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by TheDukeAbides
Sun Sep 17, 2017 10:26 pm
Forum: The Horror Forum
Topic: It (2017 Remake)
Replies: 3
Views: 554

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: 36
Views: 2907

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: 291

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: 863

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: 514

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: 431

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
by TheDukeAbides
Fri Sep 01, 2017 9:28 am
Forum: FF 2017
Topic: Death Note
Replies: 9
Views: 984

Re: Death Note

I too hadn't seen the Japanese stuff so went in expecting blue lit seens and 80s synth music and that paid off.

Far too long and then too rushed but OK despite the lead reminding me too much of Jay from Inbetweeners crossed with Gavin Rossdale.

5/10
by TheDukeAbides
Fri Sep 01, 2017 9:26 am
Forum: FF 2017
Topic: The Duke Mitchell Party (No. 4)
Replies: 1
Views: 229

The Duke Mitchell Party (No. 4)

Obviously not a film but it seems the cult of DM has arrived given that, according to Paul, by request it was put upstairs in the Prince Charles and then had to be stopped because there wasn't enough room, it was too hot, many people without tickets had just piled in and sadly many guests had to eit...
by TheDukeAbides
Fri Sep 01, 2017 9:20 am
Forum: FF 2017
Topic: Our Evil
Replies: 8
Views: 853

Re: Our Evil

Agree with Soapmaker, even though I'd spent some time convincing myself it obviously wasn't former WWE-wrestler turned actor Batista in the poster for this film still couldn't shake that he'd turn up, even in a small budget Brazilian horro film. Good atmosphere in this film which was absent from eve...
by TheDukeAbides
Wed Aug 30, 2017 8:19 pm
Forum: FF 2017
Topic: The Villainess
Replies: 8
Views: 834

Re: The Villainess

After an excellent intro it just dragged.

Needlessly complex plot that wasn't as clever as it thought it was and action scenes that really should have been done with a few fixed cameras.

The film I felt let down by most at the festival and that is without reading up much on it.

5/10
by TheDukeAbides
Wed Aug 30, 2017 8:16 pm
Forum: FF 2017
Topic: Top Knot Detective
Replies: 4
Views: 457

Re: Top Knot Detective

I really would like a lot of people to go into this thinking it was a real documentary and not a Darkplace scenario.

Bit long but very good fun, up there with my favourites.

7/10
by TheDukeAbides
Wed Aug 30, 2017 8:15 pm
Forum: FF 2017
Topic: Dead Shack
Replies: 7
Views: 674

Re: Dead Shack

Good late night film but I only liked the Dad character and the young son needed his microphoned-haired headed ripping off.

Competent if uninspired and unoriginal.

5/10
by TheDukeAbides
Wed Aug 30, 2017 8:14 pm
Forum: FF 2017
Topic: Overall Thoughts
Replies: 36
Views: 2907

Re: Overall Thoughts

I'm short so leg room is never an issue, what is an issue are the stair spacing on the Imax screen, they are not for anyone of any gait to walk up or down in any efficient manner. Upstairs in the Prince Charles is still quite uncomfortably hot sometimes, downstairs is lovely and it was the best plac...
by TheDukeAbides
Wed Aug 30, 2017 8:01 pm
Forum: FF 2017
Topic: Killing Ground
Replies: 12
Views: 1042

Re: Killing Ground

7/10 - Pretty good example of the running-around-in-the-woods genre. But I need closure, dammit! What happened to Banjo? Survived... Must of if he beat a wild boar. Very good film, slow burn but not slow paced. Well acted, without knowing too much about characters had the necessary sympathy for the...
by TheDukeAbides
Wed Aug 30, 2017 7:58 pm
Forum: FF 2017
Topic: Leatherface
Replies: 5
Views: 773

Re: Leatherface

Was exactly what I expected from a mainstream horror origin story so in that respect I can not be disappointed. The nurse was neither sympathetic or, well anything really so lets cheer for the Leatherface and his family. More wide shots of wheelchairs going through windows should be provided in many...