The Field Guide to Evil

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The Field Guide to Evil

Post by jonbly » Mon Aug 27, 2018 3:15 pm

1/10 - Melonheads raised a chuckle, but everything else here was turgid and awful. If, in future years, you are offered a free DVD of this, slap your 'benefactor' soundly and cry, "Be off with you, charlatan!"

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Re: The Field Guide to Evil

Post by MrsE » Tue Aug 28, 2018 9:35 am

I was glad this was a portmanteau film as that meant none of them lasted too long. That being said I did like the Turkish djinn story. I have no idea what was going on in the first one which appeared to offer equal amounts of sex and laundry but with no discernible plot.

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Re: The Field Guide to Evil

Post by anaana » Tue Aug 28, 2018 12:02 pm

5/10

Pretty weak overall, although I actually enjoyed the Hungarian story (last one) very much.

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Re: The Field Guide to Evil

Post by FranksWildYears » Tue Aug 28, 2018 2:01 pm

I was enjoying the pre-title sequence, but then it turned out that the projector wasn't working.

I did think the Trud was quite scary when it briefly appeared but I had no idea what was going on and I'm pretty sure I slept through the middle part. I like an anthology on the last day when I'm getting tired, so this was a disappointment.

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Re: The Field Guide to Evil

Post by gazadams » Tue Aug 28, 2018 3:42 pm

what a waste of time this was

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Re: The Field Guide to Evil

Post by Whiptail » Tue Aug 28, 2018 6:57 pm

It was bad. I even said that it was worse that Psychopaths when I left the cinema, which I shouldnt have done. Nothing is as bad as Psychopaths.

Having thought about it more, I can see a slight charm in it that I was too bored to notice as first. I liked the book animations....

The Sleep Paralysis one - the monster was good (a bit like the Lampray Lady from Cabin in the woods), It was well acted but had no ending, as least any that made sense to me. Beautiful settings
The Goat/Baby stealing demon one - Was interesting and had a good plot
The Diseased Rat Demon one - My favorite one. Main hero was cute, had a good ending, great setting and characters and I have a morbid fasination with disease anyway.
The Melonheads one - Much more of a conventional story telling, with likable characters, but the actual effects for the Melonheads (thought to be Gray alien/human hybrids) was so comical when they werent supposed to be.
The Goblin one - Was alright I suppose, but the effects for the goblin was rather comical (although accurate for the original folklore) and his occasional little yelpings didnt help
The Black and White one - Was attempting to be a Lovecraftian story, but lacked the horror
The shoemaker one - I think a connoisseur of the silent movie genre would have enjoyed this better than I did, and the underwater bit was a bit too surreal for me (I dislike surrealism), but was the second penis id seen that weekend so gets extra points for that.

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Re: The Field Guide to Evil

Post by WraithApe » Thu Aug 30, 2018 10:04 am

3/10. Dreary anthology of world folklore that outstays its welcome by about half an hour and at least two segments.

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Re: The Field Guide to Evil

Post by TheDukeAbides » Mon Sep 03, 2018 5:34 pm

When Alan warns beforehand that the credits are 20 minutes long, it doesn't exactly set up for a thrill ride.

As individual stories I liked them but for some reason, along with the malfunction at the start eating into free time, I was narked by the anthology set up as I seemed to just hope that each story was the last one which then made me dislike each following story.

Upon reflection I think I was a bit to harsh on it on first viewing but it isn't something I'd recommend or watch again.

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