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The 2008 offerings once more walk among us.
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Post by AdeBrown » Wed Aug 27, 2008 12:21 am

It was a stylised piece of gore.
It might have played better if half of the shorts had been straight rather than all bar one being humorous
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Post by Reanimator » Wed Aug 27, 2008 10:01 am

Some really good shorts - total fury was awesome!

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Post by maxmum » Wed Aug 27, 2008 11:22 am

An excellent collection of shorts this year...my faves were Trousers, Total Fury and He dies at the end.
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Post by stanley » Wed Aug 27, 2008 12:49 pm

TOTAL FURY AMAZING!!!

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Post by mamawaldi » Wed Aug 27, 2008 5:59 pm

Yep, Total Fury was wicked; Trousers deliciously ripe.

Sure, The Chest wasn't my cup of tea but if you view it as a 5 minute exercise in 'shock' it seems to have done its job pretty well judging from the posts. Not one I'll stick on when the folks are round on Boxing Day though :wink:

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Post by Tragedygirl » Wed Aug 27, 2008 7:05 pm

He dies at the end hee hee we knew it was coming ... and did anyone else screem, other than me, at the end of that!! :oops:

sheer brilliance!!!

I kinda agree with everyone about The chest seemed to be gorey and shocking for the hell of it, and might have been better for a bit of background??

I was surprised there wasnt more real scares this year. I still have the chills over the ten steps that was shown a few years back!

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Post by zoltan » Wed Aug 27, 2008 8:13 pm

The Amazing Trousers being the best without a doubt.
He dies at the end being 2nd best and yes i jumped out of my seat and screamed some obscenity .

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Post by can evrenol » Wed Aug 27, 2008 10:02 pm

Hi guys, I am the director of The Chest.

Yes my film was an exercise in excess and bad taste but that's just what I enjoy sometimes (not always).
I wanted to bring a Fulci-passionate and Fulci-badtaste supernatural, apocalyptic shock to the streets of modern day Turkey (It is the street I grew up in Istanbul).

I see the film as a deliverance of a reasonless evil. It would be useless with a background story. I imagine a different background story every-time I watch the film. I liked how somebody after the film came up to me and interpreted the chest as a symbol for the womb, cradle and the coffin.

I was seeking to provoke people in some Turkish short film festivals. I could have never imagined to make into such a festival as Frightfest! I feel very lucky to be a part of this.

ok after saying this,

THE AMAZING TROUSERS (11 minutes)
A very good film but it is neither horror nor midnight cinema. Even for a twilight zone episode it is too much of a comedy.

HE DIES AT THE END (4 minutes)
It was OK for it did it job well of scaring at the end.

PSYCHO HILLBILLY CABIN MASSACRE! (15 minutes)
Great fun!

HOMEWORK (7 minutes)
A solid film in the fashion of a children's Twilight Zone! which will be appealing to almost everyone.

TOTAL FURY (12 minutes)
I especially liked this one for the fact that it was actually disturbing until she snapped! I think this film so good that it will reach Arnold.

ANYONE THERE? (10 minutes)
Very nice to look at. Very cool ending.

NEON KILLER - I couldn't quite follow it but it is impossible not to enjoy this with all the make-ups the neon lights and its great paste! A very good short film!
THE FLEA - Great idea! And I think the old man scene in this film was the scariest scene of Monday.
THE INCURSION - Mario Bava lives on!
THE INITIATION - The Wicker Man lives on!
SMILE - Killer final scene.

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From the director of NEON KILLER...

Post by bennozoid » Wed Aug 27, 2008 11:47 pm

Thanks Mr Evrenol!

I'm glad you enjoyed my film: NEON KILLER!

I brought one of my oldest family friends along - he's 72 with a heart condition - and when THE CHEST came on and started going Fulci-tastic, I thought he was gonna drop dead with shock!! Great work.

I enjoyed all the films and felt privileged to be part of the day!

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Post by dangerous_jamie » Thu Aug 28, 2008 12:09 am

I very much enjoyed Neon Killer, it was my favourite of the Horrorshow anthology.

Will you be doing anything with it i.e youtube or DVD? I would quite like to see it again.
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NEON KILLER on youtube...

Post by bennozoid » Thu Aug 28, 2008 12:27 am

Cheers Jamie!

I have to wait to see what Metrodome want to do, as they own all the rights to "NEON KILLER", but I got so much enjoyment out of having my previous horror short - SLASH HIVE - on youtube, so I will be pushing for it....

If you haven't seen it, you can see the reduxed Frightfest Glasgow '08 version of "SLASH HIVE" here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z7uF3Ncljhk

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Post by dangerous_jamie » Thu Aug 28, 2008 12:32 am

I hadn't seen it, but I enjoyed it very much.

Do you plan on doing a feature in this style? And/or with the same cast?
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FROM SHORTS TO FEATURE FILMS....

Post by bennozoid » Thu Aug 28, 2008 12:41 am

That's the dream Jamie!....I'm sure I speak for everyone who had their short shown on Monday....

We have a Supa-Cool Feature-Film idea which i know everyone would love, and - maybe one or two short films from now - I fully intend to get my 1st feature film off the ground!....You have to first convince the money-men that you're trustworthy and can return their investment, plus make a profit...So: LOTS of hard work, learning, and planning are on the agenda.....

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Post by soulmining » Thu Aug 28, 2008 2:31 am

I thought this year's collection of shorts (and don't forget Phil Mucci's The Listening Dead which was shown on Sunday) were of a really high standard this year, there wasn't one stinker amongst them.

Excellent choices from Paul and I think it was a good idea to show them all in one large chunk this year.
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Post by Gungrave » Thu Aug 28, 2008 11:12 am

Wasn't very impressed this year, production standards were higher but ideas were staler.

The Arnie one was fun but a bit of an easy option and very, very obvious. Fun though.

Loved the 'Trousers' and the Neon old fart cops in the compilation....they were fantastic, well made and fresh of idea.

Have prefered previous years, sorry guys, but great efforts all round. Some promising talents!
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