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by ChrisReynolds
Fri Aug 23, 2013 4:04 am
Forum: FF2013
Topic: The Dead 2: India
Replies: 21
Views: 8359

Re: The Dead 2: India

As the original "The Dead" suffered from a lack of originality, I'd hoped that this sequel might try to put a new spin on an overworked genre, but instead the directors redo almost exactly the same film as the first one except a little bit worse. Again there's a white guy in a developing country who...
by ChrisReynolds
Thu Jul 11, 2013 3:20 am
Forum: FF2013
Topic: 3D Films for Frightfest 2013
Replies: 18
Views: 5039

Re: 3D Films for Frightfest 2013

I will not soon forget the 3D in Paura last year because for the first half hour my eyes were constantly trying to adjust to the subtitles. Normally I have no trouble viewing 3D or reading subtitles, but I'd never seen a non-English-language 3D film, and whenever the subtitles appeared, apparently f...
by ChrisReynolds
Thu Jul 04, 2013 5:38 pm
Forum: FF2013
Topic: PDF Timetable
Replies: 58
Views: 13132

Re: PDF Timetable

Couple more changes to the itinerary: The film on Discovery Screen 1 on Friday at 13:00 seems to have been changed from "Bring me the head of Machine Gun Woman" to "Daylight" (which is annoying, because that was the only film I wanted to see at that time), and on Monday, "On Tender Hooks" and "Demon...
by ChrisReynolds
Mon Jul 01, 2013 1:03 am
Forum: FF2013
Topic: What does everyone think of the line up then?
Replies: 69
Views: 18816

Re: What does everyone think of the line up then?

In general very pleased with the lineup (Friday and Monday seem to have very good lineups, with only Sunday looking weak), and the Discovery Screen is so strong that there always seems to be something better for films I'm not keen on seeing on the Main Screen. In particular, I'm planning to watch "W...
by ChrisReynolds
Fri Jun 28, 2013 4:25 am
Forum: FF2013
Topic: Films for Frightfest August 2013
Replies: 134
Views: 32396

Re: Films for Frightfest August 2013

The Fantasia festival has announced its first batch of films: http://www.indiewire.com/article/fantasia-sets-first-wave-of-titles-the-conjuring-the-worlds-end-to-bookend-fest?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed which might suggest some that Frightfest could play. Across the River (atmospheric Ital...
by ChrisReynolds
Sun Jun 23, 2013 4:09 pm
Forum: FF2013
Topic: Films for Frightfest August 2013
Replies: 134
Views: 32396

Re: Films for Frightfest August 2013

I don't think anybody has mentioned it yet, and it's borderline as to whether it's horror, but I really want All is Lost to play. It got a great reception at Cannes, and if Open Water 2 could play Frightfest, then this should certainly be in the running. It also fits with the idea of variety. I'd al...
by ChrisReynolds
Thu Sep 06, 2012 3:12 am
Forum: FF2012
Topic: Was FF 13 any worse or better than other years?
Replies: 14
Views: 6908

Re: Was FF 13 any worse or better than other years?

This was a very good year, and a much better line up than we had for 2010 and 2011. People tend to forget the poorer films of previous years as time goes by and remember things with rose-coloured glasses. The amount of rape and sexualised violence coloured the festival for a lot of people and I thin...
by ChrisReynolds
Tue Sep 04, 2012 2:58 pm
Forum: FF2012
Topic: FF13 - Highlights
Replies: 14
Views: 6838

Re: FF13 - Highlights

First time I've gone for the whole weekend and I loved it. My highlights were: Cockneys vs Zombies (particulary for the audience reaction). The Claycat version of "The Raid". Dario's challenge to the hack who's remaking Suspiria "You think you can do better? Try." The French lady asking her endless ...
by ChrisReynolds
Tue Sep 04, 2012 4:54 am
Forum: FF2012
Topic: Was FF 13 any worse or better than other years?
Replies: 14
Views: 6908

Re: Was FF 13 any worse or better than other years?

I think you only have to look at the lineups of previous years (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/London_FrightFest_Film_Festival) to see that this years line-up was one of the better ones, though probably nowhere near the best. I think it could quite well slot into the top 5, and a lot is going to depen...