The Horseman

Relive the horror of Frightfest 2009
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Post by jonbly » Fri Aug 28, 2009 11:42 pm

Straightforward revenge thriller, gritty and brutal. Maybe a little long in the first act, but that's pretty much its only flaw.

8/10

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Post by chuckie steel » Sat Aug 29, 2009 1:41 am

Really enjoyed it, thought it had a nice story..haha Im a dad to a little girl so I think thats why I could feel for it more..But today was fucking great, which i was there all day and dint have to miss the last movie again because of British Rail
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Post by JoeyBroChill » Sat Aug 29, 2009 2:34 am

Loved it...gritty, brutal and unflinching in it's depiction of a man left with nothing to lose and a load of porn barons with plenty of genitals to lose!!

My favorite film of the festival so far (it is only Friday night though...)
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Post by krispyg » Sat Aug 29, 2009 2:45 am

Just brilliant my favourite so far
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Post by iluvdvds » Sat Aug 29, 2009 11:46 am

Definetly one of the best films of that day (along with I Sell The Dead) - really quite a brutal and NASTY film - I mean there's so much willy torture!!!!! Made me cross my legs a few times! That bicycle pump bit - shiver.
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Post by DavieT » Sun Aug 30, 2009 12:16 am

Very brutal movie but extremely well done. Excellent.

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Post by goregoregirl » Tue Sep 01, 2009 8:45 am

I liked this a lot, one of my favourites of the weekend. Really brutal and the acting was great.

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Post by The Soapmaker » Tue Sep 01, 2009 12:40 pm

Revenge thrillers, even stupid ones, are always entertaining but it's good to see a serious, thought-provoking movie which also delivers on the action and nastiness.

I like the way the film presents Christian not as a hero, but as a tortured man who isn't even sure what he's doing is right, even though he feels he has to do it. You do wonder at times if the crime justifies the punishment....

But then it's clever (and satisfying) how the last group of bad guys are total scumbags, so they really deserve what happens to them!

One of the top three films of the weekend for me.

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Post by Tommy-Boy » Tue Sep 01, 2009 12:52 pm

Very very brutal and some eye-watering scenes here. Extremely well acted by the guy who played Christian. One of the best of the weekend - top 5 as there were so many other movies I enjoyed.

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Post by Jekyll » Tue Sep 01, 2009 3:27 pm

Quite enjoyed this although I would have preferred it to be a bit quicker paced.

The bicycle pump was a work of genius.

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Post by lone star » Tue Sep 01, 2009 4:40 pm

Didn't know what to expect from this and its become one of the highlights of the fest for me

Nicely plotted with some unflinching brutal moments. Thought the lead actor was excellent (did I hear that this was his first lead in a movie?)
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Post by streetrw » Tue Sep 01, 2009 7:20 pm

Pretty brutal stuff and there was a fair bit of what I think was a theme throughout the festival, namely what CSI refers to as Blunt Force Head Trauma. Over the weekend there was a lot of people either having their heads slammed into things or having things smashed into their heads. I liked it a lot and thought it was terrifically made and generally didn't flinch from the violence. My joint favourite film of Day 2, along with I Sell The Dead in the Discovery Screen.
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Post by lupogirl » Tue Sep 01, 2009 7:32 pm

This for me was the best film of the day.

A very enjoyable revenge film. At times brutal and at times quite moving. The lead actor was excellent. To hear the audience gasp at the fishing line scene priceless.
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Post by Reanimator » Tue Sep 01, 2009 7:53 pm

One of the best of the Festival.

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Post by i-went-to-frightfest » Wed Sep 02, 2009 12:23 am

Absolutely loved this, nothing special about the plot as its just a simple revenge story....but the main leads performance stole it he was fantastic in it and along with some of the 'oh no..hes not going to do that is he' ouch momentts make this 1 of my fav films not just for the weekend but the year

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