Movie Discussion: Paul Verhoeven’s The Fourth Man [Die vierde man] (1983)

Monthly Theme: Perverted Killers The Film: The Fourth Man Country of origin: The Netherlands Dutch title: De vierde man Date of Netherlands release: March 24, 1983 Date of U.S. release: June 27, 1984 Studio: Rob Houwer Productions, et al. Distributer: International Spectrafilm Domestic Gross: ? Budget: ? Director: Paul Verhoeven Producer: Rob Houwer Screenwriter: Gerard Soeteman Adaptation? Yes. Based on Gerard Reve’s 1981 novel De vierde man. Cinematographer: Jan […]

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Movie Discussion: Michael Mann’s Manhunter (1986)

Monthly Theme: Perverted Killers The Film: Manhunter Country of origin: U.S.A. Date of U.S. Release: August 15, 1986 Studio: De Laurentiis Entertainment Group (DEG), et al. Distributer: De Laurentiis Entertainment Group (DEG) Domestic Gross: $8.5 million Budget $15 million Director: Michael Mann Producers: Dino De Laurentiis, Richard Roth & Bernard Williams Screenwriter: Michael Mann Adaptation? Yes. Based on Thomas Harris’s 1981 novel Red Dragon. Cinematographer: Dante Spinotti […]

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Movie Discussion: Brian De Palma’s Dressed to Kill (1980)

Monthly Theme: Perverted Killers The Film: Dressed to Kill Country of origin: U.S.A. Date of U.S. Release: July 25, 1980 Studio: Filmways Pictures & Cinema 77 Films Distributer: Filmways Pictures Domestic Gross: $32 million Budget $6.5 million Director: Brian De Palma Producers: Samuel Z. Arkoff, et al. Screenwriter: Brian De Palma Adaptation? No. Cinematographer: Ralf Bode Make-Up/FX: Robert Laden, et al. Music: Pino Donaggio Part of a series? […]

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Movie Discussion: John McNaughton’s Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer (1986)

Monthly Theme: Perverted Killers The Film: Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer Country of origin: U.S.A. Date of U.S. release: September 1990 Studio: Maljack Productions Distributer: Greycat Films Domestic Gross: $609,000 Budget: $111,000 (estimated) Directors: John McNaughton Producers: Malik B. Ali, et al. Screenwriters: John McNaughton & Richard Fire Adaptation? Not really. The film is […]

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Movie Discussion: Alfred Hitchcock’s The Lodger: A Story of the London Fog (1927)

Monthly Theme: Protohorror The Film: The Lodger: A Story of the London Fog Country of origin: U.K. Date of U.K. release: February 14, 1927 Date of U.S. release: June 10, 1928 Studio: Gainsborough Pictures & Carlyle Blackwell Prod. Distributer: AmerAnglo & Artlee Pictures Domestic Gross: ? Budget: $12,000 (estimated) Director: Alfred Hitchcock Producers: Michael Blacon […]

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Movie Discussion: F.W. Murnau’s Nosferatu: A Symphony of Horror [Nosferatu, eine Symphonie des Grauens] (1922)

Monthly Theme: Protohorror The Film: Nosferatu Country of origin: Germany German title: Nosferatu, eine Symphonie des Grauens Alternate title: Nosferatu, a Symphony of Horror Date of German release: March 4, 1922 Date of U.S. release: June 3, 1929 Studio: Jofa-Atelier Berlin-Johannisthal, et al. Distributer: Film Arts Guild Domestic Gross: ? Budget: ? Director: F.W. Murnau […]

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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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