SHORT FILM SATURDAY: MONSTER (2005)

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A single mother battles her son’s fear of a monster in the house, but soon discovers a sinister presence all around her.

Written and directed by Jennifer Kent.

Starring Susan Prior, Luke Ikimis-Healey, Trash Vaudeville.

Filmed in Australia.

Ten minutes and forty-three seconds.

If Monster has an air of familiarity to you  I can assure you that you are not alone. Directed and written by Jennifer Kent, it would later become the excellent feature film The Babadook. Enjoy.

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FRIDAY NIGHT AT THE TRAILER PARK: THE BLACKCOAT’S DAUGHTER

Synopsis: A deeply atmospheric and terrifying new horror film, The Blackcoat’s Daughter centers on Kat (Kiernan Shipka) and Rose (Lucy Boynton), two girls who are left alone at their prep school Bramford over winter break when their parents mysteriously fail to pick them up. While the girls experience increasingly strange and creepy occurrences at the isolated school, we cross cut to another story—that of Joan (Emma Roberts), a troubled young woman on the road, who, for unknown reasons, is determined to get to Bramford as fast as she can.

As Joan gets closer to the school, Kat becomes plagued by progressively intense and horrifying visions, with Rose doing her best to help her new friend as she slips further and further into the grasp of an unseen evil force. The movie suspensefully builds to the moment when the two stories will finally intersect, setting the stage for a shocking and unforgettable climax.

I’ll be watching The Blackcoat’s Daughter when it comes to DirecTV on February 16 and to theaters March 31, 2017. Oz Perkin’s makes his directorial debut ( I Am the Pretty Thing That Lives in the House was released in 2016; The Blackcoat’s Daughter has a 2015 release date. It’s a weird time warp thing so just take a jump to the left and a step to the right and it’ll be alright) and handles writing chores as well. Check out the trailer and poster ↓ and enjoy.

 

A-Z TRIVIA WEDNESDAY: THE CREATURE FROM THE BLACK LAGOON SERIES: CREATURE FROM THE BLACK LAGOON

The Creature’s appearance was based on old seventeenth-century woodcuts of two bizarre creatures called the Sea Monk and the Sea Bishop. The Creature’s final head was based on that of the Sea Monk, but the original discarded head was based on that of the Sea Bishop.

ALT-POSTR-MONDAY FOR FEBRUARY 13, 2017

In three days I’ll be celebrating nine years of marital bliss with the sweetest woman I’ve ever known. That has nothing to do with this weeks batch of posters; I’m just happy to have such a wonderful wife. Enjoy.

28 Days Later by Jana Heidersdorf

28 Days Later by Jana Heidersdorf

Blade Runner by Krysztof Domaradzki

Blade Runner by Krysztof Domaradzki

Green Room by Oliver Barrett

Green Room by Oliver Barrett

Kill Bill (Hattori Hanzo) by Rhys Cooper

Kill Bill (Hattori Hanzo) by Rhys Cooper

Lolita by benmadethis

Lolita by benmadethis

No Country for Old Men by Ken Taylor

Repo Man by Tyler Stout

Repo Man by Tyler Stout

Schindler's List by Tom Miatke

Schindler’s List by Tom Miatke

Shutter Island by Laurent Durieux

Shutter Island by Laurent Durieux

The Aviator by Jonathan Burton

The Aviator by Jonathan Burton

SHORT FILM SATURDAY: WHO’S HUNGRY? (2009)

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Not all ice cream trucks have tasty treats for kids.

Animation and story by David Ochs.

Five minutes and four seconds.

Did your parents teach you not to take ice cream (or candy) from strangers when you were a kid? No. Perhaps they should have. Enjoy.

FRIDAY NIGHT AT THE TRAILER PARK: IT COMES AT NIGHT

Synopsis:  A man learns that the evil stalking his family home may be only a prelude to horrors that come from within. Secure within a desolate home as an unnatural threat terrorizes the world, the tenuous domestic order he has established with his wife and son is put to the ultimate test with the arrival of a desperate young family seeking refuge. Despite the best intentions of both families, paranoia and mistrust boil over as the horrors outside creep ever-closer, awakening something hidden and monstrous within him as he learns that the protection of his family comes at the cost of his soul.

I was taken by surprise with the trailer for It Comes at Night. It shows very little, unlike the plethora of trailers that come out of Hollywood these days. What comes at night? Why does it come at night? You’re going have to wait and see. The film comes from Krisha director Trey Edward Shults and stars Joel Edgerton, Riley Keough and Christopher Abbott. Look for It Comes at Night on August 25, 2017 and until then check out the trailer and equally mysterious and disconcerting poster ↓.

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A-Z TRIVIA WEDNESDAY: THE CRAZIES (2010)

The film opens with the song “We’ll Meet Again,” as performed by Johnny Cash. The song is from the same album that provided “The Man Comes Around,” which opened another remake of a George A. Romero film, Dawn of the Dead (2004). The album is “American IV”, the last full album Cash released before his death. “The Man Comes Around” and “We’ll Meet Again” are the opening and closing tracks, respectively.