What does everyone think of the line up then?

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Re: What does everyone think of the line up then?

Post by Wolfshade » Mon Jul 01, 2013 2:28 pm

Yeah, it looks better than last year, on first glance V/H/S 2, You're Next, Dark Touch, Big Bad Wolves and Odd Thomas would appear to be the highlights...but my initial impressions always prove to be wrong so who knows.

I always try to see some of the Disco screen films, so possibly Antisocial (I can skip Hatchet 3 as I hated the first 2), and maybe some of the retro stuff, Fall Of The House of Usher, and/or Nosferatu.

Tenatively looking forward to Curse Of Chucky, I loved Bride but hated Seed, so it looks like I'll either love it or hate it. And yes, Hammer Of The Gods looks extremely out of place judging by the write up.

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Re: What does everyone think of the line up then?

Post by Wulfster » Mon Jul 01, 2013 2:54 pm

I must admit "Hammer of the Gods" does seem a bit random, judging by the several trailers I've seen. But I could be wrong (situation normal).

The only definitive decision I've made so far with the disco films, is that I'll see "Wither" instead of "I spit on your grave 2".
Oddly enough, I really rated the remake, and thought Sarah Butler was awesome in it, but the sequel just looks to be a city-based version with different characters...
And I liked "Blood runs cold", so I really wanted to see Sonny Laguna's follow-up, which looks a pretty damn good evil-dead-alike.

Umm-ing & Aah-ing over the others at the mo', but I would love to see "Stalled" ... if only it wasn't up against "Frankenstein's Army" and "Big Bad Wolves"!
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Re: What does everyone think of the line up then?

Post by DJBenz » Mon Jul 01, 2013 3:13 pm

Looking good so far. I've been really wanting to see The American Scream for a while now, but it's on at the same time as The Dyatlov Pass Incident. :(
Other than that I don't think there's any clashes for me on Friday.

Hammer of the Gods does look a bit out of place on Saturday, but hey, it might be refreshing against all the horror. Another solid day for me.

Sunday I'll be flagging so probably miss the opener, then catch In Fear or Paranormal Diaries. I'd rather smash my face repeatedly into a wall than watch stoner "comedy" like The 420 Witch. :roll:

Monday looking good again, and my goodness Big Bad Wolves starts at 9.00pm so I can probably organise a train to let me catch the closing film. Hurrah!

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Re: What does everyone think of the line up then?

Post by morralex » Mon Jul 01, 2013 3:31 pm

Hammer of the Gods is odd but I think it'll be fun and there's nothing wrong with variety.

Clashes for me are In Fear/Paranormal Diaries, Demons Rock/Hypnotist, American Scream/For Elisa.

I reckon Paranormal Diaries and Demons Rock will win, not sure about other one. Have to see what ticket situation is like I guess.

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Re: What does everyone think of the line up then?

Post by brad1000 » Mon Jul 01, 2013 4:50 pm

Hammer of the gods ? really ? All round the film festivals and all those screeners and thats it ? It's a shame so many actual HORROR films have been ignored over this.
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Re: What does everyone think of the line up then?

Post by morralex » Mon Jul 01, 2013 6:00 pm

brad1000 wrote:Hammer of the gods ? really ? All round the film festivals and all those screeners and thats it ? It's a shame so many actual HORROR films have been ignored over this.
yeah it does look a bit shit, but i reckon after a drink it'l be a laugh.

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Re: What does everyone think of the line up then?

Post by Charlie » Mon Jul 01, 2013 6:42 pm

Maybe if we all club together we can convince them to change Hammer of the Gods for something else? :P

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Re: What does everyone think of the line up then?

Post by Bearded Avenger » Mon Jul 01, 2013 9:59 pm

Hammer of the Gods is one of the films that interests me the most. Limbs being hacked off by Saxon warriors?! Count me in. Anyway, people always seem to forget that many years have featured a decidely non-horror film (ie Korea gansgters, New Zealand stunt comedies, mountain climbers in Scotland, Star Wars fans on road trips, etc).

As I love a bit of Nordic crime, hoping The Hypnosist is good. Now, I have the book in my unread pile, do I read it first?

I would say, it's more down to which films don't look that interesting. So may give the first three on Friday a miss: Pass, Dementemania, Hatchet III in favour of For Elisa, Daylight and Antisocial. Painless ahead of Missionary. Willow Creek over Banshee Chapter. Wake in Fright over 100 Bloody Acres.

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Re: What does everyone think of the line up then?

Post by Wolfshade » Tue Jul 02, 2013 11:26 am

Wulfster wrote:
I think the Discovery line-up is incredibly strong as well. I desperately want to see "Stalled" and "Wither", both of which have great advance word. Have the usual problem with them clashing with main screens films I want to see though. Grrr... :evil:
Stalled does look fun, I think I may have to skip We Are What We Are (I absolutely hated the original), and see it. Painless, Wither and Snap look to be the other highlights of the Discovery screen.

also lol @ the trailer to The Demon's Rook:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B3ILJvfXfMw

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Re: What does everyone think of the line up then?

Post by Malky » Tue Jul 02, 2013 11:44 am

I'm trying to not pay to much attention to the line up as the films I get excited about tend to let me down but then some unknown film blows me away. This has happened at every FF event I have attended.

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Re: What does everyone think of the line up then?

Post by brad1000 » Tue Jul 02, 2013 5:19 pm

Bearded Avenger wrote:Hammer of the Gods is one of the films that interests me the most. Limbs being hacked off by Saxon warriors?! Count me in. Anyway, people always seem to forget that many years have featured a decidely non-horror film (ie Korea gansgters, New Zealand stunt comedies, mountain climbers in Scotland, Star Wars fans on road trips, etc).

As I love a bit of Nordic crime, hoping The Hypnosist is good. Now, I have the book in my unread pile, do I read it first?

I would say, it's more down to which films don't look that interesting. So may give the first three on Friday a miss: Pass, Dementemania, Hatchet III in favour of For Elisa, Daylight and Antisocial. Painless ahead of Missionary. Willow Creek over Banshee Chapter. Wake in Fright over 100 Bloody Acres.
I agree there is a place for crossover films in frightfest - but they have to be GOOD movies to achieve this , not sub- snyderesque homo-erotic piffle. changing the subject i wouldn't write off 100 bloody acres - my prediction is it will be the suprise hit of the weekend.
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Re: What does everyone think of the line up then?

Post by Wolfshade » Tue Jul 02, 2013 5:53 pm

brad1000 wrote: i wouldn't write off 100 bloody acres - my prediction is it will be the suprise hit of the weekend.
Have you seen it? Just wondering what makes you say that, because its looks poor from the trailer, and I was already thinking about seeing Snap instead or just getting an early night.

It's always a film I'm not expecting much from that turns out to be my favourite, but I wasn't thinking it'd be 100 Bloody Acres.

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Re: What does everyone think of the line up then?

Post by morralex » Tue Jul 02, 2013 7:15 pm

brad1000 wrote: I agree there is a place for crossover films in frightfest - but they have to be GOOD movies to achieve this , not sub- snyderesque homo-erotic piffle. changing the subject i wouldn't write off 100 bloody acres - my prediction is it will be the suprise hit of the weekend.
haha well said on HOTG! still reckon it'll be total jokes. :lol:

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Re: What does everyone think of the line up then?

Post by halloweengirl » Tue Jul 02, 2013 7:39 pm

In the olden days FrightFest was about horror and fantasy so I can see how Hammer of the Gods would fit in, plus my old man will enjoy this - he loves all that Viking stuff!

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Re: What does everyone think of the line up then?

Post by mamawaldi » Tue Jul 02, 2013 7:50 pm

Cracking line up I think. Potentially one of the best in my 4-5 years of FFing

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