ALT-POSTR-MONDAY FOR MAY 15, 2017

My wife and I start moving into our new house this week. I’m going to try and keep on my regular posting schedule while it’s all going on. Wish me luck. For now enjoy this set of 10 posters I have acquired for you.

A Field in England by Jemma Klein

Alien by Laurent Durieux

Independence Day by Dave Kloc

Resident Evil – The Final Chapter by Vincent Rhafael Aseo

RoboCop by Christopher Shy

Sometimes Dead is Better (Pet Sematary) by Scott Buoncristiano

The Evil Dead by Florian Bertmer

The Godfather by George Bletsis

There Will Be Blood by Nicolas Delort

They Live by James Rheem Davis

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MURDER IN SONG: WHERE THE WILD ROSES GROW-NICK CAVE AND THE BAD SEEDS AND KYLIE MINOGUE (1995)

I promised I would feature Where the Wild Roses Grow” for someone who commented that it was the ultimate murder ballad; I just can’t remember who it was. They may be right; the song is a haunting and morbid tale of ‘boy meets girl, falls in love, takes her to the river for a presumably romantic time and bashes her head in with a rock, forever sealing her fate and cursing her with a post-mortem sobriquet that she, as a ghost, does not seem to understand or want. Minogue sings her lines with just the right amount of haunted angst and Cave? Well, Cave sings his lines like the type of guy who would hit a girl over the head with a rock. From the album Murder Ballads I present to you Where the Wild Roses Grow”. Enjoy.

Where the Wild Roses Grow
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
They call me The Wild Rose
But my name was Elisa Day
Why they call me it I do not know
For my name was Elisa Day
From the first day I saw her I knew she was the one
As she stared in my eyes and smiled
For her lips were the colour of the roses
They grew down the river, all bloody and wild
When he knocked on my door and entered the room
My trembling subsided in his sure embrace
He would be my first man, and with a careful hand
He wiped the tears that ran down my face
They call me The Wild Rose
But my name was Elisa Day
Why they call me it I do not know
For my name was Elisa Day
On the second day I brought her a flower
She was more beautiful than any woman I’d seen
I said, ‘Do you know where the wild roses grow
So sweet and scarlet and free?’
On the second day he came with a single rose
Said: ‘Will you give me your loss and your sorrow?’
I nodded my head, as I laid on the bed
He said, ‘If I show you the roses will you follow?’
They call me The Wild Rose
But my name was Elisa Day
Why they call me it I do not know
For my name was Elisa Day
On the third day he took me to the river
He showed me the roses and we kissed
And the last thing I heard was a muttered word
As he stood smiling above me with a rock in his fist
On the last day I took her where the wild roses grow
And she lay on the bank, the wind light as a thief
As I kissed her goodbye, I said, ‘All beauty must die’
And lent down and planted a rose between her teeth
They call me The Wild Rose
But my name was Elisa Day
Why they call me it I do not know
For my name was Elisa Day
Songwriters: Nick CAVE

 

SHORT FILM SATURDAY: RASP (2017)

A man hears knocking at his door late at night and quickly discovers that something sinister wants to come in.

Written and directed by Danny Donahue.

Starring Jamie Daniels.

Three minutes and one second.

It’s a smart thing to never open your front door when you hear knocking late at night. Smart doesn’t always mean safe as you will find out in this short from Danny Donahue. Enjoy.

 

FRIDAY NIGHT AT THE TRAILER PARK: AARON’S BLOOD

Synopsis: Aaron copes with his new life as a single father and the distant relationship he shares with his only child Tate. A timid hemophiliac, Tate is roughed up at school by the chief bully causing a massive nosebleed that lands him in the hospital fighting for his life. He makes a miraculous recovery after a necessary blood transfusion, but Aaron begins to notice progressively strange behaviors in his son. Faced with the grim possibility that his son could be becoming a vampire, Aaron enlists the help of a local vampire hunter and embarks on a frantic search to find the source of the infection to stop the transformation before it’s too late.

Wow. I turn on my computer to search for a trailer for this week’s FNatTP and I come across this intriguing take on the vampire film. Directed by Tommy Stovall, Aaron’s Blood stars James Martinez, Trevor Stovall, Farah White, and Michael Chieffo. Look for it in theaters on June 2 and then On Demand and Digital HD June 6.

A-Z TRIVIA WEDNESDAY: DAWN OF THE DEAD (2004)

For the scene where Ana stitches Kenneth’s wounds, the director hired a real nurse for the close-ups. She misunderstood the director’s directions to go deeper and inadvertently punctured Ving Rhames’ skin and stitched the prosthesis to his arm. He didn’t say anything until after the scene was done filming and the director thought the blood was merely “a really good effect”.

ALT-POSTR-MONDAY FOR MAY 8, 2017

Here are ten more alt-posters for your enjoyment.

Alien Covenant by Ertaç Altınöz

Birdman by Joel Amat Güell

Blade Runner by Ciaran O’Donovan

Mulan by Craig Drake

Predator by Timothy Pittides

Sleeping Beauty by Florian Bertmer

The Crow by James Rheem Davis

The Mask by Jeremy Pailler

The Thing by Jason Edmiston

Tomb Raider by Victo Ngai

SHORT FILM SATURDAY: OASIS

After her husband dies, Nieves inherits his job as the super of a decaying apartment complex in New York City. But the job becomes more difficult than she anticipated when she discovers that there’s a prostitution ring in one of the units.

Directed by  Carmen Jiménez.

Written by  Carmen Jiménez in collaboration with Chris Boyce.

Starring Aida López, Juan Carlos Pinedo, Scarlett Sperduto.

Fifteen minutes and fifty-six seconds.

Here’s an award winning piece on the darker side of human life. Don’t let the quietness of the film fool you; it packs a hell of a punch. Enjoy.