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by ChrisReynolds
Sat Sep 02, 2017 12:18 am
Forum: FF 2017
Topic: Victor Crowley
Replies: 16
Views: 2433

Re: Victor Crowley

This was a prime example of how the atmosphere and communal experience of Frightfest can make films seem better than they really are, because I don't think this would work without the Frightfest experience. To be fair it's definitely better than Hatchet III and probably somewhere between the first t...
by ChrisReynolds
Mon Aug 28, 2017 10:05 am
Forum: FF 2017
Topic: The Villainess
Replies: 8
Views: 1437

Re: The Villainess

This one had amazing action scenes but bad storytelling. The extended opening sequence throws down the gauntlet with what is probably the best first-person POV action sequence ever. It puts anything in Hardcore Henry to shame, not least because it achieves it with no visible cuts. However, the film ...
by ChrisReynolds
Sat Aug 26, 2017 3:24 pm
Forum: FF 2017
Topic: Death Note
Replies: 9
Views: 1713

Re: Death Note

It definitely benefited from being on the cinema screen so that we could get he full effect of Wingard's pop and electronica soundtrack and the stylish primary colour lighting that pervades the film. It's a clear refining of his style that was so prominent in The Guest but wasn't able to be present ...
by ChrisReynolds
Sat Aug 26, 2017 3:20 pm
Forum: FF 2017
Topic: Sequence Break
Replies: 8
Views: 1705

Re: Sequence Break

Hopefully this will be the worst film I see at Frightfest this year. People keep describing it as being like Videodrome. Yeah, that's because it's ripping off Videodrome with an arcade game instead of violent movies. However where Videodrome had interesting things to say about violence and the media...
by ChrisReynolds
Mon Aug 21, 2017 1:26 am
Forum: FF 2017
Topic: Discovery Screen Tickets
Replies: 91
Views: 13701

Re: Discovery Screen Tickets

As well as needing to make some money from the discovery screen sales there's also a concern that the organisers wouldn't want the main screens emptying during some of the films. The split seems to be around 40% of the tickets go to passholders which seems reasonable to me. It was only the problems ...
by ChrisReynolds
Wed Aug 16, 2017 9:59 pm
Forum: FF 2017
Topic: Buying disco tickets
Replies: 7
Views: 1507

Re: Buying disco tickets

We're using the same ticketing site as last year, so if it's the same again here's last year's thread on how buying discovery tickets works: http://www.frightfest.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?f=69&t=7127 I remember it being quite a slow process with all the demand and the more in-demand films sell out ...
by ChrisReynolds
Wed Aug 02, 2017 4:43 pm
Forum: FF 2017
Topic: Film clash dissapointments.
Replies: 14
Views: 2656

Re: Film clash dissapointments.

I'm really disappointed I don't appear to get a second chance to see Redwood. It looks really fun and self-aware, but is going up against Wingard's next film, and likely the only opportunity I will have to see it on the big screen, what with it being Netflix funded / acquired. That's the only one I...
by ChrisReynolds
Sun Jul 30, 2017 10:29 am
Forum: FF 2017
Topic: Film clash dissapointments.
Replies: 14
Views: 2656

Re: Film clash dissapointments.

I have several clashes that are difficult to decide on: Sequence Break and Short Films 1 Radius and Dhogs Jackals and To Hell and Back Hatchet Redux and Eat Locals Double Date , Our Evil and Replace The Terror of Hallow's Eve and Meatball Machine Kodoku Here are my suggestions on what to see Sequenc...
by ChrisReynolds
Fri Jul 28, 2017 3:08 pm
Forum: FF 2017
Topic: FrightFest 2017 Schedulers
Replies: 11
Views: 2762

Re: FrightFest 2017 Schedulers

Now the times have been released I've put together my standard fancy scheduler:

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by ChrisReynolds
Sat Jul 22, 2017 5:18 pm
Forum: FF 2017
Topic: Anyone have a spare/unwanted Saturday pass?
Replies: 3
Views: 923

Re: Anyone have a spare/unwanted Saturday pass?

At the time of writing this there are two passes still available for the Saturday.
by ChrisReynolds
Fri Jul 07, 2017 12:05 pm
Forum: FF 2017
Topic: Discovery Screen Tickets
Replies: 91
Views: 13701

Re: Discovery Screen Tickets

TheDukeAbides wrote:
Sat Jul 01, 2017 9:39 am
But this is a party most unlike anything else - last year I'm came away from it with a DVD of Micheal Portillo's Great Train Journeys...
You were luckier than me. I came away with two DVDs of Micheal Portillo's Great Train Journeys.
by ChrisReynolds
Sat Jul 01, 2017 10:08 pm
Forum: FF 2017
Topic: Thoughts on the schedule so far?
Replies: 31
Views: 6885

Re: Thoughts on the schedule so far?

At first glance it seems to be a stronger initial lineup than the last couple of years. It's interesting to compare with the "Movies For August 2017 Fest" thread to see what made it and what didn't. MOST EXCITING The Villainess and Killing Ground received plaudits from Cannes and Sundance - The Vill...
by ChrisReynolds
Sat Jul 01, 2017 9:16 pm
Forum: FF 2017
Topic: Discovery screen 'nepotism'.
Replies: 11
Views: 2437

Re: Discovery screen 'nepotism'.

Last year, Ian ran a First Blood day which showed films from new and upcoming directors. Some of the films shown were terrific and, after speaking with Ian, I understood that the hope/intention was to have a similar day this year. Problem, is I'm not at all certain which (if any) of the days is sho...
by ChrisReynolds
Sat Jul 01, 2017 2:05 am
Forum: FF 2017
Topic: Discovery screen 'nepotism'.
Replies: 11
Views: 2437

Re: Discovery screen 'nepotism'.

Given how many films are on the Discovery screen I don't mind if a few people are allowed to return. I always took Discovery to mean "Discover a film that is more obscure and unusual than the Main screen would show and may or may not be good", rather than "Discover new talent", though there are a lo...
by ChrisReynolds
Sat Jul 01, 2017 1:50 am
Forum: FF 2017
Topic: FrightFest 2017 Schedulers
Replies: 11
Views: 2762

Re: FrightFest 2017 Schedulers

Ian replied on the facebook page to someone planning their clashes: I would hang off doing this if I was you. You're only going to have to do it again when I finally add all the exact timings in the run-up to the single tickets going on sale on 29 July. That sounds like the whole film order could ch...