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by stewartguitar
Thu Mar 12, 2015 12:55 pm
Forum: Glasgow 2015
Topic: FrightFest Glasgow 2015
Replies: 57
Views: 31991

Re: FrightFest Glasgow 2015

http://gingernutsofhorror.com/13/post/2 ... -horn.html

Here's my take. I should probably have posted it earlier but I forgot.
by stewartguitar
Wed Mar 12, 2014 9:45 pm
Forum: Glasgow 2014
Topic: Glasgow 2014 Review
Replies: 7
Views: 8413

Re: Glasgow 2014 Review

I just put my thoughts on my blog here stewartguitar.wordpress.com/2014/03/12/frightfest-glasgow-2014 First, the event itself is lots of fun. There’s a good atmosphere, it’s well organised and everyone has a good time. The GFT is the perfect venue with comfy seats, and it’s handy for lots of good fa...
by stewartguitar
Thu Nov 03, 2011 8:40 am
Forum: The Other Stuff
Topic: what are you reading?
Replies: 247
Views: 145049

The Horror Anthology of Horror Anthologies

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Horror-Anthology-Anthologies/dp/1447757351/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1320263026&sr=8-1 I've just read this, and it was brilliant, so I've posted a comprehensive review on Amazon - below is a short version. It should be right up the street of Frightfesters. Themed anthologies can...
by stewartguitar
Tue Mar 02, 2010 6:38 pm
Forum: FF2010
Topic: [REC.2]
Replies: 33
Views: 16027

a disappointment

I found it a bit contrived. They spent some time explaining why the marines needed helmet cameras (surely not just so it could look like the first film?), and when we ran out marines, some teenagers with a camcorder magically turn up, so we can continue with the same format. these are just clunky pl...
by stewartguitar
Tue Mar 02, 2010 6:26 pm
Forum: FF2010
Topic: HARPOON: REYKJAVIK WHALE WATCHING MASSACRE
Replies: 14
Views: 6217

an ideal closing film

We had seen some stuff by that time on Saturday that demanded a bit of intellectual effort, and we were tired. What we needed was some fun, some gore and some laughs, and we got them. Not much tension perhaps but a couple of jumps, some crowd-pleasing deaths and lots of funny dialogue, poking fun at...
by stewartguitar
Mon Mar 01, 2010 11:11 pm
Forum: FF2010
Topic: SPLICE
Replies: 20
Views: 10057

Re: SPLICE

This film annoyed me although I suspect it wasn't all the filmmakers' fault. The narrative was plodding, the characters underdeveloped, the plot bog-standard, apart from a perverse shock in the middle. And the science made no sense at all. I don't think the film decided what it was about. It touched...
by stewartguitar
Mon Mar 01, 2010 10:41 pm
Forum: FF2010
Topic: STAG NIGHT
Replies: 13
Views: 7221

Re: STAG NIGHT

Once again I'm pasting a review I wrote for Facebook. This film annoyed me a little only because of what it nicked from better films. There is a point at which homage becomes plagiarism, and perhaps he crossed that point once or twice. But I enjoyed it. just to keep me awake at that time of night it...
by stewartguitar
Mon Mar 01, 2010 10:33 pm
Forum: FF2010
Topic: 2001 MANIACS: FIELD OF SCREAMS
Replies: 20
Views: 9722

Re: 2001 MANIACS: FIELD OF SCREAMS

Once again I'm being lazy and copying a review I posted elsewhere, not aimed at the FF cognoscenti. You have to see this film for what it is and not expect too much. I had a great time. From my FB page: Not much plot, no really believable characters, not much in the way of subtext, subtlety, themes,...
by stewartguitar
Mon Mar 01, 2010 10:27 pm
Forum: FF2010
Topic: A LIZARD IN A WOMAN'S SKIN
Replies: 25
Views: 11281

Re: A LIZARD IN A WOMAN'S SKIN

I'm not a big Fulci fan. I don't think he ever understood acting and how to get good performances out of his cast, and he has never paced a movie well - he tends to string his set-pieces together with bits of awful dialogue rather than properly plot the whole film. However, he does have a distinctiv...
by stewartguitar
Mon Mar 01, 2010 10:18 pm
Forum: FF2010
Topic: AMER
Replies: 54
Views: 35402

Re: AMER

This is the review of Amer I posted on Facebook. I'm just pasting it here to save me a lot of typing, though it was written for people who hadn't seen the film. A film as stylised as this is always going to provoke different reactions from people. I'll agree it wasn't the most fun I had all weekend,...