Relive the horror of Frightfest 2009
Frightfest Hardcore
Frightfest Hardcore
Posts: 907
Joined: Sun Mar 19, 2006 8:26 pm
Location: Here!

Post by lupogirl »

The first 30mins or so. Thought great setting amongst the woods. With the stunning sight of the mist surrounding the mountains back drop. Firstly I thought it will be a ghost story. Then the film veered off into a segment of grim reaper type character who has a not enviable collection of death and disaster from over the years. Then a Jacob's Ladder style ending.

Not sure what story the film is trying to tell. In the QA the director was bundle of energy and a shame his vision did not transpire on screen.
"We Who Walk Here Walk Alone"
Undead Horde
Undead Horde
Posts: 411
Joined: Mon Sep 25, 2006 10:04 am

Post by Reanimator »

Took a while to get going but was pretty good with a few nasty moments.
Fresh Meat
Fresh Meat
Posts: 6
Joined: Mon Aug 31, 2009 4:42 pm

Post by Paul »

I think it's so creepy! The villain will freak you out!!
Fresh Meat
Fresh Meat
Posts: 4
Joined: Tue Sep 01, 2009 8:41 pm

Post by marylim »

Great visual experience, Zampaglione is a fucking genius!
Walking Dead
Walking Dead
Posts: 51
Joined: Tue Sep 16, 2008 9:50 pm

Post by Porkboy »

Great cinematography and one or two nasty moments, but on the whole I didn't like this. It just seemed to be a re-hash of other film's ideas (I'm glad I'm not the only one who picked up on the Jacob's Ladder rip). I was hoping, as the film reached its climax, that the ending was going to pull the rug out from under me and suddenly make the previous 80 minutes worthwhile, but unfortunately the ending was shit. And that just makes me dislike the film more.
"Last person I saw looked like you, I shot 'em in the face!"
"Shoot me in the face and I'll kick your ass!"
The DeadlySpawn
Twitching Corpse
Twitching Corpse
Posts: 22
Joined: Mon Mar 09, 2009 4:29 pm
Location: Farnham, Surrey

Post by The DeadlySpawn »

Slightly lame ending aside, I liked the film. It helped that I knew nothing about it, and for the first 20 minutes I was under the impression that it was a "Most Dangerous Game" sort of affair.
User avatar
Undead Horde
Undead Horde
Posts: 375
Joined: Sat Apr 18, 2009 4:07 pm
Location: Grimsby

Post by Maniacal »

Decent plot if not a little Jacobs Ladderesque with decent acting, the one thing that made this movie dull was the pacing which made it to long winded.

Twitter: _grimgringhost
Facebook: Maniacal2011
Running Zombie
Running Zombie
Posts: 197
Joined: Fri Aug 24, 2007 12:32 pm
Location: harrow

Post by rach »

I thought this was forgetable. Horrible soundtrack, crap storyline and the whole Nazi stuff was just silly.
User avatar
Twitching Corpse
Twitching Corpse
Posts: 39
Joined: Tue Jun 09, 2009 6:56 pm
Location: Plymouth

Post by dnky666 »

Up until the end I was enjoying it. The creeping about in the dark was genuinely unsettling and I don't recall seeing anyone grilled before. Also, the eyelid!!!!

Sadly though it then blows it big time with no attempt to even make the Iraq reveal look anything like Iraq. Like the Directors leather trousers, I guess it seemed a good idea at the time. That being said if he made a slasher film with a linear plot I bet it would be awesome.
Running Zombie
Running Zombie
Posts: 178
Joined: Sun Jun 12, 2005 12:12 pm
Location: portsmouth

Post by zoltan »

Don't recall noticing anything wrong with the directors trousers lol
Alex J
Posts: 632
Joined: Wed Aug 27, 2008 1:30 pm
Location: The Back Of The Beyond

Post by Alex J »

*** Possible spoilers ***

Good suspense and sequences early on, but the twist ending felt too much like a Jacob's Ladder rip-off. Perhaps focusing on the "dreamworld" would have been more interesting?? Some interesting political messages in there though. 7.5 / 10
No tears, please. It's a waste of good suffering.
Fresh Meat
Fresh Meat
Posts: 5
Joined: Mon Aug 31, 2009 4:22 pm

Post by micodler »

I completely agree, the political message is something really rare in a horror film. It adds something more that makes you think. Even the photography and the score were great, despite the audio that was a bit too loud.
Anyway, an impressive example of horror by the new Italian generation.
Fresh Meat
Fresh Meat
Posts: 3
Joined: Wed Sep 02, 2009 4:05 pm

Post by Andy »

Simply the best film of the festival.
Running Zombie
Running Zombie
Posts: 125
Joined: Fri Feb 10, 2006 2:30 pm
Location: Brighton

Post by steve806 »

Can someone help me out.

What was the political message?
Walking Dead
Walking Dead
Posts: 57
Joined: Tue Sep 01, 2009 12:30 pm

Post by Tommy-Boy »

steve806 wrote:Can someone help me out.

What was the political message?
Yeh I was wondering what that was too....
Post Reply