The Seasoning House

The rotting remains of 2012's festival
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The Seasoning House

Post by jonbly » Fri Aug 24, 2012 3:42 pm

8/10

Really enjoyed this one, particularly the lead performance. Let down a bit by an unconvincing fight scene in front of the piggies, though, which pulled jonbly out of it.

Also, there's a golden rule of fiction that any story is allowed one implausible coincidence. But this girl just keeps knocking on the wrong doors...
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Re: The Seasoning House

Post by AdeBrown » Sat Aug 25, 2012 10:15 am

A game of two halves.
The first part was quite harrowing, and yet almost sensitive, and I'd rather have had that continue until a quick shot of vengeance at the end. As it was, the second half was a reasonable example of the genre "Hard Blokes chase chicks, who really should not be able to survive". But yon welsh chappy in the Q&A must have watched a different film.

Yeah, tell Jonbly he's right about the piggies scene.
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Re: The Seasoning House

Post by svengalidonut » Sat Aug 25, 2012 7:10 pm

The best film of the Festival so far...
but the porcelain piggy scene can be edited out entirely and this will surely improve the storyline.
I wonder why the director is blindsighted by this ill-fitting scene.

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Re: The Seasoning House

Post by Kris » Sat Aug 25, 2012 9:20 pm

Martyrs x The Balkans = Seasoning House

Liked it, would recommend it too
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Re: The Seasoning House

Post by Stephen with ph » Sun Aug 26, 2012 12:12 am

Excellent movie, although I'd agree that the loss of the aforementioned piggy-house scene would improve the film overall.

I loved the claustrophobic setting of the house itself and felt some concern when they started running around the Balkan countryside - however, the final factory location paid some handsome dividends, firstly when all the burly workers slunk away to leave Angel to her fate, and secondly when Sean P met his comeuppance.

It's hard to imagine the progressively bleaker future instalments of the trilogy :shock:

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Post by Kris » Sun Aug 26, 2012 9:34 am

True, though I look forward to seeing them
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Re: The Seasoning House

Post by Stevey K » Mon Aug 27, 2012 8:23 am

Question ... How did she turn round in that very tight chimney/tube at the end?

Thought this was poor with cod accents (Sean Pertwee) and looked like a council estate as a location...

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Re: The Seasoning House

Post by AdeBrown » Mon Aug 27, 2012 8:41 am

Stevey K wrote:Question ... How did she turn round in that very tight chimney/tube at the end?

Thought this was poor with cod accents (Sean Pertwee) and looked like a council estate as a location...
She got out and climbed back in?

True Fact: After Uxbridge played the part of The Balkans in this, I was tempted to ask the Cockneys Vs Zombies guys how they managed to get Uxbridge to look like the East End. Glad I didn't though.
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Re: The Seasoning House

Post by Wolfshade » Mon Aug 27, 2012 11:42 pm

The best opening film sine Eden Lake imo, nasty and gritty but very well done.

It was stretching it a bit to believe the tiny girl could have overpowered and killed all those huge guys, but still that was no reason for that knob to say "I was unconvinced. Can it be re-cut?" in the Q&A.

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Re: The Seasoning House

Post by sherbetbizarre » Tue Aug 28, 2012 2:59 am

Wolfshade wrote:It was stretching it a bit to believe the tiny girl could have overpowered and killed all those huge guys, but still that was no reason for that knob to say "I was unconvinced. Can it be re-cut?" in the Q&A.
That was hilarious - I'm not even sure that dude saw the film... I think he just wandered in and was having a laugh.

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Re: The Seasoning House

Post by Alex J » Tue Aug 28, 2012 11:48 am

Excellent opening film, with a strong, realistic story set during the Balkans conflict. A superb debut performance from Rosie Day in the lead role, while Paul Hyett does a fine job on his directorial debut too. Very dark, but not as brutal as "Martyrs", with good use made of hidey-holes! Some effective dream-like sequences also added to the atmosphere. 8 / 10
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Re: The Seasoning House

Post by Jekyll » Tue Aug 28, 2012 12:57 pm

Very good opening film and really thought this got the fest off to a good start.

Lead actress was simply awesome.

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Re: The Seasoning House

Post by BigWillyStephenson » Tue Aug 28, 2012 4:40 pm

I thoroughly enjoyed The Seasoning House.
A very grim film with disturbing subject matter.
Rosie Day was outstanding in the lead role,very impressed.

Great opening film

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Re: The Seasoning House

Post by TheDukeAbides » Wed Aug 29, 2012 3:38 pm

Very well made and acted film.

I felt this too sagged in the middle and I felt more could have been made of Angel's character crawling about the house.

Bit too much man-ass in it for me too.

I liked the ambiguous ending(s) too.

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Re: The Seasoning House

Post by lupogirl » Wed Aug 29, 2012 6:05 pm

Even though at times made uncomfortable viewing. Did enjoy this one. At the times the accents were amusing and the young girl was excellent. Having a character who was deaf and mute added suspense to this film. Also some rather good deaths as well.

While watching it did remind me of a couple of scenes from Taken.
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