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by TheDukeAbides
Wed Sep 05, 2018 7:17 pm
Forum: Frightfest 2018
Topic: Puppet Master: The Littlest Reich
Replies: 9
Views: 718

Re: Puppet Master: The Littlest Reich

^the Blood libel reference What is/was the blood libel reference? The blood libel, as it stands within anti-Semitic propaganda says that Jews hunt, kidnap and murder gentile children to use their blood in food and drink. Given the nature of the film and the context of the puppets, it appeared to me...
by TheDukeAbides
Mon Sep 03, 2018 5:42 pm
Forum: Frightfest 2018
Topic: One Cut of the Dead
Replies: 12
Views: 506

Re: One Cut of the Dead

Anyway, about the film. Easily makes it into my Top picks of all the films I've ever seen at FrightFest. Yes, the 2nd act can drag but it paints characters and their motivations quite well and it is indeed the 3rd act that sets it apart. Perfect to see with a FrightFest audience and I'm sure will re...
by TheDukeAbides
Mon Sep 03, 2018 5:38 pm
Forum: Frightfest 2018
Topic: Possum
Replies: 4
Views: 292

Re: Possum

Disturbing in a way I feel only the British can do. Horror of the real kind, right down to dirty fingernails which always disgust me. Creepy and hollow in the way you want it to be but in the end not something I'd want to experience again. A good Q&A (AT THE END) of the film lead to some interesting...
by TheDukeAbides
Mon Sep 03, 2018 5:36 pm
Forum: Frightfest 2018
Topic: The Golem
Replies: 6
Views: 316

Re: The Golem

Indeed my lasting impression from this film as a small boy who somehow managed to act worse than any children that appeared in the Star Wars prequels.

It was entertaining enough to be fair, bit of a trim required and probably up the violence even more if I were to rate it higher than average.
by TheDukeAbides
Mon Sep 03, 2018 5:34 pm
Forum: Frightfest 2018
Topic: The Field Guide to Evil
Replies: 7
Views: 436

Re: The Field Guide to Evil

When Alan warns beforehand that the credits are 20 minutes long, it doesn't exactly set up for a thrill ride. As individual stories I liked them but for some reason, along with the malfunction at the start eating into free time, I was narked by the anthology set up as I seemed to just hope that each...
by TheDukeAbides
Sun Sep 02, 2018 6:40 pm
Forum: Frightfest 2018
Topic: Chuck Steel: Night of the Trampires
Replies: 9
Views: 397

Re: Chuck Steel: Night of the Trampires

I liked this, though even though it flew by I did feel it went too long.

Great animation, good dialogue and characters and I was the right kind of buzzing drunk to enjoy this.
by TheDukeAbides
Sun Sep 02, 2018 6:37 pm
Forum: Frightfest 2018
Topic: Ravers
Replies: 7
Views: 397

Re: Ravers

Didn't hate this as much as I thought I would having desperately wanted to see Book of Monsters instead of this having been put of by the premise. A nice spin on zombies and not too irritating characters, though I agree the accents were annoying. Still not a fan of junk science though, just can't su...
by TheDukeAbides
Fri Aug 31, 2018 7:31 pm
Forum: Frightfest 2018
Topic: Incident in a Ghostland
Replies: 10
Views: 686

Re: Incident in a Ghostland

This one was meh.

I'd have gone full on dark and had
Spoiler:
one sister remain in her dream world while you hear the faint cries of her repetitively abused sister piercing her unreality ever so often
Spoiler:
I hate Ewoks
by TheDukeAbides
Fri Aug 31, 2018 7:29 pm
Forum: Frightfest 2018
Topic: Boar
Replies: 8
Views: 579

Re: Boar

- What ideas have you got for a horror film?

- A giant pig and a former wrestler (and armed robber) sings Ice Ice Baby...

- Anything else?

- You need more?
by TheDukeAbides
Fri Aug 31, 2018 7:26 pm
Forum: Frightfest 2018
Topic: Puppet Master: The Littlest Reich
Replies: 9
Views: 718

Re: Puppet Master: The Littlest Reich

^^^ Very good. The editing and sound mixing of this film were all over the place. Needless deaths and no build up to anything that resulted in the deaths. The effects were very good and very near the knuckle humour, especially the Blood libel reference, so as regards a proper schlocky horror romp it...
by TheDukeAbides
Fri Aug 31, 2018 7:22 pm
Forum: Frightfest 2018
Topic: Braid
Replies: 9
Views: 519

Re: Braid

Budget Jennifer Lawrence, budget Jessica Chastain and budget Kristin Davis (though you could probably get the real one cheap enough since that Sex and the City money has dried up) scream at each other in a sea of purple and upside down camera work.

My least favourite of the festival.
by TheDukeAbides
Fri Aug 31, 2018 7:20 pm
Forum: Frightfest 2018
Topic: The Cleaning Lady
Replies: 6
Views: 477

Re: The Cleaning Lady

jonbly wrote:
Sat Aug 25, 2018 1:26 am
Also... you don't keep hydrofluoric acid in a metal container, and it's more lethal as a poison than as an acid. Odd choice.
This is my overriding memory from the film really.

A good film and well acted, yet another that could do with a bit of a trim though.
by TheDukeAbides
Thu Aug 30, 2018 8:42 pm
Forum: Frightfest 2018
Topic: Mega Time Squad
Replies: 4
Views: 416

Re: Mega Time Squad

The final film on the Thursday and I thought the best, a nice steady increase in quality.

A smidge too long but enjoyable and lovable all the same.
by TheDukeAbides
Thu Aug 30, 2018 8:40 pm
Forum: Frightfest 2018
Topic: Frightfest: Beneath the Dark Heart of Cinema
Replies: 17
Views: 710

Re: Frightfest: Beneath the Dark Heart of Cinema

2012 was also the year of the Tulpa screening, which the documentary has a significant amount about. While that was fun for the audience it must have been embarrassing for the organisers (especially Alan, who championed the film) to have to deal with the cast and crew after that, large numbers of w...
by TheDukeAbides
Thu Aug 30, 2018 8:37 pm
Forum: Frightfest 2018
Topic: Summer of 84
Replies: 9
Views: 586

Re: Summer of 84

Want to get in normal male behaviour which is now deemed up-PC without upsetting too many people? Set it in the 80s. I too thought the dark turn at the end was a bit too stark and more could have been suggested about all not being well as the film progressed, ie the kid who live in the violent house...