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by ChrisReynolds
Thu May 24, 2018 4:45 pm
Forum: FrightFest Suggestions
Topic: Early suggestion for FF 2018
Replies: 12
Views: 488

Re: Early suggestion for FF 2018

Some more films that look interesting: Anna and the Apocalypse - Scottish zombie apocalypse musical. Has been getting good reviews from other festivals where it played. The Book of Monsters - Kickstarter-funded splatter film from the team behind The Creature Below which played the 2016 Frightfest. A...
by ChrisReynolds
Tue May 22, 2018 4:15 pm
Forum: FrightFest Suggestions
Topic: Early suggestion for FF 2018
Replies: 12
Views: 488

Re: Early suggestion for FF 2018

High-profile horror at Cannes: Climax : Fellow art-house controversialist Gaspar Noe's latest. The plot seems to involve a dance troupe taking LSD and then having a horrific orgy. Unlike Von Trier's film, this has had a rapturous reception, winning the Director's Fortnight and getting highly positiv...
by ChrisReynolds
Sun Apr 15, 2018 12:31 pm
Forum: FrightFest Suggestions
Topic: Just a heads up for the FF team
Replies: 1
Views: 683

Re: Just a heads up for the FF team

Vice wrote:
Wed Jan 24, 2018 7:51 pm
Please do all you can to secure HEREDITARY for August this year, as I expect most FF fans will be wanting to see that.

Big hit at Sundance, and looking like it's this year's The Witch/Babadook/Get Out/You're Next etc.
It looks great, but comes out here on 15th June.
by ChrisReynolds
Mon Mar 05, 2018 10:48 pm
Forum: FrightFest Glasgow 2018
Topic: Film reviews
Replies: 2
Views: 402

Film reviews

Rather than start a separate thread for each film, I thought it might be easier just to post all my reviews together. My overall thoughts were that we got an especially strong Glasgow line-up this year, maybe the best since 2011, with a couple of stand-outs and a higher standard than usual. A pity t...
by ChrisReynolds
Thu Feb 08, 2018 10:56 pm
Forum: The Horror Forum
Topic: From the beginning
Replies: 19
Views: 1781

Re: From the beginning

I first did a couple of films in 2001 (that was when I turned 18), and 2002. Then I moved away from London and didn't return till 2008. My first weekend pass was in 2012 and I've been doing the full weekend ever since.
by ChrisReynolds
Mon Sep 04, 2017 7:48 pm
Forum: FF 2017
Topic: Best and worst film?
Replies: 19
Views: 3657

Re: Best and worst film?

Best - Better Watch Out
Worst - Sequence Break
by ChrisReynolds
Mon Sep 04, 2017 7:46 pm
Forum: FF 2017
Topic: How come horror cinema is still 50 years behind horror literature?
Replies: 6
Views: 1344

Re: How come horror cinema is still 50 years behind horror literature?

There's always a lot of retreads and remixes going on in most genres. There is indeed a lot of great horror untapped horror literature around that could be effectively adapted, but it's safer to copy something that worked before than take a risk on something new. This applies both to film-makers who...
by ChrisReynolds
Mon Sep 04, 2017 7:10 pm
Forum: FF 2017
Topic: Best deaths of the festival?
Replies: 6
Views: 1574

Re: Best deaths of the festival?

My pick is the guy who gut his penis sliced off by a descending mile-high glass bell jar in Meatball Machine Kodoku. 2. Swinging onto the circular saw in Tragedy Girls 3. Felissa Rose getting her arm and mobile phone pushed through her alimentary canal in Victor Crowley 4. The woman getting her limb...
by ChrisReynolds
Sun Sep 03, 2017 3:42 pm
Forum: FF 2017
Topic: Tragedy Girls
Replies: 14
Views: 3645

Re: Tragedy Girls

I don't know what you folks are complaining about. This was blast to watch. I have to admit that I watched 2.5 seasons of Hannibal so my threshold for the whole things-are-too-easy-for -the-killer and all-the-good-guys-are-idiots is really high. There's no comparison. Hannibal was supposed to be ge...
by ChrisReynolds
Sat Sep 02, 2017 5:09 pm
Forum: FF 2017
Topic: Top Five FF17 Films
Replies: 26
Views: 4003

Re: Top Five FF17 Films

Better Watch Out Lowlife Killing Ground The Bar Ruin Me 6. To Hell and Back 7. The Villainess 8. Death Note 9. Tragedy Girls 10. Meatball Machine Kodoku 11. Mayhem 12. Victor Crowley 13. Game of Death 14. Radius 15. Cult of Chucky 16. Our Evil 17. Dead Shack 18. Double Date 19. Fanged Up 20. The En...
by ChrisReynolds
Sat Sep 02, 2017 4:50 pm
Forum: FF 2017
Topic: Overall Thoughts
Replies: 36
Views: 5409

Re: Overall Thoughts

I don't think there was any difference in the quality of the films from last year: my average score this year was 4.45 whereas last year it was 4.43, but I think the way the films were spread out was much better, with more of the best films going to the Main Screen whereas last year they tended to a...
by ChrisReynolds
Sat Sep 02, 2017 4:04 pm
Forum: FF 2017
Topic: Tragedy Girls
Replies: 14
Views: 3645

Re: Tragedy Girls

I enjoyed MacIntyre's still unreleased Patchwork at Glasgow, but this wasn't as good. It's a film that follows the villains so there's a difficult balance between making them likeable enough and yet evil enough that you still care about the victims and get the resulting tension between wanting them ...
by ChrisReynolds
Sat Sep 02, 2017 3:25 pm
Forum: FF 2017
Topic: Meatball Machine Koduko
Replies: 2
Views: 802

Re: Meatball Machine Koduko

If you've seen any of these Japanese gorefests you know exactly what to expect. Lots of gore, lots of action, and his trademark mix of hideous body horror and goofy humour. It actually has quite a relatively slow start establishing the characters, with a downbeat story of a middle aged debt-collecto...
by ChrisReynolds
Sat Sep 02, 2017 12:30 pm
Forum: FF 2017
Topic: Double Date
Replies: 2
Views: 877

Re: Double Date

I thought this was extremely funny when it was starting out, but gradually got worse as went along. I think the two problems were firstly that they didn't have enough material for a full feature, so there are long excursions from the main plotline when I wanted the film to get on with it, and second...
by ChrisReynolds
Sat Sep 02, 2017 12:16 pm
Forum: FF 2017
Topic: Killing Ground
Replies: 12
Views: 2233

Re: Killing Ground

One of the best of the festival. This was an intense thriller that went down well with the crowd. It doesn't do anything new, so that might be a problem in its memorability, but the way it tells its story, with its dual timelines and gradually rising level of intensity helps to fix the viewer's atte...