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by mamawaldi
Fri Aug 30, 2019 10:53 pm
Forum: FrightFest 2019
Topic: Why Won't You Just Die?
Replies: 2
Views: 622

Re: Why Won't You Just Die?

Very lively though sadly not lively enough to stop me nodding off a little bit as we reached the end of day 3! Enjoyed the cartoon violence and the black humour so I can see why it has hit many people's top 5. I'll have to watch it again when I'm a bit more conscious!
by mamawaldi
Fri Aug 30, 2019 10:49 pm
Forum: FrightFest 2019
Topic: Happy Face
Replies: 0
Views: 462

Happy Face

Touching tale of a group of people exiled to the fringe of society who help each other to realise that it's not them who have the problem. It's a film that has you asking yourself a few questions and has some scenes of real emotional impact. A worthy and thought out inclusion in the festival though ...
by mamawaldi
Thu Aug 29, 2019 11:33 pm
Forum: FrightFest 2019
Topic: The Drone
Replies: 3
Views: 449

Re: The Drone

A Child's Play knock off that got wonderfully ever dafter as it went along. The husbands penchant for scarves, the drone on the rocking chair.... lots to like.
by mamawaldi
Thu Aug 29, 2019 11:28 pm
Forum: FrightFest 2019
Topic: Feedback
Replies: 4
Views: 705

Re: Feedback

Marsan was great of course and got to sound off on Brexit and the like. Good setting and atmosphere although I don't think the film achieved the change in audience sympathy along the way that it wanted to. They should have made more use of that "silent" room which had great horror potential! Fine fo...
by mamawaldi
Wed Aug 28, 2019 11:45 pm
Forum: FrightFest 2019
Topic: A Serial Killer's Guide to Life
Replies: 1
Views: 494

A Serial Killer's Guide to Life

Really enjoyed this story of two women who find happiness by bumping off self help gurus. Very funny in places, particularly in exploiting the pomposity and self serving motivations of the gurus themselves. The highlight of Saturday for me.
by mamawaldi
Tue Aug 27, 2019 9:50 am
Forum: FrightFest 2019
Topic: Mary
Replies: 6
Views: 805

Re: Mary

A waste of some great talent in this extremely generic ghost movie. Guess what? The young daughter who loves to draw starts including a sinister dark figure in her pictures! Who'd have thunk it? In the q+a the director seemed to be choosing his words carefully in response to some questions. Suggeste...
by mamawaldi
Mon Aug 26, 2019 9:29 pm
Forum: FrightFest 2019
Topic: Mutant Blast
Replies: 0
Views: 452

Mutant Blast

I was hoping and expecting for something pretty bonkers to keep away that last movie of the day fatigue and this more than delivered. Lots of head stomping, a giant lobster fighting a ninja dolphin and a man with a comedy rat instead of a hand. Loved it.
by mamawaldi
Mon Aug 26, 2019 3:11 pm
Forum: FrightFest 2019
Topic: Harpoon
Replies: 2
Views: 482

Harpoon

Funny, smart and slightly twisted. The story of three 'friends' stuck on a yacht was a big hit with the audience. Probably not one that'll stick long in the memory for me, but it provided a decent dollop of entertainment.
by mamawaldi
Sun Aug 25, 2019 4:02 pm
Forum: FrightFest 2019
Topic: Kindred Spirits
Replies: 5
Views: 715

Re: Kindred Spirits

This was the first dud of the festival for me. It just felt so TV movie.
by mamawaldi
Sun Aug 25, 2019 9:21 am
Forum: FrightFest 2019
Topic: Blood and Flesh: The Al Adamson Story
Replies: 1
Views: 398

Blood and Flesh: The Al Adamson Story

For the most part, a fun affectionate documentary about a neglected B movie giant from the 60s and 70s. Morphs into a true crime final third when dealing with his untimely demise. If like me you're a fan of the likes of Russ Meyer and Roger Corman, you'll lap this up.
by mamawaldi
Sun Aug 25, 2019 9:14 am
Forum: FrightFest 2019
Topic: Cut Off
Replies: 8
Views: 883

Re: Cut Off

Really enjoyed this one. Good tension, likeable protagonists and a particularly grisly autopsy by proxy. What's not to like!
by mamawaldi
Sun Aug 25, 2019 9:10 am
Forum: FrightFest 2019
Topic: The Wind
Replies: 1
Views: 443

The Wind

Beautifully made horror Western playing with ideas of isolation, madness and folklore. One of the best of the day. Even the goat could act!
by mamawaldi
Sat Aug 24, 2019 11:03 pm
Forum: FrightFest 2019
Topic: Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark
Replies: 6
Views: 802

Re: Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark

Enjoyable in places although some of the stories were paper thin and didn't have much relevance to the victims as far as I could tell. Decent jump scares and good delivery of the "hiding under the bed" horror standby.
by mamawaldi
Sat Aug 24, 2019 10:46 am
Forum: FrightFest 2019
Topic: Crawl
Replies: 10
Views: 1080

Re: Crawl

It was fine but felt a bit of a safer film than the full blown craziness of Piranha. The dialogue was a bit twee and I couldn't quite buy the homicidal maniac behaviour of the alligators!
by mamawaldi
Sat Aug 24, 2019 10:37 am
Forum: FrightFest 2019
Topic: Come to Daddy
Replies: 8
Views: 901

Re: Come to Daddy

Best opening film for some years. Superb performances, a wonderfully dark story and some big laughs too.