Best and Worst Films of 2016

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Best and Worst Films of 2016

Post by ChrisReynolds » Tue Aug 30, 2016 6:10 pm

Post your favourite and least favourite films of the festival.

My top 5:

1. Train to Busan
2. They Call Me Jeeg Robot
3. Night of Something Strange
4. We are the Flesh
5. The Love Witch (hard to choose between this and Girl with all the Gifts)

Bottom 5:

1. Abbatoir
2. Cell
3. Broken
4. Let Her Out
5. 31

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Re: Best and Worst Films of 2016

Post by Persephone » Tue Aug 30, 2016 6:18 pm

Top 5:

1. Train to Busan
2. Pet
3. Beyond the Gates
4. Broken
5. The Master Cleanse

Bottom 5:

1. Abbatoir (1940's pot boiler dialogue & a criminally dull ghost story with terrible effects)
2. Blood Feast (although I'll concede it is a so bad its almost good movie)
3. Downhill (incomprehensible)
4. The Chamber (Mostly unlikeable people confuse shouting for acting)
5. My Father Die (It looked and sounded glorious but it was hugely pretentious and the ending very comic)

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Re: Best and Worst Films of 2016

Post by oddo » Tue Aug 30, 2016 6:24 pm

Top 5:

- Train to Busan
- Johnny Frank Garret's Last Word
- The Master Cleanse
- Man Underground
- Mercy

Bottom 3:

- Downhill
- 31
- The White Coffin

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Re: Best and Worst Films of 2016

Post by Alex J » Tue Aug 30, 2016 7:24 pm

Top 5:

1) Pet
2) The Girl With All The Gifts
3) Beyond The Gates
4) Broken
5) Realive

Bottom 3:
1) Blood Feast (remake)
2) Cell
3) Mercy (not that it was that bad, just the next weakest)
No tears, please. It's a waste of good suffering.

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Re: Best and Worst Films of 2016

Post by dundermifflin » Tue Aug 30, 2016 7:28 pm

Top 5:

1. Under the Shadow
2. The Unkindness of Ravens

Bottom 5:

1. The Rezort
2. 31
3. My Father Die
4. Blood Feast
5. Downhill

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Re: Best and Worst Films of 2016

Post by jerichodark » Tue Aug 30, 2016 7:48 pm

1. Train to Busan, obviously.
2. Pet. Had some issues but liked it.
3. Siren. The creature had a look of Rose McGowan.
4. White Coffin. Has anyone set fire to a child yet? No? Light that one up then.
5. They Call Me Jeeg Robot. Just because it was great.
Special mention to Red Christmas- Yuletide abortion for all the family.
Bottom 5.
1. Mercy. Hateful characters made all the more repulsive by the end.
2, Downhill. Bikes and tentacles and no sense.
3. The Chamber- suspense free underwater jibber jabber.
4. The ReZort- just for sticking a big Z in the title like a bellend. A big change of direction from the maker of the Outpost films. A change of direction in so far as I didn't hate it passionately.
5. Sadako Vs Kayako - What? Sorry, what? Oh yeah, watch the video then go in the house. A fine replacement for the new Blair Witch which is getting some great reviews.

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Re: Best and Worst Films of 2016

Post by greenzombidog » Tue Aug 30, 2016 9:14 pm

Top 5

1. Night of something strange.
2. Siren.
3. Beyond the gates.
4. Let her out.
5. Knucklebones.

Special mentions for Gwilliam, Deathmetal and the babysitter murders in the short film showcase.
Obviously train to Busan was awesome aswell.

Bottom 5

1. Johnny Frank Garretts last words. (If only there was a good alternative in the discovery screens)
2. Mercy.
3. Red christmas.
4. Cell.
5. Downhill.
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Re: Best and Worst Films of 2016

Post by ian » Tue Aug 30, 2016 9:22 pm

top:
Found Footage 3D
Beyond the Gates
Under the Shadow
Director's Cut
Devil's Candy
Pet

i can't pick one of them noticeably worse than the others to whittle that down to five, devil's candy or director's cut i guess.

bottom:
Sadako vs Kayako
Abattoir
Blood Feast
Downhill
White Coffin

3 of those 5 are in the bottom 5 films i have ever seen too. not just worse than the rest but genuine examples of truly dreadful film making.

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Re: Best and Worst Films of 2016

Post by Malky » Tue Aug 30, 2016 10:26 pm

Top

Realive
Beyond The Gates
Egomaniac
Master Cleanse
Population Zero

Bottom

Night of Something Strange (I walked out)
Cell
House on Willow Street

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Re: Best and Worst Films of 2016

Post by jonbly » Tue Aug 30, 2016 10:51 pm

Best: Train to Busan (duh)
Runners-up: Pet, My Father Die, Johnny Frank Garret's Last Word, The Master Cleanse, Karaoke Crazies (not very FF, mind you...)
Also the shorts: The Babysitter Murders (to be part of an anthology movie called The Mortuary Collection...) and Thanatopraxy.

And this from Duke Mitchell... you're welcome.

Still holding out hope for Egomaniac, Another Evil, Night of Something Strange and The Girl With All The Gifts, all of which I've had recommended.

Worst: Downhill, Cell, Director's Cut

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Re: Best and Worst Films of 2016

Post by The Soapmaker » Tue Aug 30, 2016 11:23 pm

Top 5

1. Train to Busan
2. They Call Me Jeeg Robot
3. Beyond the Gates
4. The Windmill Massacre
5. Broken

Bottom 5

1. Blood Feast
2. Abattoir
3. From a House on Willow Street
4. Mercy
5. Red Christmas

As usual, I didn't see anything on the Discovery screens... probably a mistake this year.

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Re: Best and Worst Films of 2016

Post by The Aylmer » Wed Aug 31, 2016 12:08 am

Top 3 (all 9/10's)

Pet
Train To Busan
Realive

closely followed by these 8/10's...

They Call Me Jeeg Robot
The Master Cleanse
Beyond The Gates
Johnny Frank Garret's Last Word
31
The Windmill Massacre

Oh yeah, and the half hour between movies that I spent at the Duke Mitchell Party was an absolute hoot same as last year (you haven't lived until you've seen Lynsey De Paul's Self Defence video)


and the worst...

Blood Feast
Cell
Sadako vs Kayako
Downhill
Director's Cut
Red Christmas

Everything else got a 6 or 7/10 from me so overall I think I had a pretty good Frightfest this year!

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Re: Best and Worst Films of 2016

Post by The Aylmer » Wed Aug 31, 2016 12:33 am

jonbly wrote:And this from Duke Mitchell... you're welcome.
Thanks for that. Now I can chuckle to it all over again (while crossing my legs!) :D

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Re: Best and Worst Films of 2016

Post by MrsBBC » Wed Aug 31, 2016 12:43 am

A strong year or I just chose successfully all weekend; 15 Discoveries, 6 Mains.
I had always assumed that most people researched the films at the festival and made an educated decision on which films to watch, instead of remaining in the main screen and then complaining about it.
In general my least favourites weren't bad, they just needed tighter editing or.... something was missing.
Went to all 3 short film showcases which were absolute highlights for me.

Top 5
Beyond the Walls
Bad Blood: The Movie
Benevidez' Case
Under the Shadow
Cell (Yeah yeah whatever, I loved it, and it's the only film this year that stimulated a directly related dream)

Just missing the Top 5
Devil's Candy (watched in Glasgow)
Here Alone (fell asleep; gutted)

Bottom 5:
The Chamber (felt like I'd watched it before, well done though, and not enough sonar porn for this hydrographer)
Let's be Evil (Not as smart as it thought it was, a little too confused for me)
Let Her Out (2d males, some questionable dialogue/behaviour)
The Master Cleanse (loved the boglins, but felt like half the film was missing/undeveloped)
Crow (Just needed tighter editing, and maybe a reason for why the lady had chosen to marry and remain with such a massive butt hole, we were very very fidgety towards the end, otherwise, great film)

Missed 5:
Pet
Found Footage 3D
The Love Witch
Siren
The Unkindness of Ravens
Offensive
The Creature Below
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Re: Best and Worst Films of 2016

Post by Wolfshade » Wed Aug 31, 2016 8:38 am

Top 5:

1. Under The Shadow
2. Night Of Something Strange
3. Train To Busan
4. Attack Of The Lederhosen Zombies
5. Realive

Honourable mentions to The Master Cleanse and Jonny Frank Garrett's Last Word.

Worst 5

1. Blood Feast (it was just shit really wasn't it?)
2. Downhill (the makers of Hidden In The Woods show they haven't lost the art of making shit films, what a bloody mess, some dreary BMX chase, that suddenly finds the need to throw in zombies, witches and a herd of goats at the end!)
3. Cell (why was this even playing? Been slaughtered by every critic and universally regarded as atrocious. I walked out after 40 minutes and apparently it got even worse after that).
4. Director's Cut (a one joke film that was stretched too far - smug, self-loving and not funny at all. IF it had got a bit darker and more serious it might have been more interesting, but just playing it for laughs it fell on it's face).
5. Mercy (dull, dull dull.....and the most muted applause I have ever heard - one person nervously clapped once and realised no one else was doing it so promptly stopped!)

also hated Abbatoir and didn't really like The Windmill Massacre, 2 films that will no doubt be in Poundland soon.

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