The Big Business Of Big Hits: How Blockbusters Conquered Movies, Tv, And Music
Opening credits from John Carpenter’s ‘Halloween’ October is the month of Halloween , which is synonymous with horror movie watching. And local Austin theaters have plenty scary movies to satisfy horror loves of various genres. Alamo Drafthouse on Slaughter Lane will be showing ‘The Craft’ October 16th, ‘Bride Of Frankentsein’ October 19th and ‘The Wolfman’ October 26th and Alamo Ritz also be presenting ‘The Silence of The Lambs’ with live commentary by the Master Pancake comedy troupe, who will be skewering the horror classic. And Video Hate Squad will screen heavy-metal horror oddity ‘Rocktober Blood’ on October 27th. Alamo Village will have a ‘Ghostbusters’ quote-along on Oct 20th. And John Carpenter’s classic horror film ‘Halloween’ will be shown at various locations from the 25th-31st. For full lineup, ticket purchases and showtimes, click here to visit the official Drafthouse site . The Blue Starlite Drive-In will also be showing a wide selection of horror movies including ‘The Lost Boys’, ‘The Shining’, ‘Monster Squad’, ‘Night Of The Living Dead’, and a John Carpenter double feature of ‘The Thing’ and ‘The Fog’ ( click here for our list of best John Carpenter films ). For full lineup, ticket purchases and showtimes click here to visit their official website . And for those who’ve missed our previous coverage , the Housecore Horror Film Festival will be held at Emo’s East, Dirty Dog and Antone’s October 25th through October 27th. The four days will be filled with a variety of horror films from all genres, in addition to a host of metal bands.
Horror movies showing in Austin this October
It means making fewer huge investments. But it turns out to be safer. The obvious reason that you’re right is that people keep showing up to big, loud sequels in movie theaters, so studios keep making big, loud sequels. But the most interesting part of your book is the not-so-obvious ways that spending more money on fewer projects is smart. For example, if you’re known for making big popular movies, then you attract artists and creativeswho think they’re sitting on a big popular idea. Yes. Andyou can price yourself out of the market for great entertainment by not spending big on high production value. This is true in film. It’s true in television, where NBC tried to manage costs for a few years, saw margins decline, and lost out on some major new projects. Ifyou’re a book publisher, and you don’t compete for the biggest and most promising books, you’ll lose shelf space at Barnes & Noble, and leverage with Amazon,making itharder to get and promote future books. Big flops are inevitable. But critics don’t talk about small flops. And after add those up and you’ll see an even bigger failure. So what you see is that efforts to save on cost might improve profitability in the short run. But in the long run, you’re undermining the very essence of what builds blockbusters.Studios and publishers need help from talent and from retailers to make these big hits.