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: 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: Tom Holland’s Fright Night (1985)

Monthly Theme: Sean’s Favorites The Film: Fright Night Country of origin: U.S.A. Date of U.S. release: August 2, 1985 Studio: Columbia Pictures, et al. Distributer: Columbia Pictures Domestic Gross: $24.9 million Budget: $9 million (estimated) Director: Tom Holland Producers: Herb Jaffe & Jerry A. Baerwitz Screenwriter: Tom Holland Adaptation? No. Cinematographer: Jan Kiesser Make-Up/FX: Thaine […]

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TV Discussion: Season 1 of Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk’s American Horror Story (2011)

Monthly Theme: Families in Peril The Show: American Horror Story Season: 1 (Murder House) Country of origin: U.S.A. Date of season debut: October 5, 2011 No. of episodes: 12 Channel: FX Network Production Companies: Brad Falchuk Teley-Vision, et al. Series creators: Ryan Murphy & Brad Falchuk Directors: Ryan Murphy, Alfonso Gomez-Rejon, Bradley Buecker, David Semel, […]

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