The House at the End of Time

Taking place over the Bank Holiday weekend, 21st - 25th August 2014
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The House at the End of Time

Post by hingethunder » Sun Aug 24, 2014 11:53 pm

This was great, possibly my favourite of the festival so far.

Ghost story with a resolution that made perfect sense in retrospect but I didn't see coming. I think I had something in my eye at the end, must have been a problem with the air conditioning.

US remake rights have been sold apparently, hopefully this excellent film will get a release first.

Only niggles were the slightly shonky ageing makeup on the lead, and the dodgy subtitles which I'm sure would be redone before a proper release.

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Post by Rob@Sky » Mon Aug 25, 2014 12:11 am

Perfect summation hingethunder. My joint favourite with Show Pieces (the Discovery films do have the best of the fest, don't they?).

Loved the way the frights were genuine, but fresh ideas were brought to haunted house conventions. Didn't see the twist either and sure repeat viewings will reveal even more secrets.

Not surprised the US rights have been snapped up already. For me this was as good as The Others or Stir of Echoes.
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Post by wakko » Mon Aug 25, 2014 10:14 am

Really enjoyed the film. Felt classic and somehow innocent, yet it had a clever story and twists. I really liked the Lovecaft style symbolism shown through architecture, symbolism (eye, book) and the general door/gate references. Agree, that the aging effect on the lead character was a bit distracting but liked her as an actress. You could tell that the sound designers like designing smashing door sounds and thumping sounds in general.

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Post by Scrofulous Peasant » Tue Aug 26, 2014 12:42 pm

Why wasn't this on the main screen? Loved the story the emotional depth and everything else about it. Easily in my top 5 of the festival. 9 /10

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Post by Wulfster » Tue Aug 26, 2014 11:00 pm

Definitely one of my favourites of the weekend. I think that everybody who caught this was just blown away by it.
Even if you were a smart-ass who thought you had it all sussed out, there were extra twists to surprise you.
Brilliant stuff. Should have been main-screener...

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Post by soberdave72@hotmail.com » Thu Sep 04, 2014 9:27 pm

I stayed in the main screen, except for Life After Beth and Faults. Just caught up with this, (via buying it from Spain via Amazon, where its already on DVD,) after several people I spoke to during Frightfest , said this was the best of the festival.

Have to agree with them, and others posting, a Bloody Brilliant Chiller that should have played the main screen, and in a prime slot, Creepy, Engrossing with an Unexpectedly Moving conclusion. My favorite film of the year by a long way.

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