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by MaxRenn
Wed Aug 31, 2011 12:00 pm
Forum: FF2011
Topic: BEST Discovery film
Replies: 12
Views: 9750

BEST Discovery film

Has to be Rabies, The Devil's Work and A Horrible Way To Die were also good
by MaxRenn
Tue Aug 02, 2011 8:49 pm
Forum: The Other Stuff
Topic: what are you reading?
Replies: 247
Views: 137263

what are you reading?

Still reading Higson's The Dead, Jesus it's grim (in a good way)
by MaxRenn
Sat Jul 30, 2011 8:19 am
Forum: The Other Stuff
Topic: what are you reading?
Replies: 247
Views: 137263

what are you reading?

The Dead by Charlie Higson, follow up to The Enemy. Young adult novels about kids trying to survive after a virus either kills everyone over 14 or turns them into cannibal psychos. Very grim and violent for young adult fiction, and not full of the humour you might expect from the creator of The Fast...
by MaxRenn
Fri Jul 08, 2011 5:16 pm
Forum: Evil Events
Topic: The Duke Mitchell Thread
Replies: 86
Views: 66576

The Duke Mitchell Thread

AlessaDark wrote:Where?
It's held upstairs at The Kings Cross Social Club which is about 5 mins walk from Kings Cross. Should be venue details, etc on the Duke Facebook page. It's always a great night
by MaxRenn
Thu Jul 07, 2011 1:37 pm
Forum: FF2012
Topic: Human Centipede II
Replies: 74
Views: 37408

Human Centipede II

While I agree with Richard that it is difficult if not impossible to have an informed discussion about a film we haven't seen. I'm not about to give the BBFC a free pass just because they are now a more liberal organisation than the Ferman era. Not only have we not seen the film, we only have the se...
by MaxRenn
Thu Jul 07, 2011 8:47 am
Forum: FF2012
Topic: Human Centipede II
Replies: 74
Views: 37408

Human Centipede II

Axe wrote:Anyone here seen The Bunny Game? Made in b/w - like HC2.
Nope, just the trailer and what I've read about it. To be honest, I'm not sure I want to see it
by MaxRenn
Thu Jul 07, 2011 8:26 am
Forum: FF2012
Topic: Human Centipede II
Replies: 74
Views: 37408

Human Centipede II

I think until the appeals process against the initial rejection is concluded we won't have any more information to go on as nether party will wish to be seen trying to influence or prejudice that. Fundamentally I think adults should be trusted to make their own viewing choices when it comes to enter...
by MaxRenn
Tue Jul 05, 2011 6:47 am
Forum: The Horror Forum
Topic: films we just saw
Replies: 4287
Views: 1505875

films we just saw

iateabee wrote:
MaxRenn wrote:I didnt just see Red State
Ah, you were one of those foiled by Kevin Smith's bizarre Twitter tantrum?
Yeah, very strange behaviour from Smith. He's alienating the very grassroots film bloggers who might support a film like Red State.
by MaxRenn
Mon Jul 04, 2011 11:38 pm
Forum: The Horror Forum
Topic: films we just saw
Replies: 4287
Views: 1505875

films we just saw

I didnt just see Red State
by MaxRenn
Fri Jul 01, 2011 11:54 am
Forum: The Horror Forum
Topic: Genre guidelines
Replies: 26
Views: 15280

Re: Genre guidelines

DoctorKaren wrote:What's the least 'horrorish' film to have scared you?
Miracle Mile. Terrified me, my hands were shaking afterwords

That and Watership Down, which I can't bring myself to watch to this day. The General in the warren, arrgh!
by MaxRenn
Sat Jun 11, 2011 10:12 am
Forum: FF2012
Topic: Human Centipede II
Replies: 74
Views: 37408

Re: Human Centipede II

What's most frustrating about this situation is that whatever your stance about the BBFC it is extremely difficult to make a considered judgement on the merits of the decisions to refuse The Human Centipede II a certificate as none of us have seen it. Which is I suppose the Catch 22 of classificatio...
by MaxRenn
Fri Apr 15, 2011 6:24 pm
Forum: The Horror Forum
Topic: Genre guidelines
Replies: 26
Views: 15280

Genre guidelines

Brilliant post there Mr. Bill, agree with you completely. Except for the bit about FrightFest films being always selected for extremity, I expect a large amount of that at FF but not every film. Plenty of room for Monsters and fun horror like Trick'r'Treat. BTW I personally think Serbian Film is a u...
by MaxRenn
Mon Mar 21, 2011 10:10 am
Forum: The Horror Forum
Topic: Genre guidelines
Replies: 26
Views: 15280

Re: Genre guidelines

Generally I would take "thriller" to denote a plot where suspense, excitment and narrative momentum are the primary concerns. That works across genre, so you can have horror thrillers, comedy thrillers, SF thrillers, and so on. I really don't think there can be a generic distiction between horror an...
by MaxRenn
Mon Mar 21, 2011 7:31 am
Forum: The Horror Forum
Topic: Genre guidelines
Replies: 26
Views: 15280

Genre guidelines

Is Thriller a genre? I don't think so, it's a term used to describe everything from North By North West to Fatal Attraction to Lethal Weapon. Not a massive amount of crossover between those films. Often it's just what filmmakers and marketing depts call a film when they are too embarrassed to call i...
by MaxRenn
Tue Mar 08, 2011 9:42 pm
Forum: The Horror Forum
Topic: films we just saw
Replies: 4287
Views: 1505875

films we just saw

Been lucky enough to see an advance screening of Insidious, the new film from James Wan and Leigh Wannel and I want to shout about it till the timbers rattle. It's brilliant! I must have jumped about six times. Don't expect another Saw, there's no gore at all. But this is a brilliantly made spook sh...