It's not very often that we receive two pieces of short film at that same time to review for the same director. Needless to say that this fits in with the retro/grindhouse vibe we like to offer our readers here at the Blood Sprayer. Give a great big bloody hug to Davide Melini, Italian film director who has worked as assistant director on Mother of Tears alongside the great Dario Argento. Before you get all star struck make sure to realize that Argento is only a man, he's films are not divine and yes, his daughter is hot (my words not his). Sit back, relax and take the time to check out Senore Melini's films. Reviews to follow below.
The Sweet Hand of the White Rose
How many times have you had a bad day? How many times have you thought you would run away from everyone and everything? That is exactly what happens to Mark. In order to forget about a heated discussion with his girlfriend, he decides to get in the car and go far away. But a little mistake will change his reality forever…
A woman refuses to give money to her son, despite of his continuous pressure. One night she decides to relax and forget her troubles with her favorite pastime: making puzzle. However, this simple table game hides strange features that can turn her peaceful night into a nightmare. “There is always a piece in the puzzle of your life that does not fit”
I'd like to see you shoot a movie for 300 Euros and have it end up in the finals of sixteen festivals. It's also seen some TV screen time.
To follow along with Davide Melini's progress through the celluloid universe check out his blog HERE. To listen to HORROR RISES FROM SPAIN's interview with him go HERE (I strongly encourage you to enjoy this cast... very good). Davide's shorts have been winning him accolaids and awards as well as being selected for numerous film festivals. Clearly a talented man to keep your eyes on.