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by Alex J
Sun Oct 29, 2017 1:02 pm
Forum: FF 2017
Topic: Frighfest Halloween
Replies: 18
Views: 1466

Re: Frighfest Halloween

So overall I'd plump for Housewife as my favourite film, with The Black Gloves unfortunately bottom of the pile, albeit with a pretty reasonable score of 6.5 - assuming the sound issues were not deliberate then this score may increase on second viewing. I skipped the Q&A for some much needed food so...
by Alex J
Sun Oct 29, 2017 12:58 pm
Forum: FF 2017
Topic: Frighfest Halloween
Replies: 18
Views: 1466

Re: Frighfest Halloween

Terrifier Light on story and exposition this throwback to the likes of Driller Killer plays like an extended chase sequence and has a good tempo, plenty of gore and humour (albeit a little less of the latter than I was expecting). Jenna Kanell's Tara helps to anchor the plot and whilst I liked her ...
by Alex J
Sun Oct 29, 2017 12:51 pm
Forum: FF 2017
Topic: Frighfest Halloween
Replies: 18
Views: 1466

Re: Frighfest Halloween

Beyond Skyline Another film that does what it says on the tin, doing what it does reasonably well. It develops the mythos from the first movie, which was more suspenseful and horror-oriented, and goes down more of a sci-fi action route. The ending even feels a bit like a superhero flick! A pretty g...
by Alex J
Sun Oct 29, 2017 12:46 pm
Forum: FF 2017
Topic: Frighfest Halloween
Replies: 18
Views: 1466

Re: Frighfest Halloween

Housewife Much like Baskin this is somewhat bizarre, but possibly slightly more straightforward than the director's previous effort. The influences of the likes of Argento were also a little more evident this time around. The depiction of the cult was interesting and I appreciated the exploration o...
by Alex J
Sun Oct 29, 2017 12:40 pm
Forum: FF 2017
Topic: Frighfest Halloween
Replies: 18
Views: 1466

Re: Frighfest Halloween

It Came From The Desert It did what it said on the tin - a cheesy, fun, 1980s homage / parody romp with plenty of humour and action setpieces. Maybe some of the setup / exploration of the first act could have been trimmed to increase the pace early on but that would be my only real quibble. 7.5 / 10
by Alex J
Sun Oct 29, 2017 12:35 pm
Forum: FF 2017
Topic: Frighfest Halloween
Replies: 18
Views: 1466

Re: Frighfest Halloween

The Black Gloves I appreciated the style and setting, but I couldn't hear half of the dialogue and I struggled with Macarena Gomez's accent - combined with a slow pace this made this a difficult film to really enjoy. I thought the Owlman was half scary, half absurd and overall I thought that the fi...
by Alex J
Sun Oct 29, 2017 12:32 pm
Forum: FF 2017
Topic: Frighfest Halloween
Replies: 18
Views: 1466

Re: Frighfest Halloween

Hostile I quite enjoyed this one with some well-executed suspenseful survival scenes spliced with flashbacks that helped to add depth, emotion and characterisation to the tale. I liked the bleakness of the ending, but it also seemed trite and a bit too much of a coincidence, although it was suitabl...
by Alex J
Sun Oct 29, 2017 12:28 pm
Forum: FF 2017
Topic: Frighfest Halloween
Replies: 18
Views: 1466

Re: Frighfest Halloween

Horror Movie

At times quite bleak and at other times pretty funny. An interesting documentary about the making of Red Christmas that I nearly skipped, but pleased that I didn't. A must-see for anyone thinking of making their own movie. 7.5 / 10
by Alex J
Sun Oct 29, 2017 11:41 am
Forum: FF 2017
Topic: Frighfest Halloween
Replies: 18
Views: 1466

Re: Frighfest Halloween

A big thank you to Ian, Paul, Greg and Alan, as well as the Empire staff for a great Halloween Frightfest! My first London edition for four years didn't disappoint and I definitely prefer the day format to the allnighter. I have been to Haymarket before, but not in that auditorium, which proved to b...
by Alex J
Sun Sep 17, 2017 12:43 pm
Forum: The Horror Forum
Topic: mother! review.
Replies: 2
Views: 278

Re: mother! review.

Thanks for the review! Saw it last night and certainly not what I was expecting - probably the most bizarre film I have seen since We Are The Flesh.
by Alex J
Tue Sep 12, 2017 1:33 pm
Forum: The Horror Forum
Topic: Harvest Moon
Replies: 0
Views: 163

Harvest Moon

Some of you may be interested in a movie project on Kickstarter that could do with some backing by the looks of it, Harvest Moon: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/250731370/harvest-moon-movie It has an interesting cast (Robert Englund, Lance Henriksen, Betsy Baker, Yvonne Strahovski etc) and a p...
by Alex J
Tue Sep 05, 2017 1:17 pm
Forum: FF 2017
Topic: Frighfest Halloween
Replies: 18
Views: 1466

Re: Frighfest Halloween

Thanks Ian,

Do we know yet at what time the Halloween tickets will be made available? Just wondering as I might be flying on that day and hence may not be able to log in at the time myself....
by Alex J
Fri Sep 01, 2017 6:59 pm
Forum: FF 2017
Topic: Overall Thoughts
Replies: 36
Views: 2899

Re: Overall Thoughts

I thought the Banshee Chapter was underrated when it screened a few years back - it definitely appealed to me too!
by Alex J
Fri Sep 01, 2017 6:55 pm
Forum: FF 2017
Topic: Personal safety
Replies: 9
Views: 1100

Re: Personal safety

Although probably worth bearing in mind that some of us come from sleepier towns and also are not necessarily familiar with the geography - I'd like to think I have been coming to Frightfest long enough to know my way around the environs, but if streets started to be closed then getting around effic...
by Alex J
Wed Aug 30, 2017 10:36 pm
Forum: FF 2017
Topic: Overall Thoughts
Replies: 36
Views: 2899

Re: Overall Thoughts

Thanks DJBenz - by the sounds of it I was fortunate to avoid Adult Babies !