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by AdeBrown
Mon Aug 27, 2012 9:19 am
Forum: FF2012
Topic: Under The Bed
Replies: 23
Views: 20190

Re: Under The Bed

Bed Clothes Encounters of the sub-Poltergeist Kind. I didn't really connect with the family, so didn't mind if the boys got out of that underworld place, but I liked the way the Ned Flanders Kids were gratuitously introduced and offed :lol: Who would win in a glib cliche fight, them or the brothers ...
by AdeBrown
Mon Aug 27, 2012 8:50 am
Forum: FF2012
Topic: Berberian Sound Studio
Replies: 26
Views: 23139

Re: Berberian Sound Studio

Awesome soundtrack, amazing sets, superb acting, multiple sub-plots that confused me. Apart from the last one, I completely agree, but I also was disappointed. I'd have liked more of a sense that his exposure to the horror genre had consequences in the real world, and it seemed to be going that way...
by AdeBrown
Mon Aug 27, 2012 8:41 am
Forum: FF2012
Topic: The Seasoning House
Replies: 19
Views: 18677

Re: The Seasoning House

Question ... How did she turn round in that very tight chimney/tube at the end? Thought this was poor with cod accents (Sean Pertwee) and looked like a council estate as a location... She got out and climbed back in? True Fact: After Uxbridge played the part of The Balkans in this, I was tempted to...
by AdeBrown
Mon Aug 27, 2012 8:38 am
Forum: FF2012
Topic: Sinister
Replies: 10
Views: 10444

Re: Sinister

Yeah, fancy making things up :-) Genuinely the first sustained period of goosebumps for me (a couple of the shorts managed a few seconds). Ethan Hawke should have words with Johnny Depp and all the other mainstream actors who have tried to be spooked out. For a while I believed we were getting a Jac...
by AdeBrown
Mon Aug 27, 2012 8:29 am
Forum: FF2012
Topic: The Thompsons
Replies: 8
Views: 9247

Re: The Thompsons

Nothing wrong with a Hammer-esque family vs the Near Dark end of the Twilight franchise. It was watchable enough. The landlord's wife was the highlight as she seemed to particularly enjoy herself. I'm pleased that someone is trying to do a vampire film /franchise without that Anne Rice romanticism t...
by AdeBrown
Mon Aug 27, 2012 8:21 am
Forum: FF2012
Topic: Sleep Tight
Replies: 19
Views: 20838

Re: Sleep Tight

For somewhat different reasons, I'd also not quite engaged with Frightfest until Sunday. This was a real twisted treat. The lead actor did not occur to me as a hero as suggested in the Q&A, nor an anti-hero, but very much like extending the first 20 mins of the lead (father) in The Woman and looking...
by AdeBrown
Sat Aug 25, 2012 10:52 am
Forum: FF2012
Topic: V/H/S
Replies: 19
Views: 18807

Re: V/H/S

I recently purchased glasses to deal with eyesight problems leading to migraines. They have been very useful at Frightfest, when it comes to subtitles and seeing who is on stage. I did not wear them for this film. I would have enjoyed most of these as short films, but as a relentless pastiche of sam...
by AdeBrown
Sat Aug 25, 2012 10:46 am
Forum: FF2012
Topic: Hidden in the Woods
Replies: 24
Views: 21875

Re: Hidden in the Woods

Somehow, the story was too similar to Seasoning House, and it suffered from that. And from the general "low budget" nature of the second half. Oh, the abuse cycle was not particularly well told ... In an attempt to be positive, I quite liked that first slow motion shot of the girl running down the r...
by AdeBrown
Sat Aug 25, 2012 10:31 am
Forum: FF2012
Topic: [REC]3 Genesis
Replies: 29
Views: 25532

Re: [REC]3 Genesis

Highlight so far. Taking it in its own right (for the reasons Muffy refers to, though I have no problem with the changes), the lead actors were the perfect couple. One thing worth noting is that the background cast looked like people at a wedding rather than people who very much want to appear as zo...
by AdeBrown
Sat Aug 25, 2012 10:26 am
Forum: FF2012
Topic: Stitches
Replies: 10
Views: 10163

Re: Stitches

I thought it was likeable enough. Some fine set pieces in the revenge department, and Mr Noble's delivery of those Kreugeresque "Punch lines" was admirable. Quite a gentle film. :-)
by AdeBrown
Sat Aug 25, 2012 10:23 am
Forum: FF2012
Topic: Cockneys VS Zombies
Replies: 17
Views: 16697

Re: Cockneys VS Zombies

On a scale of 0 to 10, where 10 is Shaun of the Dead, 6 is Attack the Block and 0 is a particularly violent episode of Eastenders, this was a 7 for me. Unlike some I have spoken to, I found the young brothers endearing, but it was probably wise to share the story with the Old Folks, who consisted of...
by AdeBrown
Sat Aug 25, 2012 10:15 am
Forum: FF2012
Topic: The Seasoning House
Replies: 19
Views: 18677

Re: The Seasoning House

A game of two halves. The first part was quite harrowing, and yet almost sensitive, and I'd rather have had that continue until a quick shot of vengeance at the end. As it was, the second half was a reasonable example of the genre "Hard Blokes chase chicks, who really should not be able to survive"....
by AdeBrown
Tue Jul 17, 2012 1:15 pm
Forum: FF2012
Topic: Purchasing Tickets
Replies: 101
Views: 51630

Re: Purchasing Tickets

I'd say NO WAY to ticketmaster and their ilk getting involved. Gigs are overpriced due to agencies and their fees and sold out to touts and their own internal touting mechanism. There are one or two "ethical" ticket agencies, but really, the Frightfest system is not that broke. The only problem Empi...
by AdeBrown
Sun Jul 01, 2012 1:43 pm
Forum: FF2012
Topic: 2012 Frightfest line up
Replies: 12
Views: 8445

Re: 2012 Frightfest line up

by AdeBrown
Sun Jul 01, 2012 8:22 am
Forum: FF2012
Topic: 2012 Frightfest line up
Replies: 12
Views: 8445

Re: 2012 Frightfest line up

Here's a spreadsheet version, which I will update with times etc when known

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc ... jBMUWN6eEE