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by The Soapmaker
Sat Sep 01, 2007 11:05 am
Forum: FF2007
Topic: The Orphanage
Replies: 29
Views: 32109

After a FrightFest which had felt a little "average" - nothing truly appalling, but nothing overwhelmingly brilliant either - I was really hoping the boys had saved the best till last. And The Orphanage didn't disappoint. There were some plot elements reminiscent of other films ( Saint Ange and The ...
by The Soapmaker
Fri Aug 31, 2007 12:16 pm
Forum: FF2007
Topic: Spiral
Replies: 30
Views: 34879

As a theme in the music of the film it was strong but it also fell into line with Mason's obsessive need for approval from his father, explaining both his breakdown when he was rejected and his need to live out his father's crime. I was left with the feeling that it didn't matter if he even liked t...
by The Soapmaker
Fri Aug 31, 2007 9:47 am
Forum: FF2007
Topic: Spiral
Replies: 30
Views: 34879

So, let me get this straight, you're saying that because Mason didn't have exactly the same "geeky" interests you do, you couldn't buy him as a geek? No no no, because Mason didn't have exactly the same "geeky" qualities as me I couldn't identify with him, that's true. He just didn't seem genuinely...
by The Soapmaker
Fri Aug 31, 2007 12:05 am
Forum: FF2007
Topic: What did everyone else think of the Cottage trailer
Replies: 13
Views: 14682

It was probably the best thing we saw all day Sunday, TBH.
by The Soapmaker
Thu Aug 30, 2007 10:42 pm
Forum: FF2007
Topic: The Girl Next Door
Replies: 37
Views: 39814

Whilst I wouldn't for a moment suggest that Jack Ketchum's The Girl Next Door "shouldn't" have been shown at FrightFest, I did have major problems with it. We're all used to seeing horror movies with much more graphic violence and general nastiness than JKTGND, but they're not meant to be realistic ...
by The Soapmaker
Thu Aug 30, 2007 10:36 pm
Forum: FF2007
Topic: All The Boys Love Mandy Lane
Replies: 15
Views: 19843

All The Boys Love Mandy Lane seemed like an academic exercise to me. Let's make a generic slasher movie with all the "rules" in place - teens getting some s*x'n'drugs action in some remote location, a "nice" girl who doesn't quite fit in, a despised homicidal misfit, any s*xual activity leading to ...
by The Soapmaker
Thu Aug 30, 2007 10:33 pm
Forum: FF2007
Topic: Spiral
Replies: 30
Views: 34879

Adam Green was, without a shadow of a doubt, the star of the entire FrightFest weekend. But I'm a little surprised that so many people seem to be praising Spiral quite so much. Yes, it's a very well made film that comes together beautifully in the closing scenes, but was it really the best film of t...