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by TheDukeAbides
Thu Aug 30, 2018 8:37 pm
Forum: Frightfest 2018
Topic: Summer of 84
Replies: 9
Views: 1067

Re: Summer of 84

Want to get in normal male behaviour which is now deemed up-PC without upsetting too many people? Set it in the 80s. I too thought the dark turn at the end was a bit too stark and more could have been suggested about all not being well as the film progressed, ie the kid who live in the violent house...
by TheDukeAbides
Thu Aug 30, 2018 8:32 pm
Forum: Frightfest 2018
Topic: The Ranger
Replies: 5
Views: 861

Re: The Ranger

This would have irritated me more if it had been shown at any other time other than the first film. Oddly the middle part of the film was OK, the rest was just annoying. It seems FF2018 was book ended by two films with glaring soundtracks and hateful characters. Having said that I did like the way t...
by TheDukeAbides
Thu Aug 30, 2018 8:26 pm
Forum: Frightfest 2018
Topic: Heretiks
Replies: 15
Views: 1647

Re: Heretiks

I suppose the question is just how many Paul Hyett films are we going to sit through at Frightfest before the conclusion is arrived at that *whisper it* - they are not very good? With all the talk of FF2012, it reminded me of The Seasoning House http://www.frightfest.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?f=51&...
by TheDukeAbides
Wed Aug 29, 2018 12:57 pm
Forum: Frightfest 2018
Topic: Hell Is Where The Home Is
Replies: 7
Views: 801

Re: Hell Is Where The Home Is

Crap.

Nothing was to gotten from this film except possibly the people who make coloured lighting probably made some nice cash.

However it did inspire an idea for a film in me, so it gets one up tick for that.
by TheDukeAbides
Wed Aug 29, 2018 12:52 pm
Forum: Frightfest 2018
Topic: DARK SCREEN?
Replies: 7
Views: 790

Re: DARK SCREEN?

I do like the idea that some people are visiting this thread thinking...

"Dark Screen? - I don't remember seeing that in the programme, was it a short?"
by TheDukeAbides
Wed Aug 29, 2018 12:51 pm
Forum: Frightfest 2018
Topic: DARK SCREEN?
Replies: 7
Views: 790

Re: DARK SCREEN?

Given the cluster before The Field Guide to Evil (and I'm also told the one after it) it is possible there was an equipment issue. Though as I've said in another thread, I'm unaware of modern digital projection equipment and while I don't recall last year having brightness as an issue, this year doe...
by TheDukeAbides
Wed Aug 29, 2018 12:48 pm
Forum: Frightfest 2018
Topic: What Keeps You Alive
Replies: 12
Views: 1095

Re: What Keeps You Alive

It was refreshing to hear that the couple being lesbian was more a pragmatic thing, with the original male lead dropping out, than a concious one because I think it did play better and a bit more novel with XX vs XX for a change. And while I thought it was well made and acted, it was too long and as...
by TheDukeAbides
Wed Aug 29, 2018 12:42 pm
Forum: Frightfest 2018
Topic: One Cut of the Dead
Replies: 12
Views: 1040

Re: One Cut of the Dead

He informed me that during their introduction Ian and Paul wanted it on the main screen but Alan overruled(?), make of that what you will. I've wondered a few times whether some of the Discovery films weren't on the main screen partly because the IMAX screen is too big for them to show well? I don'...
by TheDukeAbides
Wed Aug 29, 2018 9:43 am
Forum: Frightfest 2018
Topic: One Cut of the Dead
Replies: 12
Views: 1040

Re: One Cut of the Dead

That this was a last minute choice when getting Discovery tickets and that that lead to the biggest trauma when purchasing added to the film. Never have I felt so rewarded in seeing a film by blind luck. I managed to see the Friday screening and on recommendation a friend saw the additional one. He ...
by TheDukeAbides
Wed Aug 29, 2018 9:39 am
Forum: Frightfest 2018
Topic: The Man Who Killed Hitler and then The Bigfoot
Replies: 12
Views: 1290

Re: The Man Who Killed Hitler and then The Bigfoot

I liked the film but it did strike me as very much like the final scene in No Country For Old Men. Didn't really go anywhere or do much but ponder life and mythos in a very Coen way. My favourite part was the dinner table scene with Elliott, Livingstone & Manji, I would have been quite happy if that...
by TheDukeAbides
Wed Aug 29, 2018 9:31 am
Forum: Frightfest 2018
Topic: Tigers Are Not Afraid
Replies: 7
Views: 804

Re: Tigers Are Not Afraid

Can only echo all previous comments. Plus good to have a Q&A after a film, even if it was a bit rushed, the director was also very charming but she still hasn't convinced me to visit Mexico. As regards interpretations, just go with how you feel has the bigger impact, or happier outcome if that is wh...
by TheDukeAbides
Wed Aug 29, 2018 9:27 am
Forum: Frightfest 2018
Topic: Terrified
Replies: 11
Views: 1104

Re: Terrified

I dozed through bits of this but this was not due to the film itself. The bits I did see were good and as has been said before, it is nice to see an old fashioned chiller.

I thought the monsters were well realised and taking the film as a single entity I thought it mostly worked well.
by TheDukeAbides
Wed Aug 29, 2018 9:25 am
Forum: Frightfest 2018
Topic: Frightfest Thanks
Replies: 3
Views: 439

Re: Frightfest Thanks

I'd also add creaking old wooden houses. Yes its a massive horror trope anyway but it seemed to be in every film this year. Yes thanks to the four faces of FrightFest and everyone else behind the scenes who I see got their own credit list before Climax, a nice touch. Also thanks to Whiptail (now the...
by TheDukeAbides
Wed Aug 29, 2018 9:20 am
Forum: Frightfest 2018
Topic: Upgrade
Replies: 15
Views: 1359

Re: Upgrade

Budget Tom Hardy did very well. Great set pieces, good dark humour, well paced and I can honestly say one of the few films that didn't go too long. Up there with the best I've seen. He really does look like Tom Hardy doesn't he! Some next to me thought it was, unfortunately I'd seen him previously ...
by TheDukeAbides
Tue Aug 28, 2018 11:03 pm
Forum: Frightfest 2018
Topic: Upgrade
Replies: 15
Views: 1359

Re: Upgrade

Budget Tom Hardy did very well.

Great set pieces, good dark humour, well paced and I can honestly say one of the few films that didn't go too long. Up there with the best I've seen.