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by Alex J
Tue Aug 29, 2017 11:50 am
Forum: FF 2017
Topic: Top Five FF17 Films
Replies: 26
Views: 3995

Re: Top Five FF17 Films

Joint top:
Tragedy Girls
Better Watch Out

Joint third:
Lowlife
Double Date
Killing Ground
by Alex J
Tue Aug 29, 2017 11:49 am
Forum: FF 2017
Topic: Best and worst film?
Replies: 19
Views: 3648

Re: Best and worst film?

Tragedy Girls and Better Watch Out are the two joint top of my list, with Psychopaths at the bottom, although the latter is partly due to my high hopes beforehand, so maybe I'm being a little harsh on it.
by Alex J
Tue Aug 29, 2017 11:46 am
Forum: FF 2017
Topic: Tragedy Girls
Replies: 14
Views: 3641

Re: Tragedy Girls

Hyped before the fest and before the film and it certainly delivered. I caught myself with a big cheesy grin on my face seveal times during the film and I had plenty of fun. A couple of the jokes either didn't hit the mark or were lost in translation, but now I'm being picky! The interplay between t...
by Alex J
Tue Aug 29, 2017 11:43 am
Forum: FF 2017
Topic: The Terror of Hallow's Eve
Replies: 5
Views: 978

Re: The Terror of Hallow's Eve

Loved the practical effects and monsters, but it felt a little horror-lite at times and I wasn't wholly sure about the ending. Nevertheless, a very good first horror movie from the director for whom this was clearly a labour of love. I'd be interested to see further exploration of the mythos and cre...
by Alex J
Tue Aug 29, 2017 11:38 am
Forum: FF 2017
Topic: Better Watch Out
Replies: 10
Views: 2101

Better Watch Out

One of the best Christmas horrors ever made - plenty of humour, but with a deliciously dark, almost sadistic streak. The twist at the end of the first act is a doozy too. Credit to the young leads for carrying the plot off with aplomb. Hopefully it will be out on DVD in time for Christmas! 9 / 10
by Alex J
Tue Aug 29, 2017 11:34 am
Forum: FF 2017
Topic: Lowlife
Replies: 6
Views: 1557

Re: Lowlife

I wasn't sure whether this would be my cup of tea, but I'm glad I watched this Tarantino-esque jigsaw of interlocking tales that was a heady blend of humour, violence and heart. It touches on various sociopolitical issues, but not in a preachy way, but certainly entertainingly. 8.5 / 10
by Alex J
Tue Aug 29, 2017 11:21 am
Forum: FF 2017
Topic: Still/Born
Replies: 5
Views: 1160

Re: Still/Born

As Alan indicated before the film it is a very commercial horror, but it does a good job of doing what it set out to achieve. It made my hairs stand on end several times and there were some genuinely creepy moments. I enjoyed the guessing game of whether there really was a demon or if Mary was simpl...
by Alex J
Tue Aug 29, 2017 12:56 am
Forum: FF 2017
Topic: The Villainess
Replies: 8
Views: 1367

Re: The Villainess

Not entirely what I was expecting with a much slower middle act after a blistering opening. I also found it hard to follow the storyline due to the changes between time periods and characters but maybe that was me being overtired. Overall though, the story was quite good (I think!) and some of the a...
by Alex J
Tue Aug 29, 2017 12:52 am
Forum: FF 2017
Topic: Mayhem
Replies: 7
Views: 1335

Re: Mayhem

Another fun movie and I thought the leads were very good, while the mix of humour and action setpieces kept it ticking along after the relatively lengthy set-up at the start. Maybe it would also have benefitted from a few more humorous interludes featuring some other characters to add a little more ...
by Alex J
Tue Aug 29, 2017 12:48 am
Forum: FF 2017
Topic: Double Date
Replies: 2
Views: 875

Re: Double Date

An enjoyably fun romp and Kelly Wenham's character was great! Did anyone find out where that grand house was?

One or two scenes did threaten to go on too long, but overall a very accomplished effort.
Spoiler:
Pity there can't be a sequel, unless someone comes up with a neat idea?!
8.5 / 10
by Alex J
Tue Aug 29, 2017 12:45 am
Forum: FF 2017
Topic: InControl
Replies: 1
Views: 367

Re: InControl

One of the more contemplative offerings this year and maybe I was tired but I didn't guess the twist towards the end, although the very final twist seemed to be drawn out for no apparent reason.

Certainly very watchable for a relatively slow burner and I liked the visuals too. 8 / 10
by Alex J
Tue Aug 29, 2017 12:41 am
Forum: FF 2017
Topic: Killing Ground
Replies: 12
Views: 2231

Re: Killing Ground

A cracker - grim and gripping,
Spoiler:
the latest Australian thriller in the post-Ivan Milat era.
I liked the merging timelines even if it did take a few scenes for me to cotton on. A few twists and turns along with a couple of deliciously brutal moments really made an impact. 8 5 / 10
by Alex J
Tue Aug 29, 2017 12:37 am
Forum: FF 2017
Topic: Game of Death
Replies: 4
Views: 1067

Re: Game of Death

Not very profound and most of the characters are not particularly likeable either, but certainly delivered some of the best kills of the fest. Very gory, with humour mixed in, including some very random elements - what was going on with those manatees?!! Strangely had more issues with wobbly cam in ...
by Alex J
Tue Aug 29, 2017 12:33 am
Forum: FF 2017
Topic: Victor Crowley
Replies: 16
Views: 2304

Victor Crowley

Adam Green's creation returned and largely triumphantly. Some spectacular kills and plenty of humour, even if it does get a bit too silly for its own good at times. Some nice tie-ins with previous instalments and also a
Spoiler:
surprising mid-movie casualty.
7.5 / 10
by Alex J
Tue Aug 29, 2017 12:28 am
Forum: FF 2017
Topic: Ruin Me
Replies: 3
Views: 932

Ruin Me

I liked the characters and the early interplays between them, with the humour and various horror movie references, as well as the guessing game that came into play. However, I thought the middle act was less interesting as it concluded with a fairly predictable twist. I also found the final twist wa...