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by The Soapmaker
Sat Jul 06, 2019 8:33 pm
Forum: FrightFest 2019
Topic: 2019 Ticket info.
Replies: 64
Views: 2357

Re: 2019 Ticket info.

I can only compare with the booking process for the London Film Festival. The first couple of years they went online, their system was utterly shambolic. I booked my tickets at work one year and got so sweary, furious and destructive that I had to promise my colleagues that I'd do all future booking...
by The Soapmaker
Sat Jul 06, 2019 2:38 pm
Forum: FrightFest 2019
Topic: 2019 Ticket info.
Replies: 64
Views: 2357

Re: 2019 Ticket info.

All settled down now. There are still about 30 weekend passes left, but all right at the front or at the extreme ends of rows.
by The Soapmaker
Sat Jul 06, 2019 1:34 pm
Forum: FrightFest 2019
Topic: 2019 Ticket info.
Replies: 64
Views: 2357

Re: 2019 Ticket info.

I thought after all these years it was finally going to be the one where I couldn't get tickets. I guess that'll be next year. At least when we physically had to queue they didn't say "yes, I know it looks like till number 2 is free, but we're only prepared to serve you at till number 3, so you'll j...
by The Soapmaker
Sat Jul 06, 2019 1:09 pm
Forum: FrightFest 2019
Topic: 2019 Ticket info.
Replies: 64
Views: 2357

Re: 2019 Ticket info.

How the fucking fuck does it manage to get worse every year, not better?
by The Soapmaker
Sat Jul 06, 2019 12:59 pm
Forum: FrightFest 2019
Topic: 2019 Ticket info.
Replies: 64
Views: 2357

Re: 2019 Ticket info.

FUCKFUCKFUCKFUCKFUCKFUCKFUCKFUCK

What is wrong with this fucking ticketing system??????
by The Soapmaker
Thu Aug 30, 2018 10:59 pm
Forum: FF 2018
Topic: Frightfest: Beneath the Dark Heart of Cinema
Replies: 17
Views: 6689

Re: Frightfest: Beneath the Dark Heart of Cinema

Thanks! A fairly limited list of films, as you say. The first couple of those, I can't remember if I saw tham at FF or elsewhere. Pretty sure I saw Donnie Darko at the London Film Festival, but my memory is hazy. It would've been interesting to look at more of the films and the changes over the year...
by The Soapmaker
Thu Aug 30, 2018 10:12 pm
Forum: FF 2018
Topic: Frightfest: Beneath the Dark Heart of Cinema
Replies: 17
Views: 6689

Re: Frightfest: Beneath the Dark Heart of Cinema

I'm a little sorry I didn't watch this.

Does it go much into the year-by-year history - the changing venues, additional screens, particular films - or is it mainly recently-shot talking heads saying how great everything is?
by The Soapmaker
Thu Aug 30, 2018 12:01 am
Forum: FF 2018
Topic: BRING BACK THE Q & As
Replies: 23
Views: 8491

Re: BRING BACK THE Q & As

I don't really understand the rationale for dumping the Q&As. The extended intros "wasted" almost as much time - we barely had time to eat on any of the four main days - and were, by necessity, much less informative. As for the argument of people walking out in front of guests, I'm sure they've been...
by The Soapmaker
Wed Aug 29, 2018 11:51 pm
Forum: FF 2018
Topic: Best 5 of the festival
Replies: 24
Views: 8800

Re: Best 5 of the festival

What Keeps You Alive
The Dark
Summer of 84
Tigers Are Not Afraid
Incident in a Ghostland

Bubbling under: Upgrade and Killing God. And I'll mention Braid because nobody seemed to like it.
by The Soapmaker
Wed Aug 29, 2018 11:48 pm
Forum: FF 2018
Topic: Mega Time Squad
Replies: 4
Views: 2393

Re: Mega Time Squad

I'm not sure the time travel paradoxes really made any sense - and I certainly can't be bothered to think about it - but I did enjoy it a lot. At times I thought the leading man wasn't quite up to carrying the film, but the guy playing the main villain was superb.
by The Soapmaker
Wed Aug 29, 2018 11:44 pm
Forum: FF 2018
Topic: Tigers Are Not Afraid
Replies: 7
Views: 2908

Re: Tigers Are Not Afraid

I thought it was very good indeed... but at the same time I didn't totally connect with it. I certainly couldn't call it one of the top 10 FrightFest films of all time, as Mr McEvoy was telling us. The (spoilerised) final scene referred to above felt rather cheesy, I knew it would end just like that...
by The Soapmaker
Wed Aug 29, 2018 11:34 pm
Forum: FF 2018
Topic: Heretiks
Replies: 15
Views: 6116

Re: Heretiks

bad acting (yes, even Claire Higgins' overcooked performance, although she's better than the blocks of wood that populate the rest of the film) You reminded me to check if Hannah Arterton is related to Gemma Arterton - turns out she's her sister. Without wishing to be too unkind, one of those sibli...
by The Soapmaker
Tue Aug 28, 2018 11:11 pm
Forum: FF 2018
Topic: The Cleaning Lady
Replies: 6
Views: 2865

Re: The Cleaning Lady

I enjoyed this one at the time, but it seems to be fading in my memory pretty fast.... I think the filmmakers thought they were making something dark and serious and it did indeed start promisingly, but it all got pretty silly by the end. Shelly's motivations and intentions were all a bit vague, per...
by The Soapmaker
Tue Aug 28, 2018 10:59 pm
Forum: FF 2018
Topic: Upgrade
Replies: 15
Views: 5461

Re: Upgrade

I enjoyed it, but - ignoring the more extreme violence and the ending - I saw it as the pilot for a Six Million Dollar Man meets Knight Rider TV series. With a bit of Batman and Daredevil thrown in. His mum - as a sort of Alfred - and the cop who suspects him of being a crimefighter, but can never p...
by The Soapmaker
Tue Aug 28, 2018 7:58 pm
Forum: FF 2018
Topic: The Man Who Killed Hitler and then The Bigfoot
Replies: 12
Views: 4483

Re: The Man Who Killed Hitler and then The Bigfoot

Quite well done, and I understand the gentle, slow pace because it was ultimately the tale of a sad, regretful, lonely old man, not an action hero. But it needed a bit more incident. Not wall-to-wall action, just hints that he'd done something between the 1940s and the 1980s. I did wonder if it was ...