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by Alex J
Wed Sep 02, 2009 1:34 pm
Forum: FF2009
Topic: La Horde
Replies: 34
Views: 27602

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: 35152

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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: 24749

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: 24655

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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: 18232

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: 29437

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: 25519

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: 1477960

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: 1477960

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
by Alex J
Mon May 11, 2009 1:30 pm
Forum: The Horror Forum
Topic: films we just saw
Replies: 4287
Views: 1477960

Watched 3 films recently: The Mist has a host of familiar faces with some effective setpieces and sequences. The religious undercurrent also adds to this "supernatural" chiller which displays more intelligence than the average horror moive. A great ending too. 8 / 10 Boogeyman 3 is a so-so entry in ...
by Alex J
Mon Apr 20, 2009 1:14 pm
Forum: The Horror Forum
Topic: films we just saw
Replies: 4287
Views: 1477960

Catching up on old Frightfest films - last night it was the turn of Wild Country , a low budget Scottish wilderness survival horror. Despite the limitations of the low budget, it has a pretty decent storyline and reasonable special effects that seem to improve as the film goes on. Most of the charac...
by Alex J
Tue Apr 14, 2009 1:20 pm
Forum: The Horror Forum
Topic: films we just saw
Replies: 4287
Views: 1477960

Watched The Children last night for the first time. A deliciously dark and twisted tale of modern family life. An engrossing and enjoyable addition to a rapidly expanding sub-genre. 8/10
by Alex J
Tue Apr 07, 2009 1:18 pm
Forum: The Horror Forum
Topic: films we just saw
Replies: 4287
Views: 1477960

Saw Splinter last night, I'd give it 7.5 / 10. Some interesting ideas and creature, albeit not entirely original. Think The Thing meets Evil Dead!

It has its moments, but it could've been more tense and claustrophobic. Overall, enjoyable enough with the usual set-up for a sequel.