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by Oswald Cobblepot
Tue Aug 29, 2017 4:47 pm
Forum: FF 2017
Topic: Attack of the Adult Babies
Replies: 11
Views: 1912

Re: Attack of the Adult Babies

I know you have to judge a film on it's merits, but if I'd known from the off that this was a 'fuck it our film's fallen through, let's go and make something cheap for the hell of it with no interference' type film then I would have judged it differently. It was moderately entertaining to watch, but...
by Oswald Cobblepot
Tue Aug 29, 2017 3:05 pm
Forum: FF 2017
Topic: Cold Hell
Replies: 1
Views: 482

Re: Cold Hell

Liked this one a lot. Fairly generic serial killer plot enlivened by interesting story turns, characters, and a kick ass heroine.

I loved the extra depth with her cousin's daughter, the incestuous father, and the cop's dementia Dad. Great stuff.
by Oswald Cobblepot
Tue Aug 29, 2017 2:47 pm
Forum: FF 2017
Topic: Mayhem
Replies: 7
Views: 1368

Re: Mayhem

I really wanted to like this more, it was fun, gory, had a good cast, and Joe Lynch did a great Q&A. But, it just didn't really grab me, something was just a bit off about the tone of it. It was too cartoony, the basic concept of the virus was just a bit stupid and half baked. I never for a second f...
by Oswald Cobblepot
Tue Aug 29, 2017 1:43 pm
Forum: FF 2017
Topic: The Terror of Hallow's Eve
Replies: 5
Views: 1010

Re: The Terror of Hallow's Eve

Loved the monster character designs and it was well put together, but pretty lacking other than that. The trickster death scenes felt like Nightmare on Elm Street supporting character dream deaths, but without any (limited) character backstories to support their method of elimination. The director s...
by Oswald Cobblepot
Tue Aug 29, 2017 1:23 pm
Forum: FF 2017
Topic: Top Five FF17 Films
Replies: 26
Views: 4080

Re: Top Five FF17 Films

In no particular order:

68 Kill
Lowlife
Killing Ground
The Bar
Cold Hell
by Oswald Cobblepot
Tue Aug 29, 2017 1:18 pm
Forum: FF 2017
Topic: Overall Thoughts
Replies: 37
Views: 5657

Re: Overall Thoughts

Had a great time this year, very happy to be back at the Empire, a better selection of films, and a good atmosphere in the main screen. I'd rather the arctic AC and wear more layers than it being too hot and have no options, but agree that the leg room was pretty tight. I was pretty down last year, ...
by Oswald Cobblepot
Tue Aug 29, 2017 12:56 pm
Forum: FF 2017
Topic: Radius
Replies: 6
Views: 1180

Re: Radius

I liked the basic concept and the first half was intriguing and pretty good. But then we got into identical twin sisters, telegraphed serial killer plots, and memory recall that arrived in chronologically convenient chunks to the service of the plot and it all got a bit overbaked and silly. Not a ba...
by Oswald Cobblepot
Tue Aug 29, 2017 12:45 pm
Forum: FF 2017
Topic: Cult of Chucky
Replies: 12
Views: 2050

Re: Cult of Chucky

Thought this was ok, decent enough fun but pretty slapdash and needed more work. The kills lacked impact, Andy was wasted, and there were loads plot strands left hanging. Chucky seems to basically have limitless powers; he can possess whoever he likes, whenever he likes, as many times as he likes bu...
by Oswald Cobblepot
Tue Aug 29, 2017 11:35 am
Forum: FF 2017
Topic: The Villainess
Replies: 8
Views: 1416

Re: The Villainess

Totally agree with what's been said. The opening and closing action scenes along with the samurai sword motorbike chase were amazing, although they were a bit shaky cam and the action geography was a bit off. But everything in-between was needlessly complicated and convoluted. The play she was in lo...
by Oswald Cobblepot
Tue Aug 29, 2017 11:20 am
Forum: FF 2017
Topic: Killing Ground
Replies: 12
Views: 2280

Re: Killing Ground

Fairly simple generic set up, but excellent execution.

I liked the interaction of the different timelines, and totally agree on the aforementioned toddler in the background shot.

Great stuff
by Oswald Cobblepot
Tue Aug 29, 2017 11:15 am
Forum: FF 2017
Topic: The Bar
Replies: 9
Views: 1952

Re: The Bar

Absolutely loved this, one of my favourites of the festival.

Funny, clever, fast paced, and really well thought out. The constantly changing loyalties were believable and the characters were all great.
by Oswald Cobblepot
Tue Aug 29, 2017 11:06 am
Forum: FF 2017
Topic: Jackals
Replies: 5
Views: 1072

Re: Jackals

Perfectly competent, but not very good. Annoying witless characters, and nobody to root for. The baddies looked cool in their masks but that was about it. Once the sheer number of cultists became apparent it was obvious they didn't have a hope in hell, especially as they were totally unprepared. The...
by Oswald Cobblepot
Mon Oct 24, 2016 1:48 pm
Forum: Halloween 2016
Topic: Halloween
Replies: 5
Views: 3246

Re: Halloween

Definitely a better line up than last year, and good to have the short films and accompanying guests, especially Matthew Holness. Same gripe as last year, due to it being a day event I had to miss Headshot in order to be able to get a train home as I live outside London (the same is true of Fright F...
by Oswald Cobblepot
Thu Sep 01, 2016 1:04 pm
Forum: FF 2016
Topic: Quality of films this year
Replies: 65
Views: 14911

Re: Quality of films this year

I think this year we're at a bit of a watershed point. Ever since leaving the Empire there has been a definite shift in the split and quality of films between the Main and Discovery screens. We are always reassured that we will continue to be able to keep a seat for the entire weekend in the Main sc...
by Oswald Cobblepot
Tue Aug 30, 2016 2:38 pm
Forum: FF 2016
Topic: Thoughts on Frightfest 2016
Replies: 12
Views: 3159

Re: Thoughts on Frightfest 2016

Like you I spent pretty much all of my time in the Main (Arrow) screen with the exception of skipping Sadako vs. Kayako to see the extra screening of Beyond the Gates as I couldn't stick around for it as a late film. The screening rotation format across the main screens seems to be working well, alt...