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

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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↓.

A-Z TRIVIA WEDNESDAY: DARK WAS THE NIGHT

Based on “The Devil’s Footprints” phenomenon that occurred in 19th century England. Mysterious hoof-like footprints appeared in the snow between 8 February and 9 February 1855 in Devon. The prints appeared to pass through walls and over rooftops. It is still considered to be an unsolved mystery.

ALT-POSTR-MONDAY FOR APRIL 17, 2017

A belated Happy Easter to everyone. It is now the third week of April and the Alt-Poster express rolls on with 10 more for your viewing pleasure.

Alien by Florey

Beauty and the Beast by Alex Ross

Get Out by Joseph Shelton

Godzilla by Edgar Ascensão

It by Glitchway

Predator by Florey

Scanners by Cavity Colours

The Rocky Horror Picture Show by Chris Weston

The Shining by Krzysztof Domaradzki

Three Colours – Red by Victo Ngai

MURDER IN SONG: THE BONNY SWANS-LOREENA MCKENNIT (1994)

Two sisters are walking by a lake (or the ocean, a pond or river) when the one sister pushes the other sister into the water in the hopes that she will drown. Her motive? It could be a man, sexual jealousy or what have you depending on the teller of the tale. There is more: when the sister’s bones wash ashore they are found and fashioned into perhaps a harp or a fiddle with the murdered girl’s hair being used as strings and her bones for the framework. Either way, this morbidly beautiful instrument tells a tale of murder and jealousy and of how her own sister was the one who took her life in a jealous rage over a man.

First there were “The Twa Sisters”. For their tragic tale you would have to go all the way back to 1656. The tale of the two sisters has taken on many forms and been performed by many artists. Everyone from Bob Dylan (a version appears on his The Genuine Bootleg Series, Take 2) to Tom Waits (“Two Sisters”), Jerry Garcia and Dave Grisman (“Dreadful Wind and Rain”) and Gillian Welch and David Rawlings (“Wind and Rain”) have recorded a variation of the ballad and the names I mention are just the beginning as there are so many more.

For this weeks Murder in Song I focus on Loreena Mckennit’s “The Bonny Swans”, a song featured on her the mask and mirror album in 1994. From traditional lyrics and with music arranged and composed by McKennit, “The Bonny Swans” features her gorgeous soprano. I present to you a live edition of the tale of “The Bonny Swans”. I hope you enjoy it.

A farmer there lived in the north country
a hey ho bonny o
And he had daughters one, two, three
The swans swim so bonny o
These daughters they walked by the river’s brim
a hey ho bonny o
The eldest pushed the youngest in
The swans swim so bonny o

Oh sister, oh sister, pray lend me your hand
with a hey ho a bonny o
And I will give you house and land
the swans swim so bonny o
I’ll give you neither hand nor glove
with a hey ho a bonny o
Unless you give me your own true love
the swans swim so bonny o

Sometimes she sank, sometimes she swam
with a hey ho and a bonny o
Until she came to a miller’s dam
the swans swim so bonny o

The miller’s daughter, dressed in red
with a hey ho and a bonny o
She went for some water to make some bread
the swans swim so bonny o

Oh father, oh daddy, here swims a swan
with a hey ho and a bonny o
It’s very like a gentle woman
the swans swim so bonny o
They placed her on the bank to dry
with a hey ho and a bonny o
There came a harper passing by
the swans swim so bonny o

He made harp pins of her fingers fair
with a hey ho and a bonny o
He made harp strings of her golden hair
the swans swim so bonny o
He made a harp of her breast bone
with a hey ho and a bonny o
And straight it began to play alone
the swans swim so bonny o

He brought it to her father’s hall
with a hey ho and a bonny o
And there was the court, assembled all
the swans swim so bonny o
He laid the harp upon a stone
with a hey ho and a bonny o
And straight it began to play lone
the swans swim so bonny o

And there does sit my father the King
with a hey ho and a bonny o
And yonder sits my mother the Queen
the swans swim so bonny o
And there does sit my brother Hugh
with a hey ho and a bonny o
And by him William, sweet and true
the swans swim so bonny o
And there does sit my false sister, Anne
with a hey ho and a bonny o
Who drowned me for the sake of a man
the swans swim so bonny o