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by The Soapmaker
Tue Aug 29, 2017 6:18 pm
Forum: FF 2017
Topic: Dead Shack
Replies: 7
Views: 5392

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: 6028

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: 4611

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: 9867

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: 8224

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: 5942

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: 44041

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...
by The Soapmaker
Sat Aug 19, 2017 11:02 pm
Forum: FF 2017
Topic: Discovery Screen Tickets
Replies: 91
Views: 44041

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: 44041

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: 5620

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: 6486

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: 43409

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: 43409

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: 43409

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: 43409

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...