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by The Soapmaker
Sat Aug 19, 2017 11:02 pm
Forum: FF 2017
Topic: Discovery Screen Tickets
Replies: 91
Views: 32704

Re: Discovery Screen Tickets

And PM sent in reply.

Well spotted, TheDukeAbides!
by The Soapmaker
Sat Aug 19, 2017 1:37 pm
Forum: FF 2017
Topic: Discovery Screen Tickets
Replies: 91
Views: 32704

Re: Discovery Screen Tickets

Well what a shower of fucking shit that was. After 75 minutes of clicking on ever-shifting orange dots and being greeted with "you need to select a ticket", "some of the seats you've selected are not available", "that seat has been reserved by someone else" or "an error has occurred, please try agai...
by The Soapmaker
Sat Jul 01, 2017 12:54 pm
Forum: FF 2017
Topic: Booked
Replies: 10
Views: 4116

Re: Booked

Not so smooth for me, I clicked on the link the second it appeared but somehow almost the whole of the centre block had already disappeared. How does that happen? Ended up way out in one of the side blocks. Oh well. I'll just have to hope all the good stuff happens on the left hand side of the scree...
by The Soapmaker
Wed Sep 07, 2016 1:18 am
Forum: FF 2016
Topic: Walking in and out of theater
Replies: 7
Views: 4914

Re: Walking in and out of theater

In the Arrow screen we had a few "frequent walkers" in the first 5-6 rows. People who I discovered were walking in and out in every single movie. I was sitting in that part of the Arrow screen and you're right, there were a few people who frequently turned up halfway through a film, decided it was ...
by The Soapmaker
Fri Sep 02, 2016 12:19 am
Forum: FF 2016
Topic: Quality of films this year
Replies: 65
Views: 33734

Re: Quality of films this year

Meanwhile, back at the Main screens, large numbers of seats at many of the films were empty because people were more interested in seeing (better?) alternatives in the Discovery screens. That guaranteed seat for the weekend becomes something of an irrelevance . Not if you're in a group. I like the ...
by The Soapmaker
Thu Sep 01, 2016 3:21 pm
Forum: FF 2016
Topic: Quality of films this year
Replies: 65
Views: 33734

Re: Quality of films this year

I've just been discussing the Main vs Discovery screens situation again with my brother and I'm really starting to wonder if it's time for something to change. Booking for FrightFest is essentially the same as it's always been - we pay for a guaranteed seat in a Main screen, for the whole weekend. B...
by The Soapmaker
Thu Sep 01, 2016 12:31 am
Forum: FF 2016
Topic: Quality of films this year
Replies: 65
Views: 33734

Re: Quality of films this year

The gold standard should be 2008 which included Eden Lake , Time Crimes , Mum & Dad , The Chaser , Let the Right One In and Martyrs . Gosh yes, that was a good year! Although I'm sure there was some dross as well if I could be bothered to look it up.... what year was Bubba's Chili Parlor ?
by The Soapmaker
Wed Aug 31, 2016 4:54 pm
Forum: FF 2016
Topic: Quality of films this year
Replies: 65
Views: 33734

Re: Quality of films this year

I wonder if we'll eventually gravitate towards a system more like the London Film Festival, with no "Main" or "Discovery" screens but with a number of films showing simultaneously, and you'd just pick (in advance?) what you wanted to see. Regardless of if it changes, I'll be doing a lot more resear...
by The Soapmaker
Wed Aug 31, 2016 3:27 pm
Forum: FF 2016
Topic: Quality of films this year
Replies: 65
Views: 33734

Re: Quality of films this year

The thing is, what the men in suits who decide to make these offers don't realise, is that the prestige attached to Main Screen isn't what it once was because the Discovery Screen offerings get stronger every year. But horror festival/West End(usually)/premiere/Main Screen obviously still curries s...
by The Soapmaker
Wed Aug 31, 2016 3:03 pm
Forum: FrightFest Suggestions
Topic: Space for food etc between films
Replies: 8
Views: 7555

Re: Space for food etc between films

This has always been a bit of an issue (except for those who can live on beer and hot dogs for five days). I can remember some years where there was barely an adequate food gap all weekend, but last year it seemed to be sorted out and (as I recall) there was at least one decent 75 to 90 minute gap e...
by The Soapmaker
Tue Aug 30, 2016 11:51 pm
Forum: FF 2016
Topic: Quality of films this year
Replies: 65
Views: 33734

Re: Quality of films this year

For me, picking and choosing begins with sub-genre - I'll start with the Discovery Screens and easy ones were Giallo - Francesca, Pseudo & Real Documentaries - Hostage to the Devil, Population Zero, Fury of the Demon, & The Killing of America, UFO conspiracy - Man Underground, and Controversy - We ...
by The Soapmaker
Tue Aug 30, 2016 11:23 pm
Forum: FF 2016
Topic: Best and Worst Films of 2016
Replies: 34
Views: 14899

Re: Best and Worst Films of 2016

Top 5

1. Train to Busan
2. They Call Me Jeeg Robot
3. Beyond the Gates
4. The Windmill Massacre
5. Broken

Bottom 5

1. Blood Feast
2. Abattoir
3. From a House on Willow Street
4. Mercy
5. Red Christmas

As usual, I didn't see anything on the Discovery screens... probably a mistake this year.
by The Soapmaker
Tue Aug 30, 2016 8:21 pm
Forum: FF 2016
Topic: Quality of films this year
Replies: 65
Views: 33734

Re: Quality of films this year

To go off on a slight tangent, were there any SCARY films this year? I know what we find scary is a personal thing - for me it's the gradual building of tension, that haunted house sensation of knowing that something is going to happen but you don't know when. And absolutely nothing this year gave m...
by The Soapmaker
Tue Aug 30, 2016 8:14 pm
Forum: FF 2016
Topic: Quality of films this year
Replies: 65
Views: 33734

Re: Quality of films this year

I thought the films on the Main screens were pretty woeful for the first couple of days, but improved quite a lot on Sunday and Monday. It seems to me that since the advent of the Discovery screens, however many years back that was, the Main screen has drifted towards being the main stream screen. I...
by The Soapmaker
Tue Aug 30, 2016 2:42 pm
Forum: FF 2016
Topic: Realive
Replies: 7
Views: 4542

Re: Realive

Nicely made, but I found it all somewhat bland and dull. Although as I sit here now, it's actually quite thought-provoking... The elements I disliked: Marc's life in the "present" was all so bloody perfect - loads of money, beautiful house, beautiful friends, hipster business with happy employees wh...