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Old 01-25-2010, 08:47 AM
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A *new* Covenant
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Pretty much.

They did their best to survive the aftermath of NotLD and several other realistic horror films of the late 60s/early 70s (Rosemary's Baby, Last House on the Left, Jaws, Exorcist etc.), but their being typecasted as experts in Gothic horror ultimately did them in. The audiences had clearly moved on; the people involved in the production houses apparently hadn't. They tried their hands at several "psychological thrillers" and plenty of sequels to their original hits, but didn't get much responses to them. Their last 3 films were disasters at the BO, which all but shut their doors down.

Poor "management of change" did them in. And lack of funding, of course.
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