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by Alex J
Sun Mar 03, 2019 1:37 pm
Forum: FrightFest 2019
Topic: FrightFest Glasgow 2019 (Glasgow Film Festival)
Replies: 22
Views: 5612

Re: FrightFest Glasgow 2019 (Glasgow Film Festival)

Given there were some technical difficulties (well, I assumed that was what they were), I wonder if there will be a means of watching the shorts again? I did feel sorry for the film makers who were affected. Indeed the quality of them was so good I'm sure there will be people who will want to see th...
by Alex J
Sun Mar 03, 2019 1:25 pm
Forum: FrightFest 2019
Topic: FrightFest Glasgow 2019 (Glasgow Film Festival)
Replies: 22
Views: 5612

Re: FrightFest Glasgow 2019 (Glasgow Film Festival)

My top 4 of the festival (in order):

1st Black Circle
Joint 2nd The Witch Part I and Freaks
4th Level 16
by Alex J
Sun Mar 03, 2019 1:23 pm
Forum: FrightFest 2019
Topic: FrightFest Glasgow 2019 (Glasgow Film Festival)
Replies: 22
Views: 5612

Re: FrightFest Glasgow 2019 (Glasgow Film Festival)

Freaks Another film with plenty of heart, revolving around a young girl (the actress is terrific) and her bizarre relationship with her father. I'm not sure about the programming of two superhero type of movies back-to-back, but fortunately it didn't really harm either. I liked the ambiguity of who...
by Alex J
Sun Mar 03, 2019 1:16 pm
Forum: FrightFest 2019
Topic: FrightFest Glasgow 2019 (Glasgow Film Festival)
Replies: 22
Views: 5612

Re: FrightFest Glasgow 2019 (Glasgow Film Festival)

The Witch, Part I: The Subversion More of a superhero origin flick than a horror, but there is no shortage of gore. After a blood-splattered opening it changes into a teen movie with heart, before shifting gears to the violent, action-filled second half, including a rug-pulling reveal that our hero...
by Alex J
Sun Mar 03, 2019 1:10 pm
Forum: FrightFest 2019
Topic: FrightFest Glasgow 2019 (Glasgow Film Festival)
Replies: 22
Views: 5612

Re: FrightFest Glasgow 2019 (Glasgow Film Festival)

Finale A good old-fashioned stalk and torture flick that didn't really live up to its confrontational billing beforehand but nevertheless had some suitably horrific moments. The latest in a long line to have an absurdist, "comic" villain and I'm still yet to be convinced this really works in this t...
by Alex J
Sun Mar 03, 2019 1:04 pm
Forum: FrightFest 2019
Topic: FrightFest Glasgow 2019 (Glasgow Film Festival)
Replies: 22
Views: 5612

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Automata

A bit of a Gothic curio this one. I loved the mythology and the Infernal Princess herself but at times it seems a bit like a children's programme from 30 years ago, albeit one with some very uncomfortable sexualised scenes! 7 / 10
by Alex J
Sun Mar 03, 2019 12:56 pm
Forum: FrightFest 2019
Topic: FrightFest Glasgow 2019 (Glasgow Film Festival)
Replies: 22
Views: 5612

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The Rusalka

A limited amount of horror sequences in this one, but it is a very well told tale of love and loss. I'm not sure about the name change to The Siren though when there are already a number of horror films released with that title - I thought the original name stood out more. 7.5 / 10
by Alex J
Sun Mar 03, 2019 12:51 pm
Forum: FrightFest 2019
Topic: FrightFest Glasgow 2019 (Glasgow Film Festival)
Replies: 22
Views: 5612

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Black Circle

Although the conclusion is no surprise it is a great journey getting there. A mystery with a terrific sense of pervasive unease and some deliciously creepy moments. A little reminiscent of the very first of
Spoiler:
The Ring
movies. 8.5 / 10
by Alex J
Sun Mar 03, 2019 12:46 pm
Forum: FrightFest 2019
Topic: FrightFest Glasgow 2019 (Glasgow Film Festival)
Replies: 22
Views: 5612

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Here Comes Hell Many cinematic references and influences on display in this one, most notably Raimi's Evil Dead series and Drag Me To Hell. The period setting is livened up by plenty of humour, ensuring this is a fun ride with some good effects and spunky heroines when the proverbial hits the fan. ...
by Alex J
Sun Mar 03, 2019 12:36 pm
Forum: FrightFest 2019
Topic: FrightFest Glasgow 2019 (Glasgow Film Festival)
Replies: 22
Views: 5612

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The Dead Center A better than average hospital-set horror that plays a bit like an old episode of The X-Files . I liked the clash between science and the paranormal. I couldn't really see what the purpose of the detective character was though, except perhaps to help with some of the exposition? It ...
by Alex J
Sun Mar 03, 2019 12:29 pm
Forum: FrightFest 2019
Topic: FrightFest Glasgow 2019 (Glasgow Film Festival)
Replies: 22
Views: 5612

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Level 16 A dystopian mystery thriller with some effective suspenseful sequences. The young lead does really well to carry the film, all the more remarkable as she is portrayed as unlikeable at the start with another of the girls initially set up as the lead. It was good to see the villains rounded ...
by Alex J
Sun Mar 03, 2019 12:23 pm
Forum: FrightFest 2019
Topic: FrightFest Glasgow 2019 (Glasgow Film Festival)
Replies: 22
Views: 5612

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And now for some brief reviews of the films - I'll do this piecemeal as I'm on the train with intermittent service. Lords of Chaos I liked the interesting dynamics between the main characters and there were several good, brutal setpieces - the fact that this is based on a true story made them even m...
by Alex J
Sun Mar 03, 2019 12:15 pm
Forum: FrightFest 2019
Topic: FrightFest Glasgow 2019 (Glasgow Film Festival)
Replies: 22
Views: 5612

Re: FrightFest Glasgow 2019 (Glasgow Film Festival)

Well said! I shall echo this by saying a big thank you to Alan, Paul, Greg and Ian (hope you're feeling better!) !

Also thank you to everyone else who helped organise the event, including the shorts, the cinema staff, the guests, the fans etc! Another super festival!
by Alex J
Tue Jan 29, 2019 1:15 pm
Forum: FrightFest 2019
Topic: FrightFest Glasgow 2019 (Glasgow Film Festival)
Replies: 22
Views: 5612

Re: FrightFest Glasgow 2019 (Glasgow Film Festival)

Yes, getting tickets for non-Frightfest Glasgow Film Festival movies was both extremely time-consuming and frustrating. I spent half an hour trying initially, then had another go later and just kept refreshing for about another half an hour before getting anywhere. I must have struck a sweet spot th...
by Alex J
Mon Jan 14, 2019 12:16 pm
Forum: FrightFest 2019
Topic: FrightFest Glasgow 2019 (Glasgow Film Festival)
Replies: 22
Views: 5612

Re: FrightFest Glasgow 2019 (Glasgow Film Festival)

1,000 films! Now that's a tremendous achievement!

I would also add that this year's ticket buying process for Glasgow was super smooth too!