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by The Soapmaker
Tue Aug 26, 2008 6:22 pm
Forum: FF2008
Topic: Mirrors
Replies: 58
Views: 44939

Rickjames has summed it up so perfectly there's really no need to say anything else. But.... What a load of tripe it was. The original Korean film was far too clever for American audiences (not that it was a work of genius or anything) so let's take out all the good bits and replace them with Jack B...
by The Soapmaker
Tue Aug 26, 2008 6:10 pm
Forum: FF2008
Topic: INTO THE DARK
Replies: 18
Views: 16702

Was it an actual "chunk" of the film or a bunch of "taster" snippets temporarily edited together?
by The Soapmaker
Tue Aug 26, 2008 6:05 pm
Forum: FF2008
Topic: The Broken
Replies: 41
Views: 32972

MaxRenn wrote:
dangerous_jamie wrote:Did you notice that she never once asked if the taxi driver was ok?

Bitch!
I picked up on that too, but thought I might have missed some dialogue cos I kept falling asleep.
Ah, but don't forget she was an evil emotionless doppelganger. Even if she didn't know it.
by The Soapmaker
Tue Aug 26, 2008 5:46 pm
Forum: FF2008
Topic: Death Race
Replies: 53
Views: 41219

It wasn't exactly what I expected - it was in fact surprisingly better.

Fair play to PWSA - he's a bullshitter who's been responsible for some terrible twaddle, but he's a much, much better action director than the likes of Michael Bay.
by The Soapmaker
Tue Aug 26, 2008 5:38 pm
Forum: FF2008
Topic: Trailer Park of Terror
Replies: 30
Views: 28130

Why didn't I dislike the teens as much as everyone else seemed to? Maybe you dislike all teens equally? :wink: I've never really bought into the notion that you should make the characters obnoxious so it's fun to see them killed (although it can work occasionally). It just makes the film as a whole...
by The Soapmaker
Tue Aug 26, 2008 4:48 pm
Forum: FF2008
Topic: The Midnight Meat Train
Replies: 31
Views: 27280

In many ways it was better than I expected, and it did "feel" reasonably faithful to the original story even though much had been changed.

It wasn't at all scary or suspenseful though, apart from the one scene where they went to snoop around Vinnie's apartment.
by The Soapmaker
Tue Aug 26, 2008 4:12 pm
Forum: FF2008
Topic: Trailer Park of Terror
Replies: 30
Views: 28130

I know a lot of people liked it, but this one really didn't work for me at all. The opening scenes were promising, but once the busload of "troubled kids" appeared (yaaawwwnnnn....) it all went wrong. Steven Goldmann did seem a good chap, but I think he messed everything up. He went on about being i...
by The Soapmaker
Tue Aug 26, 2008 3:22 pm
Forum: FF2008
Topic: Autopsy
Replies: 25
Views: 21625

I think we were too kind to it because Alan Jones likes the film(makers) and Adam Gierasch is quite amusing (if you're a fan of Gilbert Gottfried). It's incompetently made tripe with a feeble plot and rotten acting but a couple of funny moments. That's it. Slapping a few bright colours around does n...
by The Soapmaker
Tue Aug 26, 2008 3:09 pm
Forum: FF2008
Topic: Dance of the Dead
Replies: 33
Views: 29228

A great (and rare) example of how to make a comedy horror movie and get it right.

The makers of Trailer Park Of Terror, I Know How Many Runs You Scored Last Summer and Autopsy (was Bubba's Chili Parlor meant to be comedy or not? :? ) should take note.
by The Soapmaker
Tue Aug 26, 2008 2:43 pm
Forum: FF2008
Topic: Freakdog
Replies: 35
Views: 28767

I really do get the feeling there are some very suspicious posts bigging up this film.

Surely no regular Frightfesters/horror fans actually thought there was anything remotely original or interesting about it?
by The Soapmaker
Tue Aug 26, 2008 12:09 pm
Forum: FF2008
Topic: Martyrs
Replies: 104
Views: 76979

giles edwards wrote:Which is of course where Dreyer and Moore's more sensitively drawn, exquisitely centred and ultimately genuinely profound and moving works excel.
I assume you're not including the film of V for Vendetta there, Giles? :wink:
by The Soapmaker
Tue Aug 26, 2008 12:04 pm
Forum: FF2008
Topic: Manhunt
Replies: 20
Views: 18066

So props to the filmmakers, they did exactly what they set out to do and it looked brilliant. Yeah I agree, it looked far more professional and skilfully made than some of the other low-budget offerings over the weekend. The problem I had with it was the way the hunters captured the kids then just ...
by The Soapmaker
Tue Aug 26, 2008 11:50 am
Forum: FF2008
Topic: Martyrs
Replies: 104
Views: 76979

It was a thought-provoking film, and I don't for a minute think that the intention was simply to shock or be controversial. However, the violence and intensity was so unrelenting that I just overloaded very early on and felt quite detached from it. The first few scenes had impact, but then it was al...
by The Soapmaker
Tue Aug 26, 2008 11:32 am
Forum: FF2008
Topic: Let The Right One In
Replies: 50
Views: 41789

Undoubtedly the best film of the weekend for me. I really liked the mixture of innocence with some quite adult content, and there were some nice original twists on the vampire myth - like the woman who never really knew what had happened to her, but just wanted to die. And with the whole look and st...
by The Soapmaker
Tue Aug 26, 2008 11:24 am
Forum: FF2008
Topic: The Broken
Replies: 41
Views: 32972

Re: The Broken

DavieT wrote:Couldn't really see where this was going in terms of plot - why did these doubles cross over? what did they plan to do?
They planned to do exactly what the people they'd replaced did... BUT with sinister little smirks on their faces. Scary.