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by Alex J
Thu Aug 30, 2018 1:33 pm
Forum: The Horror Forum
Topic: Kickstarter Projects
Replies: 3
Views: 519

Re: Kickstarter Projects

Sadly the aforementioned Knucklebones sequel is struggling on kickstarter at the moment - so if anyone wants to and knows how to get it in front of more people I'm sure they'd be very appreciative of any help that can be provided. Also came across another project that may be of interest to anyone wh...
by Alex J
Thu Aug 30, 2018 1:26 pm
Forum: Frightfest 2018
Topic: Luciferina
Replies: 15
Views: 584

Re: Luciferina

In a tragic and eerily coincidental bit of timing there are reports in the news yesterday / today about the death of a British backpacker who died in South America after taking the same drug as in Luciferina , ayahuasca. One can only hope he benefited from some nookie like in the movie before his un...
by Alex J
Thu Aug 30, 2018 8:31 am
Forum: Frightfest 2018
Topic: Frightfest: Beneath the Dark Heart of Cinema
Replies: 17
Views: 705

Re: Frightfest: Beneath the Dark Heart of Cinema

Thanks for replying - blimey! I know it can get a little fraught at times, but that's quite surprising it got to that point. There must be a huge amount to do and it's always the little, but important things that can get missed. I think in recent years they've added a bit more of a support network a...
by Alex J
Wed Aug 29, 2018 11:27 pm
Forum: Frightfest 2018
Topic: Frightfest: Beneath the Dark Heart of Cinema
Replies: 17
Views: 705

Re: Frightfest: Beneath the Dark Heart of Cinema

For those of us who didn't see the doc, dare we ask what was going on in 2012? Looking back at the line-up there were some good films on that year, so presumably it was more of a behind the scenes kind of thing...
by Alex J
Wed Aug 29, 2018 6:39 pm
Forum: Frightfest 2018
Topic: Climax
Replies: 20
Views: 801

Re: Climax

The more I think about it, the more I think there is meaning in the film other than taking what is shown at face value. If you think of what happens as being a reflection of the current status of French society then it actually starts to become the director's most controversial movie yet. But perhap...
by Alex J
Wed Aug 29, 2018 6:34 pm
Forum: Frightfest 2018
Topic: Heretiks
Replies: 15
Views: 758

Re: Heretiks

Jon H wrote:
Wed Aug 29, 2018 5:07 pm
I suppose the question is just how many Paul Hyett films are we going to sit through at Frightfest before the conclusion is arrived at that *whisper it* - they are not very good?
Oh you heretic! ;)
by Alex J
Tue Aug 28, 2018 10:29 pm
Forum: Frightfest 2018
Topic: Chuck Steel: Night of the Trampires
Replies: 9
Views: 396

Re: Chuck Steel: Night of the Trampires

I didn't see it as I was in a disco screen, but if they really did spend over £20m on this then I do fear for them, as I would imagine this is a niche film at best in the wider market - and given it seems to be getting mixed reviews out of FF then it doesn't bode well...
by Alex J
Tue Aug 28, 2018 12:56 pm
Forum: Frightfest 2018
Topic: Frightfest Thanks
Replies: 3
Views: 227

Frightfest Thanks

A big thank you to Alan, Ian, Paul and Greg for another fantastic event! I know it's a lot of work and there are doubtless plenty of pains in the ass before and over the weekend, so I just hope the organisers get as much out of it as we all do. Thank you too to everyone else involved, the cinema sta...
by Alex J
Tue Aug 28, 2018 12:50 pm
Forum: Frightfest 2018
Topic: Best 5 of the festival
Replies: 24
Views: 947

Re: Best 5 of the festival

My top 5:
1. Tigers Are Not Afraid
2. Incident In A Ghostland
3. Summer of '84
4. Upgrade
5. Several joint fifth.

Special mentions to Book of Monsters and Halloween that I have excluded from my list for different reasons.

Worst film: Fright Fest sorry to say!
by Alex J
Tue Aug 28, 2018 12:45 pm
Forum: Frightfest 2018
Topic: Climax
Replies: 20
Views: 801

Re: Climax

Unfortunately the camera work (which some viewers will love) gave me motion sickness, although thankfully not actually sick! The visuals and soundtrack do impress, but I felt shortchanged about the limited plot development and it was nowhere near as graphic, extreme or controversial as some of the d...
by Alex J
Tue Aug 28, 2018 12:34 pm
Forum: Frightfest 2018
Topic: The Golem
Replies: 6
Views: 316

The Golem

A little slow-going and also predictable in some ways, but nonetheless a well-told tale with some satisfying action and kill scenes. Just would have like a longer, gorier ending sequence with a few more exploding heads! Some nice imagery and good to see the old plague masks being used to good effect...
by Alex J
Tue Aug 28, 2018 12:29 pm
Forum: Frightfest 2018
Topic: Possum
Replies: 4
Views: 292

Possum

A slow-burner that deals with very real world problems sensitively, albeit suitably uncomfortably for the audience. A very minimalistic style is used, with little dialogue and some sparse, empty, abandoned environments which are used to great effect. Reminiscent of Spider from a number of years ago....
by Alex J
Tue Aug 28, 2018 12:24 pm
Forum: Frightfest 2018
Topic: The Witch in the Window
Replies: 0
Views: 106

The Witch in the Window

A very effective slow-burning chiller that made the hairs on my neck stand on end multiple times - the only film to consistently do this. I thought the relationship between the father and son was exceptional (even down to the parts where the son copies his father's mannerisms), while the witch herse...
by Alex J
Tue Aug 28, 2018 12:19 pm
Forum: Frightfest 2018
Topic: Open 24 Hours
Replies: 4
Views: 259

Re: Open 24 Hours

Entertaining old school slasher, making good use of a limited number of locations, and uses the paranoia of the central character well. There are plenty of tense, suspenseful scenes and some satisfying levels of gore. Vanessa Grasse does well in the lead role, and the villain is also good value when...
by Alex J
Tue Aug 28, 2018 12:15 pm
Forum: Frightfest 2018
Topic: Tigers Are Not Afraid
Replies: 7
Views: 395

Re: Tigers Are Not Afraid

It seems that films leaving me an emotional wreck are like buses, because after waiting a few festivals for such a film this was the second of the weekend for me! In some ways there are no great surprises in the movie and I have seen more brutal and nihilistic films on similar subjects, but somethin...