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by WraithApe
Tue Aug 29, 2017 2:27 pm
Forum: FF 2017
Topic: Lowlife
Replies: 6
Views: 5471

Re: Lowlife

Featuring a host of bizarre characters, smart writing and a great soundtrack, the film is split into overlapping segments. Confusion reigns in the first segment, but as pieces start falling into place, you find yourself wanting to go along for the ride. One of the standouts of the festival for me. 8...
by WraithApe
Tue Aug 29, 2017 2:25 pm
Forum: FF 2017
Topic: Killing Ground
Replies: 12
Views: 8700

Re: Killing Ground

This is the one film I really regret not seeing on the main screen. Sounds really good from what everyone's saying. I went to see Devil's Gate instead, which definitely wasn't worth it.
by WraithApe
Tue Aug 29, 2017 2:22 pm
Forum: FF 2017
Topic: The Bar
Replies: 9
Views: 7734

Re: The Bar

A virtually single location location film where a bunch of strangers are holed up together in a bar in central Madrid after some strange events force them to accept that leaving the bar might not be such a hot idea. The brilliant title sequence, of microscopic ticks and worms shot in macro, sets up ...
by WraithApe
Tue Aug 29, 2017 2:19 pm
Forum: FF 2017
Topic: Overall Thoughts
Replies: 37
Views: 24748

Re: Overall Thoughts

kickasschewgum wrote:
Tue Aug 29, 2017 2:11 pm
the AC felt just about right to me (with the exception of a couple of films where it was a bit hot if anything).
I can only think some seats are directly under an air vent then or I'm particularly prone to feeling the cold because it was freezing in there most of the time.
by WraithApe
Tue Aug 29, 2017 2:15 pm
Forum: FF 2017
Topic: Mayhem
Replies: 7
Views: 5563

Re: Mayhem

For anyone who's ever wanted to set fire to their office and dance in the ashes (which is probably anyone who's worked in an office environment, at one time or another), this film delivers. Think Office Space meets The Raid . Perfectly cast, funny and cathartic. Steven Yeun was a great choice for th...
by WraithApe
Tue Aug 29, 2017 1:23 pm
Forum: FF 2017
Topic: Victor Crowley
Replies: 16
Views: 10756

Re: Victor Crowley

I'm not a huge fan of the Hatchet franchise, but the latest surprise installment was the most enjoyable to date - a few laughs, plenty of gore and some great death set pieces. Probably my favourite opening scene of the festival too. 7/10
by WraithApe
Tue Aug 29, 2017 1:17 pm
Forum: FF 2017
Topic: Boots on the Ground
Replies: 1
Views: 1705

Re: Boots on the Ground

I had high hopes for this one so it came as a big disappointment to discover it was just another in a long line of found footage movie with dark corridors lit by strobing flashlights and entities jumping out at the screen like cheap carnival tricks, turning the picture to static. There's not really ...
by WraithApe
Tue Aug 29, 2017 1:15 pm
Forum: FF 2017
Topic: Our Evil
Replies: 8
Views: 6424

Re: Our Evil

Impressive debut feature from Brazilian director Samuel Gelli. It's a little bit on the spiritual side for my liking and I did see one of the twists coming, but all in all, it's a well constructed, well realized film especially for the budget - which the director revealed was about $100k in the Q&A ...
by WraithApe
Tue Aug 29, 2017 1:08 pm
Forum: FF 2017
Topic: Dead Shack
Replies: 7
Views: 5093

Re: Dead Shack

I wasn't sold on this one. For me, the writing and delivery fell largely flat. The funniest character by far was drunk Dad, but he spends over half the film unconscious, locked in a cupboard under the stairs. 4/10
by WraithApe
Tue Aug 29, 2017 1:06 pm
Forum: FF 2017
Topic: Leatherface
Replies: 5
Views: 4500

Re: Leatherface

This one exceeded my expectations: a well-paced road movie / horror with some striking camera work and strong performances. 7/10
by WraithApe
Tue Aug 29, 2017 12:46 pm
Forum: FF 2017
Topic: Overall Thoughts
Replies: 37
Views: 24748

Re: Overall Thoughts

Agree with Alex J that there was a predominance of fun stuff. Not much I saw that was scary or disturbing. Still, great festival and it fairly flew by this year. Big screen in the Horror Screen was fantastic and great sound system too. At 6'4, I found the leg room was a little tight and there was no...
by WraithApe
Tue Aug 29, 2017 12:33 pm
Forum: FF 2017
Topic: Sequence Break
Replies: 8
Views: 5648

Re: Sequence Break

When doing 80s homage, there's a fine line between influence and pastiche and unfortunately this one crosses it where Beyond the Gates got it right. The bigger failing of this film though, is that it makes no sense! What it seems to boil down to is a man giving himself a kick up the posterior to get...
by WraithApe
Tue Aug 29, 2017 12:30 pm
Forum: FF 2017
Topic: Psychopaths
Replies: 13
Views: 9410

Re: Psychopaths

You guys are far too kind... :evil: I think even calling this a film is a stretch. More a simulacrum of scenes stolen from other films, put through a confusion filter and thrown together in some vague hope it will cohere into something watchable. It doesn't. A plot-less, pointless mess, incompetentl...
by WraithApe
Tue Aug 29, 2017 12:29 pm
Forum: FF 2017
Topic: Death Note
Replies: 9
Views: 6603

Re: Death Note

I haven't read the manga / seen the anime / watched the original Japanese films - I was approaching this more as Adam Wingard's latest project and as such, it wasn't bad. It's very comic book-ish in style, which befits a film derived from manga. Not up there with Wingard's finest ( The Guest IMO) bu...
by WraithApe
Tue Aug 29, 2017 12:26 pm
Forum: FF 2017
Topic: Cult of Chucky
Replies: 12
Views: 8042

Re: Cult of Chucky

The latest installment from Don Mancini and team won't disappoint fans of the franchise; some imaginative touches enliven the formula. Fiona Dourif is a particular highlight, really channeling the spirit of her old man. 6/10