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by TheDukeAbides
Wed Mar 18, 2020 7:30 pm
Forum: Frightfest 2020
Topic: FrightFest Glasgow 2020 (Glasgow Film Festival)
Replies: 29
Views: 3821

Re: FrightFest Glasgow 2020 (Glasgow Film Festival)

ZOMBIE FOR SALE If ever a film had more endings than The Return of the King then this was it. Though to its credit, each extra bit did have a good idea to it so I can't really find that much fault. Well structured and acted, if padded and a bit too slow paced at times, it was full of an inventivene...
by TheDukeAbides
Wed Mar 18, 2020 7:28 pm
Forum: Frightfest 2020
Topic: FrightFest Glasgow 2020 (Glasgow Film Festival)
Replies: 29
Views: 3821

Re: FrightFest Glasgow 2020 (Glasgow Film Festival)

ANDERSON FALLS / A NIGHT OF HORROR: NIGHTMARE RADIO Anderson Falls wouldn't play and after about a 30 minute delay they stuck on Nightmare radio, which as I said above I was hoping to avoid. Well, I was up and in the cinema so why not watch it. It was OK. The DJs voice really irritated me but not a...
by TheDukeAbides
Mon Mar 09, 2020 9:51 pm
Forum: Frightfest 2020
Topic: FrightFest Glasgow 2020 (Glasgow Film Festival)
Replies: 29
Views: 3821

Re: FrightFest Glasgow 2020 (Glasgow Film Festival)

THE MORTUARY COLLECTION

I did not watch this. I'm not a fan of anthologies and try to avoid them, which I thought I had until Friday's technical difficulties.
by TheDukeAbides
Mon Mar 09, 2020 9:50 pm
Forum: Frightfest 2020
Topic: FrightFest Glasgow 2020 (Glasgow Film Festival)
Replies: 29
Views: 3821

Re: FrightFest Glasgow 2020 (Glasgow Film Festival)

A GHOST WAITS Tied as my film of the festival, and of recent Frightfests in general. It was a tad too long and as discussed with others; perhaps the ending could have some rather dodgy interpretations of what its trying to say. But all in all a fantastically emotional, touchingly comic look at lone...
by TheDukeAbides
Mon Mar 09, 2020 9:47 pm
Forum: Frightfest 2020
Topic: FrightFest Glasgow 2020 (Glasgow Film Festival)
Replies: 29
Views: 3821

Re: FrightFest Glasgow 2020 (Glasgow Film Festival)

SEA FEVER The one thing that stuck with me were what exact accents some of them were putting on, having not spent any time around fishing communities maybe they all have strange hybrid Scots/Irish/Scandi twangs. An interesting and well put together story that was well told and acted but also could ...
by TheDukeAbides
Mon Mar 09, 2020 9:43 pm
Forum: Frightfest 2020
Topic: FrightFest Glasgow 2020 (Glasgow Film Festival)
Replies: 29
Views: 3821

Re: FrightFest Glasgow 2020 (Glasgow Film Festival)

BLACK MASS A bleak look at death and suicide which, if it weren't for some rather ropey acting/delivery and odd visuals may have had more of an impact. IN THE QUARRY What is non-toxic masculinity? Is there toxic femininity? A main cast of 4, where only one of them is portrayed as a decent human bei...
by TheDukeAbides
Mon Mar 09, 2020 9:40 pm
Forum: Frightfest 2020
Topic: FrightFest Glasgow 2020 (Glasgow Film Festival)
Replies: 29
Views: 3821

Re: FrightFest Glasgow 2020 (Glasgow Film Festival)

CUBICLE A nice vivid, single location short with some genuine tension. LIVE FOREVER A rather funny ode to horror films via the means of a bit of an ear worm song. THE CLEANSING HOUR I enjoyed most of this film. It did drag and felt over long, as if the budget was trying to be used up and as much st...
by TheDukeAbides
Mon Mar 09, 2020 9:36 pm
Forum: Frightfest 2020
Topic: FrightFest Glasgow 2020 (Glasgow Film Festival)
Replies: 29
Views: 3821

Re: FrightFest Glasgow 2020 (Glasgow Film Festival)

Thanks to all those involved in bring us Frightfest Glasgow 2020, the Big Four, the volunteers, the organisers of the festival in general and all those backstage. A good time was had by all, though it will be interesting to see how many succumb to corona virus in the next fortnight, a lot of hand wa...
by TheDukeAbides
Mon Jan 20, 2020 8:10 pm
Forum: Frightfest 2020
Topic: FrightFest Glasgow 2020 (Glasgow Film Festival)
Replies: 29
Views: 3821

Re: FrightFest Glasgow 2020 (Glasgow Film Festival)

Well, got tickets, so all questions answered.
by TheDukeAbides
Fri Jan 17, 2020 10:05 pm
Forum: Frightfest 2020
Topic: FrightFest Glasgow 2020 (Glasgow Film Festival)
Replies: 29
Views: 3821

FrightFest Glasgow 2020 (Glasgow Film Festival)

First of all obviously feel free to shift this into a 2020 thread in general. Its been a few years since I went to the Glasgow frightfest, before the refurb so I have a few questions to ease my mind. - Which screen is it held in? - Can someone confirm where I can get the passes from, I note the link...
by TheDukeAbides
Sun Sep 01, 2019 7:37 pm
Forum: FF 2019
Topic: Spiral
Replies: 6
Views: 2249

Re: Spiral

A good central performance but far too heavy on the "you're not from around here, are you boy" messaging.

Few too many horror troupes (dead girl with long black hair and doll eyes) thrown in just to convince the audience its a horror movie rather than just a drama.
by TheDukeAbides
Sun Sep 01, 2019 7:33 pm
Forum: FF 2019
Topic: A Good Woman is Hard to Find
Replies: 6
Views: 2374

Re: A Good Woman is Hard to Find

Bit of a comparison to "A Lonely Place to Die" as a festival closer. A strong cast and performances, even budget Sean Harris was entertaining if in a twee way and it cracked on at a good enough pace and was about the right length. I found myself caring enough about the good and hating the bad for it...
by TheDukeAbides
Sun Sep 01, 2019 7:30 pm
Forum: FF 2019
Topic: Rabid
Replies: 7
Views: 2472

Re: Rabid

CM Punk in glorified cameo to bring in his fan boys, plus stick his wife in too. I agree with the lack of impact the climax at the fashion show had, could they not have found a good 70 extras to make it seem less like 10 people sat around a curtain watching people walk. The part in Inbetweeners felt...
by TheDukeAbides
Sun Sep 01, 2019 7:25 pm
Forum: FF 2019
Topic: The Black String
Replies: 3
Views: 1591

Re: The Black String

I actually felt it was ambiguous enough but found it hard to care in general. Good strong cast performances though.
by TheDukeAbides
Sun Sep 01, 2019 7:23 pm
Forum: FF 2019
Topic: Satanic Panic
Replies: 2
Views: 1451

Re: Satanic Panic

Another rich are rich because the worship the devil troupe, I expected to hate this but was pleasantly enough surprised. Bit like a toned down Detention, there is only a certain amount of Diablo Cody style sass I can take and at least Romjin brought some class to the piece but in the end I didn't ca...