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by thatcambridgebird
Wed Apr 06, 2016 12:58 pm
Forum: FF 2016
Topic: FrightFest has a new home for 2016
Replies: 73
Views: 32904

Re: FrightFest has a new home for 2016

Well blimey, the things you learn when you've been away from the site a few months!

I've booked literally nothing as yet. Let the accommodation search commence....
by thatcambridgebird
Wed Sep 02, 2015 3:32 pm
Forum: FF 2015
Topic: Loud laughing man in arrow screen
Replies: 7
Views: 5921

Re: Loud laughing man in arrow screen

Hehehe, we were sitting directly behind a similar batch of folks in the Film 4 screen... being chums/on first name terms with some of the guys does not mean you can yap through basically everything apart from the main features. :roll: I love FrightFest because 99.9% of the attendees respect the Shut...
by thatcambridgebird
Wed Sep 02, 2015 3:26 pm
Forum: FF 2015
Topic: Air Con
Replies: 8
Views: 4228

Re: Air Con

Also, over-zealous "cleaning" in the breaks between films. I lost an almost full bottle of water from the cupholder Yup. I'll agree with that! I mean, a clean screening room is lovely, don't get me wrong. But I also lost a 3/4's full bottle of 2-fucking-pounds-99 water when the cleaning team threw ...
by thatcambridgebird
Tue Sep 01, 2015 6:22 pm
Forum: FF 2015
Topic: My top and bottom 3
Replies: 37
Views: 22414

Re: My top and bottom 3

Top: Deathgasm Rabid Dogs Slumlord (basically because of the slumlord, mind you. He kept the film together, because to be fair I pretty much wanted all of the repellant protagonists to die) Bottom: Inner Demon (can I just say this 3 times?) Shut In (it really didn't need the paedogeddon link, and wo...
by thatcambridgebird
Tue Sep 01, 2015 2:39 pm
Forum: FF 2015
Topic: Inner Demon
Replies: 13
Views: 8834

Re: Inner Demon

It started off ok and the heroine was pretty smart and plucky, but as soon as she got stuck in the (enormous) wardrobe all of that drained down to nothing and I found it increasingly irritating. That reminds me! Earlier than that scene, the bit where she fell into the ditch and was unable to get ou...
by thatcambridgebird
Tue Sep 01, 2015 2:16 pm
Forum: FF 2015
Topic: Inner Demon
Replies: 13
Views: 8834

Re: Inner Demon

For me, this was absolutely dreadful. The plot clunked along in the first half (despite the attempts to build up tension), character traits were shown and then left undeveloped (I'm thinking here of the abused girlfriend of the awful guy, who appeared cowed by him at one point and who I assumed woul...
by thatcambridgebird
Tue Sep 01, 2015 2:08 pm
Forum: FF 2015
Topic: Is Frightfest becoming 'trendy'?
Replies: 37
Views: 16231

Re: Is Frightfest becoming 'trendy'?

:twisted: I think it's time the organisers thought of a new name for the festival. People associate it with horror movies but I discovered quite early on that few actual horror movies are shown. Maybe at the end of next year's festival they can promote this. I sort of know what you mean - FrightFes...
by thatcambridgebird
Tue Sep 01, 2015 1:48 pm
Forum: FF 2015
Topic: Slumlord
Replies: 11
Views: 7744

Re: Slumlord

6/10 - A tedious examination of a marriage in crisis, only enlivened by the wacky hijinks of their landlord. Wasted potential here for the kind of subtle relationship sabotage that Sleep Tight did much better. The landlord doesn't seem to actually have a plan going in... it's just luck that things ...
by thatcambridgebird
Tue Sep 01, 2015 1:46 pm
Forum: FF 2015
Topic: Rabid Dogs
Replies: 4
Views: 2264

Re: Rabid Dogs

Loved this one. Behind Deathgasm, which was so silly and such an obvious fave for quite a few people, this was one of my picks of the weekend. I completely bought into it, even with its flaws (I found the female character and the tag-along gang member pretty irritating to be honest, but went with it...
by thatcambridgebird
Tue Sep 01, 2015 12:42 pm
Forum: FF 2015
Topic: Air Con
Replies: 8
Views: 4228

Re: Air Con

This would be one of my only complaints about the weekend - and I know the guys ended up acknowledging it more than once, and got in an emergency engineer (or rather, got Vue to). By the time Deathgasm came round, which I'd been looking forward to all day, I just wanted to go back to the hotel becau...
by thatcambridgebird
Tue Sep 01, 2015 12:32 pm
Forum: FF 2015
Topic: Some Kind Of Hate
Replies: 12
Views: 8013

Re: Some Kind Of Hate

I'm seeing a lot of comments on facebook really hating on this for glamourising self-harm. There was a question asked about this in the Film4 screening, and the director's comment that they were trying to portray the issue without judging the sufferers seemed fair to me. I was in the Film4 screenin...
by thatcambridgebird
Mon Aug 24, 2015 10:50 am
Forum: FF 2015
Topic: Accommodation over the weekend
Replies: 17
Views: 7792

Re: Accommodation over the weekend

We're now another pair in Northumberland LSE :) I had booked us into some dive called the Fitzroy, which was due to be a 20 minute walk away at best. They also didn't confirm any sort of response to any of my emails, and if you look them up on Tripadvisor they have some questionable reviews! I mean,...
by thatcambridgebird
Tue Jul 07, 2015 11:31 am
Forum: FF 2015
Topic: Which seat are you?
Replies: 22
Views: 10944

Re: Which seat are you?

Film 4 - F29/30 Sat and 30/31 Sun - say hello to us!
by thatcambridgebird
Tue Jul 07, 2015 11:22 am
Forum: FF 2015
Topic: FrightFest ticketing 2015
Replies: 325
Views: 103396

Re: FrightFest ticketing 2015

The frightfest guys have taken a bit of stick this weekend and to be fair most of it looks undeserved, from what I can tell by reading this thread everyone who wanted a ticket managed to get one I think this is a fair comment. I know people may not have got the seat they really, really wanted, or m...
by thatcambridgebird
Mon Jul 06, 2015 1:06 pm
Forum: FF 2015
Topic: FrightFest ticketing 2015
Replies: 325
Views: 103396

Re: FrightFest ticketing 2015

Just to add a differing view - our experience was fine this year, but perhaps we aren't as rabid about seats as others. We didn't want an aisle (would've been nice, but to be honest, getting tickets was the priority, not tickets in Row B seats 21/22 etc etc! :lol: ), preferred (and got) the Film 4 s...