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by The Soapmaker
Tue Aug 29, 2017 8:04 pm
Forum: FF 2017
Topic: Leatherface
Replies: 5
Views: 3516

Re: Leatherface

Whoever wrote Wrong Turn 4: Bloody Beginnings should sue them for stealing his plot... I think I'm resigned to the fact that Texas Chain Saw Massacre sequels and prequels are pointless. The original is a work of genius, the one with Dennis Hopper is a good laugh because it's fucking mental, the rema...
by The Soapmaker
Tue Aug 29, 2017 7:44 pm
Forum: FF 2017
Topic: Still/Born
Replies: 5
Views: 3441

Re: Still/Born

Gosh, this had every cliche in the book. Unfeasibly wealthy good-looking young couple, big (and always dimly-lit) house, a frightened woman no-one believes, a husband away on totally-unavoidable business, creepy noises on baby alarms, creepy images on CCTV, an older previous victim with a cassette p...
by The Soapmaker
Tue Aug 29, 2017 7:32 pm
Forum: FF 2017
Topic: Alone
Replies: 3
Views: 2514

Re: Alone

It seemed to be aimed at people who like The Hunger Games, Divergent or The Maze Runner. I'm older than their dads and I didn't connect with it at all.
by The Soapmaker
Tue Aug 29, 2017 7:28 pm
Forum: FF 2017
Topic: Tragedy Girls
Replies: 14
Views: 8934

Re: Tragedy Girls

I liked this a lot and it was a good choice for the closing film. Well directed, lots of witty lines and very good performances from the two lead actresses. However.... it did seem to fizzle out a bit in the last half hour. It needed "something" to just take it up a notch. They're obviously aiming f...
by The Soapmaker
Tue Aug 29, 2017 7:16 pm
Forum: FF 2017
Topic: Killing Ground
Replies: 12
Views: 6759

Re: Killing Ground

Probably not a film which is going to get a great deal of attention, but I thought it was very well done indeed. It never got really graphically violent but there was still a grim sense of foreboding almost from the very beginning, bolstered by very strong performances rather than the usual cardboar...
by The Soapmaker
Tue Aug 29, 2017 7:05 pm
Forum: FF 2017
Topic: The Bar
Replies: 9
Views: 6093

Re: The Bar

Loved it. I've seen a lot of Alex de la Iglesia films (although not the more recent ones) and I know he can be hit-or-miss, but in this one he nailed it. Great transition from comedy to full-bore thriller and a really strong ensemble cast. I was a little uncomfortable at the beginning with the simil...
by The Soapmaker
Tue Aug 29, 2017 6:56 pm
Forum: FF 2017
Topic: The Terror of Hallow's Eve
Replies: 5
Views: 3636

Re: The Terror of Hallow's Eve

I wanted to like it. The puppets and monsters were great but the acting, story and just the general look of the thing were... lacking. The bullying angle was obviously something the director - nice chap - felt very strongly about, but it just didn't have any impact. In fact nothing did - the summoni...
by The Soapmaker
Tue Aug 29, 2017 6:47 pm
Forum: FF 2017
Topic: Victor Crowley
Replies: 16
Views: 8307

Re: Victor Crowley

Judging by the hysterical reaction at the end, I'm going to be in a minority here... but I don't really like the Hatchet films. Slasher films generally work because the potential victims are all single-dimensional obnoxious morons and you just can't wait for them to be offed by the brutal but oddly ...
by The Soapmaker
Tue Aug 29, 2017 6:18 pm
Forum: FF 2017
Topic: Dead Shack
Replies: 7
Views: 3936

Re: Dead Shack

Gosh, a low budget cabin-in-the-woods, there's-no-reception-on-my-cellphone* movie where the characters are actually likeable! How did that happen? Unfortunately it completely fails to deliver on the zombie horror side of things and ends up as a very feeble effort overall. Shame. (* I can't remember...
by The Soapmaker
Tue Aug 29, 2017 6:09 pm
Forum: FF 2017
Topic: Sequence Break
Replies: 8
Views: 4420

Re: Sequence Break

I enjoyed Beyond the Gates and felt well-disposed towards Graham Skipper and his cast... but this was just awful. I didn't believe in the main characters or their relationship, the weirdness surrounding the game itself happened out of nowhere rather than being properly set up, the goopy, slimy Crone...
by The Soapmaker
Tue Aug 29, 2017 5:57 pm
Forum: FF 2017
Topic: Game of Death
Replies: 4
Views: 3477

Re: Game of Death

I expected this to be rubbish, since it had apparently won the Bronze award at some festival where the feeble Dead Shack got the Gold... It didn't start well, with the familiar assortment of hateful, hard-partying, sex- and drugs-obsessed brats. But as soon as the game itself began I was suddenly im...
by The Soapmaker
Tue Aug 29, 2017 5:47 pm
Forum: FF 2017
Topic: Psychopaths
Replies: 13
Views: 7508

Re: Psychopaths

Oh dear. I actually quite liked it. Although I could see by the people leaving in droves that it wasn't going down well. Probably not a good choice for a late-nighter, but I enjoyed the arty cinematography, heightened sound effects and off-kilter music choices. In fact I think it would've worked bet...
by The Soapmaker
Tue Aug 29, 2017 5:37 pm
Forum: FF 2017
Topic: Better Watch Out
Replies: 10
Views: 6316

Re: Better Watch Out

This was a difficult one for me. It starts out looking like it's going to be Home Alone meets Krampus, maybe with a dash of Christmas Evil, all colourful and lighthearted, then halfway through things start getting nasty and I was suddenly quite angry, thinking (spoilers ahead...) no, you can NOT mak...
by The Soapmaker
Tue Aug 29, 2017 5:21 pm
Forum: FF 2017
Topic: Mayhem
Replies: 7
Views: 4234

Re: Mayhem

Well directed, pretty good performances (Samara Weaving was terrific, I loved the line about her three favourite bands), lots of manic action, entertaining enough while it lasts... but I just didn't connect with it at all. The plot is so shallow, with the "virus" - so wildly inconsistent in its effe...
by The Soapmaker
Sun Aug 20, 2017 10:18 pm
Forum: FF 2017
Topic: Discovery Screen Tickets
Replies: 91
Views: 32759

Re: Discovery Screen Tickets

Ultimately, this event isnt a charity. There are overheads that have to be met and part of that comes from single tickets. You're right, it's not a charity. We're paying £195 for a weekend pass and I had a vague inkling it wasn't a donation. As for the sales of single tickets, judging by the number...