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by Scrofulous Peasant
Fri Jun 03, 2016 1:58 pm
Forum: FF 2016
Topic: Accommodation
Replies: 35
Views: 16422

Re: Accommodation

I've booked the Shepherd's Bush Hilton, not far to walk to the cinema and it's a decent hotel. Plus, you book now and pay when you check in so big bonus there. I was checking out the other hotels and any that are sort of OK weren't much cheaper than the Hilton. Yes I've booked in here as well. Not ...
by Scrofulous Peasant
Fri Jun 03, 2016 1:47 pm
Forum: FF 2016
Topic: Films for FrightFest 2016
Replies: 58
Views: 24496

Re: Films for FrightFest 2016

Don't Breathe New Fede Alvarez (director of evil dead remake) got great reviews from SXSW and is out August 26th weekend so maybe it'll be shown on the 25th as an opener? She who must burn -uncomfortable movie from what I gather regarding religion and a nurse working at an abortion clinic. What cou...
by Scrofulous Peasant
Thu Sep 03, 2015 11:04 am
Forum: FF 2015
Topic: We Are Still Here
Replies: 7
Views: 5384

Re: We Are Still Here

This really worked for me. One of the few films this year that was actually SCARY. Successfully riffing on the style of Mr. Fulci. 8 / 10
by Scrofulous Peasant
Thu Sep 03, 2015 10:59 am
Forum: FF 2015
Topic: Cherry Tree
Replies: 16
Views: 10264

Re: Cherry Tree

A very, very bad choice for the opening movie. The first scenes made it look quite promising but it quickly descended into an incoherent mess.
Should have been buried in one of the Discovery screens late at night. 4 / 10
by Scrofulous Peasant
Thu Sep 03, 2015 10:55 am
Forum: FF 2015
Topic: Landmine Goes Click
Replies: 22
Views: 13655

Re: Landmine Goes Click

Nasty but extremely compelling. Couldn't see where it was going and it held my attention for it's entire running time which is more than some of the films did this year. 8 / 10
by Scrofulous Peasant
Thu Sep 03, 2015 10:52 am
Forum: FF 2015
Topic: Tales Of Halloween
Replies: 11
Views: 7399

Re: Tales Of Halloween

Christmas Horror Story worked far better as a portmanteau horror film. Better script, sharper, funnier and fewer stories made it feel more coherent.

I liked a couple of the stories in TOH but it just felt like one huge, messy, overblown vanity project. 4 / 10
by Scrofulous Peasant
Thu Sep 03, 2015 10:47 am
Forum: FF 2015
Topic: Slumlord
Replies: 11
Views: 7481

Re: Slumlord

6 / 10 from me. Would have been more but was let down by the ludicrous ending.
by Scrofulous Peasant
Thu Sep 03, 2015 10:43 am
Forum: FF 2015
Topic: Bait
Replies: 14
Views: 9244

Re: Bait

A very solid 8 / 10 from me. Loved how the relatively light hearted scenes in the market quickly developed into the nastiness of the final act. Very well acted and horrifyingly believable.
by Scrofulous Peasant
Thu Jun 25, 2015 1:19 pm
Forum: The Horror Forum
Topic: The Best Horror Films You Haven’t Seen
Replies: 1
Views: 3858

Re: The Best Horror Films You Haven’t Seen

Bad Biology is essential. Vinyan is terrible.
by Scrofulous Peasant
Fri Aug 29, 2014 11:16 am
Forum: FF 2014
Topic: The Shining
Replies: 7
Views: 6007

Re: The Shining

One of the very few examples of where I prefer the shorter cut of a film. The longer cut gives too much away in advance. e.g. the first sight of the girls in the corridor has less impact in the longer cut. The pacing is not nearly as good in the longer cut.
by Scrofulous Peasant
Tue Aug 26, 2014 1:26 pm
Forum: FF 2014
Topic: Alleluia
Replies: 9
Views: 6832

Re: Alleluia

It was blown up from 16 mm which is why it looked so rough. This combined with the director 's style of zooming in really close when there was any action / fights happening made it a bit of a chore to watch. Having said that I enjoyed the Honeymoon Killers style plot and the crazy violence. Not as g...
by Scrofulous Peasant
Tue Aug 26, 2014 12:42 pm
Forum: FF 2014
Topic: The House at the End of Time
Replies: 5
Views: 5340

Re: The House at the End of Time

Why wasn't this on the main screen? Loved the story the emotional depth and everything else about it. Easily in my top 5 of the festival. 9 /10
by Scrofulous Peasant
Tue Aug 26, 2014 12:39 pm
Forum: FF 2014
Topic: I survived a zombie hollocaust
Replies: 9
Views: 7942

Re: I survived a zombie hollocaust

Well it was certainly screened at the right time. As an undemanding late night last film it was okay. Very silly broad humour and some decent gore with a "nerd triumphs against the odds" storyline. Pretty much what you'd expect in fact. Wouldn't watch it again. 5 / 10
by Scrofulous Peasant
Tue Aug 26, 2014 12:33 pm
Forum: FF 2014
Topic: Frightfest's worst movie ever?
Replies: 51
Views: 32679

Re: Frightfest's worst movie ever?

So very glad that I didn't see Shockwave Darkside as I was in the disco screen watching the rather good Julia :)
by Scrofulous Peasant
Tue Aug 26, 2014 12:25 pm
Forum: FF 2014
Topic: The Samurai
Replies: 8
Views: 5303

Re: The Samurai

Probably the worst thing I saw at the festival. Amounted to absolutely nothing. 3 / 10