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by damatotomato
Tue Aug 28, 2012 11:39 am
Forum: FF2012
Topic: FF13 - Highlights
Replies: 14
Views: 11620

Re: FF13 - Highlights

Oh, and The Possession was a whole lot of old-fashioned fun and thrills - hugely enjoyable movie,

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by damatotomato
Tue Aug 28, 2012 11:28 am
Forum: FF2012
Topic: FF13 - Highlights
Replies: 14
Views: 11620

Re: FF13 - Highlights

For me, it was Dario Argento on stage and finding out that he doesn't compare himself to Bava, just the bloody critics do! He sees himself more as a follower of Hitchcock. I loved the whole Q&A. I'm glad I watched Hidden in the Woods, I like a good controversial film at Frightfest that divides opini...
by damatotomato
Tue Aug 28, 2012 3:43 am
Forum: FF2012
Topic: The Possession
Replies: 16
Views: 14822

Re: The Possession

The Possession came with good pedigree with Danish director Ole Bornedal (of the two morgue-set Nightwatch movies - the original Danish language version and the US remake with Ewan McGregor) and producer Sam (the Evil Dead) Raimi on board the demonic ghost train to the heart of this Frighfest 2012 E...
by damatotomato
Mon Aug 27, 2012 12:13 pm
Forum: FF2012
Topic: Paura 3D
Replies: 15
Views: 13675

Re: Paura 3D

A vibrant horror movie, suitably sick and tense, with three wayward youths having fun at a posh guy's villa and reaping the payback big time. The woman in this cellar was a mess of mystery; I couldn't make out whether I felt sorry for her, or just wanted to forget the evil beast forever by the time ...
by damatotomato
Mon Aug 27, 2012 12:06 pm
Forum: FF2012
Topic: Under The Bed
Replies: 23
Views: 16761

Re: Under The Bed

This film was all very 80's-family movie at the start and came over like a cross between The Goonies and E.T (hey, that older brother was also the older brother in The Goonies and E.T wasn't he?). But then imagine a film where the young cast of The Goonies get sliced and diced by the ugly pirate at ...
by damatotomato
Mon Aug 27, 2012 11:54 am
Forum: FF2012
Topic: Outpost: Black Sun
Replies: 15
Views: 13437

Re: Outpost: Black Sun

I didn't think I would enjoy this one. It reeked of straight to video and I'm not a fan of 'modern day Nazi zombies on the loose' franchises, of which (this may just be my imagination) there seem to be many. However, this sequel to 2008's original 'Outpost' was a lot of fun. The gloomy, surreal, fai...
by damatotomato
Mon Aug 27, 2012 11:48 am
Forum: FF2012
Topic: Tulpa
Replies: 23
Views: 17690

Re: Tulpa

No giallo, or few, have ever really featured stunning dialogue and wonderful scripts. This was no exception. But the scenes in the s&m club, the odd occult barman, doorman (or door hermaphrodite) and general sense of unease were rewarding. Set in the world of big corporate business, someone is bumpi...
by damatotomato
Mon Aug 27, 2012 11:42 am
Forum: FF2012
Topic: Maniac
Replies: 18
Views: 15635

Re: Maniac

I found it hard to catch the night bus home after this one, convinced I was going back to a room full of nude mannequins with scalped hairdos patiently waiting there for me. I couldn't look my fellow bus passengers in the eye, I'd just spent an hour and a half looking at the world through a maniac's...
by damatotomato
Mon Aug 27, 2012 11:38 am
Forum: FF2012
Topic: Hidden in the Woods
Replies: 24
Views: 18218

Re: Hidden in the Woods

I think that's a perfect translation, especially on a Monday.

Anyone who asks me how I'm doing, on a monday gets the reply; "Monday". That is all.

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by damatotomato
Sun Aug 26, 2012 4:15 am
Forum: FF2012
Topic: Hidden in the Woods
Replies: 24
Views: 18218

Re: Hidden in the Woods

This film was a Grimm-like fairytale horror-crime story with a big nasty injection of wicked humour. It's no surprise Hollywood has already snapped up a remake from the original director (currently in development). Hidden in the Woods earned a long round of applause at its Frightfest 2012 screening....
by damatotomato
Sun Aug 28, 2011 2:39 pm
Forum: FF2011
Topic: THE WICKER TREE & THE WOMAN (AKA CORN & CAVEGIRLS FOREVER!)
Replies: 0
Views: 3010

THE WICKER TREE & THE WOMAN (AKA CORN & CAVEGIRLS FOREVER!)

There may be spoilers ahead made of corn.... THE WICKER TREE & THE WOMAN @ FRIGHTFEST, LEICESTER SQUARE, 27th AUGUST 2011 The ending of Wicker Tree, a film that explores similar themes to the original classic Wicker Man from 1973, is what you might well expect it to be; there's a wicker effigy and a...
by damatotomato
Tue Aug 31, 2010 9:15 am
Forum: FF2010
Topic: VIDEO NASTIES DOCUMENTARY / DISCUSSION
Replies: 29
Views: 21994

VIDEO NASTIES DOCUMENTARY / DISCUSSION

Writing this a little hungover from The Imperial !! I've been told my reviews are rather long (!) so here's the edit - Great documentary. Marc Morris did us proud! Great clips. Loved the montage at the start. That MP was a right character. Mad as a hatter, but we love characters. Still, what an idio...
by damatotomato
Sun Aug 29, 2010 2:20 pm
Forum: FF2010
Topic: Monsters
Replies: 28
Views: 22365

Re: Monsters

I thought I Spit would have been the biggest crowd pleaser for 9pm on the Saturday Frighfest (the biggest slot in the festival) but it's bound to sell out, whatever gets shown. I think, as a film fan, I like the sound of this movie, but at a genre fest, I'd want something a bit more horror-filled, b...
by damatotomato
Sun Aug 29, 2010 1:14 pm
Forum: FF2010
Topic: Monsters
Replies: 28
Views: 22365

Re: Monsters

Ew, romance. Looked good, sure, but wasted without a worthwhile story. 6/10 jonbly, I really like your reviews, they make me smile, and they make the films come alive ... I didn't get to see Monsters, but I kind of guessed it would be like your review says it was, I still think I have to see this t...
by damatotomato
Sun Aug 29, 2010 11:11 am
Forum: FF2010
Topic: I SPIT ON YOUR GRAVE
Replies: 36
Views: 28085

Re: I SPIT ON YOUR GRAVE

The other main problem was that Johnny and the sherrif end up suffering less than the other two, despite the fact that they're the key offenders... surely she'd save the best for the sherrif? *SPOILERS GALORE* I don't know, I think if I chose a way to go, I'd rather be tied up naked by a pretty gir...