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by narcan
Sat Sep 03, 2011 6:00 pm
Forum: FF2011
Topic: Kill List
Replies: 30
Views: 26309

Re: Kill List

I found the unsettling shifts in tone, style and genre in 'Kill List' to be it's greatest strengths. Sure, the plot was heavily indebted to the likes of The Wicker Man & Race With The Devil, but the slow building dread of some unknown evil at work behind the scenes; through the mark on the mirror an...
by narcan
Sat Sep 03, 2011 5:53 pm
Forum: FF2011
Topic: Rabies
Replies: 6
Views: 7380

Re: Rabies

Probably my favourite film of the weekend; funny, moving, shocking and completely unpredictable. Like the Coen Brothers directing a re-make of Mario Bava's 'Bay of Blood'. In Israel. Fantastic. And, next to the tremendous Larry Fessenden, the 2 directors were the best guests of the weekend; charming...
by narcan
Sat Sep 03, 2011 5:50 pm
Forum: FF2011
Topic: Trailer Trash!
Replies: 3
Views: 5813

Re: Trailer Trash!

Awesome selection of Trailer Trash this year, thanks! Having watched Jess Franco's 'Lorna The Exorcist' on DVD the night before setting off for Frightfest the trailer for 'Linda' had me laughing out loud. Come on Total Film, how about sponsoring an 'Icon of Horror' spotlight on Franco for next years...
by narcan
Wed Sep 01, 2010 12:01 am
Forum: FF2010
Topic: Outcast
Replies: 4
Views: 6162

Re: Outcast

I really enjoyed how 'Outcast' transplanted it's Celtic magic and mythology into a really grimy urban setting; this brought to mind various Clive Barker stories. The bit where the guy freaks out after having sex and turns into a fang faced Incredible Hulk was one of my favorite scenes from any film ...
by narcan
Tue Aug 31, 2010 11:39 pm
Forum: FrightFest Suggestions
Topic: Appluading Death Scenes
Replies: 35
Views: 36107

Re: Appluading Death Scenes

It's a weird one this applauding violence thing - I don't always feel comfortable when it kicks off even though I do it too and there is definitely something cathartic about vocally celebrating when a victim gets revenge on their oppressors. However I'm conscious of being manipulated by films that e...
by narcan
Tue Aug 31, 2010 11:16 pm
Forum: FF2010
Replies: 29
Views: 24876


Absolutely the highlight of Frightfest 2010. Despite having read (and written) lots about the Video Nasties phenomenon myself previously the documentary brought all the facts and feelings together in a fresh and fascinating package - brilliantly edited, great choice of interviewees, an exceptional a...
by narcan
Tue Aug 31, 2010 10:48 pm
Forum: FF2010
Topic: The Loved Ones
Replies: 21
Views: 19025

Re: The Loved Ones

Awesome. Despite the atrocious tortures on display I found 'The Loved Ones' to be a really tender film and it had an emotional depth to it on a par with both 'Monsters' & 'Red, White & Blue'. The attention paid to the relationships between the characters made it much, much more that just a blood spa...
by narcan
Tue Aug 31, 2010 10:35 pm
Forum: FF2010
Topic: Buried
Replies: 23
Views: 19991

Re: Buried

All through this movie I kept thinking "how's he gonna fuck a baby if he's stuck inside that box?"
by narcan
Tue Aug 31, 2010 10:30 pm
Forum: FF2010
Topic: The Pack
Replies: 15
Views: 14469

Re: The Pack

Another great surprise this one; such a mess of odd elements - dirty bikers, maniac farm frau, blood guzzling mole men and Phillipe Nahon in his 'I fuck on the first date' t-shirt all added up to really fun flick. Great stuff.
by narcan
Tue Aug 31, 2010 10:19 pm
Forum: FF2010
Topic: Dream Home
Replies: 10
Views: 9767

Re: Dream Home

Awesomely gruesome. I couldn't help but think that the film was essentially a re-make of the 1st 15 minutes of The Toolbox Murders (the original not Tobe Hooper's 're-imagining'). Loved the blood ejaculation gag.
by narcan
Tue Aug 31, 2010 10:15 pm
Forum: FF2010
Topic: The Tortured
Replies: 34
Views: 29112

Re: The Tortured

Terrible. The only film I saw all weekend that I couldn't find anything positive in. The laughable dialogue made it a serious contender as this years Giallo/Mirrors. Someone I spoke to afterward quite astutely said that it appeared as if the filmmakers had shot 2 alternate endings but then included ...
by narcan
Tue Aug 31, 2010 9:48 pm
Forum: FF2010
Topic: Monsters
Replies: 28
Views: 25199

Re: Monsters

Monsters was a very romantic film - the 2 central characters didn't need to escape the chaos around them so much as they needed to find each other. I don't agree with anyone who says this sort of film shouldn't be shown at an event like Frightfest; the reason I'm drawn to the horror genre is that it...
by narcan
Tue Aug 31, 2010 9:19 pm
Forum: FF2010
Topic: Isle of Dogs
Replies: 27
Views: 22166

Re: Isle of Dogs

I was pleasantly surprised by Isle Of Dogs and enjoyed it much more than I expected to based on the little I had read about it in advance however it was almost as heavily indebted to giallo motifs as was Amer - I thought that using the killer's costume from Blood And Black Lace was cool but the stai...
by narcan
Tue Aug 31, 2010 8:53 pm
Forum: FF2010
Topic: Alien vs Ninja
Replies: 11
Views: 10491

Re: Alien vs Ninja

For a movie which describes it's entire plot in a 3 words 'Alien Vs Ninja' was totally unpredictable and awesomely entertaining; the ninjas, zombiefied by the cute pink alien parasites, all of a sudden swearing in English was hilarious. The fast-paced editing and snappy Manga-esque camera angles, th...
by narcan
Wed Sep 16, 2009 9:49 pm
Forum: FF2009
Topic: The Human Centipede
Replies: 38
Views: 34447

Hmmm . . . how about Edward Furlong in the middle and Adrian Brodie at each end?