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by dnky666
Fri Aug 27, 2010 1:40 am
Forum: The Horror Forum
Topic: films we just saw
Replies: 4287
Views: 1513130

Re: films we just saw

I saw A SERBIAN FILM earlier today and was going to wait until the screening on Sunday had passed to pass comment but in light of recent developments....... I have to admit I was rather underwhelmed. Perhaps I'm just waaaaay desensitized to this sort of thing but it left me sorely underwhelmed. It c...
by dnky666
Fri Sep 04, 2009 11:26 pm
Forum: FF2009
Topic: Heartless
Replies: 90
Views: 61837

Re: @666

Hey, Streetkiller, welcome to the Frightfest Forum. Enjoyed your defense of Heartless over on Ain't it cool BTW. You should copy and paste it to here. It would reinvigorate the already vigorous debate. I should hasten to add that I myself didn't hate the film. Just thought it was a 5 or 6 out of 10....
by dnky666
Fri Sep 04, 2009 9:46 pm
Forum: FF2009
Topic: Heartless
Replies: 90
Views: 61837

Thanks to VEGASTREETKILLER for his recollection of the Q & A and Ridley's tongue in cheek comment.... My recollection of the Q and A is slightly different: Following the really funny joke Phil told there was a deathly hush (otherwise known in marketing terms as Audience Laughter) Alan Jones then loo...
by dnky666
Wed Sep 02, 2009 11:18 am
Forum: FF2009
Topic: Shadow
Replies: 49
Views: 35828

Up until the end I was enjoying it. The creeping about in the dark was genuinely unsettling and I don't recall seeing anyone grilled before. Also, the eyelid!!!! Sadly though it then blows it big time with no attempt to even make the Iraq reveal look anything like Iraq. Like the Directors leather tr...
by dnky666
Wed Sep 02, 2009 11:10 am
Forum: FF2009
Topic: The Horseman
Replies: 31
Views: 25077

Best film of the festival and a great way to start the day. Nasty, brutal whilst at the same time thought provoking. How far down the porn chain does he go?

Hang on, there's someone at the door.......
by dnky666
Wed Sep 02, 2009 11:07 am
Forum: FF2009
Topic: La Horde
Replies: 34
Views: 28029

It did exactly what it said on the tin, so to speak. Fun, funny, gruesome and the zombies were actually quite scary, though that may have been more to do with the cramped location. Loved the fridge bit. Loved the guy taking on 2 zombies with only a knife. Also loved the first appearance of the old g...
by dnky666
Wed Sep 02, 2009 10:59 am
Forum: FF2009
Topic: Macabre
Replies: 22
Views: 16950

Really enjoyed this. Did meander a trifle towards the end though. Would have liked to have seen it shown earlier though. Would have been better with a bigger and more awake crowd. But as a 1st (the short nowithstanding) film it shows a lot of promise. Dara herself was very creepy although it will be...
by dnky666
Wed Sep 02, 2009 9:47 am
Forum: FF2009
Topic: The Descent: Part 2
Replies: 30
Views: 22410

the key action scenes are cut so fast (and shot on Shaki Cam) that everything becomes an incoherent, bloody blur[/b] I couldn't agree more. Would really prefer to see what was being chewed, ripped and generally savaged. That being said, I really enjoyed this. Thought that it did the original proud ...
by dnky666
Wed Sep 02, 2009 2:01 am
Forum: FF2009
Topic: Infestation
Replies: 25
Views: 18513

My favourite film of the opening three by far. Thought it was funny, thought the 2 leads had charisma and were engaging and loved the "shooting" of the whiny blonde. More horror films should employ friendly fire.

Oh and that bit where the guy jumped from the truck. Snap. Ouch!!!!!
by dnky666
Tue Sep 01, 2009 10:50 pm
Forum: FF2009
Topic: Heartless
Replies: 90
Views: 61837

I am at this moment giving you a standing ovation for this extremely well argued post :D Cheers. I managed over the course of my journey home to get in quite a lather. That whole issue of non-genre types thinking that the horror genre needs saving, is shallow or somehow "beneath" them and an easy o...
by dnky666
Tue Sep 01, 2009 8:46 pm
Forum: FF2009
Topic: The Hills Run Red
Replies: 43
Views: 29967

All in all quite a pedestrian experience. No-one to blame but myself as I had hyped myself up for this one. Will I never learn to avoid blogs prior to Frightfest. It wasn't awful it wasn't amazing. It was just a bit "meh". As for the mask that is a straight rip from Gilliam's Brazil. As worn by Mich...
by dnky666
Tue Sep 01, 2009 8:34 pm
Forum: FF2009
Topic: Triangle
Replies: 34
Views: 25952

I enjoyed this and thought that the storm scene and gunshots were the perfect way to showcase and acquaint us with the beefiness of the Empire sound-system. Also thought the first time the shooting occurred it was particularly brutal. Far more so than scenes of a similar ilk. Those bullets HURT. The...
by dnky666
Tue Sep 01, 2009 8:22 pm
Forum: FF2009
Topic: Heartless
Replies: 90
Views: 61837

first bit: no that was Eden Lake http://hellblazer.ipbhost.com/public/style_emoticons/default/icon_witchhunt.gif running for cover as I say that, no need to re-argue the point ;-) LOL Actually, you're right, Eden Lake did invent that. Another film Ridley hasn't seen. It just slipped my mind. No nee...
by dnky666
Tue Sep 01, 2009 7:36 pm
Forum: FF2009
Topic: Heartless
Replies: 90
Views: 61837

Ridley has not invented a new genre of horror but has with that comment shown his contempt for horror as a genre. I'm assuming that he based his (obviously) encyclopedic knowledge of the current state of the genre on the adverts he sees for films such as Final Destination 3 on the TV. He appears to ...