Shadow

Relive the horror of Frightfest 2009
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Post by jonbly » Fri Aug 28, 2009 11:46 pm

Some really nice visuals... the baddie looked great, and the sets seen whilst the three were tied down looked really good. But the audio was too loud and busy, and the plot didn't know where it was going. Finally finished off with a cop-out ending.

5/10

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Post by chuckie steel » Sat Aug 29, 2009 1:35 am

Yeah enjoyed it but I wanted to know more about why the killer was doing what he was doing, but then it didn't need explaining because of that ending, which was a cop out and a shame..and yeah the audio was bit too loud through most movies on that day apart from THE HORSEMAN...
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Post by iluvdvds » Sat Aug 29, 2009 12:21 pm

I'm sorry but I really didn't think much of this one at all. It was just rubbish! I really don't see how this film is supposed to be responsible for bringing back Italian horror! Argento? Fucli? Bava? Deodato? The film's closer to a Uwe Boll film (okay maybe not THAT bad ;) )
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Post by DavieT » Sun Aug 30, 2009 12:15 am

Didnt really do much for me I'm afraid - competent movie but ultimately didnt grab me.

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Post by Muffy St. John » Sun Aug 30, 2009 11:08 am

I really enjoyed this one, the visuals were pretty stunning throughout. For me this has been the most suspenseful, and the best movie so far. I do think the ending was well and truly 'over-egged', but an interesting concept which perhaps just needs a bit of cutting.

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Post by micodler » Mon Aug 31, 2009 4:35 pm

I found Shadow amazing! Finally something fresh! I also loved the ending that makes you think about atrocity of war. Italy gets back!!

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Post by Paul » Mon Aug 31, 2009 4:49 pm

Absolutely stunning!!!!! Painful and creepy! Zampagilone is (by far) the future of italian horror. Have u seen Argento's Giallo?

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Post by sherbetbizarre » Tue Sep 01, 2009 2:08 am

Didn't rate this one... and a few days on, can barely remember it.

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Post by splittter » Tue Sep 01, 2009 2:36 am

Thought this one was all over the place, and that most of the ideas in it didn't seem to be particularly original or very well executed. The ending was useless, just a lazy cop-out really ... big disappointment given the build-up.

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Post by goregoregirl » Tue Sep 01, 2009 8:39 am

I thought this was dreadful, one of the worst out of the films I saw this year. The ending made it even more dire. Such a cop out.

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Post by steve806 » Tue Sep 01, 2009 8:52 am

Wasnt this just a retread of jacobs ladder?

Not a good film, felt like the director was just looking to find something to wrap his torture porn up in, but instead of something original he took the premise of another movie.

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Post by Hello Doris! » Tue Sep 01, 2009 11:43 am

Very pretty to watch, but in parts felt like an extended NIN video. The guy was nice though when we spoke to him.
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Post by Tommy-Boy » Tue Sep 01, 2009 12:56 pm

Hm ok - so thats what Crystal Maze guy has been up to lately. This one really didnt grab me as I can never really understand those movies where someone goes off to a desolate place (hmmm mountain biking in some foggy ass-end of Europe) and then go out of their way to piss-off some nutters in a big-ass truck with big ass-guns and a satan-hound. Big cop-out of an ending.

Future of Italian Horror? Oh I do hope not.

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Post by Jekyll » Tue Sep 01, 2009 3:26 pm

As someone already mentioned I think someone has seen Jacobs Ladder.

Not very impressed at all with this.

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Post by streetrw » Tue Sep 01, 2009 7:29 pm

Have to say this was the first film of the weekend that I wasn't particularly impressed with. I never get on with movies which ultimately take place in a non-existent or fictional reality and, like Jacob's Ladder (which is undeniably creepy) or 1408 (which isn't), once it's established where the bulk of the movie is taking place, I lost some interest. It's good looking, but I don't know that it's the future of Italian horror.
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