SHORT FILM SATURDAY: MR. CREAK (2015)

A woman finds terrifying messages in an old toy house, reciting the rhyme of Mr Creak.

Written and directed by Liam Banks.

Starring Johann Chipol, Julia Damassa.

Filmed in the United Kingdom.

Three minutes and thirty-four seconds.

At just over three and a half minutes Mr. Creak is short, to the point and scary as hell. Enjoy.

 

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FRIDAY NIGHT AT THE TRAILER PARK: DARK SIGNAL

Synopsis: The spirit of a murdered girl returns with a message for the staff of a local radio station.

Dark Signal premiered across the waters in the United Kingdom late last year. Now, thanks to XLrator Media the film is set for a United States release into theaters on June 2 and iTunes and VOD on June 6.

Written and directed by Ed Evers-Swindell, Dark Signal stars  Siwan Morris, Gareth David-Lloyd, Joanna Ignaczewska, Duncan Pow, Eleanor Gecks, Cinzia Monreale, and James Cosmo. With Neil Marshall (Dog Soldiers, The Descent) signed on as an executive producer I have to say I’m excited for this one. Check out the official Facebook page for more info and enjoy the trailer and poster ↓.

A-Z TRIVIA WEDNESDAY: DARK WATER (2005)

Water can be seen in nearly every single scene of the film whether it be rain water, dark water, humidity, or household appliances such as a toilet, bathtub, or a washing machine. Because water is in nearly every shot, producer Bill Mechanic has said that “Water is one of the lead characters in the movie”.

ALT-POSTR-MONDAY FOR APRIL 24, 2017

Can you believe that this year is already a third of the way over? To close out the month of April I present to you 10 more alt-posters that I sincerely hope you will enjoy.

Alien by N.C. Winters

Batman by Mike Mahle

Casablanca – Sam Gets Requests by Laurent Durieux

Fargo: Season 2 by Lee Thomas

Pieces by Joshua Kelly

Pinocchio by Kilian Eng

Rope by Laurent Durieux

Rosemary’s Baby by Greg Ruth

The Devil’s Backbone by Lola Beltran

They Live by Christopher Shy

MURDER IN SONG: JANIE’S GOT A GUN-AEROSMITH (1989)

Did you know that Aerosmith’s 1989 hit Janie’s Got a Gun was originally titled “Danny’s Got a Gun” after a friend of Steven Tyler’s? It just doesn’t have the same ring to it, does it? The song, and the video directed by David Fincher (Zodiac, Seven) and starring Kristin Dattillo as Janie and Lesley Ann Warren and Nicholas Guest as her mother and father, is the first I have featured on Murder in Song where the victim (read as: scumbag or piece of shit) deserves to have a bullet put in his brain. There are some things you never, ever do and the one at the top of my list is that you do not sexually abuse your daughter. Written by Steven Tyler and Tom Hamilton, the song is one of the few Aerosmith songs to deal with a heavy social issue. It’s a shame; they nailed it with this one. Enjoy.

Dum, dum, dum, honey what have you done
Dum, dum, dum, it’s the sound of my gun
Dum, dum, dum, honey what have you done
Dum, dum, dum, it’s the sound, it’s the sound…
Nah, nah, nah…nah, nah, nah…
Nah, nah, nah…nah, nah, nah…

Janie’s got a gun
Janie’s got a gun
Her whole world’s come undone
From lookin’ straight at the sun

What did her daddy do
What did he put you through
They say when Janie was arrested
They found him underneath a train
But man, he had it comin’
Now that Janie’s got a gun
She ain’t never gonna be the same

Janie’s got a gun
Janie’s got a gun
Her dog day’s just begun
Now everybody is on the run

Tell me now it’s untrue
What did her daddy do
He jacked the little bitty baby
The man has got to be insane
They say the spell that he was under
The lightnin’ and the thunder
Knew that someone had to stop the pain

Run away, run away from the pain
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah
Run away, run away from the pain
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah
Run away, run away, run, run away

Janie’s got a gun
Janie’s got a gun
Her dog day’s just begun
Now everybody is on the run

What did her daddy do
It’s Janie’s last I.O.U.
She had to take him down easy
And put a bullet in his brain
She said ’cause nobody believes me
The man was such a sleaze
He ain’t never gonna be the same

Run away, run away from the pain
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah
Run away, run away, run, run away
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah
Run away, run away, run, run away

Janie’s got a gun
Janie’s got a gun
Janie’s got a gun
Everybody is on the run
Janie’s got a gun
Her dog day’s just begun

Now everybody is on the run (Honey, honey what’s your problem)
‘Cause Janie’s got a gun (Tell me it ain’t right)
Janie’s got a gun (Was it daddy’s cradle robbin’)
Her dog day’s just begun (That made you scream at night)
Now everybody’s on the run
Janie’s got a gun

Janie’s got a gun
Her dog day’s just begun

Songwriters: Tyler, Steven / Hamilton, Tom
Janie’s Got A Gun lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC

SHORT FILM SATURDAY: VICIOUS (2015)

A woman arrives home late one night to find her front door already open. But what is it that’s lurking in the dark?

Written and directed by Oliver Park.

Starring Alex Holden, Isabelle King, Rachel Winters.

Filmed in the United Kingdom.

Oh this is a creepy one, for sure. Enjoy.

 

FRIDAY NIGHT AT THE TRAILER PARK: THE BEGUILED

Synopsis: During the Civil War, a girls’ school is disrupted by the arrival of a wounded soldier (Colin Farrell), who charms all the women and girls there, creating an atmosphere of jealousy and betrayal.

I usually post horror and the occasional sci-fi trailer as part of this post. Sofia Coppola’s remake of Don Siegel’s The Beguiled (based on Thomas P. Cullinan’s novel of the same name) is not a horror film. So, if The Beguiled is not a horror film then why is the trailer for it so damn creepy? With a screenplay by (Sofia) Coppola based on Cullinan’s novel, The Beguiled stars Nicole Kidman, Kirsten Dunst, Elle Fanning and Colin Farrell in the role taken on by Clint Eastwood in the 1971 original. A contender for the Palmes d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival, The Beguiled will open in select theaters on June 23 and nationwide a week later on June 30. Check out and enjoy the trailer↓.