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by HeadOnAStick
Wed Sep 23, 2020 6:04 pm
Forum: Frightfest 2020
Topic: FrightFest October 2020
Replies: 10
Views: 755

Re: FrightFest October 2020

I think we could all see this coming, there was a lot of heavy foreshadowing at the beginning of the second act... The August virtual was pretty successful for me so I'll be enthusiastically signing on for this one as well. Thanks for keeping us informed and, fingers crossed, I'll get to see everyon...
by HeadOnAStick
Mon Sep 21, 2020 1:38 pm
Forum: Frightfest 2020
Topic: FrightFest October 2020
Replies: 10
Views: 755

Re: FrightFest October 2020

Thanks for the update, Ian, I think we're all trying to keep up with a fast-changing world right now. I truly sympathise.
by HeadOnAStick
Thu Sep 03, 2020 3:35 pm
Forum: Frightfest 2020
Topic: FrightFest October 2020
Replies: 10
Views: 755

Re: FrightFest October 2020

Cheers for the update. I think we all understand how tricky this year is going to be, so however you manage to do it I'll certainly try to be there.
by HeadOnAStick
Thu Sep 03, 2020 3:31 pm
Forum: Frightfest 2020
Topic: Hall
Replies: 7
Views: 355

Re: Hall

Blinder?

Or is it just the bit they forgot to include at the end of the film. That could be the beginning of a new trend. Release the first half of a movie and then sell the second half of it as a separate release. :)
by HeadOnAStick
Mon Aug 31, 2020 10:24 pm
Forum: Frightfest 2020
Topic: Top Selections
Replies: 4
Views: 281

Re: Top Selections

For me, unordered also...

The Columnist
The Swerve
12 Hour Shift
Av The Hunt
Two Heads Creek
by HeadOnAStick
Mon Aug 31, 2020 9:12 pm
Forum: Frightfest 2020
Topic: Thanks for the Nightmares!
Replies: 1
Views: 144

Thanks for the Nightmares!

I just wanted to say how much I enjoyed FrightFest. I get how you managed to put films on my TV but I had no idea that the Crew and the Festers would all manage to fit (virtually) in my tiny house thanks to everyone's sheer enthusiasm. It was different, for sure, but it still felt like the real thin...
by HeadOnAStick
Mon Aug 31, 2020 8:54 pm
Forum: Frightfest 2020
Topic: The Swerve
Replies: 1
Views: 106

The Swerve

Devastating and gripping, as she walks through the screenplay with Shakespearian inevitability towards that infinite doom. Stunning performances, script, camera work. Deeply emotional and horrifying.

8/10 - Stunning
by HeadOnAStick
Mon Aug 31, 2020 7:20 pm
Forum: Frightfest 2020
Topic: Av The Hunt
Replies: 1
Views: 149

Re: AV The Hunt

Absolutely terrific chase and revenge thriller with interesting context and location. Gripping throughout and a stern message to certain socially conservative elements about the meaning of the word 'honour'.

8/10 - One of my favourites of the festival.
by HeadOnAStick
Mon Aug 31, 2020 9:12 am
Forum: Frightfest 2020
Topic: Aquaslash
Replies: 1
Views: 156

Aquaslash

Remember in the 80s, the endless parade of slasher movies that took a bunch of teenagers and, well, brought them to a conclusion? It turns out you can still make them. A neat pastiche of the era and the style of the time, even the titles are in period style. Of course it's a bit flawed in its execut...
by HeadOnAStick
Sun Aug 30, 2020 8:00 pm
Forum: Frightfest 2020
Topic: Hall
Replies: 7
Views: 355

Re: Hall

I certainly didn't hate it and there's a lot of good 'craftsmanship' on display. Maybe I'm being over-critical but you can only really get away with long lingering building of tension if, eventually, something happens. It's one of those films, and I come across them from time to time, where I think ...
by HeadOnAStick
Sun Aug 30, 2020 7:55 pm
Forum: Frightfest 2020
Topic: Two Heads Creek
Replies: 1
Views: 128

Re: Two Heads Creek

Fun, exploitative and gory. The jokes are good and the cast is excellent, especially the twin sister. Lots of super one-liners, plenty of Australian Cliché, a smattering of splattering and a hint of social conscience for garnish. Thoroughly entertaining from end to end.
7/10
by HeadOnAStick
Sun Aug 30, 2020 3:54 pm
Forum: Frightfest 2020
Topic: Skull: The Mask
Replies: 4
Views: 201

Re: Skull: The Mask

A throwback to the gory, ludicrous, horror films of the past. Lots of fun moments and gallons of gore. Sure, it had plenty of issues and I'm not sure we learn anything from the opening scenes, but solid fun all the same.
by HeadOnAStick
Sat Aug 29, 2020 8:02 pm
Forum: Frightfest 2020
Topic: Playhouse
Replies: 3
Views: 185

Re: Playhouse

The whole first act was pointless, then to my surprise the second act really did engage me and I found myself getting more and more involved. The third act was clearly from a completely different story and was jarringly different in tone, pace, character and, well, everything. Good in parts, but eve...
by HeadOnAStick
Sat Aug 29, 2020 7:59 pm
Forum: Frightfest 2020
Topic: Blind
Replies: 3
Views: 214

Re: Blind

Slow, but nicely shot, with no real plot development and countless missed opportunities to make things far creepier, nastier and generally more interesting. For the first two acts I was holding on for the finale, which will no doubt be on the Blu-Ray as a special feature, because they forgot to incl...
by HeadOnAStick
Sat Aug 29, 2020 1:57 pm
Forum: Frightfest 2020
Topic: The Columnist
Replies: 3
Views: 199

The Columnist

Dark and twisted but told with such a light, suburban touch. Absolutely cracking all around.

8/10 - One for the shelf, to be watched whenever I get irritated by a social media influenza person.