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by jonbly
Sat Jun 30, 2018 12:18 pm
Forum: Frightfest 2018
Topic: 2018 Lineup Announced
Replies: 40
Views: 1596

Re: 2018 Lineup Announced

Was there a newsletter to announce the line-up? I don't seem to have received one even though I completed the recent GDPR email. Still, thanks to DJ Benz I can read the lengthy note and start plotting disco films! I've seen nothing, either. Luckily it turns out that my goldfish memory can hold exac...
by jonbly
Sat Jun 30, 2018 12:15 pm
Forum: Frightfest 2018
Topic: 2018 Lineup Announced
Replies: 40
Views: 1596

Re: 2018 Lineup Announced

DJBenz wrote:
Fri Jun 29, 2018 11:20 am
What are the chances of two films with Laplace in the title within 12 months of each other?
Used to happen a fair bit - though I don't recall it in the horror genre.
Thinking of the Columbus movies in 1992, or the Wyatt Earp movies in 1993/4...
At a glance, though, this one seems like a fluke.
by jonbly
Mon Mar 26, 2018 12:42 pm
Forum: The Horror Forum
Topic: From the beginning
Replies: 19
Views: 2313

Re: From the beginning

Donnie Darko in 2002, then weekend passes from 2004 on.

Three Halloweens, I think... one London, two Bristol.
by jonbly
Mon Aug 28, 2017 11:50 pm
Forum: FF 2017
Topic: Tragedy Girls
Replies: 14
Views: 4064

Tragedy Girls

8/10 - Plural! Winner of the 'Least Plausible Kill' Award for impaling the Mayor halfway down a 20ft flagpole... without anyone noticing... while she's leading a march. That's some stealth skills that Leslie Vernon would be proud of...
by jonbly
Mon Aug 28, 2017 11:38 pm
Forum: FF 2017
Topic: The Terror of Hallow's Eve
Replies: 5
Views: 1115

The Terror of Hallow's Eve

6/10 - didn't really connect with this one. The Trickster... just looked too much like Dobby.
by jonbly
Mon Aug 28, 2017 11:27 pm
Forum: FF 2017
Topic: Top Knot Detective
Replies: 4
Views: 1199

Top Knot Detective

5/10 - A good idea, but for me it didn't go far enough or fast enough. Flat ending, followed by a mind-numbingly funny coda.
by jonbly
Mon Aug 28, 2017 11:23 pm
Forum: FF 2017
Topic: Lowlife
Replies: 6
Views: 1765

Lowlife

8/10 - Lots to like here as the film winds through multiple viewpoints to give all sides of its story.
by jonbly
Mon Aug 28, 2017 6:03 pm
Forum: FF 2017
Topic: Still/Born
Replies: 5
Views: 1323

Still/Born

8/10 - Ermagerd, a scary movie at FF17. The fans are revolting (well it is day 5)! Personally, this worked well enough that I'd have left out the 'extra scare' at the end and just played it straight. Also, I kept assuming that Mother was going to show up at the house for wacky mistaken identity shen...
by jonbly
Mon Aug 28, 2017 1:24 am
Forum: FF 2017
Topic: The Villainess
Replies: 8
Views: 1570

The Villainess

7/10 - An extended remix of Nikita - sharing some of the same set-pieces, but adding more plot and some frenzied (if wobbly) action sequences. At times the frame-rate just isn't adequate for the action. Confusing at times with multiple time-periods and face/name-changes.
by jonbly
Mon Aug 28, 2017 1:17 am
Forum: FF 2017
Topic: Mayhem
Replies: 7
Views: 1501

Mayhem

8/10 - Manic fun, but shows its limited budget at times.
by jonbly
Mon Aug 28, 2017 1:09 am
Forum: FF 2017
Topic: Double Date
Replies: 2
Views: 1014

Double Date

7/10 - Pacing was a bit uneven, and some of the humour a bit weak... but still a decent enough horror comedy.
by jonbly
Mon Aug 28, 2017 1:01 am
Forum: FF 2017
Topic: InControl
Replies: 1
Views: 400

InControl

6/10 - Tricky one, this... like Shrooms in the sense that by its nature it's impossible to know what was really going on. Which, in the end, limits its effectiveness.
by jonbly
Mon Aug 28, 2017 12:55 am
Forum: FF 2017
Topic: Killing Ground
Replies: 12
Views: 2457

Killing Ground

7/10 - Pretty good example of the running-around-in-the-woods genre. But I need closure, dammit! What happened to Banjo?
by jonbly
Sun Aug 27, 2017 10:32 am
Forum: FF 2017
Topic: Game of Death
Replies: 4
Views: 1204

Game of Death

7/10 - Pretty good, though the initially vapid characters took a while to gel. The gore shot for Jogger #1 was comedically bad.
by jonbly
Sun Aug 27, 2017 10:25 am
Forum: FF 2017
Topic: Cold Hell
Replies: 1
Views: 508

Cold Hell

8/10 - Superior thriller, albeit without that much horror in the mix. Good characters, good action.