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: 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: Roman Polanski’s Repulsion (1965)

Monthly Theme: 1960s Mindfuck The Film: Repulsion Country of origin: U.K. Date of U.K. release: June 1965 Date of U.S. release: October 3, 1965 Studio: Compton Films Distributer: Royal Films International Domestic Gross: ? Budget: $300,000 (estimated) Director: Roman Polanski Producers: Gene Gutowski, et al. Screenwriters: Roman Polanski & Gerard Brach Adaptation? No. Cinematographer: Gilbert Taylor […]

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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 Discussion: Lucio Fulci’s Don’t Torture a Duckling [Non si sevizia un paperino] (1972)

Monthly Theme: Giallo The Film: Don’t Torture a Duckling Country of origin: Italy Italian title: Non si sevizia un paperino Date of Italian release: September 29, 1972 Date of U.S. release: n/a Studio: Medusa Distribuzione Distributer: Anchor Bay Entertainment (home media) Domestic Gross: ? Budget: ? Director: Lucio Fulci Producer: Renato Jaboni Screenwriters: Gianfranco Clerici, […]

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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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