The Horseman

Relive the horror of Frightfest 2009
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Post by Porkboy » Wed Sep 02, 2009 12:35 am

I enjoyed this one too - like a few have said before, nothing original, but it has characters you care about and has a very gritty, realistic feel to it. Well-acted too.
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Post by Maniacal » Wed Sep 02, 2009 9:28 am

Brilliant revenge movie, gritty, violent and at times when it needed to be heartfelt.

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Post by rach » Wed Sep 02, 2009 10:50 am

A superb movie I absolutely loved it! The lead was great too..

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Post by dnky666 » Wed Sep 02, 2009 11:10 am

Best film of the festival and a great way to start the day. Nasty, brutal whilst at the same time thought provoking. How far down the porn chain does he go?

Hang on, there's someone at the door.......

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Post by zoltan » Wed Sep 02, 2009 12:26 pm

One of the best of the weekend and one that i was really looking forward too.
I was gripped to my chair the whole time.

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Post by Alex J » Wed Sep 02, 2009 1:25 pm

*** Possible spoilers ***

Brutal, grim and harrowing, just the way I like them, with an excellent lead performance. I loved the ambiguity around the level of choice his daughter may or may not have had in the tragedy, and that the end villain may have called the ambulance too. 8.5 / 10
No tears, please. It's a waste of good suffering.

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Post by Andy » Wed Sep 02, 2009 4:28 pm

Just brutal. I love it!

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Post by Malachi » Wed Sep 02, 2009 8:20 pm

One of my fave's of the fest, great story and acting, look forward to seeing it again.

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Post by Wolfshade » Wed Sep 02, 2009 9:38 pm

Nasty, violent, and brutal all the way through - certainly woke me up on Friday morning, lol!

This was great, after about 20 minutes I was starting to worrying it was just going to degenerate into a whole film of the guy torturing one of the killers after another, but thankfully I didn't have to worry, and it quickly developed into more than that. One of my favourites of the fest.

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Post by macready » Thu Sep 03, 2009 9:20 am

Loved it, brutal and nasty as it needed to be and didn't beat around the bush. I could have used slightly less testicle trauma (really, did we need to see 2 guys getting their nuts pummelled? Shudder.) but a fantastic movie.

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Post by fd » Thu Sep 03, 2009 12:17 pm

Really rate this. Far better than the other Australian film that was too ITV drama-esque.

I arrived about 10 minutes late and stopped to ask the guy next to the door if it was OK to go in. Alan stopped and asked if everything was OK and I made a comment about me being late and wondering if I should go in. His reply was "You don't want to miss the testicle torture" and he was right ! :D

Now if only those two imbeciles sat in the front row at the right of centre of the double letter seating section had not checked their Blackberries every 30 seconds (and so lighting up the area around them) it would have been an even better film to watch. :)

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Post by krispyg » Thu Sep 03, 2009 12:46 pm

I really enjoyed this, reading the programme I always approach non horror with abit of scepticism and ask well would I actually enjoy this or do I just have a lie in.

I'm glad that i didn't as this was a festival highlight.
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Post by odishon » Sun Sep 06, 2009 2:29 pm

Loved this. Well acted (the lead was superb), well written (albeit unoriginal) story and great and realistic fight sequences.

One of my top films of the fest.

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Post by chary » Mon Sep 07, 2009 10:52 am

-SPOILER WARNING-
Maybe this was answered in the first five minutes, which I missed but
what happened in the end, did that last guy actually do it or was christian barking up the wrong tree?

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Post by AndyJWS » Tue Sep 08, 2009 11:14 pm

Was a little worried having read the summary that it would follow the Last House on the Left school of nasty rape and beating/killing followed by vengeance, but what this film didn't show of the setup became a great asset throughout.

Superbly acted by all, and gripping throughout - was very impressed!
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