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by TheDukeAbides
Sun Sep 01, 2019 7:37 pm
Forum: FrightFest 2019
Topic: Spiral
Replies: 6
Views: 1195

Re: Spiral

A good central performance but far too heavy on the "you're not from around here, are you boy" messaging.

Few too many horror troupes (dead girl with long black hair and doll eyes) thrown in just to convince the audience its a horror movie rather than just a drama.
by TheDukeAbides
Sun Sep 01, 2019 7:33 pm
Forum: FrightFest 2019
Topic: A Good Woman is Hard to Find
Replies: 6
Views: 1248

Re: A Good Woman is Hard to Find

Bit of a comparison to "A Lonely Place to Die" as a festival closer. A strong cast and performances, even budget Sean Harris was entertaining if in a twee way and it cracked on at a good enough pace and was about the right length. I found myself caring enough about the good and hating the bad for it...
by TheDukeAbides
Sun Sep 01, 2019 7:30 pm
Forum: FrightFest 2019
Topic: Rabid
Replies: 7
Views: 1290

Re: Rabid

CM Punk in glorified cameo to bring in his fan boys, plus stick his wife in too. I agree with the lack of impact the climax at the fashion show had, could they not have found a good 70 extras to make it seem less like 10 people sat around a curtain watching people walk. The part in Inbetweeners felt...
by TheDukeAbides
Sun Sep 01, 2019 7:25 pm
Forum: FrightFest 2019
Topic: The Black String
Replies: 3
Views: 818

Re: The Black String

I actually felt it was ambiguous enough but found it hard to care in general. Good strong cast performances though.
by TheDukeAbides
Sun Sep 01, 2019 7:23 pm
Forum: FrightFest 2019
Topic: Satanic Panic
Replies: 2
Views: 768

Re: Satanic Panic

Another rich are rich because the worship the devil troupe, I expected to hate this but was pleasantly enough surprised. Bit like a toned down Detention, there is only a certain amount of Diablo Cody style sass I can take and at least Romjin brought some class to the piece but in the end I didn't ca...
by TheDukeAbides
Sun Sep 01, 2019 7:20 pm
Forum: FrightFest 2019
Topic: Eat Brains Love
Replies: 1
Views: 639

Re: Eat Brains Love

An interesting zombie idea fails to make an impact in a bloated genre. Director seemed to be living out some high school fantasy as geek who gets both the hot prom queen and the hot geeky girl. Didn't like any of the 3 main characters and to be honest the only thing I did like about it was the endin...
by TheDukeAbides
Thu Aug 29, 2019 9:12 pm
Forum: FrightFest 2019
Topic: The Duke Mitchell Film Party
Replies: 1
Views: 465

The Duke Mitchell Film Party

Thanks Evrim.

And Alex.

And Russ(?).

And Graham Stringer for "Stay Away From my Girlfriend's Panties" - the best acted and presented "short" of the whole festival.

An enjoyable two hours.
by TheDukeAbides
Thu Aug 29, 2019 9:09 pm
Forum: FrightFest 2019
Topic: Madness in the Method
Replies: 2
Views: 745

Re: Madness in the Method

Smith lost it a long time ago and Mewes shows he never had it apart from as an amusing bit-parter.

Now please, just fuck off into the sea.
by TheDukeAbides
Thu Aug 29, 2019 9:07 pm
Forum: FrightFest 2019
Topic: Critters Attack!
Replies: 1
Views: 437

Critters Attack!

Some terrible acting in this, which probably saved the lives of Critters prefer flesh over wood.

Fun to see the Crites back but the diminishing return of sequels continues.

Got another t-shirt so that adds a point.
by TheDukeAbides
Thu Aug 29, 2019 9:04 pm
Forum: FrightFest 2019
Topic: Ghost Killers vs Bloody Mary
Replies: 2
Views: 650

Re: Ghost Killers vs Bloody Mary

It did indeed go on far too long, almost like whoever wrote the script were trying to level out all input for everyone involved and so kept everything in no matter how crap it was. I started off loathing the characters but by the end was taken in and actually cared about their plight, so full marks ...
by TheDukeAbides
Thu Aug 29, 2019 8:51 pm
Forum: FrightFest 2019
Topic: Tales from the Lodge
Replies: 4
Views: 691

Re: Tales from the Lodge

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 a gay antagonist? Racism to have a person of colour as an antagonist? Technically the antagonist in thi...
by TheDukeAbides
Thu Aug 29, 2019 8:49 pm
Forum: FrightFest 2019
Topic: Bullets of Justice
Replies: 3
Views: 761

Re: Bullets of Justice

Benedict Arsehole? Another film with the "name" nothing more than a cameo. Not that this film deserves much deep thought but if we are to believe what happened up until the last 3 minutes was an LSD trip or a dream (believe me that isn't a spoiler) than that explains the completely non-linear, non-s...
by TheDukeAbides
Thu Aug 29, 2019 8:45 pm
Forum: FrightFest 2019
Topic: Kindred Spirits
Replies: 5
Views: 876

Re: Kindred Spirits

An average film with a very good psycho.
by TheDukeAbides
Thu Aug 29, 2019 8:42 pm
Forum: FrightFest 2019
Topic: To Your Last Death
Replies: 0
Views: 536

To Your Last Death

Once you get used to the style of animation and how the dialogue is written and spoken, just remember it is a live action comic and not massively high-brow entertainment, then is was an OK diversion offering something a bit different than the usual human flesh affairs.
by TheDukeAbides
Thu Aug 29, 2019 8:39 pm
Forum: FrightFest 2019
Topic: Cut Off
Replies: 8
Views: 1107

Re: Cut Off

Nothing particularly original from things I'd expect to see on BBC4 Scandi-dramas or whatever other buzzwords are used (Nordic Noir sounds far too high brow). Well acted, especially liked the villain. Nice touches of dark humour but couldn't warm to the lead actor and felt a lot of it was contrived....