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by TheDukeAbides
Wed Aug 28, 2019 10:17 pm
Forum: FF 2019
Topic: Air Conditioning
Replies: 10
Views: 2935

Re: Air Conditioning

Normal human response: As has been noted, it was boiling at the back, as obviously hot air rises, so what felt like a lovely refreshing blast as you walked into the cinema sometimes quickly dissipated into the re-revealing of the layer of smog & shit & detritus that builds up on you simply standing ...
by TheDukeAbides
Wed Aug 28, 2019 10:09 pm
Forum: FF 2019
Topic: Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark
Replies: 6
Views: 2034

Re: Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark

Reminded me of del Toro's Don't Be Afraid of the Dark remake which I also thought has its moments. I am getting slightly annoyed by 80s stuff and kid led films these days but it was a well acted piece and I thought the bed scene with no music was a particularly strong scare scene within the festival...
by TheDukeAbides
Wed Aug 28, 2019 10:06 pm
Forum: FF 2019
Topic: Crawl
Replies: 10
Views: 2956

Re: Crawl

It knew what it was.

Pepper came across as a budget Michael Biehn but that isn't a slight on the actor.

Bit too many stupid decisions for me and I don't know how many attacks by an alligator I could withstand and still be a champion level swimmer.

Enjoyable romp.
by TheDukeAbides
Wed Aug 28, 2019 10:04 pm
Forum: FF 2019
Topic: Come to Daddy
Replies: 8
Views: 2362

Re: Come to Daddy

A great opening film and set the bar high, perhaps too high.

Great ensemble piece, pitch black humour, good creeps, good silliness, the only thing that really put me off with Wood's moustache.
by TheDukeAbides
Tue Aug 27, 2019 4:06 pm
Forum: FF 2019
Topic: Air Conditioning
Replies: 10
Views: 2935

Air Conditioning

In 2020, if you feel the need to complain about how cold you are in the main screen when outside there is a horrible heatwave in what is already the unpleasant hell hole that is Leicester Square/London, take a fucking cardigan in with you.
by TheDukeAbides
Tue Aug 27, 2019 4:03 pm
Forum: FF 2019
Topic: Dark Light
Replies: 0
Views: 1752

Dark Light

Wank. Good solid lead. Non-irritating kid. Other performances were pitched at hammy so that made it uneven to start with. Interesting idea. Good scene in the corn field. Creature design was like a spelunking Alien. Boring, predictable and the music was cheap digitised strings at completely the wrong...
by TheDukeAbides
Tue Aug 27, 2019 3:57 pm
Forum: FF 2019
Topic: Knives and Skin
Replies: 12
Views: 3061

Re: Knives and Skin

That I feel the need to comment on this film that I didn't see shows to me at least that from the write up in the programme alone I thought it would be marmite. Loved in equal measure by a certain type as it would be loathed equally by another certain type. I'll probably catch it later and fall into...
by TheDukeAbides
Tue Aug 27, 2019 3:55 pm
Forum: FF 2019
Topic: Ready Or Not
Replies: 6
Views: 2218

Re: Ready Or Not

The most entertaining and complete film of the festival which I expect to be the most popular despite others probably willing and lying to themselves that an indie film was better. If dicks and daddy issues started the themes of the festival then that quickly went into "rich are only rich because th...
by TheDukeAbides
Tue Aug 27, 2019 3:51 pm
Forum: FF 2019
Topic: Nekrotronic
Replies: 5
Views: 1947

Re: Nekrotronic

The big disappointment of the festival for me.

Had a ticket for StarDust Brothers but went for this one and we just let down.

Visually it was good, acting was fine but take out the swearing and you have a PG-13 kids film.
by TheDukeAbides
Tue Aug 27, 2019 3:49 pm
Forum: FF 2019
Topic: The Banana Splits Movie
Replies: 2
Views: 1438

Re: The Banana Splits Movie

As stated, this could have been so much more. Go hog wild. Driving a hammer into someone's back could have gone on into Fleegle ripping out the spine as the body falls to the floor, more gore and a nice Predator note. But no, just a bit of prosthetics and a dummy fall. Some nice touches, the kids we...
by TheDukeAbides
Mon Aug 19, 2019 9:14 pm
Forum: FF 2019
Topic: First Timer
Replies: 3
Views: 993

Re: First Timer

Your day pass gets you in to all the films on the main screen and the seat on your ticket is your seat for the day. If you wish(ed) to see other films on that day in other screens you needed to get tickets (free) when they went on sale to passholders on Saturday gone (17th). There might still be som...
by TheDukeAbides
Sat Aug 17, 2019 12:52 pm
Forum: FF 2019
Topic: 2019 Discovery Screens
Replies: 37
Views: 8137

Re: 2019 Discovery Screens

Yes, can't complain now, I even got to for To Your Last Death by mistake so that is one dropped off by the kiosk early doors.

Missed out on Happy Face though *sad face*
by TheDukeAbides
Sat Aug 17, 2019 12:17 pm
Forum: FF 2019
Topic: 2019 Discovery Screens
Replies: 37
Views: 8137

Re: 2019 Discovery Screens

"Guys, gals we've got two months to sort out this issue with people buying frightfest tickets before they have to buy stuff again, what shall we do?"

""Wow, look at how much belly button fluff I've got!"
by TheDukeAbides
Tue Aug 13, 2019 7:42 pm
Forum: The Other Stuff
Topic: The Empire, 1946
Replies: 1
Views: 1810

The Empire, 1946

For those cinema history buffs...

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by TheDukeAbides
Fri Aug 09, 2019 5:51 pm
Forum: FF 2019
Topic: Duke Mitchell Party - Bar Opening/Closing Times
Replies: 4
Views: 1693

Re: Duke Mitchell Party - Bar Opening/Closing Times

Thanks for the confirmation.