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by Alex J
Fri Mar 12, 2010 5:33 pm
Forum: FF2010
Topic: STAG NIGHT
Replies: 13
Views: 3913

Re: STAG NIGHT

I quite liked this one, although some of the action scenes were too fast / indistinct, while the villains' credibility suffered from their daft grunting noises and lack of characterisation. Some of the action scenes were better handled though and there were a few memorable death scenes! Sad to see o...
by Alex J
Thu Mar 11, 2010 12:30 pm
Forum: FF2010
Topic: 2001 MANIACS: FIELD OF SCREAMS
Replies: 20
Views: 5690

Re: 2001 MANIACS: FIELD OF SCREAMS

Only slightly better than the now notorious Zombie Women Of Satan . A few laughs, a couple of decent deaths scenes, but all too often the humour fell flat, while the film also suffered from some poor acting. Some of the political / social commentary added a little more depth, but ultimately this was...
by Alex J
Thu Mar 11, 2010 12:23 pm
Forum: FF2010
Topic: FROZEN
Replies: 8
Views: 2927

Re: FROZEN

Really enjoyed this, although slightly slow in places. I thouht the story was reasonably plausible, with believable performances. Overall good with some memorable scenes. Sadly no Adam there though! 9/10
by Alex J
Thu Dec 10, 2009 4:35 pm
Forum: The Horror Forum
Topic: Films and Recommendations - The Horror-The Horror 25/10/2009
Replies: 49
Views: 14940

I'm surprised no-one has yet mentioned the legendary Spanish classic from 1973, A Bell From Hell. Not really a giallo, but likely to appeal to those of us who like giallo movies, as well as though who like mystery / revenge thrillers from the seventies.
by Alex J
Wed Nov 04, 2009 5:30 pm
Forum: The Horror Forum
Topic: Trick 'r Treat DVD
Replies: 11
Views: 3569

Thanks for all your feedback, I ordered the DVD and got it in time to enjoy watching it on Halloween night, while some lucky devils were at the Allnighter! :wink:
by Alex J
Thu Oct 22, 2009 1:35 pm
Forum: The Horror Forum
Topic: Trick 'r Treat DVD
Replies: 11
Views: 3569

Trick 'r Treat DVD

I noticed that according to Amazon the running time for the UK DVD of Trick 'r Treat is 79 minutes, 82m for the US version (as expected as American DVDs are always 4% longer anyway), yet the version we saw at Frightfest was 95m, according to the festival programme. Does anyone know why there is such...
by Alex J
Sat Sep 05, 2009 2:30 pm
Forum: FF2009
Topic: The Descent: Part 2
Replies: 30
Views: 14440

*** Possible spoilers *** Very good follow-up to a classic, although some of the new characters were a bit weak and I don't think there were as many memorable set-pieces as the first either. Perhaps the gore levels were lower this time around too, although the overly fast action sequences perhaps me...
by Alex J
Sat Sep 05, 2009 2:12 pm
Forum: FF2009
Topic: Heartless
Replies: 90
Views: 36500

*** Possible spoilers *** Not sure about this movie. I probably need to see this again and I may appreciate it more on second viewing. The big build-up at the start meant I started analysing the film too much instead of sitting back and enjoying it for what it was, plus a couple of things irked me e...
by Alex J
Fri Sep 04, 2009 5:42 pm
Forum: FF2009
Topic: Fragment
Replies: 5
Views: 4407

Skipped Case 39 to watch this and glad I did. A dark, Clive Barker-esque tale that I really enjoyed. One of the films that is likely to stay in my mind over the next few months.... 9 / 10
by Alex J
Fri Sep 04, 2009 5:40 pm
Forum: FF2009
Topic: Case 39
Replies: 22
Views: 10911

Watched Fragment on the Discovery Screen, as the trailer for that appealed to me more.
by Alex J
Fri Sep 04, 2009 5:38 pm
Forum: FF2009
Topic: House Of The Devil
Replies: 48
Views: 22599

Really loved this one, with the suspense built up expertly in this 1980s set occult shocker reminiscent of the '70s classics. Someone else obviously liked it as they proclaimed Ti West to be the new Polanski! 9.5 / 10
by Alex J
Fri Sep 04, 2009 5:33 pm
Forum: FF2009
Topic: Zombie Women of Satan
Replies: 45
Views: 22566

For me, neither the "horror", nor the "humorous" elements worked that well. Strong contender for the weakest film at the fest. 5.5 / 10
by Alex J
Fri Sep 04, 2009 5:29 pm
Forum: FF2009
Topic: Black
Replies: 22
Views: 11167

Gave this one a miss so I could have an early night. From what I heard from some of those that stayed I probably made the right choice from my point of view. Probably catch it on DVD at some point though.
by Alex J
Fri Sep 04, 2009 5:25 pm
Forum: FF2009
Topic: Dread
Replies: 24
Views: 11578

*** 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: 17648

Fun, although some of the acting and dialogue were almost on a par with Giallo at times. 7 / 10