Movie Discussion: Robert Wise’s The Haunting (1963)

Monthly Theme: Hauntings The Film: The Haunting Country of origin: U.K. Date of U.K. release: January 1964 Date of U.S. release: September 18, 1963 Studio: Argyle Enterprises Distributer: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) Domestic Gross: $2.6 million Budget: $1.4 million (estimated) Director: Robert Wise Producers: Denis Johnson & Robert Wise Screenwriter: Nelson Gidding Adaptation? Yes, of the 1959 […]

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Movie Discussion: Bryan Forbes’ The Stepford Wives (1975)

Monthly Theme: Religious Cults The Film: The Stepford Wives Country of origin: U.S.A. Date of U.S. release: February 12, 1975 Studio: Fadsin Cinema Associates & Palomar Pictures Distributer: Columbia Pictures Domestic Gross: ? Budget: ? Director: Bryan Forbes Producers: Edgar J. Scherick, et al. Screenwriter: William Goldman Adaptation? Yes, from the 1972 novel The Stepford […]

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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: Wes Craven’s The Hills Have Eyes (1977)

Monthly Theme: Slashers The Film: The Hills Have Eyes Alternate title: n/a Date of U.S. release: July 22, 1977 Studio: Blood Relations Co. Distributer: Vanguard Domestic Gross: $25 million Budget: $230,000 (estimated) Director: Wes Craven Producer: Peter Locke Screenwriter: Wes Craven Adaptation? No. Cinematographer: Eric Saarinen Make-Up/FX: Greg Auer & John Frazier Music: Don Peake […]

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Movie Comparison: Kurt Neumann’s The Fly (1958)/David Cronenberg’s The Fly (1986)

Monthly Theme: Genre Classics The Film: The Fly Country of origin: U.S.A. Date of U.S. release: August 29, 1958 Studio: Twentieth Century Fox Distributer: Twentieth Century Fox Domestic Gross: $3 million Budget: $700,000 (estimated) Director: Kurt Neumann Producers: Kurt Neumann & Robert L. Lippert Screenwriter: James Clavell Adaptation? Yes, of the 1957 short story “The […]

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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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