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by streetrw
Mon Jun 26, 2006 11:25 pm
Forum: The Horror Forum
Topic: films we just saw
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I'm trekking up to London again tomorrow, to see SECUESTRO EXPRESS and FEARLESS (I love my Unlimited card).
by streetrw
Mon Jun 26, 2006 12:37 am
Forum: The Horror Forum
Topic: films we just saw
Replies: 4287
Views: 1369942

A dubious double-bill today... The Fast And The Furious: Tokyo Drift - To my surprise I didn't hate this quite as much as I hated the previous one; plotwise it's simplistic to the point of infantile, and there really isn't much in there beyond the pretty colours and loud music. I was somewhat distra...
by streetrw
Mon Jun 19, 2006 11:56 pm
Forum: The Horror Forum
Topic: films we just saw
Replies: 4287
Views: 1369942

Did we see the same film? I got back from Hard Candy abut half an hour ago and I have to say I wasn't much impressed. I didn't think it was particularly terrifying or gruelling or difficult to watch, and legs remained uncrossed throughout. One of the (minor) annoyances is that high-speed filming tec...
by streetrw
Tue May 30, 2006 10:34 pm
Forum: The Horror Forum
Topic: films we just saw
Replies: 4287
Views: 1369942

A few DVDs I've looked at recently... Christmas 2004, I think it was, my sister bought me the box-set of the first 6 Nightmare On Elm Street films and I've now, after 17 months, got up to episodes 2 and 3. I hadn't seen either of them in years and I was pleasantly surprised by both. Part 2 isn't ver...
by streetrw
Fri May 12, 2006 9:48 pm
Forum: The Horror Forum
Topic: films we just saw
Replies: 4287
Views: 1369942

HOLLYWOOD HORROR REMAKE IN "ACTUALLY-NOT-AS-BAD-AS-YOU-EXPECTED" SHOCK! Amazingly, When A Stranger Calls isn't too shabby. I haven't seen the original in many years, and in truth most of my familiarity with it comes from the numerous excerpts in Terror In The Aisles , from which I can certainly say...
by streetrw
Thu May 11, 2006 7:08 pm
Forum: The Horror Forum
Topic: films we just saw
Replies: 4287
Views: 1369942

Finally managed to see Silent Hill last night. Fantastic. Best/most horrible vision of Hell I can recall. Despite being over two hours long (an insane length for a horror movie - and IMDb claims the original cut was an hour longer than that!) it didn't drag. I'll have to check, but this could be my ...
by streetrw
Tue May 09, 2006 7:06 pm
Forum: The Horror Forum
Topic: films we just saw
Replies: 4287
Views: 1369942

Slither was a laugh. Not really that good, but not bad either. Good to see Gregg Henry again; he only ever seemed to show up in occasional Brian de Palma films. I didn't realise Gunn had worked on Troma films, and seeing four seconds of the Toxic Avenger on a TV set was the movie's low point. That ...
by streetrw
Tue May 09, 2006 12:36 pm
Forum: The Horror Forum
Topic: films we just saw
Replies: 4287
Views: 1369942

MI3's score is by Michael Giacchino (Incredibles, Alias, Lost) and I've read that it's fantastic. Can't wait for the score album. MI2 was scored by Zimmer and it's not very good, even by his standards. Better Zimmer action scores include Drop Zone and The Peacemaker; some add Teh Rock to the list. ...
by streetrw
Thu May 04, 2006 11:59 pm
Forum: The Horror Forum
Topic: films we just saw
Replies: 4287
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Despite some nice riffs on the theme, the music is pretty poor, especially by Hans Zimmer's standards, and the song over the end credits is just plain cringeworthy, embarrasingly bad! MI3's score is by Michael Giacchino (Incredibles, Alias, Lost) and I've read that it's fantastic. Can't wait for th...
by streetrw
Sat Apr 22, 2006 9:36 pm
Forum: The Horror Forum
Topic: films we just saw
Replies: 4287
Views: 1369942

I also saw AMERICAN HAUNTING last week and wasn't impressed. in addition to the plot questions others have detailed above, a special mention must be made of the most overbearing score I've heard in years; not particularly good music, too much of it and mixed too loud for a lot of the dialogue to mak...
by streetrw
Sun Apr 16, 2006 12:13 am
Forum: The Horror Forum
Topic: films we just saw
Replies: 4287
Views: 1369942

Just watched Virus. Not the Jamie Lee Curtis "Robots On A Boat" movie, but the 1980 Japanese apocalypse thriller with George Kennedy, Chuck Connors and Robert Vaughn. I'd seen it about 20 years ago on video (Intervision, I think) and it showed up in one of those boxes of cheapo SF movies you can get...
by streetrw
Tue Apr 04, 2006 10:33 pm
Forum: The Horror Forum
Topic: films we just saw
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Views: 1369942

Alex Kidd wrote:I had the misfortiune of watching Alien Autopsy last night....
A few weeks ago when the posters went up:

Usherette: Will you be seeing that one?
Me: Oh, try and stop me.
Usherette: Yes, it's got Ant and Dec in it.
Me (reading the names on the poster closer): Ah. You just stopped me.
by streetrw
Mon Apr 03, 2006 11:18 pm
Forum: The Horror Forum
Topic: films we just saw
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Views: 1369942

THE PINK PANTHER. Actually it's not really a remake, rather another episode in the series with an all-new cast painfully failing to fill their predecessors' boots. Steve Martin is wrong, Kevin Kline (subbing for the immortal Herbert Lom) is wrong, the music (despite incorporating the PP Theme) is wr...
by streetrw
Thu Mar 09, 2006 12:46 pm
Forum: The Horror Forum
Topic: films we just saw
Replies: 4287
Views: 1369942

Stay . Pointless and dull nonsense. The Fog . Even worse, though there's one half-decent scare effect (as with the original, it's the reanimating corpse bit). There are whole chunks of dialogue taken verbatim from the original. I picked up the score CD (by Graeme Revell) and it's pretty poor as well.