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by The Soapmaker
Tue Aug 28, 2018 6:56 pm
Forum: FF 2018
Topic: Heretiks
Replies: 15
Views: 5549

Re: Heretiks

It was awful. No build-up, no tension, no atmosphere, no light and shade, no story. Just chuck some young girls in a convent and bounce them around between nasty nuns, the plague and some ropey-looking spooks until there's only one left. And just in case anyone actually cares about the "plot", have ...
by The Soapmaker
Tue Aug 28, 2018 3:22 pm
Forum: FF 2018
Topic: Boar
Replies: 8
Views: 3182

Re: Boar

I thought it was pretty dull and it doesn't seem like giant boar FX have progressed much, if at all, since the days of Razorback. The boar seemed to be everywhere at once and, despite being the size of a house, it apparently had the ability to sneak around in absolute silence. The "big names" in the...
by The Soapmaker
Tue Aug 28, 2018 3:10 pm
Forum: FF 2018
Topic: Climax
Replies: 20
Views: 6151

Re: Climax

I usually like (if like is the right word) Gaspar Noe's films so I had some idea what to expect, at least stylistically. But I don't like to read too much in advance so all I knew was that it was largely improvised and starred 21 dancers. Dance is not close to my heart. After 10 minutes I was thinki...
by The Soapmaker
Tue Aug 28, 2018 2:54 pm
Forum: FF 2018
Topic: Strong Year?
Replies: 16
Views: 4274

Re: Strong Year?

I think it was quite a strong year by recent standards. Nothing absolutely outstanding (as I think the Top 5 thread is already showing) but there were a good seven or eight really solid films, lots which were "OK" and only a few stinkers. That said, as usual I didn't see many films on the Discovery ...
by The Soapmaker
Tue Aug 28, 2018 2:26 pm
Forum: FF 2018
Topic: The Dark
Replies: 5
Views: 2093

Re: The Dark

I noticed a number of people walking out during the film, maybe they were just bored or hungry but I did think it was a bit more difficult and challenging than most horror films. Not because it was especially scary or gory, but it broke the rules a bit - very little was explained, people who didn't ...
by The Soapmaker
Tue Aug 28, 2018 2:15 pm
Forum: FF 2018
Topic: Fright Fest
Replies: 5
Views: 1508

Re: Fright Fest

If ever a film was made to star the latter-day Robert Englund, this was it. But it still would've been shit... Complete and utter rubbish from beginning to end. The plot was as weak as could be* but the director was most to blame - any moment which should have had some impact (like the fate of the m...
by The Soapmaker
Tue Aug 28, 2018 2:02 pm
Forum: FF 2018
Topic: The Golem
Replies: 6
Views: 2598

Re: The Golem

I was expecting this to be badly plotted and historically-inaccurate looking, in a Hammer of the Gods kind of way... but at least there'd be the compensation of a big clay monster going "HULK SMASH!". Or words to that effect. Instead it's heavy on the history (accurate or not, I have no idea), low o...
by The Soapmaker
Sun Aug 19, 2018 1:32 am
Forum: FF 2018
Topic: Discovery/first blood tks
Replies: 47
Views: 11088

Re: Discovery/first blood tks

Now the ticket website I agree with you was a disaster today. The company who run it for us have consistently underestimated the bandwidth required for the launch of the discovery screen tickets. They have done the same the last three years now. The problem is there is no commission on the free sea...
by The Soapmaker
Sat Aug 18, 2018 1:34 pm
Forum: FF 2018
Topic: Discovery/first blood tks
Replies: 47
Views: 11088

Re: Discovery/first blood tks

I can't seem to book any discovery screen tickets! The instructions don't seem to be working for me I don't have the single ticket pass holder option and can't book anything. Someone please help! You've probably sussed it out by now and I don't know what stage you're at, but... The orange seats on ...
by The Soapmaker
Sat Aug 18, 2018 1:11 pm
Forum: FF 2018
Topic: Discovery/first blood tks
Replies: 47
Views: 11088

Re: Discovery/first blood tks

It went better than last year, just very slow and tedious doing the "can we contact you" screen every time. Having multiple screens open at once clearly did not work so it was just a case of doing them one. at. a. time.... I didn't get the whack-a-mole thing, with seats disappearing before my eyes l...
by The Soapmaker
Sat Jun 30, 2018 12:32 pm
Forum: FF 2018
Topic: FrightFest 2018
Replies: 47
Views: 11378

Re: FrightFest 2018

Usual chaos. "One or more of the seats you have chosen is unavailable", "You need to put something in your basket", and all the while those green dots are disappearing. And sometimes reappearing. Then disappearing again. Someone, somewhere, must be getting the exact seats they want but I'm buggered ...
by The Soapmaker
Sat Sep 02, 2017 1:51 am
Forum: FF 2017
Topic: Victor Crowley
Replies: 16
Views: 7331

Re: Victor Crowley

Thanks Chris, now I understand the reaction at the end a bit better. I suspect I'd have been muttering "just get on with it..." during the intro, though....
by The Soapmaker
Thu Aug 31, 2017 1:58 am
Forum: FF 2017
Topic: Our Evil
Replies: 8
Views: 4491

Re: Our Evil

The only Discovery screen film I ended up seeing, and to me it was a proper discovery screen film, micro-budget and probably not for all tastes. It looked like it could have been made any time in the last 40 years. I did struggle to understand what was going on much of the time, but it all came toge...
by The Soapmaker
Thu Aug 31, 2017 1:51 am
Forum: FF 2017
Topic: Death Note
Replies: 9
Views: 4666

Re: Death Note

I think this is just about the only film I watched which I haven't commented on yet - perhaps because it's already fading in my memory after watching 23 other films since. But it was good, very well done and I certainly understood the plot better than the Japanese version even though a hell of a lot...
by The Soapmaker
Thu Aug 31, 2017 1:42 am
Forum: FF 2017
Topic: The Villainess
Replies: 8
Views: 3890

Re: The Villainess

The play she was in looked bloody awful, it was ridiculous that the audience would be captivated by it. Maybe that's what it's like in the Korean equivalent of Shaftesbury Avenue? It did look extraordinarily static and dull, but theatrical traditions in Japan and China are very different from the W...