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by The Soapmaker
Thu Nov 06, 2008 12:47 am
Forum: FF2008
Topic: Pig Hunt
Replies: 21
Views: 20302

Felt like nothing had happened after an hour had passed That's because nothing had happened after an hour had passed! I know, because I was asleep for most of that hour and apparently I didn't miss a thing. Unless there were a whole load of extra rednecks, hippies and/or pigs who appeared during th...
by The Soapmaker
Tue Nov 04, 2008 2:03 pm
Forum: FF2008
Topic: The Children
Replies: 28
Views: 23887

Bearded Avenger wrote:I'd say better than Who Can Kill a Child? due to a stronger script, more plausible character actions and far better FX.
Fair enough - I find Who Can Kill a Child? quite powerful and thought-provoking, whereas The Children was really just a bloody good laugh. Like 'em both though.
by The Soapmaker
Mon Nov 03, 2008 11:56 pm
Forum: FF2008
Topic: Gnaw
Replies: 23
Views: 22607

It was interesting reading the interview in the little programme for the day - most of the people involved in the film weren't particularly horror fans, and it showed. They thought they were being original but it was all very predictable and boring, bloody awful acting too. Thank God it was only abo...
by The Soapmaker
Mon Nov 03, 2008 11:46 pm
Forum: FF2008
Topic: The Children
Replies: 28
Views: 23887

I got REALLY fed up of the screaming children and happy families. I did too, in fact I found the first half hour or so pretty hard work - didn't like any of the characters and I thought they all looked/acted irritatingly "American" despite it being a British film. Plus, I loathed wΔz so my expectat...
by The Soapmaker
Mon Nov 03, 2008 11:35 pm
Forum: FF2008
Topic: EFNY
Replies: 13
Views: 12632

I've always loved the film - and I have seen it on the big screen before, so I must be older than Neil Marshall.... But I do think it's starting to show its age - it seems a bit plodding and the fight scenes don't have much "impact" compared with modern actioners. But I don't normally find that an i...
by The Soapmaker
Mon Nov 03, 2008 11:29 pm
Forum: FF2008
Topic: Splinter
Replies: 24
Views: 23995

Very well done, although I did think it slowed down a bit too much once they were trapped in the petrol station. Call me a softie, but I liked the characters and was glad the "nice" couple survived. Unfortunately I did nod off for a couple of minutes at one point - tiredness was setting in. I'd like...
by The Soapmaker
Mon Nov 03, 2008 11:23 pm
Forum: FF2008
Topic: TREEVENGE
Replies: 13
Views: 12925

I can never be arsed having a Christmas tree, real or plastic - seems that may have been prescient of me....

Great little short, and a perfect accompaniment to The Children.
by The Soapmaker
Mon Nov 03, 2008 5:57 pm
Forum: FF2008
Topic: Pig Hunt
Replies: 21
Views: 20302

Must admit fatigue had set in by that stage so I didn't have much patience with Pig Hunt .... it wasn't awful, but I thought it could have done with a bit more humour, Wrong Turn 2 stylee. The audience didn't seem to get into it much - no cheering at big-gory-death moments. Maybe we were all too tir...
by The Soapmaker
Mon Nov 03, 2008 3:47 pm
Forum: FF2008
Topic: Book of Blood
Replies: 28
Views: 24058

I think it might have made a great pilot episode to a series of Books of Blood adaptations. I wouldn't be at all surprised if that was the plan at some stage, it did feel like an extended Masters of Horror episode. I thought it was pretty good, dark and atmospheric and I liked the Scottish setting....
by The Soapmaker
Mon Nov 03, 2008 2:23 pm
Forum: FF2008
Topic: Hush
Replies: 19
Views: 19048

Film of the day for me, undoubtedly. When I saw it was starring that annoying bloke from Where The Heart Is and Burn It , my heart sank... but I forgot about that in no time. Superbly plotted and directed, with a real Hitchcock feel as an ordinary bloke goes through a completely unexpected ordeal. P...
by The Soapmaker
Mon Nov 03, 2008 12:39 pm
Forum: FF2008
Topic: My Name Is Bruce
Replies: 26
Views: 23992

Bruce Campbell lampoons the state of his career and the shitty low budget movies he has to make... by making a shitty low budget movie. Hmmmm. :| Didn't work for me at all. And Ted Raimi's "Old Chinaman" character was even more misguided and borderline-xenophobic than Chris Tucker in Rush Hour 3 .
by The Soapmaker
Sat Sep 27, 2008 12:06 pm
Forum: FF2008
Topic: The Strangers
Replies: 46
Views: 42205

krispyg wrote:So the answer is if some random freak knocks your door at 4am don't answer or else....
In short, yes.

If some random freak knocked on your door at 4am would you even consider answering?
by The Soapmaker
Tue Sep 23, 2008 12:16 pm
Forum: FF2008
Topic: Mirrors
Replies: 58
Views: 49148

Thinking back, didn't Alan & co introduce it as the full uncut version?

I'm not too bothered either way, I enjoyed it chiefly for the comedy value.
by The Soapmaker
Tue Sep 23, 2008 10:34 am
Forum: FF2008
Topic: Mirrors
Replies: 58
Views: 49148

So presumably we saw the 15 version?

I have to say I thought the gorier bits seemed not to fit with the general tone of the film anyway.
by The Soapmaker
Mon Sep 15, 2008 12:21 am
Forum: FF2008
Topic: Eden Lake
Replies: 57
Views: 51421

Class divides, Daily Mail backlashes, whatever... Eden Lake is utterly uncomfortably brilliant. I just hope Watkins hasn't peaked with his first film. Well, he certainly didn't peak with his first script(s) - My Little Eye was so-so, but Gone was utter bobbins. Happily he got it right with his firs...