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by Alex J
Sat Aug 29, 2020 12:03 am
Forum: Frightfest 2020
Topic: I Am Lisa
Replies: 2
Views: 227

I Am Lisa

I thoroughly enjoyed the set-up and the little details like the fantastic bookstore, but I found the third act a little underpowered and predictable, which was a shame as there was a lot of potential here for something really good. However, I imagine budget limitations probably prevented it from rea...
by Alex J
Fri Aug 28, 2020 5:29 pm
Forum: Frightfest 2020
Topic: Short Film Showcase 2
Replies: 0
Views: 156

Short Film Showcase 2

Yep, I have watched this one first, simply because it keeps appearing on my list ahead of number one! A good standard overall, with the weakest IMHO gotten out of the way first. I enjoyed the atmospheric The Motorist and the bleak and twisted Wash the most, although there's humour in a number of the...
by Alex J
Fri Aug 28, 2020 2:08 pm
Forum: Frightfest 2020
Topic: Sky Sharks
Replies: 3
Views: 309

Sky Sharks

Reminiscent of the Iron Sky franchise with a similar blend of sci-fi, action and humour. Lots of CGI - so avoid if you're not a fan - but it is an engaging and fun enough way to spend c. 100 minutes. There are quite a lot of flashbacks, which help to create and add to the lore and the establishment ...
by Alex J
Fri Aug 21, 2020 2:07 pm
Forum: Frightfest 2020
Topic: HOW TO WATCH
Replies: 47
Views: 2803

Re: HOW TO WATCH

Thanks for the update, that's good to know - I have one other option to try tomorrow, otherwise the fire stick will be my final chance!
by Alex J
Mon Aug 17, 2020 10:20 pm
Forum: Frightfest 2020
Topic: HOW TO WATCH
Replies: 47
Views: 2803

Re: HOW TO WATCH

I got my fire stick up and running, installed and signed up to roku, only for it to say that roku only works in the United States, by that means at least. Presumably no-one else has had any luck with a fire stick when you don't already have a laptop / PC?
by Alex J
Wed Aug 12, 2020 8:23 pm
Forum: Frightfest 2020
Topic: HOW TO WATCH
Replies: 47
Views: 2803

Re: HOW TO WATCH

No success with a PS4, nor an Xbox, nor my telly's built-in functions. Next stop will be an Amazon fire stick that I acquired a few years back but have never used....
by Alex J
Sun Mar 08, 2020 11:24 am
Forum: Frightfest 2020
Topic: FrightFest Glasgow 2020 (Glasgow Film Festival)
Replies: 29
Views: 3360

Re: FrightFest Glasgow 2020 (Glasgow Film Festival)

My top 5 of the fest:

1. VFW
2. Saint Maud
3= Synchronic
3= The Mortuary Collection
5. Death of a Vlogger
by Alex J
Sun Mar 08, 2020 11:22 am
Forum: Frightfest 2020
Topic: FrightFest Glasgow 2020 (Glasgow Film Festival)
Replies: 29
Views: 3360

Re: FrightFest Glasgow 2020 (Glasgow Film Festival)

Anderson Falls Sadly in the late night slot due to technical difficulties, as I feel it would've played better earlier in the day due to its mystery element. The opening scene is very strong and I enjoyed parts of the twisting storyline, although I kept expecting a big twist as well as a different ...
by Alex J
Sun Mar 08, 2020 11:16 am
Forum: Frightfest 2020
Topic: FrightFest Glasgow 2020 (Glasgow Film Festival)
Replies: 29
Views: 3360

Re: FrightFest Glasgow 2020 (Glasgow Film Festival)

VFW A barnstorming actioner. The best of a very good fest. There are some minor quibbles, such as some of the decisions made by the characters, while some of the action is too dimly lit or indistinct to tell who is doing what to whom, but equally there are plenty of good setpieces and many great, g...
by Alex J
Sun Mar 08, 2020 11:12 am
Forum: Frightfest 2020
Topic: FrightFest Glasgow 2020 (Glasgow Film Festival)
Replies: 29
Views: 3360

Re: FrightFest Glasgow 2020 (Glasgow Film Festival)

Butt Boy A bit of a curio, mixing the ridiculously absurd with some weightier matters, resulting in a tone that veers from being quite serious for 10 minutes before a scene of off-the-wall humour that is quite a sharp contrast. It doesn't really stick to its own internal logic and there are narrati...
by Alex J
Sun Mar 08, 2020 11:06 am
Forum: Frightfest 2020
Topic: FrightFest Glasgow 2020 (Glasgow Film Festival)
Replies: 29
Views: 3360

Re: FrightFest Glasgow 2020 (Glasgow Film Festival)

Saint Maud I loved this dark and twisted tale, although it has its humorous moments too to alleviate some of the bleakness. A terrific and brave performance from the lead, while Jennifer Ehle is typically good value. Good use of the night scenes that had a delirious and wild feel that were in contr...
by Alex J
Sun Mar 08, 2020 11:03 am
Forum: Frightfest 2020
Topic: FrightFest Glasgow 2020 (Glasgow Film Festival)
Replies: 29
Views: 3360

Re: FrightFest Glasgow 2020 (Glasgow Film Festival)

A Night of Horror: Nightmare Radio This probably suffered a little from the delays as well as the lack of subtitles on the Spanish-speaking segment, but overall this felt overlong. I had seen the Willie Bingham segment previously, which is good, while I liked the post-mortem photography short too. ...
by Alex J
Sun Mar 08, 2020 10:57 am
Forum: Frightfest 2020
Topic: FrightFest Glasgow 2020 (Glasgow Film Festival)
Replies: 29
Views: 3360

Re: FrightFest Glasgow 2020 (Glasgow Film Festival)

The Mortuary Collection I had a lot of fun with this anthology, although the catatonic wife segment seemed overly long - or at least it did for a late night movie. I enjoyed the other segments though, including the satisfying wraparound story, even if it was hokey and hammy at times. After seeing T...
by Alex J
Sun Mar 08, 2020 10:52 am
Forum: Frightfest 2020
Topic: FrightFest Glasgow 2020 (Glasgow Film Festival)
Replies: 29
Views: 3360

Re: FrightFest Glasgow 2020 (Glasgow Film Festival)

A Ghost Waits A good number of people really engaged with this one - I liked it, although it was too horror-lite and romantic for my tastes, but I appreciated the comedy, the story was engaging enough and there was plenty of emotional heft and poignancy to ensure this hit the mark, on what was clea...
by Alex J
Sun Mar 08, 2020 10:47 am
Forum: Frightfest 2020
Topic: FrightFest Glasgow 2020 (Glasgow Film Festival)
Replies: 29
Views: 3360

Re: FrightFest Glasgow 2020 (Glasgow Film Festival)

Sea Fever Some well-known names in this one who interestingly don't take centre stage, allowing the younger actors to shine. A creature feature fable, with shades of The Thing that includes an always fun guessing game of who is infected with the parasite. Some of the behaviours of the characters do...