Case 39

Relive the horror of Frightfest 2009
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Post by macready » Thu Sep 03, 2009 8:41 am

As this year's mainstream Hollywood fodder, it wasn't too bad. Nothing incredibly exciting, and it would probably have been more effective if it had been released a year or two ago when it was filmed rather than this year after a glut of creepy kid movies. But, Jodelle Ferland was great as the kid, and it went in a few interesting directions.

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Post by zoltan » Thu Sep 03, 2009 11:25 am

My third and final trip to the discovery screen as this looked a little to much like hollywood fodder for me.

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Post by dangerous_jamie » Thu Sep 03, 2009 11:59 am

I thought this was utter tripe.

It was like a stupid remake without there having been an original.
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Post by krispyg » Thu Sep 03, 2009 1:20 pm

It was not as good as Orphan but not as bad as Unborn, Walled In and Haunting in Conneticut.

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Post by Alex J » Fri Sep 04, 2009 5:40 pm

Watched Fragment on the Discovery Screen, as the trailer for that appealed to me more.
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Post by odishon » Sun Sep 06, 2009 5:22 pm

Kept me entertained but I preferred Orphan as it was darkly comic and nastier overall.

Bit disappointed this director has 'sold out' to Hollywood as I thought Antibodies was excellent and would have hoped for something similar and less mainstream from him.

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Post by sherbetbizarre » Mon Sep 07, 2009 1:18 am

Because Case 39 was delayed for 2 years, you won't have long to wait for his 3rd film... Pandorum is out in October!

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1188729/

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Post by AndyJWS » Mon Sep 07, 2009 11:48 pm

Enjoyed it personally - a shame that thanks to the delay the other "evil kid" movies have jumped the gun, but slickly done and one of the better mainstream horrors... quite a few comparisons to FEAR I found, if a film gets made then look no further for casting Alma!
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