Films for Frightfest August 2015

Taking place over the Bank Holiday weekend, August 27th - 31st 2015
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Re: Films for Frightfest August 2015

Post by Kris » Tue Aug 25, 2015 7:39 am

And yes there's always time in my FF schedule to do other things like shopping or a few hours photography.
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Re: Films for Frightfest August 2015

Post by scarebear » Tue Aug 25, 2015 9:25 am

Finalised my running list for 2015.

Cant do Thursday and Saturday cos of work and "other commitments" (the wife!!)

Friday:

Hellions
Landmine goes click
The Diabolical
Body
Final Girl (Thats only cos i couldnt get to see "never let go")

Sunday

Slumlord
Road Games

Monday

Night Fare
Howl
Curve
Emelie
Tales of Halloween.

Heres hoping for a good one!

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Re: Films for Frightfest August 2015

Post by scarebear » Tue Aug 25, 2015 9:25 am

Finalised my running list for 2015.

Cant do Thursday and Saturday cos of work and "other commitments" (the wife!!)

Friday:

Hellions
Landmine goes click
The Diabolical
Body
Final Girl (Thats only cos i couldnt get to see "never let go")

Sunday

Slumlord
Road Games

Monday

Night Fare
Howl
Curve
Emelie
Tales of Halloween.

Heres hoping for a good one!

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Re: Films for Frightfest August 2015

Post by Wolfshade » Tue Aug 25, 2015 11:20 am

Kris wrote:Nina Forever I'm giving a wide berth to. Looks like it has potential but won't actually be any good.
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Why do you say that? It's got nothing but very positive reviews so far:

http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/nina_forever/

Main dilemma for me was what to see instead of Hellions, was a choice between Worry Dolls or The Entity, opted for The Entity, hope I've made the right choice.

Pod or Landmine Goes Click also a tough one.

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Re: Films for Frightfest August 2015

Post by DJBenz » Tue Aug 25, 2015 11:50 am

Wolfshade wrote:
Kris wrote:Nina Forever I'm giving a wide berth to. Looks like it has potential but won't actually be any good.
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Why do you say that? It's got nothing but very positive reviews so far:

http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/nina_forever/
One of our guys reviewed it from Fantasia and was also very positive on it.
Wolfshade wrote:Main dilemma for me was what to see instead of Hellions, was a choice between Worry Dolls or The Entity, opted for The Entity, hope I've made the right choice.

Pod or Landmine Goes Click also a tough one.
I think I would have gone with Worry Dolls over The Entity. Since I heard Landmine Goes Click features a 3 minute rape scene I haven't been so keen, personally I'd go with Pod. What doesn't appeal about Hellions? I thought the trailer looked OK.

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Re: Films for Frightfest August 2015

Post by Wolfshade » Tue Aug 25, 2015 12:01 pm

DJBenz wrote: What doesn't appeal about Hellions? I thought the trailer looked OK.
Once again I'm basing that on critical opinion, reviews pretty scathing so far:

http://www.bloodbrothersfilmreviews.blo ... -2015.html

http://cinehouseuk.blogspot.co.uk/2015/ ... -2015.html

http://www.culturefix.co.uk/2015/02/sun ... lions.html

Plus all negative reviews on RT so far.

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Re: Films for Frightfest August 2015

Post by DJBenz » Tue Aug 25, 2015 1:05 pm

Can't argue with that. Subjectivity only goes so far before it becomes consensus. :lol:

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Re: Films for Frightfest August 2015

Post by LeighM » Tue Aug 25, 2015 1:18 pm

I'm willing to give Hellions ago purely on the good faith the director has stored up with me from Pontypool.

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Re: Films for Frightfest August 2015

Post by Meanbobs » Tue Aug 25, 2015 3:02 pm

LeighM wrote:I'm willing to give Hellions ago purely on the good faith the director has stored up with me from Pontypool.
Same here, however that was probably a one-off.

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Re: Films for Frightfest August 2015

Post by Wulfster » Tue Aug 25, 2015 3:09 pm

Just out of interest, has anybody heard anything about "Curve"?
I took a leap of faith and went for that over "Bite".
Yeah, I know "Bite" is sold-out and everybody went mental over it, but I've seen a couple of last-minute bad reviews and to be honest I assumed it would be on DVD fairly shortly.
The premise of "Curve" intrigued me, it's a world premiere Blumhouse film, has a decent director and still has a 2016 US release date.
I have a feeling I may regret my choice, but I've been surprised by brilliant "sleepers" in the past at the fest.
Any body had a sneak-peek? (NB: Replies of "yeah, it's crap" will be ignored, probably)

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Re: Films for Frightfest August 2015

Post by STun » Tue Aug 25, 2015 8:23 pm

Scherzo Diabolico or Summer Camp? Anyone know which one is good or better?
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Re: Films for Frightfest August 2015

Post by stshaw » Wed Aug 26, 2015 1:33 am

Kris wrote:Nina Forever I'm giving a wide berth to. Looks like it has potential but won't actually be any good. Opted for Last Girl Standing instead.

Some hard choices this year. Not seeing BAIT as DVD is 7th Sept.
Thats a shame. I saw Nina Forever on Sunday evening in Hamburg and it was excellent and seemed to very well appreciated by the audience judging by the extended Q&A that followed. The Hallow, which I saw this evening, was also rather good.

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Re: Films for Frightfest August 2015

Post by Kris » Wed Aug 26, 2015 6:39 am

Wolfshade wrote:
Kris wrote:Nina Forever I'm giving a wide berth to. Looks like it has potential but won't actually be any good.
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Why do you say that? It's got nothing but very positive reviews so far:

http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/nina_forever/

Main dilemma for me was what to see instead of Hellions, was a choice between Worry Dolls or The Entity, opted for The Entity, hope I've made the right choice.

Pod or Landmine Goes Click also a tough one.
Didn't like the look of THE ENTITY. POD doesn't appeal either.
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Re: Films for Frightfest August 2015

Post by Kris » Wed Aug 26, 2015 6:41 am

STun wrote:Scherzo Diabolico or Summer Camp? Anyone know which one is good or better?
I opted for SUMMER CAMP. Just ticks all the boxes for me
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Re: Films for Frightfest August 2015

Post by DJBenz » Wed Aug 26, 2015 8:12 am

Kris wrote:
STun wrote:Scherzo Diabolico or Summer Camp? Anyone know which one is good or better?
I opted for SUMMER CAMP. Just ticks all the boxes for me
I'd concur with this decision. Haven't seen either, but Summer Camp looks more my taste.

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