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by Alex J
Mon Aug 28, 2017 12:32 am
Forum: FF 2017
Topic: Dead Shack
Replies: 7
Views: 894

Re: Dead Shack

A fun mix of gags and zombie action. Light on suspense, but some good gory kills.
Spoiler:
The ending was strangely down beat though, especially after the whole family vibe that had been built up throughout the film.
7 / 10
by Alex J
Sun Aug 27, 2017 12:57 pm
Forum: FF 2017
Topic: Leatherface
Replies: 5
Views: 949

Re: Leatherface

Gory thrills mixed with a guessing game but maybe lacking a bit of spark to make it more memorable. Whilst I appreciated the attempt to do something different with the story I wasn't overly enamoured of the period setting and for much of the running time it didn't feel like a Texas Chainsaw movie. 7...
by Alex J
Sun Aug 27, 2017 12:53 pm
Forum: FF 2017
Topic: Our Evil
Replies: 8
Views: 1208

Re: Our Evil

I enjoyed this one too - I thought it was going to follow a well-trodden path of an Exorcist rip-off but it ended up being refreshingly different. Some satisfyingly gruesome and gory scenes certainly helped, although I think the ending could have been even more suspenseful and gory to really top it ...
by Alex J
Sun Aug 27, 2017 12:50 pm
Forum: FF 2017
Topic: Radius
Replies: 6
Views: 927

Re: Radius

I nearly didn't watch this one, but it turned out to be one of the better films so far. I liked the mystery and twist ending, although some may be put off by
Spoiler:
the sci-first trappings
but I thought it was well done. 8 / 10
by Alex J
Sun Aug 27, 2017 12:46 pm
Forum: FF 2017
Topic: Sequence Break
Replies: 8
Views: 1318

Re: Sequence Break

A cracking score and some great Cronenberg-style effects. I wanted to love this more than I did though, as the story felt underdeveloped and seemed to end with a whimper rather than a bang. I also saw the twist coming a mile off which probably didn't help with the ending's impact. Not entirely dissi...
by Alex J
Sun Aug 27, 2017 12:42 pm
Forum: FF 2017
Topic: The Glass Coffin
Replies: 6
Views: 888

The Glass Coffin

Some effective scenes and a good score, but overall nothing too remarkable. It did well with mostly a single location and actress, but I thought the reveal didn't work too well / convincingly. At times it felt like a Saw-inspired film, but don't expect huge amounts of gore during the fairly short ru...
by Alex J
Sun Aug 27, 2017 10:38 am
Forum: FF 2017
Topic: Psychopaths
Replies: 13
Views: 1908

Re: Psychopaths

Had been looking forward to this, but was disappointed - a pretentious film with numerous repeated scenes and camera work that was more often confusing than clever. The story threatened to become interesting a few times and I liked the nightclub scenes and part of the soundtrack (not the old music t...
by Alex J
Sun Aug 27, 2017 10:33 am
Forum: FF 2017
Topic: Death Note
Replies: 9
Views: 1271

Re: Death Note

I connected with this one, my favourite of day 1. I liked the main pairing even if the relationship developed pretty quickly, while a number of familiar genre faces in the supporting cast were good too. I enjoyed the story even if it took an unexpected direction early on - well, for me anyway, havin...
by Alex J
Sun Aug 27, 2017 10:27 am
Forum: FF 2017
Topic: Cult of Chucky
Replies: 12
Views: 1424

Re: Cult of Chucky

I didn't think this was as good as the previous instalment, which seemed to played straighter and was more menacing, whereas this became increasingly OTT as it went on. First half definitely better than the second. 6 / 10
by Alex J
Sat Aug 26, 2017 10:01 am
Forum: FF 2017
Topic: Redwood
Replies: 5
Views: 762

Redwood

Did anyone see Redwood on Thursday? If so, any thoughts?
by Alex J
Wed Aug 23, 2017 11:19 pm
Forum: FF 2017
Topic: A question about merchandise and Autographs/signing sessions
Replies: 11
Views: 1458

Re: A question about merchandise and Autographs/signing sessions

DJBenz wrote:
Wed Aug 23, 2017 4:50 pm
mondodan wrote:
Wed Aug 23, 2017 10:51 am
there really isn't much of a separation between talent and fan
Case in point last year, when I came back from the loo in the Phoenix to find Barbara Crampton had joined the group I was with. :eek:
It seems you had been Replace [d] !
by Alex J
Wed Aug 23, 2017 12:20 pm
Forum: FF 2017
Topic: Other attractions?
Replies: 2
Views: 487

Re: Other attractions?

Thanks for the reply!

Yes, I think the Barbican one may be the better option - the Star Wars exhibition is another tenner on top and probably will be full of kids!

Thanks and see you tomorrow!
by Alex J
Wed Aug 23, 2017 11:59 am
Forum: FF 2017
Topic: Other attractions?
Replies: 2
Views: 487

Other attractions?

Sorry if this isn't the right thread for this but I thought this would be the most likely place it will be spotted. I, like many other Frightfesters, am visiting from outside London and as I will have a bit of time to spare (hopefully!) before the festival starts I was thinking about going to a exhi...
by Alex J
Tue Aug 22, 2017 8:18 am
Forum: FF 2017
Topic: First timers
Replies: 13
Views: 1351

Re: First timers

Welcome to all first timers!

This might also be an opportunity for someone to clarify the rules (e.g. what can we take / not take into the auditorium etc) for the first timers and also as a reminder for the rest of us, plus it does vary from venue to venue.
by Alex J
Fri Aug 18, 2017 7:02 pm
Forum: FF 2017
Topic: Thoughts on the schedule so far?
Replies: 31
Views: 5338

Re: Thoughts on the schedule so far?

Thanks Mr Benz! That was what I had feared :(

Maybe they'll sit down and have a picnic for most of the running time, being nice and still! ;)