Lineup announced - discussion/thoughts

Taking place over the Bank Holiday weekend, 21st - 25th August 2014
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Post by scoutthehorizon » Wed Jul 02, 2014 12:30 pm

Exists, The Den, Open Windows, Digging Up The Marrow, The Expedition, & Xmoor all use found footage to some extent. And of the couple I've seen are VERY good.
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Post by DJBenz » Wed Jul 02, 2014 12:41 pm

Sue77 wrote:Thank you DJBenz. Unfortunately I suffer with motion sickness when trying to watch this style of film - especially if they run whilst holding the camera... :eek:
Damn. V/H/S must've been a killer for you. It made me feel a bit dizzy. :lol:

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Post by Sue77 » Wed Jul 02, 2014 1:20 pm

Thank you also Scoutthehorizon - very useful to know.

I have to admit I avoided VHS 2 last year because of this. Often the found footage films are good, but sadly they're not for me. A few years back the first film I saw was found footage and it took me nearly all day to recover! :( (shame they don't have a Mr White Face as that was me :lol: )

Regarding the line up I will be watching this year it looks to be a pretty darn solid selection. Personally I love the Discovery screens as they have an interesting mix of old and new :D

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Post by DJBenz » Tue Jul 08, 2014 3:19 pm

Just realised: The Last Showing (Robert Englund) Main Screen, Friday 22nd August is also released in cinemas the same day and gets its DVD/Blu/VOD release on the Monday (25th)!

That's a very quick hop between premiere and release. :lol:

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Post by Wulfster » Tue Jul 08, 2014 3:57 pm

Most esteemed fellow Fright-festers, could I please trouble you for some advice and/or recommendations? :?:
There's a few annoying clashes in my pre-planned viewing schedule, but by far my most hair-tearing decision is that for the last film on Friday night (22nd).
I'm in screen 7 (Horror channel) and all of the late-night films are ones that I was most desperate to see at the fest!! (*shakes fist at Ian, Greg, Paul, and Alan*).

Namely "Wolfcop" / "Dead Snow 2" / "The Drownsman"
I'm erring towards "Wolfcop", just for the fact that it seems like the perfect Friday Midnight film. But a recommendation from trusted sources would swing it towards either of the other two.
There's no region 2 releases imminent as far as I can see, but I would imagine (if I stopped being lazy) that "Dead Snow 2" is easy enough to get or stream.
Anybody got any views? Would be much appreciated.
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Post by DJBenz » Wed Jul 09, 2014 11:08 am

I haven't checked out The Drownsman yet, but from my own perspective I'd go for Dead Snow 2 over Wolfcop. I've got a feeling Wolfcop is going to be a novelty that works off its premise more than genuinely entertaining filmmaking.

I'll be glad to be wrong though!

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Post by morralex » Wed Jul 09, 2014 1:29 pm

DJBenz wrote:Just realised: The Last Showing (Robert Englund) Main Screen, Friday 22nd August is also released in cinemas the same day and gets its DVD/Blu/VOD release on the Monday (25th)!

That's a very quick hop between premiere and release. :lol:

Does that mean that is someone goes to a showing of it somewhere that is earlier than 6pm (or whatever time its on first) its not actually the premiere at all?

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Post by DJBenz » Wed Jul 09, 2014 2:36 pm

morralex wrote:Does that mean that is someone goes to a showing of it somewhere that is earlier than 6pm (or whatever time its on first) its not actually the premiere at all?
Possibly, although the fact it's going from cinema to home entertainment in 3 days might suggest its theatrical run is severely limited.

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Post by Bearded Avenger » Thu Jul 10, 2014 10:34 pm

I'd guess that it's only going to be shown on the one evening. Perhaps FrightFest will in fact be the sole showing anywaySeems to be more.common. Ie themakes of Iron Sky were unhappy when their UK distro agreed to a cinematic release and then only had one day (and may have been one cinema only as well).

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Post by sherbetbizarre » Sun Jul 13, 2014 12:57 am

What could the To Be Confirmed movie be..? V/HS/S Viral?

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Post by morralex » Mon Jul 14, 2014 7:34 am

Hopefully 'it follows'.

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Post by STun » Mon Jul 14, 2014 9:40 am

VHS viral would be good
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Post by sherbetbizarre » Mon Jul 14, 2014 11:50 am

morralex wrote:Hopefully 'it follows'.
It would be a pity to miss the "resounding genre hit of Cannes" and "terrific crowd-pleaser" - in fact, it was surprise not to see it in the original line-up - but maybe it's another one TIFF have nabbed as an exclusive :twisted:

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Post by STun » Mon Jul 14, 2014 6:03 pm

Fingers crossed for 'it follows'
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