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by Alex J
Fri Sep 04, 2009 5:25 pm
Forum: FF2009
Topic: Dread
Replies: 24
Views: 11282

*** Possible spoilers *** Dark and grim - so it went down well with me. However, if the director thought the "villain" had redeeming features that enabled the audience to empathise with him, then I didn't notice them. I would have tried to kill him long before the nominal hero attempted to, but mayb...
by Alex J
Fri Sep 04, 2009 5:18 pm
Forum: FF2009
Topic: Night Of The Demons
Replies: 31
Views: 16925

Fun, although some of the acting and dialogue were almost on a par with Giallo at times. 7 / 10
by Alex J
Fri Sep 04, 2009 1:37 pm
Forum: FF2009
Topic: Coffin Rock
Replies: 19
Views: 10423

Solid, but not particularly remarkable stalker thriller. Possibly didn't help that I kept thinking the "heroine" had brought this all on herself. 7.5 / 10
by Alex J
Fri Sep 04, 2009 1:34 pm
Forum: FF2009
Topic: The Human Centipede
Replies: 38
Views: 18885

Very different - as someone else alluded, this reminded me of Martyrs in terms of setting, style and oddness. Perhaps it's just me, but I would have loved to have seen the centipede with the bandages removed! I quite liked this one and it will be interesting to see the sequel. 8 / 10
by Alex J
Fri Sep 04, 2009 1:29 pm
Forum: FF2009
Topic: Dead Snow
Replies: 26
Views: 11624

Good fun to start the day. Some great scenery and Nazi zombies made this thoroughly entertaining. Shame none of the girls lasted to the end! 7.5 / 10
by Alex J
Wed Sep 02, 2009 1:37 pm
Forum: FF2009
Topic: Macabre
Replies: 22
Views: 10616

Gruelling, bloody gorefest, although some of the editing / action sequences were indistinct, although this is by no means the only film this comment could be aimed at... 8 / 10
by Alex J
Wed Sep 02, 2009 1:34 pm
Forum: FF2009
Topic: La Horde
Replies: 34
Views: 17527

Plenty of zombie action, although possibly more cannibalism scenes like the zombie classics would have added more to it. 7.5 / 10
by Alex J
Wed Sep 02, 2009 1:32 pm
Forum: FF2009
Topic: Shadow
Replies: 49
Views: 21412

*** Possible spoilers ***

Good suspense and sequences early on, but the twist ending felt too much like a Jacob's Ladder rip-off. Perhaps focusing on the "dreamworld" would have been more interesting?? Some interesting political messages in there though. 7.5 / 10
by Alex J
Wed Sep 02, 2009 1:28 pm
Forum: FF2009
Topic: An American Werewolf In London
Replies: 31
Views: 14621

Beware The Moon: Interesting documentary with some needed humour after The Horseman, although perhaps would have played better after the main film. 7 / 10

An American Werewolf In London: Classic. Perfect balance of humour, horror, suspense and tragic love. 10 / 10
by Alex J
Wed Sep 02, 2009 1:25 pm
Forum: FF2009
Topic: The Horseman
Replies: 31
Views: 15210

*** Possible spoilers ***

Brutal, grim and harrowing, just the way I like them, with an excellent lead performance. I loved the ambiguity around the level of choice his daughter may or may not have had in the tragedy, and that the end villain may have called the ambulance too. 8.5 / 10
by Alex J
Wed Sep 02, 2009 1:21 pm
Forum: FF2009
Topic: Infestation
Replies: 25
Views: 11455

Some laughs (although a little hit and miss) and a reasonable story for this sort of film, but personally I prefer Eight Legged Freaks. I thought Brooke Nevin was good. 7/10
by Alex J
Wed Sep 02, 2009 1:19 pm
Forum: FF2009
Topic: The Hills Run Red
Replies: 43
Views: 18644

Some strong scenes (although in places it did seem to be cut) and many references to other movies. Perhaps tried to be too clever for its own good though. 7.5/10
by Alex J
Wed Sep 02, 2009 1:15 pm
Forum: FF2009
Topic: Triangle
Replies: 34
Views: 15460

Like many others, I found this was very similar to the superior Time Crimes and thought the internal logic didn't always seem to stand up on first viewing. 7/10
by Alex J
Mon Aug 24, 2009 1:27 pm
Forum: The Horror Forum
Topic: films we just saw
Replies: 4287
Views: 1096779

A bit of a catch-up: Orphan: Liked this one far more than I thought I would, despite guessing the twist. One of the better movies released this year. A Perfect Getaway: Another I enjoyed more than I thought, again despite guessing the plot twist (this time before even watching the film!). Inglouriou...
by Alex J
Mon Jul 20, 2009 2:23 pm
Forum: The Horror Forum
Topic: films we just saw
Replies: 4287
Views: 1096779

Cold Prey II: Resurrection: A decent sequel, albeit with no real surprises, but several effective and tense sequences. An interesting moral question is also posed early on. Overall, another solid addition to the burgeoning Norwegian horror scene. 7 / 10