DEAD GIRL

Relive the horror of Frightfest 2009
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Post by Team Banzai » Sun Feb 22, 2009 4:42 pm

so what did you all think to our opening film...? the controversial dead girl

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Post by Rue-morgue Jay » Sun Feb 22, 2009 4:58 pm

It started out well, but the humour factor kicked in and took the 'controversy' away from it. The end, i had a feeling it was coming, but i didn't think it would happen?

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Post by Beef246 » Sun Feb 22, 2009 6:37 pm

I was expecting the words:

"Rickie startled the Witch!"

to come up at the end of the film lol :lol:

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Post by Geishagirl » Sun Feb 22, 2009 6:52 pm

I really liked this film. It was brilliantly shot- loved the lazy feel of the external scenes in contast to the tense, dark internal shots. Thought the script was well-written, def one for the boys though!
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Post by feggie » Sun Feb 22, 2009 7:01 pm

I liked it a lot.

Just the right amount of gore and humour. Perfect opener for the fest, best way to weed out the squeamish.

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Post by krispyg » Sun Feb 22, 2009 8:36 pm

It's the second time of watching so it loses some of the initial shock on it's second viewing, once you know what's coming.

Good fun, good opening film and from what I overheard one of the most talked about as well.

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Post by daveroughcut » Mon Feb 23, 2009 3:20 am

Brilliant, sick, funny, well shot was nearly my favourite all weekend.

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Post by krispyg » Mon Feb 23, 2009 11:38 am

If it's aim was dividing people and to get people talking about it then it succeeded.

When I say it lost some of it's shock, it's like watching Mum & Dad again, what initially made you cringe or think I can't believe I have just seen that is lost on the second viewing.

But I still enjoyed it and part of the fun for me was watching/listening to peoples reactions.

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Post by maxmum » Mon Feb 23, 2009 3:04 pm

Beef246 wrote:I was expecting the words:

"Rickie startled the Witch!"

to come up at the end of the film lol :lol:
:lol:

This was one of my faves of the glasgow weekend, which - sorry (gets ready for abuse) wasn't horrific enough.
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Post by scrobble » Mon Feb 23, 2009 7:44 pm

I really enjoyed it, really good characters and the mix of humour and horror worked well.

For some reason Rickie's best friend reminded me of 'The Pin' in Brick...but perhaps that's just me...
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Post by soberdave72@hotmail.com » Mon Feb 23, 2009 10:21 pm

Thought this was a really sick, but very funny black comedy.

Really loathsome characters, too offensive to take seriously, ala Teeth.

The themetune is a dead copy of one of the pieces of music in Donnie Darko.

A great start to the festival,as it got a reaction out of everyone.

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Post by lupogirl » Tue Feb 24, 2009 7:47 pm

This is one I am still not sure to what to make of it.

Starts off quite grim with a disturbing subject matter and then lessens the impact with the humour. It was rather amusing in parts but other times a bit unsettling with what was going on to the girl or the shell of the girl.

This film was certainly a talking point over the weekend.
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Post by roughcutreviews » Wed Feb 25, 2009 8:45 pm

loved it.. very interesting yet very funny...
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Post by rach » Fri Feb 27, 2009 11:36 am

I did enjoy this although I felt completely grossed out by the whole idea and then the story became easy to predict mid way through. A good opener though!

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Post by dangerous_jamie » Fri Mar 06, 2009 3:42 pm

Was this the one directed by Trent Haaga?
I thought it was amazing at LIFF if it was...
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