Top 5 films

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Re: Top 5 films

Post by satanslittlehelper » Tue Aug 28, 2012 5:08 pm

Top 5 (actually 6 as I can't split them) in no particular order:

1. Maniac
2. Sleep Tight
3. American Mary
4. Sinister
5. Chained
6. V/H/S
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Re: Top 5 films

Post by Wulfster » Tue Aug 28, 2012 6:06 pm

The Top 5 for me were;

1) Maniac
2) Rec3
3) Sleep Tight
4) Chained
5) Eurocrime

Must say that I was consistently surprised by the quality and entertainment of the UK/Irish films this year, and if there was a top 10 they would be in there ....
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6) Cockneys Vs. Zombies
7) American Mary
Eight) Grabbers
9) Sinister
10) Stitches

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Re: Top 5 films

Post by Meanbobs » Tue Aug 28, 2012 6:07 pm

No truly outstanding films for me this year, but here are my Top 5 in the order that they played at the fest:

The Seasoning House
Hidden in the Woods (Genuinely surprised at the hate for this!)
Sleep Tight
Berberian Sound Studio
American Mary

Disclaimer: I missed out on viewing Maniac and Sinister alongside the other late night showings.

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Re: Top 5 films

Post by AdeBrown » Tue Aug 28, 2012 6:11 pm

My favourites (and indeed one or two others) are represented in this mix I made.
http://www.mixcloud.com/surprisetruck/f ... ren-first/

Some songs are quite obvious, others more subtle.
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Re: Top 5 films

Post by seanface » Wed Aug 29, 2012 12:27 pm

-Eurocrime (absolutely loved)
-Maniac (pleasantly surprised)
-Sleep Tight (really impressed by this)
-Rec 3 (pleasantly surprised part 2)
-Sinister (pleasantly surprised part 3)

all in all I would say I was more surprised by stuff I thought would be awful (see above & also: Stiches and Grabbers) then blown away by any one film in particular. Sleep Tight was a wee gem of a movie, which I can't believe I initially thought about skipping.

Some absolute horseshit in there (outpost 2, hidden in the woods), but that's always the way. I really wanted to like Berberian but it left me feeling cold. At least with Kill List last year it felt like there were little bits to hang on and formulate an idea on afterwards. V/H/S was good, but not great.

I see After is getting a kicking. I quite enjoyed it. Yes it was cheesy and a bit slow, but at least it wasn't continuing that nasty rape-y atmosphere from some of the other films shown

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Re: Top 5 films

Post by TheDukeAbides » Wed Aug 29, 2012 5:17 pm

In no real order:

Grabbers
Eurocrime
Stitches
Sleep Tight
Dead Sushi

These are the ones I got the most enjoyment from/will buy

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Re: Top 5 films

Post by Donut » Wed Aug 29, 2012 9:53 pm

Sleep Tight
Grabbers
Dead Sushi
Eurocrime
Rec 3

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Re: Top 5 films

Post by Alex J » Thu Aug 30, 2012 1:12 pm

My top 5, in order of preference:

Maniac
Chained
Sleep Tight
V/H/S
Sinister
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Re: Top 5 films

Post by The Soapmaker » Thu Aug 30, 2012 10:37 pm

Sleep Tight (even though I briefly fell asleep myself, which I tend to do, unfortunately....)
Sinister
Tulpa (yes, really)
[Rec]3: Genesis
Cockneys Vs Zombies

V/H/S came pretty close, because the best bits were very very good, but some of it wasn't so great. American Mary would've been there too, but I thought it totally fell apart in the last half hour.

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Re: Top 5 films

Post by Lunny68 » Thu Aug 30, 2012 10:49 pm

Five is not enough. Here is my top seven.

Sleep Tight
Chained
American Mary
Rec 3
Cockneys Vs Zombies
Seasoning House
Night of Nightmares

I also liked Eurocrime, although it felt a bit out of place at Frightfest. And Bride of Frankenstein and Nightbreed were great; but as already existing works, felt they couldn't be in the top seven

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Re: Top 5 films

Post by streetrw » Mon Sep 03, 2012 6:00 pm

A NIGHT OF NIGHTMARES
SINISTER
GRABBERS
REC 3
WE ARE THE NIGHT
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Re: Top 5 films

Post by zappa fan » Thu Sep 06, 2012 12:38 pm

Sounds like A Night of Nightmare should have been put on in different place. Missed it.

Here is my top 5.

5. Chained
4. Sleep Tight
3. V/H/S
2. Sinister
1. Maniac
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Re: Top 5 films

Post by Shawky999 » Fri Sep 07, 2012 3:36 pm

I've listed them in order -

http://letterboxd.com/shawky69/list/frightfest-2012/

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Re: Top 5 films

Post by Kris » Sat Sep 08, 2012 3:13 pm

5. Maniac - Just as grim as the original

4. American Mary - Nice and twisted

3. Rec 3 - Loved it

2. Sleep Tight - Just brilliant

1. Sinister - Just the kind of horror film I love
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Re: Top 5 films

Post by Bearded Avenger » Tue Sep 11, 2012 1:13 pm

I fall in to the camp who just din't think this year was a but weak over all. In no particular order:

(REC) 3

Sleep Tight

Maniac

Grabbers

Chained

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