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by wakko
Wed Aug 31, 2016 12:03 pm
Forum: FF 2016
Topic: Quality of films this year
Replies: 65
Views: 41168

Re: Quality of films this year

brad1000 wrote:A cynic would suggest keeping an eye on the next few waves of "Frightfest Presents" titles.
For a split moment I was thinking of buying "Some kind of hate" that tortured us with boredom last year and hide it in my friend's goodie bag. Then I thought it would be really mean.
by wakko
Wed Aug 31, 2016 11:58 am
Forum: FF 2016
Topic: Did anyone else feel that the film descriptions in the guide are often misleading?
Replies: 6
Views: 4115

Re: Did anyone else feel that the film descriptions in the guide are often misleading?

benj wrote: It's a shame we can't also have Ian's review in there to cut through the crap- at least one film he introduced this year he described as "It could be the biggest pile of shite ever" before clarifying "It's not, it's really not..." :lol:
:lol: Brilliant! Which film was that?
by wakko
Wed Aug 31, 2016 9:46 am
Forum: FF 2016
Topic: Did anyone else feel that the film descriptions in the guide are often misleading?
Replies: 6
Views: 4115

Did anyone else feel that the film descriptions in the guide are often misleading?

The biggest challenge is to spot the marketing bullshit. Unfortunately the guide is full of it. I sometimes read the description before and right after the film. Calling "Downhill" Lovecraftian for example (just because of use of cultists) or using a Susperia reference for "Red Christmas" (just beca...
by wakko
Wed Aug 31, 2016 9:19 am
Forum: FF 2016
Topic: Best and Worst Films of 2016
Replies: 34
Views: 18549

Re: Best and Worst Films of 2016

Top
1. We are the flesh
2. Under the Shadow
3. Train to Busan

Worst
Let's be evil
by wakko
Tue Aug 30, 2016 7:03 pm
Forum: FF 2016
Topic: We are the flesh
Replies: 7
Views: 4426

Re: We are the flesh

This is definitely the sort of thing that should have played the main screen: the quality is high, and it would have divided the audience but it would have become one of the talking points of the festival. It was also not the sort of thing to play on the morning of the fifth day: it's a heavy and d...
by wakko
Tue Aug 30, 2016 6:38 pm
Forum: FF 2016
Topic: Vue West 12 vs Vue West End
Replies: 41
Views: 26619

Re: Vue West 12 vs Vue West End

Not a big fan of the Vue chain as I find them little sterile. Picturehouse cinemas would be a great location!
by wakko
Tue Aug 30, 2016 6:31 pm
Forum: FF 2016
Topic: Quality of films this year
Replies: 65
Views: 41168

Re: Quality of films this year

Last few years Frightfest managed to secure the "big" anticipated films for that year (e.g. 2014 we got THE BABADOOK, THE GUEST and THE GREEN INFERNO and the year before we got YOU'RE NEXT). Those are all great films but "big" doesn't necessarily equal "better". I am actually not interested in the ...
by wakko
Tue Aug 30, 2016 6:19 pm
Forum: FF 2016
Topic: 31
Replies: 9
Views: 7468

Re: 31

Probably a new genre would be refreshing. A 70s werewolf film on acid with a nice soundtrack would be great! Something I believe Rob Zombie could easily pull off.
by wakko
Mon Aug 29, 2016 5:52 pm
Forum: FF 2016
Topic: We are the flesh
Replies: 7
Views: 4426

We are the flesh

A hypnotic ride, breaking boundaries. This film will probably earn a bit of hate as it caused some frustration. I absolutely loved it. People who like experimental films such as "Strange colours of your body tears" or "Amer" or anything Ken Russell, etc will love it.
by wakko
Mon Aug 29, 2016 5:39 pm
Forum: FF 2016
Topic: Under the Shadow
Replies: 4
Views: 5940

Re: Under the Shadow

Also my festival favourite. Immense atmosphere and superb acting. In line with "Babadook" and "It follows" in terms of quality and meaning.
by wakko
Mon Aug 29, 2016 7:16 am
Forum: FF 2016
Topic: Let's Be Evil
Replies: 0
Views: 2342

Let's Be Evil

More like "Let's be pretencious". The film invested its efforts in bad computer UI interaction (that did not add anything to storytelling) and repetitive industrial sound effects to simulate non-existent tension. Death scenes of awfully acted characters you don't care about were uninspired and borin...
by wakko
Mon Aug 29, 2016 7:00 am
Forum: FF 2016
Topic: Beyond the Gates
Replies: 9
Views: 4836

Re: Beyond the Gates

Really gutted I missed this as I was still on holiday travel. I definitely buy into the whole 80s nostalgia horror that doesnt try too hard. According to one of the actors film is getting released in the US in December and February in UK.
by wakko
Mon Aug 29, 2016 6:56 am
Forum: FF 2016
Topic: Realive
Replies: 7
Views: 5628

Re: Realive

Not too bad, but the whole film looked like a long HSBC or similar banking ad (probably intended). Too much waffling dialogue. The film was trying to explain too much and I didn't care enough for the characters to feel their drama.
by wakko
Mon Aug 29, 2016 6:49 am
Forum: FF 2016
Topic: 31
Replies: 9
Views: 7468

Re: 31

Average "Running man gore horror".Really liked House of 1000 corpses, Devil Rejects but his films are getting so predictable and cliché. Wish he would break his own rules a bit more. Best soundtrack though and kudos for using older female actress.
by wakko
Tue Sep 01, 2015 3:56 pm
Forum: FF 2015
Topic: Is Frightfest becoming 'trendy'?
Replies: 37
Views: 17964

Re: Is Frightfest becoming 'trendy'?

I sense a bit of Horror-Hipsterism :geek:
"I liked horror films before [insert observation that will make horror veteran look badass].. and these annoying new people who will acquire better day pass seats and help keeping the industry alive."