Elliott J. Clawson, Bernard McConville, Frank M. McCormack, Tom Reed, Raymond L. Schrock, […]

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Movie Discussion: Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho (1960)

Monthly Theme: Classic Thrillers The Film: Psycho Country of origin: U.S.A. Date of U.S. release: September 8, 1960 Studio: Shamley Productions Distributer: Paramount Pictures Domestic Gross: $32 million Budget: $800,000 (estimated) Director: Alfred Hitchcock Producer: Alfred Hitchcock Screenwriter: Joseph Stefano Adaptation? Yes, of the 1959 novel Psycho by Robert Bloch. Cinematographer: John L. Russell Make-Up/FX: […]

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Movie Discussion: Charles Laughton’s The Night of the Hunter (1955)

Monthly Theme: Classic Thrillers The Film: The Night of the Hunter Country of origin: U.S.A. Date of U.S. release: September 29, 1955 Studio: Paul Gregory Productions Distributer: United Artists Domestic Gross: ? Budget: $795,000 (estimated) Director: Charles Laughton Producer: Paul Gregory Screenwriter: James Agee Adaptation? Yes, of the 1953 novel The Night of the Hunter […]

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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: Ridley Scott’s Alien (1979)

Monthly Theme: Genre Classics The Film: Alien Alternate title: n/a Country of origin: U.S.A. Date of U.S. release: June 22, 1979 Studio: Brandywine Productions & Twentieth Century-Fox Productions Distributer: Twentieth Century-Fox Domestic Gross: $78.9 million Budget: $11 million (estimated) Director: Ridley Scott Producers:  Ronald Shusett, Gordon Carroll, David Giler & Walter Hill Screenwriters: Dan O’Bannon (Story […]

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Movie Discussion: George A. Romero’s Night of the Living Dead (1968)

Monthly Theme: Genre Classics The Film: Night of the Living Dead Country of origin: U.S.A. Date of U.S. release: October 1, 1968 Studio: Image Ten, et al. Distributer: Continental Distributing & Walter Reade Organization Domestic Gross: $42 million Budget: $114,000 (estimated) Directors: George A. Romero Producers: Karl Hardman & Russell Streiner Screenwriters: George A. Romero […]

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