Massive Thanks

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Massive Thanks

Post by Reanimator » Tue Aug 28, 2012 10:14 am

Big thanks to Alan, Paul, Ian and Greg for another fantastic Frightfest. Loads of movies and guests and surprises as always. Lots of thanks also to the Empire staff, volunteers and helpers. Stand out film for me was Sleep Tight, closely followed by American Mary and Chained. Roll on FF14.

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Post by Dom » Tue Aug 28, 2012 11:30 am

So far me and my mate have only taken in one day, this was our fifth year visiting and it's always fun so thanks for continuing to put on a cool event.

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Post by deny_conformity » Tue Aug 28, 2012 11:49 am

Another thanks to the guys from me, it's our third year and we'd love to keep coming back as long as they keep running it. I found all the films great overall and even the weakest film I saw was worth watching (Berberian Sound Studio - pretty much flawless acting, fantastic cinematography and amazing sound, I just didn't get it). My favourite film was American Mary, closely followed by Maniac and Sleep Tight. I think for our group it's been one of the strongest yet, even the worst film was still worth watching :o).

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Post by jerichodark » Tue Aug 28, 2012 4:01 pm

Big thanks from me to everybody involved, my 5th year and I love it every time.

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Post by satanslittlehelper » Tue Aug 28, 2012 5:24 pm

Can't thank the guys enough. I cannot imagine how much hard work goes into arranging everything each year, all for our viewing pleasure.
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Re: Massive Thanks

Post by DavieT » Tue Aug 28, 2012 5:46 pm

Thanks to all for making my Aug Bank holiday weekend entertaining for the 10th year in a row :)

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Post by Wulfster » Tue Aug 28, 2012 5:58 pm

Many thanks to Team GB ("Gore & Blood" as Alan stated this year).
Guys, you may have some criticism around the choices, but overall for me this was another blinding year.
Thanks for everything and I will see you all at the same place and time next year!

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Post by The Aylmer » Tue Aug 28, 2012 6:56 pm

Yeah, huge thanks as always lads. I've done all thirteen years worth and there have always been movies that didn't work (for me) or else didn't quite seem to fit into the traditional 'horror' category (Oldboy, The Living and The Dead, The Horseman etc all of which I loved). I personally wouldn't change any of it. Keep giving us loads of variation and the occasional non horror offering. As long as they've got that Frightfest vibe then they'll find their admirers. This year was a good 'un for me. Out of the 22 films I saw I'd say I rated 12 of them from 7/10 upwards. And only 2 of the remainder dropped below 5/10. In other words, 2 stinkers, 8 average and 12 that were well worth all the late nights and lack of sleep. I don't get that sort of success rate in my normal trips to the cinema each month so it was worth every penny! Roll on next year :D

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Post by TheDukeAbides » Wed Aug 29, 2012 3:40 pm

Thanks to all involved.

Alan, Paul, Ian and Greg.

The people in the red t-shirts.

Staff at the Empire (especially that one very attractive lady).

And to all the attendees, especially those who were sat next to me.

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Post by AdeBrown » Wed Aug 29, 2012 8:45 pm

Where were you sat, Duke A'bides ?

Just want to know if I am being left out.
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It seems like it's that time of year when the complaints thread outdoes the praise & thanks thread, and so once again:
Personally, I don't want a festival of similar films that I'd go and see anyway, I want to be presented with stuff that challenges too.

Alan, Ian and Paul work especially hard all weekend.
But all of the volunteers and people who are working behind the scenes (some of whom are friends I hardly saw this year!).
The cinema staff really join in too.

The film makers and actors etc who took the time to come along and mix with us (and switch off their mobile phones, presumably because they had been warned about last time !)

And the folks who agreed, argued and looked slightly askance at our opinions on the films.
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Re: Massive Thanks

Post by soberdave72@hotmail.com » Wed Aug 29, 2012 9:16 pm

Another Brilliant Frightfest,

Huge Thanks to Ian, Paul, Alan and Greg for organising another Amazing Festival.

The Guy's introductions and after film QA's really make this festival special.

Eclectic Mix of films with five absolutely Brilliant, Chained, Tower Block, Maniac, Sleep Tight and Sinister.

Cannot understand the fans who moan about film choices on these pages, surely that is the whole point of a film festival, you wouldn't go to Glastonbury and expect to love every band. You have got to have some duffers, it adds to the fun and argument afterwards at the bar.

Despite what the moaners say, never change the way, you guys select the films, the varied mix is what makes Frightfest so great! Where else can you see films as diverse as Chained to the hiliarious Stitches ! (the surprise of the festival, and it achieved the impossible, made me like Ross Noble, bloody great intro's on two nights)

Awesome Job by everybody concerned, and roll on Halloween.

Dave, Swindon (seat N32)

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Re: Massive Thanks

Post by rawshark » Wed Aug 29, 2012 9:38 pm

As ever, a huge thanks to all the big four - Alan, Paul, Ian and Greg - and the many, many people who put a lot of work into putting a festival of this size together.

From watching submissions, to programming the event, making the brochure, inviting the guests, co-ordinating travel, ensuring there are seamless additional surprises (such as Alex Garland introducing footage from Dredd, or Simon Pegg presenting Greg Nicotero with the Variety Award), to enlisting and managing the volunteers - a lot of work goes into these things, and I saw mostly smiling faces from the fellow fans all weekend.

Sure, we can all disagree on the selections (I would have definitely like to have seen some swaps between main and Discovery for instance), but we do have the choice to miss a big screen for a smaller 'discovery'. And the addition of the rediscovery screen was a great idea, and widened options well. I only managed one screening there, but Bride of Frankenstein did look amazing and it was great that it was packed out too. Maybe more of that next year with a range of cool, culty films that rarely get seen (Night of the Creeps anyone?)

So yes, thanks to organisers, the volunteers, Empire cinema staff, distributors, filmmakers and guests - I had a great time this year as ever! :D
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Re: Massive Thanks

Post by crystalake84 » Thu Aug 30, 2012 3:00 pm

Big thanks and well done to all the guys, this was my first frightfest and I had a great time. I will definitely be back next year.

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Re: Massive Thanks

Post by drippingpaint » Thu Aug 30, 2012 3:34 pm

Got to agree was a great FF this year for me.

Everyone did a fab job and after 6 years i think i'm finally used to the variety in quality and themes in the films on offer

Will be back next year

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Re: Massive Thanks

Post by Alex J » Sun Sep 02, 2012 10:33 pm

A massive thanks to Alan, Ian, Paul and Greg, plus also to the Empire staff who really joined in, the helpers, guests and the audience, who all combined to create another superb fest.

Only two films scored below 7 for me, so that demonstrates the quality of the line-up. Well done!
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