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: Adrian Lyne’s Jacob’s Ladder (1990)

Monthly Theme: Best of the 1990s The Film: Jacob’s Ladder Country of origin: U.S.A. Date of U.S. release: November 2, 1990 Studio: Carolco Pictures Distributer: TriStar Pictures Domestic Gross: $26 million Budget: $25 million (estimated) Director: Adrian Lyne Producers: Mario Kassar, et al. Screenwriter: Bruce Joel Rubin Adaptation? No. Cinematographer: Jeffrey L. Kimball Make-Up/FX: Conrad […]

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Movie Discussion: Don Coscarelli’s John Dies at the End (2012)

Monthly Theme: Indie Horror The Film: John Dies at the End Country of origin: U.S.A. Date of U.S. release: January 25, 2013 Studio: M3 Alliance, et al. Distributer: Magnet Releasing Domestic Gross: $141,000 Budget: ? Director: Don Coscarelli Producer: Brad Baruh, et al. Screenwriter: Don Coscarelli Adaptation? Yes, from the 2007 novel John Dies at […]

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Movie Discussion: Ti West’s The House of the Devil (2009)

Monthly Theme: Indie Horror The Film: The House of the Devil Country of origin: U.S.A. Date of U.S. release: October 30, 2009 Studio: MPI Media Group, et al. Distributer: Magnet Releasing Domestic Gross: $101,000 Budget: ? Director: Ti West Producers: Larry Fessenden, Badie Ali, et al. Screenwriter: Ti West Adaptation? No. Cinematographer: Eliot Rockett Make-Up/FX: […]

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Movie Discussion: Lamberto Bava’s Demons [Dèmoni] (1985)

Monthly Theme: Splatter The Film: Demons Italian title: Dèmoni Country of origin: Italy Date of Italian release: October 4, 1985 Date of U.S. release: May 30, 1986 Studio: DACFILM Rome Distributer: Ascot Films Domestic Gross: ? Budget: $1.8 million Director: Lamberto Bava Producer: Dario Argento Screenwriters: Dario Argento, Lamberto Bava, Franco Ferrini & Dardano Sacchetti […]

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Movie Discussion: Clive Barker’s Hellraiser (1987)

Monthly Theme: Genre Classics The Film: Hellraiser Country of origin: U.K. Date of U.K. release: September 11, 1987 Date of U.S. release: September 18, 1987 Studio: Cinemarque Entertainment BV, et al. Distributer: New World Pictures Domestic Gross: $13.9 million Budget: $1 million (estimated) Directors: Clive Barker Producers: Mark Armstrong, et al. Screenwriters: Clive Barker Adaptation? […]

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