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by The Soapmaker
Tue Sep 01, 2009 11:06 am
Forum: FF2009
Topic: Triangle
Replies: 34
Views: 28523

Thursday seems a long time ago now, but I liked it a lot.

Not convinced the internal logic worked 100%, unlike Time Crimes which was perfect. I want to hear the DVD commentary to see how Chris Smith explains it all.
by The Soapmaker
Tue Sep 01, 2009 10:59 am
Forum: FF2009
Topic: The Human Centipede
Replies: 38
Views: 32799

For a while, this was one of those "oh god why am I watching this" films.... not because it was bad, but because the whole human centipede surgery concept was making me feel sick. But it was all in my mind, as nothing very graphic was actually shown... Anyway, the performance of Dieter Laser made th...
by The Soapmaker
Tue Sep 01, 2009 10:32 am
Forum: FF2009
Topic: Heartless
Replies: 90
Views: 67694

I hope Philip Ridley was only joking when he said he thinks this is the start of a whole new genre of horror. It had some really good moments, but I thought the mix of horror, romance, comedy, fantasy and melodrama didn't blend together at all. It was more like the film "had a go" at each genre in t...
by The Soapmaker
Tue Sep 01, 2009 10:06 am
Forum: FF2009
Topic: House Of The Devil
Replies: 48
Views: 39854

A really great old-fashioned psychological horror movie, proving that in the hands of a skilled director a film can be bloody terrifying without resorting to a series of cheap shock moments. Excellent.

One of the best Q&A's of the weekend, too.
by The Soapmaker
Mon Mar 09, 2009 7:20 pm
Forum: FF2009
Topic: Not Quite Hollywood
Replies: 22
Views: 20422

maxmum wrote:OK, so that was a generalization on my part (is there a z in that :? )
Not unless you're an American. :wink:

But that may be a generalisation.... they don't all spell it like that.
by The Soapmaker
Mon Mar 09, 2009 5:36 pm
Forum: FF2009
Topic: Shuttle
Replies: 23
Views: 19900

And the most ludicrous bit (other than Jules' hilarious shagging confession) was where Mel says 'He's been protecting us all night'. Like when he rammed head first and full speed into the car that Jules was in when she tried to escape you mean ? And he was apparently prepared to let his pretend-acc...
by The Soapmaker
Sun Mar 08, 2009 7:05 pm
Forum: FF2009
Topic: Turkey Shoot
Replies: 12
Views: 12547

I always skip the late-nighters but I've seen the film before and I'd have been happy if it had been on earlier in the day!

(For anyone trying to find it on DVD, it's called Escape 2000 on region 1 and has also been available as Blood Camp Thatcher)
by The Soapmaker
Sun Mar 08, 2009 4:55 pm
Forum: FF2009
Topic: Repo The Genetic Opera
Replies: 29
Views: 25705

Team Banzai wrote:by the way... there were NO industry plants in the screening...unless you count the rowdy drunken pair at the back ! :D
OK, fair enough... just some dedicated existing fans then. I'll leave 'em to it.
by The Soapmaker
Sun Mar 08, 2009 4:20 pm
Forum: FF2009
Topic: Shuttle
Replies: 23
Views: 19900

Re: Shuttle

Wolfshade wrote:
The Soapmaker wrote:
What was the recent film Alan thought it resembled?
Five Across The Eyes, or Hush maybe.
Yeah, I could only think of Hush (except that was excellent, big difference!). Only because of the "white slavery" aspect... but I guess that's enough.

Haven't seen Five Across The Eyes.
by The Soapmaker
Sun Mar 08, 2009 2:50 pm
Forum: FF2009
Topic: Shuttle
Replies: 23
Views: 19900

Shuttle

OK, no-one's started a thread for this one, so I suppose it ought to have one. For what it's worth, I thought the basic idea of a late-night airport shuttlebus driver with evil intentions had some potential. But the plot was such a completely illogical mess it really tried my patience.... What was t...
by The Soapmaker
Sun Mar 08, 2009 2:45 pm
Forum: FF2009
Topic: Embodiment of Evil
Replies: 17
Views: 16181

It had some interesting images, but what a complete shambles.

As my brother pointed out, everyone in the fim - especially Coffin Joe - talked like Mr Noisy. "I WOULD LIKE A PIECE OF MEAT. AND A WOMAN TO CONTINUE MY BLOOD."
by The Soapmaker
Sun Mar 08, 2009 2:03 pm
Forum: FF2009
Topic: Surprise film: Lesbian Vampire Killers
Replies: 21
Views: 21088

I was expecting the worst, not being a fan of Corden and Horne, but it wasn't bad at all. Not in any way a "horror movie", but I don't think that's the audience they were going for - unlike Simon Pegg and Edgar Wright, who seem to genuinely appreciate the horror genre. But as a comedy, it did the jo...
by The Soapmaker
Sun Mar 08, 2009 1:56 pm
Forum: FF2009
Topic: Repo The Genetic Opera
Replies: 29
Views: 25705

It was all made worse in my opinion by the director's attempt to make it into a cult movie. Cult films happen over time from years of word of mouth and to see an attempt to 'force' it straight away into this status was a bit lame I think. Yeah, that annoyed me and made me skip the Q&A. You can't te...
by The Soapmaker
Sun Mar 08, 2009 1:43 pm
Forum: FF2009
Topic: Not Quite Hollywood
Replies: 22
Views: 20422

Great stuff, I'll be buying it on DVD to use as a checklist for films I want to see.

I already have a few like Long Weekend, Turkey Shoot, Thirst and Patrick (plus Picnic At Hanging Rock which doesn't deserve the gentle ribbing they gave it!).
by The Soapmaker
Tue Nov 18, 2008 10:38 pm
Forum: FF2008
Topic: The Children
Replies: 28
Views: 23884

streetrw wrote:The BBFC have given this a 15! I would have felt this was an 18 for sure - the leg-on-the-climbing-frame bit tipping it beyond a 15 - but obviously not.
Unless the theatrical version has been somewhat trimmed from the one we saw? He did say it wasn't really finished.