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by jonbly
Sun Oct 25, 2020 6:49 pm
Forum: Frightfest 2020
Topic: Slaxx
Replies: 0
Views: 211

Slaxx

Some OK comedy, but generally weak.

4/10
by jonbly
Sun Oct 25, 2020 3:04 pm
Forum: Frightfest 2020
Topic: Scavenger
Replies: 0
Views: 204

Scavenger

A lurid bloody gobbet of Grindhouse.

Subtitles need proofreading. Or just running through a spellchecker at the very least... I'ts not rocket science.

6/10
by jonbly
Sat Oct 24, 2020 11:17 pm
Forum: Frightfest 2020
Topic: Relic
Replies: 1
Views: 218

Relic

Aaaagh no get it out of my head.

Halfway through I was feeling a really uncomfortable vibe from this as we watch an old lady struggling with dementia... (and her family struggle with their feelings) but then it somehow managed to turn the train around and really creep me out. NICE ending.

9/10
by jonbly
Sat Oct 24, 2020 8:47 pm
Forum: Frightfest 2020
Topic: Broil
Replies: 0
Views: 227

Broil

Terrible title.

...but the movie's pretty good. I got a bit confused by Luck (in... erm... both forms)... not sure if I missed stuff about her earlier in the film (and I can't just rewind to check!), but it seemed to work regardless.

8/10



Broil II: Broil Harder?
by jonbly
Sat Oct 24, 2020 7:13 pm
Forum: Frightfest 2020
Topic: Blood Harvest
Replies: 1
Views: 187

Re: Blood Harvest

I'm frustrated by this one. I don't understand why 'they' are doing what they're doing - other than the mother. Or any idea what the 'rules' are. Why sacrifice the mother? After going on about defending their home, why does she leave at the end? The mother wanted to leave! That's why they argued! Do...
by jonbly
Sat Oct 24, 2020 4:14 pm
Forum: Frightfest 2020
Topic: For The Sake Of Vicious
Replies: 1
Views: 197

Re: For The Sake Of Vicious

See, now THIS is how you do a stabbing!

Oh, and this.

And that one.

And... um... can we get a mop in here, please?

8/10
by jonbly
Sat Oct 24, 2020 2:13 pm
Forum: Frightfest 2020
Topic: FrightFest October 2020
Replies: 26
Views: 2471

Re: FrightFest October 2020

Agreed
by jonbly
Fri Oct 23, 2020 11:23 pm
Forum: Frightfest 2020
Topic: The Reckoning
Replies: 1
Views: 200

Re: The Reckoning

Too slow for me... nice of the Devil to drop in but sadly just a cameo. Picked up at the end, but all too late.

7/10
by jonbly
Fri Oct 23, 2020 8:16 pm
Forum: Frightfest 2020
Topic: The Owners
Replies: 1
Views: 197

The Owners

Superior tale of inept burglars picking the wrong house to mess with.

It's all Terry's fault.

9/10
by jonbly
Fri Oct 23, 2020 8:10 pm
Forum: Frightfest 2020
Topic: The Pale Door
Replies: 0
Views: 208

The Pale Door

A bit uneven, this one. I enjoyed some of the acting, but without any sense that the
Spoiler:
witches
could be hurt, there wasn't much tension after the fighting started.

And this West was much much cleaner than the Wild West.

6/10
by jonbly
Fri Oct 23, 2020 2:35 pm
Forum: Frightfest 2020
Topic: Don't Look Back
Replies: 0
Views: 237

Don't Look Back

Fairly standard entry in the "I'm not crazy officer" genre. But we've seen it all before.

I did like the final twist... but then they immediately blew it with an unnecessary bird.

6/10
by jonbly
Fri Oct 23, 2020 12:20 am
Forum: Frightfest 2020
Topic: Dangerous To Know
Replies: 0
Views: 226

Dangerous To Know

Experimental, and about three hours long. Dunkirk-style music which sort of works, surprisingly. The bad guy... just ends up pretentious. He makes too many mistakes to be as smart as he keeps telling us he is. Some of the least plausible stabbings ever captured on film. Quite liked most of the actin...
by jonbly
Thu Oct 22, 2020 11:51 pm
Forum: Frightfest 2020
Topic: Sacrifice
Replies: 1
Views: 163

Re: Sacrifice

Agreed, a bit sudden at the end - and his transition didn't work for me either.

Barbara nabbed the best line, though...

7/10
by jonbly
Thu Oct 22, 2020 11:39 pm
Forum: Frightfest 2020
Topic: The Sinners
Replies: 1
Views: 198

Re: The Sinners

Perhaps a symptom of the virtual fest, but I really lost track of this one. A few characters too many. And I really couldn't see that the strict religious school would fail to pick up on the Sins behaviour. Still, a lot to enjoy regardless.
7/10
by jonbly
Wed Oct 21, 2020 9:01 pm
Forum: Frightfest 2020
Topic: FrightFest October 2020
Replies: 26
Views: 2471

Re: FrightFest October 2020

cineBAKA wrote: Wed Oct 21, 2020 2:40 pm is there a missing film on Sunday in the Arrow Video screen; around 2pm-ish?
There does seem to be an obvious gap there.