Movie Discussion: Mario Bava’s Twitch of the Death Nerve [Ecologia del delitto] (1971)

Monthly Theme: Video Nasties The Film: Twitch of the Death Nerve Alternative titles: A Bay of Blood, Blood Bath Italian title: Ecologia del delitto Alternative Italian title: Reazione a catena Country of origin: Italy Date of Italian release: September 8, 1971 Date of U.S. release: May 3, 1972 Studio: Nuova Linea Cinematografica Distributer: Hallmark Releasing […]

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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: Meir Zarchi’s I Spit on Your Grave (1978)

Monthly Theme: Video Nasties The Film: I Spit on Your Grave Alternate title: Day of the Woman Country of origin: U.S.A. Date of U.S. release: November 22, 1978 Studio: Cinemagic Pictures Distributer: Cinemagic Domestic Gross: ? Budget: $650,000 (estimated) Director: Meir Zarchi Producers: Meir Zarchi and Joseph Zbeda Screenwriter: Meir Zarchi Adaptation? No. Cinematography: Nouri Haviv Make-Up/FX: Beriau Picard and Bill Tasgal Music: ? Part of a series? No, but […]

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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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Movie Discussion: Sam Raimi’s The Evil Dead (1981)

Monthly Theme: Genre Classics The Film: The Evil Dead Country of origin: U.S.A. Date of U.S. release: April 24, 1983 Studio: Renaissance Pictures Distributer: New Line Cinemas Domestic Gross: $2.4 million Budget: $375,000 (estimated) Directors: Sam Raimi Producers: Robert G. Tapert, et al. Screenwriters: Sam Raimi Adaptation? No. Cinematography: Tom Philo Make-Up/FX: Tom Sullivan, et […]

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