I SELL THE DEAD

Relive the horror of Frightfest 2009
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Post by Team Banzai » Sun Feb 22, 2009 4:46 pm

how was the amicus/hammer style riff from our guest glenn mcquaid ?

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Post by Rue-morgue Jay » Sun Feb 22, 2009 4:57 pm

I loved it. i was talking to Andy about how there isn't enough 'period' horror films around. And this was just the ticket. Everyone was on fine form!

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Post by Geishagirl » Sun Feb 22, 2009 7:11 pm

I was quite disappointed with this film. Thought it was shot well (very Burtonesque) although a little dark in some places. But I thought the humour was a little restrained, the gags seemed to falter just before the punchline and I could see the twist coming from a mile. Also did anyone think perlman was so mis-cast in this film? I really wanted this film to be great, sadly it wasn't.
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Post by krispyg » Sun Feb 22, 2009 8:33 pm

No, i'd go in the opposite to what you just said. It's one of those films I came in without actually thinking i'm looking forward to this or it looks interesting, I just came in with an open mind and thought i'll give it a try.

Great mix of horror, tributes to the past, a good cast and it didn't take itself too seriously.

A good example of horror and comedy working well together.

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Post by feggie » Sun Feb 22, 2009 9:23 pm

i was worried for this coming straight after dorothy which was awesome. it worked though because Glenn was one of us, a horror geek through and through.

you could see he wanted to give a nod to his favourite films and to have a laugh doing it. glad he went the comedy direction because it could have maybe struggled staying straight. yes it was obvious but come on it was a good film that i will recommend to most of my mates, even the ones that don't like horror.

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Post by daveroughcut » Mon Feb 23, 2009 3:22 am

I just freaking loved it. Send me info on how to distribute films cause I've found my first one!

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Post by krispyg » Mon Feb 23, 2009 11:36 am

It was good, it kept my interest throughout which for me is a very important part of what makes a good film, I don't want to miss a part of it. Once a film loses what initially catches my interest then it's hard to capture it back again, it has to take something amazing for that to happen.

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Post by maxmum » Mon Feb 23, 2009 3:05 pm

It was very amusing.
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Post by Geishagirl » Mon Feb 23, 2009 7:14 pm

In reply to what Krispy said.. I love dark, period thigs- esp. Ripper stuff etc. I suppose I hadn't counted on the 'humour' factor but after seeing 'The Cottage' last year (personally I thought that was one of the funniest horror/com films since Evil Dead, the stupendous Grindhouse aside)., for me the laughs were badly timed and kinda fell flat. I liked elements if the movie and i would watch it again but I do sometimes wonder why people insist on writing, shooting AND cutting their films- it becomes so personal to the dude that makes it that it almost becomes Whatcha think?
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Post by scrobble » Mon Feb 23, 2009 7:45 pm

Really enjoyed this as well - lots of good comedy and a great cast.
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Post by lupogirl » Tue Feb 24, 2009 8:24 pm

Liked the take on the Hammer look and the use of animation in the film. Some very amusing moments. Very much a film from someone who loves horror genre.
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Post by roughcutreviews » Wed Feb 25, 2009 8:51 pm

Having never been a avid watcher of hammer movies I didnt really know what to expect from this one but happy to say I loved it.. Best movie of the weekend for me.. Director seemed like a cool guy too..
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Post by rach » Fri Feb 27, 2009 11:33 am

It was ok, but I wouldnt buy it on DVD or see it again probably. Had entertaining moments though.

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