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by ChrisReynolds
Wed Aug 29, 2018 12:41 pm
Forum: Frightfest 2018
Topic: Frightfest Awards
Replies: 5
Views: 944

Re: Frightfest Awards

I've never liked how Total Film are able to imply that their awards are "official" in some way, especially when they never explain what how the awards were chosen: I assume it's just the opinion of the Total Film journalist who writes the article, although back when Total Film sponsored a film at Fr...
by ChrisReynolds
Wed Aug 29, 2018 11:49 am
Forum: Frightfest 2018
Topic: What Keeps You Alive
Replies: 12
Views: 1350

Re: What Keeps You Alive

This one was almost good; interesting character study of a psychopath, but seemed to overplay its hand with a lot of false endings and twists. I'm still not quite sure how good I thought it was, but I think it was around average quality for the weekend. The best thing about this was the acting. Brit...
by ChrisReynolds
Wed Aug 29, 2018 2:29 am
Forum: Frightfest 2018
Topic: Frightfest: Beneath the Dark Heart of Cinema
Replies: 17
Views: 2171

Frightfest: Beneath the Dark Heart of Cinema

I really enoyed seeing this with the Frightfest crowd. It's a pity they couldn't get some bigger names to interview like Guillermo del Toro, Edgar Wright or any of the big name stars, celebrities and directors who have attended the festival over the years. Adam Green and Joe Lynch are pretty much th...
by ChrisReynolds
Wed Aug 29, 2018 1:45 am
Forum: Frightfest 2018
Topic: Anna and the Apocalypse
Replies: 6
Views: 893

Re: Anna and the Apocalypse

Horror-comedy-musicals are a classic form perhaps because there's such a disparate array of elements that need to be got right, resulting in a lot of risk but big rewards if everything goes right. Anna and the Apocalypse is far too uneven to match up to the greats of the genre like Rocky Horror Pict...
by ChrisReynolds
Tue Aug 28, 2018 8:00 pm
Forum: Frightfest 2018
Topic: Upgrade
Replies: 15
Views: 1678

Re: Upgrade

One of the best films of the festival for me. William Gibson, the father of cyberpunk, has never had his genre-defining works successfully transfer to the big screen, but this film felt like the best William Gibson adaptation that he never wrote, as it closely resembles his world and themes. Excelle...
by ChrisReynolds
Tue Aug 28, 2018 7:43 pm
Forum: Frightfest 2018
Topic: Chuck Steel: Night of the Trampires
Replies: 9
Views: 1302

Chuck Steel: Night of the Trampires

I remember enjoying the short film version a lot when it screened at Frightfest some years back, but extending it to feature length didn't work for me. I think I could best describe it to someone as what you'd expect to get if Roy Chubby Brown was handed directorial control of an Aardman animations ...
by ChrisReynolds
Tue Aug 28, 2018 5:02 pm
Forum: Frightfest 2018
Topic: The Duke Mitchell Party 2018
Replies: 11
Views: 1473

Re: The Duke Mitchell Party 2018

It did feel like it was turning into an episode of Tarrant on TV this year. The larger audience and theatre meant there weren't many opportunities for people to come out to the front and get involved in questions and dancing. This is one screening that would have really benefited from being in the m...
by ChrisReynolds
Tue Aug 28, 2018 4:48 pm
Forum: Frightfest 2018
Topic: BRING BACK THE Q & As
Replies: 23
Views: 2929

Re: BRING BACK THE Q & As

I often don’t have a question (or have the nerve to ask) but always love to hear other peoples’ questions as they’ve often spotted something I didn’t and bring out extra interesting nuggets about the film. You simply can’t do this in the foyer without looking like a creep constantly hanging around ...
by ChrisReynolds
Tue Aug 28, 2018 4:30 pm
Forum: Frightfest 2018
Topic: The Golem
Replies: 6
Views: 970

Re: The Golem

The silent version from 1920 is a seminal moment in horror film-making but I think it's one of the silent horrors that has aged worst, so there was plenty of potential for a modern remake. The initial scene promises much, with a hulking golem apparently having finished his rampage through a synagogu...
by ChrisReynolds
Tue Aug 28, 2018 4:09 pm
Forum: Frightfest 2018
Topic: Best 5 of the festival
Replies: 24
Views: 2962

Re: Best 5 of the festival

Either I was the only person here to see it, or I completely misjudged it but I’m amazed nobody else is ranking The Laplace’s Demon. Thanks for the tip. The concept and trailer looked very interesting. Pity it was scheduled on the Cineworld Discovery screen so it could be only seen by about 25 pass...
by ChrisReynolds
Tue Aug 28, 2018 4:03 pm
Forum: Frightfest 2018
Topic: Best 5 of the festival
Replies: 24
Views: 2962

Re: Best 5 of the festival

1. Climax 2. Tigers Are Not Afraid 3. Upgrade 4. Summer of 84 5. Anna and the Apocalypse I'm cheating a bit here because Tigers and Anna and the Apocalypse where scheduled against each other so it was impossible to see them both at this festival, but I saw Tigers at the Glasgow Frightfest. Honourabl...
by ChrisReynolds
Tue Aug 28, 2018 3:58 pm
Forum: Frightfest 2018
Topic: Strong Year?
Replies: 16
Views: 1647

Re: Strong Year?

I think it was one of the strongest years for a while. There's always a lot of filler, but I do think this year had more high-quality films than usual. However, more than ever, there are a lot of films being relegated to the Discovery screens that are undoubtedly higher quality than stuff that playe...
by ChrisReynolds
Sun Aug 19, 2018 12:26 pm
Forum: Frightfest 2018
Topic: TBC Saturday 25th
Replies: 5
Views: 822

Re: TBC Saturday 25th

Has "The Great Rock n' Roll Swindle" gone? I'm happy that there's another screening of "One Cut of the Dead", but I was intrigued about seeing it and hearing Alan's memories of the film. Maybe it could be screened at the Prince Charles at a post-festival date? That is never going to happen. The righ...
by ChrisReynolds
Sun Aug 19, 2018 12:16 pm
Forum: Frightfest 2018
Topic: Discovery/first blood tks
Replies: 47
Views: 4310

Re: Discovery/first blood tks

It wasn't too bad for me either. It was slow, but I was much more stressed booking the festival passes where I had several rounds of trying to select five tickets together only to be told that they were no longer available when I clicked "buy", with seats vanishing all the time. I did my booking fro...
by ChrisReynolds
Fri Jul 20, 2018 3:55 pm
Forum: Frightfest 2018
Topic: Newbie - ticketing process
Replies: 6
Views: 973

Re: Newbie - ticketing process

Is it a massive gamble waiting until 18th August for tickets for that? Are a certain number put aside to ensure day ticketers have a decent shot at a ticket having already paid for the day? You said they do 'put by' tickets, so presumably it'd be first come first served on 18th, no difference to th...