Sleep Tight

The rotting remains of 2012's festival
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Sleep Tight

Post by jonbly » Sun Aug 26, 2012 6:08 pm

9/10 - Excellent stuff. Everything felt right about this one.

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Re: Sleep Tight

Post by Kris » Sun Aug 26, 2012 8:46 pm

Wow, loved it may just have been my favourite film
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Re: Sleep Tight

Post by djwoody » Sun Aug 26, 2012 11:01 pm

Fantastic film, one of the best of the weekend.

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Re: Sleep Tight

Post by Stephen with ph » Sun Aug 26, 2012 11:54 pm

I thought I was having a little trouble engaging with Frightfest this year - the overall standard seems to be lower than in previous years, and I'd seen nothing to rival the 6 or 7 excellent movies that were shown last year.

Then "Sleep Tight" came along. An absolute corker, 10/10.

I've got that Frightfest feeling again :D

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Re: Sleep Tight

Post by AdeBrown » Mon Aug 27, 2012 8:21 am

For somewhat different reasons, I'd also not quite engaged with Frightfest until Sunday.
This was a real twisted treat.

The lead actor did not occur to me as a hero as suggested in the Q&A, nor an anti-hero, but very much like extending the first 20 mins of the lead (father) in The Woman and looking closely at what really goes on behind the facade of an apparently likeable person. Those scenes where someone is hiding in the house and the victims can't see them are rarely as believable as this was.

So far, the film most likely to be seen by a non-Frightfest audience.

Oh, and good news that he's doing another REC film.
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Re: Sleep Tight

Post by The Aylmer » Tue Aug 28, 2012 2:29 am

Along with Rec 3 my only other 9/10 of the festival (no 10/10's this year). And the fact it got me on the villains side for a while (as he's trying to get out of her apartment without being caught) was a masterstroke. Then he goes and verbally puts the boot into the old lady with the dogs and I thought "what a @%$#". Excellent.

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Re: Sleep Tight

Post by mamawaldi » Tue Aug 28, 2012 6:05 pm

Great film. The tone change about 2/3 of the way through that pushed him from plain creepy to full on evil b'stard was really effective.

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Re: Sleep Tight

Post by Wolfshade » Tue Aug 28, 2012 10:25 pm

The main character has got to be the most likeable evil bastard I've seen in a long while! One of my favourites, fairly simple plot and the film hardly left the hotel, but it used this to its advance - it was a very nicely compact and contained film. not quite in my top5, but very close.

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Re: Sleep Tight

Post by Alex J » Wed Aug 29, 2012 1:09 pm

** spoilers **

A deliciously creepy and superior take on the premise of The Resident, with superb performance by Luis Tosar as the anti-hero. Filled with plenty of suspense and twists and focused on the villain rather than the heroine for a change. Some devilishly humorous moments complemented the more creepy aspects of the story. 9 / 10
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Re: Sleep Tight

Post by TheDukeAbides » Wed Aug 29, 2012 4:33 pm

One of the best for me.

Well acted by all and intelligently put together.

It raises questions in myself (and hopefully everyone else) that you are willing a rapist/stalker to escape and that you hope he does kill a small girl who is blackmailing him, while also wondering if that really is his mother in the hospital.

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Re: Sleep Tight

Post by lupogirl » Wed Aug 29, 2012 5:15 pm

Really enjoyed this one, at times quite creepy in regards what the main character was doing.
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Re: Sleep Tight

Post by AdeBrown » Wed Aug 29, 2012 8:23 pm

I just bought the soundtrack to this.
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Re: Sleep Tight

Post by Rue-morgue Jay » Wed Aug 29, 2012 8:40 pm

I so wanna (and the dvd is out too in spain) but £20 each. not yet.

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Re: Sleep Tight

Post by AdeBrown » Wed Aug 29, 2012 8:49 pm

I paid thirteen quid for the soundtrack. Including postage from Spain I think.
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Re: Sleep Tight

Post by Lunny68 » Thu Aug 30, 2012 10:41 pm

By far the best film at this year's Frighfest. It was gripping, had a good story, fantastic performances, a nice bit of gore and a cracking downbeat ending.

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