Films For Glasgow 2017

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Films For Glasgow 2017

Post by scoutthehorizon » Thu Nov 10, 2016 9:38 pm

So here's a real interesting one, and maybe a tad premature, but what films do you want / expect to see at Glasgow FrightFest 2017?

Unlike last year where there was a plethora of larger genre titles that had done festival rounds but not made it to the UK, this year's big name crop is a hell of a lot less. With much UK premieres being mopped up by LIFF and regional genre festivals (Celluloid Screams, Grimmfest etc), I can't think of a full 11 films I'd expect to see...

That being said, here's a few:

THE BELKO EXPERIMENT (Greg McClean, in a script from James Gunn) Played TIFF, slayed TIFF, no UK showings yet.

THE BAD BATCH (Ana Lily Armipour)

COLOSSAL (festival fave Nacho Vigalondo)

PHANTASM RAVAGER (obvs?)

THE MONSTER (Bryan Bertino)

RAW (yes it's played everywhere, but it's so damn good, it needs to be played again)

IN A VALLEY OF VIOLENCE (Ti West)

ANOTHER WOLFCOP (Lowell Dean)
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Re: Films For Glasgow 2017

Post by LaidToRest » Fri Nov 11, 2016 12:04 am

New film about Art the clown spinoff Terrifier

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The Barn https://vimeo.com/120311014

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Frankenstein Created Bikers https://vimeo.com/155565105

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Post by ChrisReynolds » Sun Nov 13, 2016 9:11 pm

Four that I think have the biggest chance:

HERETIKS - Paul Hyett's Jacobean horror about woman taken to repent in a sinister monastery. They showed a clip of this at Glasgow Frightfest last year.
SKYSHARKS - Zombies on flying sharks.
DETOUR - Dark noir from Chris Smith. The Frightfest guys loved it, and Chris Smith has had several films at Frightfest before.
47 METERS DOWN aka IN THE DEEP - From Johannes Roberts who came to last year's Glasgow Frightfest with his film "The Other Side of the Door"

Others that could reasonably make an appearance:
AMOK - a bloody Macedonian film described in Frightfest postcards as "a mix of FIGHT CLUB and SCUM"
LEATHERFACE - Alexandre Bustillo and Julien Maury's addition to the TCM franchise
MUSE - Supernatural thriller from Frightfest regular Jaume Balaguero.
MOHAWK - Ted Geoghegan directs a historical horror about Native Americans battling American Soldiers.
PATIENT ZERO - Matt Smith is a man who can communicate with zombies. He goes on a quest with Natalie Dormer to discover a cure. I'm calling it "The Hipster with all the Gifts".
I AM A HERO - Japanese zombie action
DEMON HOLE - "a horror comedy about a fracking crew drilling on an ancient Native American burial ground"
THE STAKELANDER - The sequel to STAKE LAND
TERROR 5 - Anthology of urban legends Screened in the Blood Window and invited to the Fantaspoa Fantastic Festival.
THE DARK TAPES - Anthology of supernatural found footage films
IT CAME FROM THE DESERT - Giant mutant ants. Some sort of semi-remake of Them?
JACK GOES HOME - A man returns to his childhood home and uncovers secrets. Just released in the US to bad reviews.

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Re: Films For Glasgow 2017

Post by scoutthehorizon » Tue Nov 15, 2016 10:37 am

47 METRES DOWN is genuinely fantastic and has some sensational scares in it. Would be a fun screening. Some more possibilities:

WITHIN / Crawlspace from Phil Claydon (Lesbian Vampire Killers & Alone FrightFest alum)

CUT LITTLE BUGGERS “Gremlins meets Hot Fuzz set in the English countryside.”

SAFE NEIGHBOURHOOD Seasonal home invasion thriller picking up lots of attention from US festivals.

THERAPY new found footage thriller from 16(!!) year old and 2015 FrightFest alum Nathan Ambrosioni

INCARNATE the latest big Blumhouse offering

THE LIMEHOUSE GOLEM had a very good reception at TIFF and is the latest from FrightFest 2013 alum Juan Carlos Medina

WOLVES AT THE DOOR latest from the guy that brought us Annabelle, inspired by the Manson murders. Looks to be getting wide release

A CURE FOR WELLNESS Big gala film that I can imagine may end up at GFF proper

SWEET SWEET LONELY GIRL low key psychosexual 80s homage that played well at Fantastic Fest

FASHIONISTA thriller from Simon Rumley

GET OUT *that* trailer everyone went mad for

DON'T KNOCK TWICE guys liked this at Cannes I believe

Could we maybe see Don Coscarelli over with both PHANTASM 4K Remaster & RAVAGER?

And the GFF could even accommodate Fabio doing THE BEYOND: THE COMPOSERS CUT quite lovely

And despite ALL these films, I can guarantee we've probably only guessed barely half of the lineup.
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Re: Films For Glasgow 2017

Post by DJBenz » Wed Nov 16, 2016 1:17 pm

scoutthehorizon wrote:THERAPY new found footage thriller from 16(!!) year old and 2015 FrightFest alum Nathan Ambrosioni
Unlikely, IMO, as it's released on Shudder this month. And he's 17. :p

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Re: Films For Glasgow 2017

Post by soberdave72@hotmail.com » Fri Nov 25, 2016 2:16 pm

Looking forward to Glasgow, would love the new Dick Maas film, Prey to be premiered there. Killer Lion in Amsterdam. Trailer looks like great, and Frightfest premiered his last film "Saint".

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Re: Films For Glasgow 2017

Post by ChrisReynolds » Tue Nov 29, 2016 4:41 pm

KARMA / ARBAT / ARPATTI - A Buddhist-themed horror about a monk who falls in love with a village girl while dark secrets of the temple begin to manifest. It was banned in Thailand due to shocking scenes of a monk kissing a girl and touching a Buddha's head, however it got unbanned after three minutes were chopped out of it and it's now Thailand's submission for the Best Foreign Film Oscar.

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Post by Melvin Junko » Sat Dec 10, 2016 1:09 pm

soberdave72@hotmail.com wrote:Looking forward to Glasgow, would love the new Dick Maas film, Prey to be premiered there. Killer Lion in Amsterdam. Trailer looks like great, and Frightfest premiered his last film "Saint".
That would be great, especially if Dick Maas would be there. Being Dutch I grew up with his movies and missed out in having a chat with him when Saint screened due to Wodka.

Looking forward to this no matter the movies, flights and hotels are already booked.
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Re: Films For Glasgow 2017

Post by iomega » Mon Dec 12, 2016 7:54 am

The dates for Glasgow FrightFest are 24th and 25th February 2017. There will also be two films from 9 pm on the 23rd. The full 2017 line-up of films and guests will be released at 2 pm on Friday 13th January. Passes at £70 will be available from noon on Monday 16th with single tickets at £10 up for grabs from 23rd January. Over the three days, we have 14 films lined up.

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Re: Films For Glasgow 2017

Post by MalJutley » Mon Dec 19, 2016 11:15 am

Will the 2 films on thursday be like last year where we have to buy the tickets separate to the festival passes?

Thanks

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Re: Films For Glasgow 2017

Post by iomega » Mon Dec 19, 2016 11:25 am

Yes, you will need separate tickets.

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Re: Films For Glasgow 2017

Post by STun » Mon Jan 02, 2017 8:43 am

Would love to see these on the list

Safe Neighbourhood - Xmas home invasion with a twist

Cure For Wellness - Gore Verbinski's new one

Belko Experiment - battle royale in an American workplace

Colossal - Nacho

Mindhorn - serial killer comedy from Julian Barrett
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Re: Films For Glasgow 2017

Post by iomega » Mon Jan 02, 2017 9:15 pm

It's been fascinating reading the various lists of films expected to play at FrightFest Glasgow. It's not long now till we will find out who was near the mark and who wasn't.

All 13 films selected will be revealed at 2 pm on Friday 13th January and passes will be on sale from the following Monday at noon. Single tickets will be available later in the month.

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Re: Films For Glasgow 2017

Post by Kris » Wed Jan 18, 2017 2:31 pm

I think this years line up looks truly superb and I'm buzzing about going. Last year was a bit hmm for me but this looks stellar.

Before I do a FF event I usually read up on each film and do a list of Yes, Indifferent or No to each film and see how many of each I rate. This year there's 0 No's, 2 Indifferent and Yes to the rest.
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Re: Films For Glasgow 2017

Post by iomega » Thu Jan 19, 2017 11:59 am

First of all thank you to everyone who has already acquired weekend passes for this year’s stellar event at the Glasgow Film Festival. We adore being there, we love having you there with us too and if the past years are anything to go by we are in for another fantastic occasion full of fear, fun and wonderful Scottish hospitality.

But due to circumstances beyond our control we have had to cancel the screening of PATIENT ZERO. The simple reason is that Sony Pictures have moved the release date until much later in the year and such an early premiere no longer fits into their publicity plans.

Never mind, these thing happen and we are delighted to report that our exciting replacement attraction is the much lauded French movie RAW announcing the no-hold-barred return of extreme French horror cinema and debut director Julia Ducournau as a major genre talent to watch. We know many of you have been longing to see this critically acclaimed cannibal delight since it was launced at Cannes 2016.

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