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by ChrisReynolds
Tue Aug 28, 2018 5:02 pm
Forum: FF 2018
Topic: The Duke Mitchell Party 2018
Replies: 11
Views: 6606

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: FF 2018
Topic: BRING BACK THE Q & As
Replies: 23
Views: 13330

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: FF 2018
Topic: The Golem
Replies: 6
Views: 4611

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: FF 2018
Topic: Best 5 of the festival
Replies: 24
Views: 14194

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: FF 2018
Topic: Best 5 of the festival
Replies: 24
Views: 14194

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: FF 2018
Topic: Strong Year?
Replies: 16
Views: 7557

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: FF 2018
Topic: TBC Saturday 25th
Replies: 5
Views: 2802

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: FF 2018
Topic: Discovery/first blood tks
Replies: 47
Views: 19244

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: FF 2018
Topic: Newbie - ticketing process
Replies: 6
Views: 3222

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...
by ChrisReynolds
Thu Jul 19, 2018 7:11 pm
Forum: FrightFest Suggestions
Topic: Fantasy FrightFest Film Festival
Replies: 16
Views: 9907

Re: Fantasy FrightFest Film Festival

I tend to think that days should be arranged: First film of the day - An easy watch or something crowd pleasing Afternoon film - People are coming back from lunch so nothing too disgusting Late afternoon film - Good slot for the darkest, nastiest offerings, as it will be buffered by other films so t...
by ChrisReynolds
Tue Jul 10, 2018 2:52 pm
Forum: FF 2018
Topic: Guests
Replies: 4
Views: 3037

Re: Guests

Anyone know what guests we might expect to attend this year ? Would love for Sam Elliott but very doubtful Nothing official, but Barbara Crampton has tweeted that she'll be there for the whole week, which is probably necessary as she's one of the mentors for the New Blood initiative. As is Jenn Wex...
by ChrisReynolds
Sat Jun 30, 2018 5:54 pm
Forum: FF 2018
Topic: Goodbye. Doesn't feel like FrightFest anymore.
Replies: 48
Views: 20299

Re: Goodbye. Doesn't feel like FrightFest anymore.

Listening to Paul's comments on the Evolution of Horror podcast, he mentions that he hasn't seen the new Suspiria or Halloween. So maybe Frightfest doesn't fit with their release strategy or they're still tinkering with the films.
by ChrisReynolds
Fri Jun 29, 2018 12:11 am
Forum: FF 2018
Topic: Goodbye. Doesn't feel like FrightFest anymore.
Replies: 48
Views: 20299

Re: Goodbye. Doesn't feel like FrightFest anymore.

Also: Upgrade is 100% mainstream. Could you tell me why its mainstream? Ive never heard of it and has none to little hype preceeding it. What makes something mainstream? Well, it's a Blumhouse production, the popular Leigh Whannell writes and directs, and it will get a cinema release. Like many of ...
by ChrisReynolds
Thu Jun 28, 2018 10:29 pm
Forum: FF 2018
Topic: FrightFest 2018 Schedulers
Replies: 16
Views: 7568

FrightFest 2018 Schedulers

Post your schedulers here.

Here's my graphic one:

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(Click to download a high res version)

It's still a bit rough, I'll clean it up as we get closer to the festival)
by ChrisReynolds
Thu Jun 28, 2018 10:09 pm
Forum: FF 2018
Topic: 2018 Lineup Announced
Replies: 51
Views: 21727

Re: 2018 Lineup Announced

Do we know when the individual film pages will be added to the links from the main schedule page? I made a brew in expectation of an pleasant hour reading through them all/starting a draft Discovery list and it's all just Not Found and 404 errors at the minute <impatient> All working for me? There ...