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by Oswald Cobblepot
Mon Oct 24, 2016 1:48 pm
Forum: Halloween 2016
Topic: Halloween
Replies: 5
Views: 7423

Re: Halloween

Definitely a better line up than last year, and good to have the short films and accompanying guests, especially Matthew Holness. Same gripe as last year, due to it being a day event I had to miss Headshot in order to be able to get a train home as I live outside London (the same is true of Fright F...
by Oswald Cobblepot
Thu Sep 01, 2016 1:04 pm
Forum: FF 2016
Topic: Quality of films this year
Replies: 65
Views: 30968

Re: Quality of films this year

I think this year we're at a bit of a watershed point. Ever since leaving the Empire there has been a definite shift in the split and quality of films between the Main and Discovery screens. We are always reassured that we will continue to be able to keep a seat for the entire weekend in the Main sc...
by Oswald Cobblepot
Tue Aug 30, 2016 2:38 pm
Forum: FF 2016
Topic: Thoughts on Frightfest 2016
Replies: 12
Views: 5392

Re: Thoughts on Frightfest 2016

Like you I spent pretty much all of my time in the Main (Arrow) screen with the exception of skipping Sadako vs. Kayako to see the extra screening of Beyond the Gates as I couldn't stick around for it as a late film. The screening rotation format across the main screens seems to be working well, alt...
by Oswald Cobblepot
Tue Aug 30, 2016 12:58 pm
Forum: FF 2016
Topic: Broken
Replies: 10
Views: 5985

Re: Broken

I thought this was generally good, but it had it's problems. Initially the film implied there was something supernatural going on with flickering lights, and shadowy figures that we the audience saw but Alaoui apparently did not. That didn't seem to pay off in any way, and was in fact just misdirect...
by Oswald Cobblepot
Tue Aug 30, 2016 12:02 pm
Forum: FF 2016
Topic: From a House on Willow Street
Replies: 8
Views: 5997

Re: From a House on Willow Street

Agree with what other people have said about the inconsistencies in powers etc. but the killer for me was all the endless wandering around doing nothing except being accosted by stupid zombie jump scares that ultimately meant nothing, when they knew exactly what they needed to do. Particularly stupi...
by Oswald Cobblepot
Tue Aug 30, 2016 11:32 am
Forum: FF 2016
Topic: Mercy
Replies: 6
Views: 4549

Re: Mercy

Looked nice, intriguing at the beginning, but became increasingly muddled the longer it went on. I wasn't that interested by the night's events the first time around, so the retell was dull and pointless. The twist was weak and poorly thought through, and the baddies justification for what they had ...
by Oswald Cobblepot
Tue Aug 30, 2016 11:20 am
Forum: FF 2016
Topic: Blood Feast
Replies: 11
Views: 6605

Re: Blood Feast

Jut truly awful from start to finish and in every department. Why the hell was this on in the main screen at the expense of films in the Disco screens that sold out in no time (e.g. The Love Witch) Only 90 minutes long, but felt like it went on for hours. Laughable performances and dialogue especial...
by Oswald Cobblepot
Tue Aug 30, 2016 11:00 am
Forum: FF 2016
Topic: Downhill
Replies: 20
Views: 12131

Re: Downhill

After Hidden in the Woods I was expecting this to be dubious trash, so even though it was indeed totally rubbish and made no sense I actually found it quite entertaining and fun. A total mess from start to finish, and had no idea what it was trying to do, so chucked in a ton of different ideas and r...
by Oswald Cobblepot
Tue Aug 30, 2016 10:46 am
Forum: FF 2016
Topic: The Windmill Massacre
Replies: 12
Views: 6807

Re: The Windmill Massacre

From the off you could tell this had been put together with care and attention. All the characters were interesting and well written, some good dialogue, and nice payoff kills. I was thinking of Dr Terror's House of Horror or Tales from the Crypt while I was watching it, so nice to hear this was wha...
by Oswald Cobblepot
Tue Aug 30, 2016 10:42 am
Forum: FF 2016
Topic: Beyond the Gates
Replies: 9
Views: 3494

Re: Beyond the Gates

Really enjoyed this one. I knew an 80s style The Gate/Re-Animator film would be right up my street, and it didn't disappoint.

Great performances across the board, but especially Barbara Crampton who made me chuckle every time she was on screen, and Jesse Merlin who was hilarious.
by Oswald Cobblepot
Tue Aug 30, 2016 10:34 am
Forum: FF 2016
Topic: Abbatoir
Replies: 11
Views: 6308

Re: Abbatoir

After the execrable Blood Feast my worst film of the festival. Where Bousman got the idea that he'd made a 'Film Noir Horror Film' from I don't know. I'm not generally a fan of his stuff, but positive online reviews led me to give it a go. Managed to be incredibly simplistic and yet needlessly confu...
by Oswald Cobblepot
Mon Oct 26, 2015 11:20 am
Forum: Halloween 2015
Topic: Halloween All-Dayer
Replies: 7
Views: 6961

Re: Halloween All-Dayer

Enjoyed the day, but I had to skip ISOYG3 otherwise I would have missed my last train home. If it had been an all-nighter I wouldn't have had this issue, although I may have fallen asleep ! I think making it a day event meant we got a larger number of guests, but there really wasn't enough time to g...
by Oswald Cobblepot
Mon Oct 26, 2015 10:56 am
Forum: Halloween 2015
Topic: Lazer Team
Replies: 3
Views: 3391

Re: Lazer Team

Great start to the day. Funny, well paced, likable characters, and well directed.

Reminded me a bit of Galaxy Quest (bunch of losers overcome adversity to fight an alien threat), which can only be a good thing.
by Oswald Cobblepot
Mon Oct 26, 2015 10:51 am
Forum: Halloween 2015
Topic: Belly of the Bulldog
Replies: 5
Views: 4620

Re: Belly of the Bulldog

The Q&A made me like this more than actually watching the film. I appreciate the mystery aspect, but I think we needed a tiny bit more information to go on to actually gain some enjoyment from watching it. I found it quite hard work that we had no idea what was going on from the first shot and tryin...
by Oswald Cobblepot
Mon Oct 26, 2015 10:37 am
Forum: Halloween 2015
Topic: The Unspoken
Replies: 4
Views: 3820

Re: The Unspoken

I liked the opening sequence on this, and it did have a good atmosphere in places. However, this was undone by way too many telegraphed loud jump scares, no rules whatsoever, the ridiculous exposition scene at the end and ludicrous final shot.

Ah well, the dead dog and nails kills were good.