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by tschill
Wed Sep 02, 2009 10:56 am
Forum: FF2009
Topic: House Of The Devil
Replies: 48
Views: 42175

My favourite of this year's Fright Fest. Nearly missed it because the audience at Germany's Fantasy Film Festival didn't respond very well to Ti West's film. Glad, a friend of mine recommended House of the devil . Didn't see such a cinematic energy in a long time. Wouldn't have felt so eruptive with...
by tschill
Wed Sep 02, 2009 10:40 am
Forum: FF2009
Topic: Pontypool
Replies: 7
Views: 9265

Very interesting idea. Made the most of its premises. Though the film lost its track at the end (why dropping the linguistic questions in favour for a *real* zombie movie?) I am eager to see the two announced sequels.
by tschill
Wed Sep 02, 2009 10:22 am
Forum: FF2009
Topic: Colin
Replies: 3
Views: 6700

I liked Colin a lot, though you can't expect a no budget film to work wonders. The film is a little gem when focused on Colin. The director had a good sense for telling stories using symbols to overcome production limitations (the water glasses in the beginning create an *end of days* feeling and sy...
by tschill
Sat Aug 29, 2009 3:45 pm
Forum: FF2009
Replies: 13
Views: 12900

This makes it a good film? Don't think so.

The film relied solely on the crossover of two beloved genres. That's not enough for 2009. Probably it wouldn't have been enough in 1969, though.
by tschill
Fri Aug 28, 2009 12:56 pm
Forum: FF2009
Topic: Infestation
Replies: 25
Views: 21647

Agree with jonbly, though I found the film well balanced between comedy and horror. Liked a lot the straight forward attitude. No bullshit explanation, no fake mercy with sympathetic characters. Another big plus: The humour comes mainly from affectionately sketched characters, not from oh-so-amusing...
by tschill
Fri Aug 28, 2009 12:24 pm
Forum: FF2009
Topic: The Hills Run Red
Replies: 43
Views: 35292

First FrightFest film - and a major disappointment. The film considers itself to be so clever, so understanding, but the film analysis inside the narration doesn't add anything to the film's structure despite some cheap laughs. Also it had the same problem like Behind the mask - it is not very satis...