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by DJBenz
Mon Nov 04, 2019 2:59 pm
Forum: The Horror Forum
Topic: I'm a new author who wrote a collection of short, existential horror stories
Replies: 7
Views: 165

Re: Why Can't You See Them?

Still a bit big, would be better removed if I'm honest.
by DJBenz
Mon Nov 04, 2019 10:20 am
Forum: The Horror Forum
Topic: I'm a new author who wrote a collection of short, existential horror stories
Replies: 7
Views: 165

Re: Why Can't You See Them?

Hi James, small request: could you keep the huge image out of your signature please? A small banner would be OK, but not the full size artwork I've had to remove from your sig. Cheers!
by DJBenz
Thu Oct 31, 2019 2:46 pm
Forum: FrightFest Suggestions
Topic: Frightfest Halloween date
Replies: 2
Views: 143

Re: Frightfest Halloween date

At a guess, and only a guess, mind you, I'd say it was probably it being the closest Saturday to Halloween.

That said, 2018's Halloween event was on Saturday 3rd November.
by DJBenz
Fri Aug 30, 2019 11:39 am
Forum: The Other Stuff
Topic: Hello from Durham
Replies: 2
Views: 865

Re: Hello from Durham

Welcome to the forum! You'll probably find it gets pretty quiet around here from now on, as the main festival weekend is over and there's just Halloween and Glasgow to look forward to.
by DJBenz
Fri Aug 30, 2019 10:52 am
Forum: FrightFest 2019
Topic: Crawl
Replies: 10
Views: 1270

Re: Crawl

I just have to remember next time I'm trapped by an alligator in my bathroom to get it into the shower then slide the glass door shut. This was one of my biggest issues where I found it impossible to suspend my disbelief. The gator could smash its way through a set of thick wooden stairs in the bas...
by DJBenz
Fri Aug 30, 2019 10:45 am
Forum: FrightFest 2019
Topic: The Drone
Replies: 3
Views: 536

Re: The Drone

Watching it with the Frightfest crowd was the perfect way for this to be seen, so try to watch it in a group so you can have fun with it. Absolutely. Had I watched this at home, alone, I would have likely hated it. However, with the crowd in attendance it was a great experience. Will I watch it aga...
by DJBenz
Fri Aug 30, 2019 10:40 am
Forum: FrightFest 2019
Topic: Bullets of Justice
Replies: 3
Views: 721

Re: Bullets of Justice

I felt like this would have been better suited to The Duke Mitchell for its sheer bizarreness. I know we get some odd midnight movies, but this seemed too left-field even for that slot.
by DJBenz
Thu Aug 29, 2019 5:59 pm
Forum: FrightFest 2019
Topic: Tales from the Lodge
Replies: 4
Views: 637

Re: Tales from the Lodge

I felt uneasy too, but only because I thought "Uh-oh, someone is going to take offence at that", however as a white cis male I guess I'm not well placed to judge whether or not it *is* offensive. Is it misogyny to have a female antagonist? Is it misandry to have a male antagonist? Homophobia to have...
by DJBenz
Thu Aug 29, 2019 8:59 am
Forum: FrightFest 2019
Topic: Tales from the Lodge
Replies: 4
Views: 637

Tales from the Lodge

Really loved this one after knowing next to nothing about it. Smartly written and great comic timing, as well as being very self-aware.

I was disappointed to see chatter online afterwards lamenting
Spoiler:
the ending as transphobic though.
by DJBenz
Tue Aug 27, 2019 6:06 pm
Forum: FrightFest 2019
Topic: Air Conditioning
Replies: 10
Views: 1136

Re: Air Conditioning

I had to wear long trousers as opposed to shorts and take a “fucking” hoodie with me to each screening. I was still uncomfortable on the super screen balcony, even wrapped up. Also uncomfortably hot outside because I was overdressing for the Baltic conditions inside. Everyone is different, I like it...
by DJBenz
Mon Aug 26, 2019 5:39 pm
Forum: FrightFest 2019
Topic: Best movie so far?
Replies: 3
Views: 1073

Re: Best movie so far?

Ready or Not by a country mile.
by DJBenz
Mon Aug 26, 2019 5:38 pm
Forum: FrightFest 2019
Topic: Satanic Panic
Replies: 2
Views: 732

Re: Satanic Panic

Something about this just didn’t work for me, plus the whole “the 1% are all deviants/satanists/cult members/killers of the 99% [delete as applicable]” thing has been done to death - and much better in yesterday’s Ready or Not. 3/5
by DJBenz
Mon Aug 26, 2019 12:25 am
Forum: FrightFest 2019
Topic: Daniel Isn't Real
Replies: 3
Views: 717

Re: Daniel Isn't Real

Not bad. With regard to the spoilered comments above, I assumed that he could only transfer to someone else if they were nearby when his current host died, like in the coffee shop at the beginning when he latched onto Luke. I suppose there was always his girlfriend, although I got the impression Luk...
by DJBenz
Mon Aug 26, 2019 12:22 am
Forum: FrightFest 2019
Topic: Spiral
Replies: 6
Views: 1128

Re: Spiral

The director said it had just been finished a week ago for the festival - and it showed. Some editing required to tidy things up a bit (we were never really shown anything to suggest that Malik was on medication, only one scene where it seemed like he was driven back to it by the stress of the situa...
by DJBenz
Mon Aug 26, 2019 12:18 am
Forum: FrightFest 2019
Topic: Ready Or Not
Replies: 6
Views: 968

Re: Ready Or Not

Hands down the film of the festival for me. Too much po-faced, misery horror this year and not enough crowd pleasers that we can unite and have a laugh with.