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by jonbly
Mon Aug 26, 2019 11:48 pm
Forum: FrightFest 2019
Topic: A Good Woman is Hard to Find
Replies: 6
Views: 880

A Good Woman is Hard to Find

8/10 - Hard going for the first half hour of life as an unemployed single mother of two. Luckily, a selection of villains start to muscle their way into the plot and things get a lot more interesting...
by jonbly
Mon Aug 26, 2019 11:42 pm
Forum: FrightFest 2019
Topic: Rabid
Replies: 7
Views: 921

Rabid

8/10 - Solid remake. Personally, I don't really like the tentacle... or the thing on the wall for that matter ... to me, they feel like they've wandered in from a different movie. And seriously, only in a horror movie could someone walk into a room and not notice that until they've backed into it...
by jonbly
Mon Aug 26, 2019 5:30 pm
Forum: FrightFest 2019
Topic: The Banana Splits Movie
Replies: 2
Views: 473

The Banana Splits Movie

11/10 - Is it too early to talk about Oscars?

<honk honk>
by jonbly
Mon Aug 26, 2019 3:35 pm
Forum: FrightFest 2019
Topic: Satanic Panic
Replies: 2
Views: 563

Satanic Panic

8/10 - Lots of good clean Satanic fun to be had here.
by jonbly
Mon Aug 26, 2019 3:33 pm
Forum: FrightFest 2019
Topic: The Black String
Replies: 3
Views: 606

The Black String

7/10 - A strong performance by Frankie Muniz but a let-down ending.
by jonbly
Sun Aug 25, 2019 11:57 pm
Forum: FrightFest 2019
Topic: Nekrotronic
Replies: 5
Views: 598

Nekrotronic

8/10 - Ghostbusters 4. Whilst clearly short on the budget side, this movie's goofy charm and energy keep it bouncing merrily along... aside from a fair bit of exposition.
by jonbly
Sun Aug 25, 2019 11:48 pm
Forum: FrightFest 2019
Topic: Ready Or Not
Replies: 6
Views: 717

Ready Or Not

9/10 - Excellent mainstream horror with comic touches.

Did anyone else struggle, whenever Daniel (the brother) came on screen, not to yell out
Spoiler:
"Daniel isn't real!"
?
by jonbly
Sun Aug 25, 2019 6:20 pm
Forum: FrightFest 2019
Topic: Daniel Isn't Real
Replies: 3
Views: 551

Daniel Isn't Real

7/10 - Neither Luke nor the shrink should have been stupid enough to empower Daniel. Following the movie's own logic,
Spoiler:
Daniel will just jump to another host now Luke's dead.
by jonbly
Sun Aug 25, 2019 6:13 pm
Forum: FrightFest 2019
Topic: Eat Brains Love
Replies: 1
Views: 485

Eat Brains Love

7/10 - Enjoyable romp at first, but runs out of steam by the end. Unresolved.
by jonbly
Sun Aug 25, 2019 6:11 pm
Forum: FrightFest 2019
Topic: Spiral
Replies: 6
Views: 822

Spiral

6/10 - This one didn't make a lot of sense to me... why harrass them at all? Contrived to fit its social agenda.
by jonbly
Sun Aug 25, 2019 12:44 pm
Forum: FrightFest 2019
Topic: Why Won't You Just Die?
Replies: 2
Views: 534

Why Won't You Just Die?

8/10 - Russian version of the old 'boyfriend meets father' story. It does not go well. Great fun.

I really want the closing music (Fuck You by The Hatters), but I'm slightly concerned that I might start singing along in public...
by jonbly
Sat Aug 24, 2019 10:26 pm
Forum: FrightFest 2019
Topic: Are we dead yet?
Replies: 1
Views: 245

Are we dead yet?

4/10 - Comedy, allegedly. Some OK plot hiding beneath a thick layer of idiots.
Spoiler:
Then it just stops. The prologue was apparently the ending, but that implies that our 'heroes' got the gold... but they didn't. Mr Sanderson's guys did, as far as we know.
I don't care anymore.
by jonbly
Sat Aug 24, 2019 8:16 pm
Forum: FrightFest 2019
Topic: Mary
Replies: 6
Views: 692

Mary

7/10 - Mainstream horror, nice and safe. 'Distinctly OK'.
by jonbly
Sat Aug 24, 2019 8:14 pm
Forum: FrightFest 2019
Topic: Dark Sense
Replies: 0
Views: 414

Dark Sense

6/10 - Psychic Simon is alternately powerless or unstoppable... but otherwise this went pretty well. I was confused by his ability to heal himself... which I'd assumed only related to his psychic 'stigmata', but later seems to cover broken legs and acid burns (and in retrospect perhaps even a crushe...
by jonbly
Sat Aug 24, 2019 8:07 pm
Forum: FrightFest 2019
Topic: Criminal Audition
Replies: 1
Views: 246

Criminal Audition

7/10 - The twist eventually explains much of it... but half an hour in I was really annoyed with this for making no sense... and some of the characters should have reacted more to that, I think.

What happened to the lady from Logistics?