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by TheDukeAbides
Thu Jul 19, 2018 9:09 am
Forum: Frightfest 2018
Topic: Recommendations 2018
Replies: 5
Views: 222

Re: Recommendations 2018

zappa fan wrote:
Tue Jul 17, 2018 1:37 pm
I'd check out FrightFest: Beneath the Dark Heart of Cinema at PCC on the Friday morning. Mainly cos I'm in it :lol:

Always good to get warnings of films to avoid too ;)
by TheDukeAbides
Thu Jul 19, 2018 9:05 am
Forum: Frightfest 2018
Topic: Newbie - ticketing process
Replies: 5
Views: 156

Re: Newbie - ticketing process

As I understand it, the ticket process should work like this for you: You'll have to buy individual film tickets for the Monday, as you know. With the Sunday, as you have a ticket for the day you are entitled to see any film that day, but the the Discovery screen tickets (Tigers, Bodied) are in smal...
by TheDukeAbides
Thu Jul 05, 2018 9:46 pm
Forum: The Horror Forum
Topic: First, Last and Best FrightFest films
Replies: 10
Views: 153

Re: First, Last and Best FrightFest films

That whole interplay between Ross and the crowd was immense, as he got darker and each time the audience laughed he said something along the lines of "ah, that kind of an audience."
by TheDukeAbides
Fri Jun 29, 2018 6:38 pm
Forum: Frightfest 2018
Topic: Goodbye. Doesn't feel like FrightFest anymore.
Replies: 48
Views: 2166

Re: Goodbye. Doesn't feel like FrightFest anymore.

Much like Total Recall, it is you that is the same each time you take a trip. I've never researched any of the films that are screening and in days gone by when you had to get up early to queue to get Discovery tickets they day the films were screening, I'd read the programme spiel and see which bes...
by TheDukeAbides
Fri Jun 29, 2018 6:33 pm
Forum: Frightfest 2018
Topic: FrightFest 2018
Replies: 47
Views: 2215

Re: FrightFest 2018

Are seats also chosen/allocated in the Prince Charles screenings? I'm buying a day pass for the Monday and looks like I'll be spending a lot of it there. Edit (after reading a post regarding passes): how do Discovery screen tickets work? Do you need to buy they in addition to the pass? I really wan...
by TheDukeAbides
Thu Jun 21, 2018 9:50 pm
Forum: Frightfest 2018
Topic: Accommodation
Replies: 17
Views: 726

Accommodation

Quite stunned to see High Holborn is the better part of £100 more expensive this time around than it was last year.

Booked elsewhere. Now just to wait for the Festival tickets and then a Virgin train ticket sale.
by TheDukeAbides
Thu Jun 21, 2018 9:47 pm
Forum: Frightfest 2018
Topic: FrightFest 2018
Replies: 47
Views: 2215

Re: FrightFest 2018

Good info to know in advance.

Remember folks, if you've not bought tickets before, register on the website beforehand to speed up the process/not lose your order.
by TheDukeAbides
Sun Jun 10, 2018 1:51 pm
Forum: FrightFest Suggestions
Topic: Early suggestion for FF 2018
Replies: 19
Views: 1592

Re: Early suggestion for FF 2018

Not really a film suggestion, but a merchandise one. I saw loads of people with FrightFest bags (more messenger style than backpack), and learned they were the goody bag in previous years. As last year was my first year, I missed out, and even if going forward the goody bag will be a tote bag, it'd...
by TheDukeAbides
Tue May 15, 2018 6:53 pm
Forum: The Other Stuff
Topic: Phoenix Artist Club, Censorship & Free Speech
Replies: 0
Views: 171

Phoenix Artist Club, Censorship & Free Speech

I don't know if this belongs in this sub-section, though I would like to think given the topic and the venue involved that it has some relevance to the us people who attend FrightFest. So on the 6th of May there was a rally in London, given the title "Day Of Freedom." To all intents and purpose it w...
by TheDukeAbides
Sun Sep 17, 2017 10:26 pm
Forum: The Horror Forum
Topic: It (2017 Remake)
Replies: 3
Views: 1562

Re: It (2017 Remake)

It's kind of like an R-rated version of The Goonies. Ha. That should be put on the posters. Agree with this review completely, though I will add that the kids in this were all very good and I didn't find any of the irritating but the film was not scary in the slightest, no tension, no real creepine...
by TheDukeAbides
Fri Sep 08, 2017 8:15 pm
Forum: FF 2017
Topic: Overall Thoughts
Replies: 37
Views: 6486

Re: Overall Thoughts

Speaking for myself, I've always pegged FrightFest as a genre festival, especially for the last few years. The moans aren't aimed at the festival, there are countless threads about guessing the lineup and wondering which films will [s]be nicked[/s] play BFI instead; the moans if anything are at the ...
by TheDukeAbides
Fri Sep 08, 2017 8:03 pm
Forum: FF 2017
Topic: To Hell and Back: The Kane Hodder Story
Replies: 1
Views: 840

Re: To Hell and Back: The Kane Hodder Story

Agree with what Chris says. Plus I could do with a lot less "looking wistfully into the distance" or "pouring sand through hands" shots but otherwise another great documentary shown at FrightFest and Hodder is a lovely man, sat near me during the screening of Victor Crowley, asked how my beer was, h...
by TheDukeAbides
Fri Sep 08, 2017 7:57 pm
Forum: FF 2017
Topic: The Bar
Replies: 9
Views: 2125

Re: The Bar

Slightly too long and drawn out but well acted and nice characterisation and realisation.

One of the best of the weekend.

6/10
by TheDukeAbides
Fri Sep 01, 2017 9:32 am
Forum: FF 2017
Topic: Lowlife
Replies: 6
Views: 1765

Re: Lowlife

Didn't know what to expect, the magazine write up and the film title didn't inspire but this was another standout film.

Well structured, demented, well acted, hissable villians and cheerable, sympathetic protagonists, darkly humourous and a nice line in violence and guessing.

8/10
by TheDukeAbides
Fri Sep 01, 2017 9:30 am
Forum: FF 2017
Topic: Dhogs
Replies: 4
Views: 1401

Re: Dhogs

Well acted enough but just a bit dull and not really as clever as it thinks it is.

Plus when you need to loo but want to stay for the whole film, having title cards for each act it an added form of torture.

4/10