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by mamawaldi
Mon Aug 29, 2016 11:09 am
Forum: FF 2016
Topic: My Father Die
Replies: 9
Views: 6431

Re: My Father Die

Solid (if a tad grim) opening film. Definitely one up on last year's opener. With this and his villain in Dead Mans Shoes I wonder why Gary Stretch hasn't been offered better films as "the bad guy" - certainly better than Mega Shark vs Crocosaurus anyway.
by mamawaldi
Mon Aug 29, 2016 11:04 am
Forum: FrightFest Suggestions
Topic: Space for food etc between films
Replies: 8
Views: 8257

Re: Space for food etc between films

On the contrary, I actually found the gaps perfect this year. Once you had fought through the crowds in Leicester Square you'd normally run out of time to find anything to eat that wasn't at tourist rip-off prices. This year the break has involved a more leisurely stroll any one of a number of ok pl...
by mamawaldi
Sat Aug 27, 2016 5:39 pm
Forum: FF 2016
Topic: The Rezort
Replies: 16
Views: 10903

Re: The Rezort

Perfect start to Saturday with this enjoyable zombie homage to jurassic park. Liked the characters, good action and it even found time to make a serious commentary on global issues! Not bad on a 3 mill budget!
by mamawaldi
Sat Aug 27, 2016 5:35 pm
Forum: FF 2016
Topic: Abbatoir
Replies: 11
Views: 7577

Re: Abbatoir

Liked the idea, but the execution was badly fumbled. The detective with dialogue from a 50s potboiler was jarringly out of place and I even spent the first 10 minutes wondering when this film was actually set! Lin Shaye great as ever though.
by mamawaldi
Fri Aug 26, 2016 11:16 am
Forum: FF 2016
Topic: Cell
Replies: 14
Views: 9048

Re: Cell

Or "28 Dials Later". Cusack and Jackson both turn up in their fair show of dtv dreck so we shouldn't be surprised. Wouldn't their characters at least have some reluctance about driving a truck over hundreds of people and then torching them? It seems not. A few unexpected deaths at least provided a f...
by mamawaldi
Sun Apr 24, 2016 12:59 pm
Forum: The Horror Forum
Topic: Hush
Replies: 3
Views: 3991

Re: Hush

Couldn't agree more. Saw it on Netflix a week or two back and thought it was fantastically well done.
by mamawaldi
Sat Mar 12, 2016 1:47 pm
Forum: FF 2016
Topic: FrightFest has a new home for 2016
Replies: 73
Views: 33663

Re: FrightFest has a new home for 2016

Nobody need fear about missing the late film with or without 24 hour tube as the N207 night bus runs to the centre every 30 mins. Of course the inhabitants of the average night bus will test the courage of even the hardiest of Frightfesters.....
by mamawaldi
Fri Mar 11, 2016 5:47 pm
Forum: FF 2016
Topic: FrightFest has a new home for 2016
Replies: 73
Views: 33663

Re: FrightFest has a new home for 2016

Did someone say fun and QPR home game in the same sentence? :lol:
by mamawaldi
Fri Mar 11, 2016 11:39 am
Forum: FF 2016
Topic: FrightFest has a new home for 2016
Replies: 73
Views: 33663

Re: FrightFest has a new home for 2016

On a purely selfish note, as it is my local multiplex I couldn't be more delighted ! But generally, there is a big lobby area, all screens are on one level and there are loads of places to eat and drink nearby. I'm sure it'll work fine.
by mamawaldi
Fri Jan 01, 2016 11:59 pm
Forum: The Horror Forum
Topic: films we just saw
Replies: 4287
Views: 1549578

Re: films we just saw

So what was your first horror of 2016? Mine was vhs viral which sadly was a real letdown after the fantastic vhs2. Virtually none of it worked and some of it (benson and moorheads skateboarding in Mexico segment in particular) was downright tedious. Oh well 364 days left to find something decent.
by mamawaldi
Fri Oct 30, 2015 6:42 pm
Forum: The Horror Forum
Topic: Reviews !!
Replies: 2
Views: 2724

Reviews !!

A random observation ! Am I the only one that gets peeved with "film reviews" posted on websites and forums that are merely links to the tedious 2000 word blog of some hapless amateur? How tedious. Please just provide the 20-30 word summary that those with smaller egos have managed perfectly well ! ...
by mamawaldi
Thu Sep 10, 2015 10:58 pm
Forum: FF 2015
Topic: A Christmas Horror Story
Replies: 6
Views: 6011

Re: A Christmas Horror Story

Shatner was a hoot. The stories were so-so but the wraparound with Santa and the elves was a winner. Yeah, overall a good choice for one of the late films.
by mamawaldi
Wed Sep 09, 2015 8:43 pm
Forum: FF 2015
Topic: Your Vice is a Locked Room and Only I Have the Key
Replies: 0
Views: 4357

Your Vice is a Locked Room and Only I Have the Key

Superb giallo but then it's difficult not to love anything in which Edwige Fenech appears. Alan gave a really interesting and entertaining intro to this one which helped to set the scene and from then on it was everything you expect; boorish men, free-spirited women and a serial killer plot which sp...
by mamawaldi
Mon Sep 07, 2015 7:11 pm
Forum: FF 2015
Topic: Summer Camp
Replies: 4
Views: 4711

Re: Summer Camp

As the title may indicate, nothing highly original but a thoroughly entertaining evil dead/cabin fever/rec mashup nonetheless. Deserved a main screen showing (take your pick from any number that it could have replaced!) and the director was a very likeable chap too.
by mamawaldi
Mon Sep 07, 2015 7:07 pm
Forum: FF 2015
Topic: Road Games
Replies: 11
Views: 7434

Re: Road Games

An enjoyable "whodunnit" but a bit mild for this festival I thought. I was also expecting a final twist of the young lad turning out to be another psycho on the run but it didn't arrive, which was almost a surprise ending in itself. Solid if unspectacular. Nice locations though.