Best 5 of the festival

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Best 5 of the festival

Post by anaana » Tue Aug 28, 2018 11:58 am

A lot to choose from for my top 5, even though I saw nothing on disco and I missed Climax. That said,

1. Anna and the Apocalypse
2. Incident in a Ghost Land
3. Upgrade
4. Terrified
5. Ravers

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Re: Best 5 of the festival

Post by Alex J » Tue Aug 28, 2018 12:50 pm

My top 5:
1. Tigers Are Not Afraid
2. Incident In A Ghostland
3. Summer of '84
4. Upgrade
5. Several joint fifth.

Special mentions to Book of Monsters and Halloween that I have excluded from my list for different reasons.

Worst film: Fright Fest sorry to say!
No tears, please. It's a waste of good suffering.

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Re: Best 5 of the festival

Post by scarebear » Tue Aug 28, 2018 12:57 pm

1/One Cut of the Dead
2/What Keeps you Alive
3/Pimped
4/Summer of 84
5/Hell is where the Home is.

Shout out to the hilarious Documentary on Frightfest and Climax as well which was epic on the big screen.

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Re: Best 5 of the festival

Post by Wolfshade » Tue Aug 28, 2018 1:01 pm

Top 5:

1. Summer Of 84
2. Book Of Monsters
3. Upgrade
4. White Chamber
5. The Devil's Doorway

Bottom 5:

1. Climax
2. Braid
3. The Golem
4. CTRL
5. The Ranger

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Re: Best 5 of the festival

Post by MrsE » Tue Aug 28, 2018 1:03 pm

In no particular order:

Crystal Eyes
Terrified
Climax
Luciferina
Incident in Ghostland

though it's a close run thing for numbers 5-7

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Re: Best 5 of the festival

Post by FranksWildYears » Tue Aug 28, 2018 1:06 pm

1: Tigers Are Not Afraid
2: Night Eats The World
3: Killing God
4: Upgrade
5: Can't decide between Terrified & What Keeps You Alive

I'd also include the FrightFest documentary which I thoroughly enjoyed, even if it's maybe a bit niche to interest anybody who hasn't been to the festival. And I thought there was a very welcome return to form with the Arrow trailers :D

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Re: Best 5 of the festival

Post by StephenF » Tue Aug 28, 2018 2:07 pm

My pick...

1. One Cut of the Dead
2. Ravers
3. Upgrade
4. Terrified
5. If I’m allowed… the short film showcase 3 on Monday was particularly strong, with standouts including ‘Baghead’ the bizarre and hilarious ‘Right Place, Wrong Tim’ and ‘Puppet Master’ - with ‘Marta’ in Sunday’s showcase absolutely superb.
If I’m not allowed the shorts, then my 5 is a toss-up between The Man Who Killed Hitler and Then The Bigfoot, and The Cleaning Lady.

Disappointments - the fumbled Puppet Master ‘reimagining’ that wasted a strong central cast, and Chuck Steel - looked brilliant, did make me laugh, but I ended up being overwhelmed rather than charmed by its unremittingly puerile need to offend.

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Re: Best 5 of the festival

Post by Seat@theBack » Tue Aug 28, 2018 2:56 pm

1. CLIMAX
2. LUCIFERINA
3. THE DARK
4. SEEDS
5. CTRL

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Re: Best 5 of the festival

Post by looneygooner » Tue Aug 28, 2018 3:04 pm

1.Luciferina
2.Night Eats The World
3.Possum.
4.Incident in a Ghost Land
5.Hammer Horror: The Warner Bros. Years

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Re: Best 5 of the festival

Post by benj » Tue Aug 28, 2018 3:31 pm

Either I was the only person here to see it, or I completely misjudged it but I’m amazed nobody else is ranking The Laplace’s Demon. Such a smart premise, brilliantly constructed with clockwork precision and looks straight out of the 30s or 40s. It had a real Fermat’s Room or (retro) Cube feel to it for me- I love this kind of self-contained and claustrophobic escape room genre. It’s also one you want to discuss endlessly afterwards.

I normally have a real struggle to pick my absolute favourite but not this year- this was unquestionably it.

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Re: Best 5 of the festival

Post by ChrisReynolds » Tue Aug 28, 2018 4:03 pm

1. Climax
2. Tigers Are Not Afraid
3. Upgrade
4. Summer of 84
5. Anna and the Apocalypse

I'm cheating a bit here because Tigers and Anna and the Apocalypse where scheduled against each other so it was impossible to see them both at this festival, but I saw Tigers at the Glasgow Frightfest.

Honourable mention to the documentary Frightfest: Beneath the Dark Heart of Cinema.

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Re: Best 5 of the festival

Post by nickoh » Tue Aug 28, 2018 4:05 pm

1. ONE CUT OF THE DEAD
2. THE WITCH IN THE WINDOW
3. WHAT KEEPS YOU ALIVE
4. CLIMAX
5. SUMMER OF 84

I also really liked THE CLEANING LADY and OPEN 24 HOURS.

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Re: Best 5 of the festival

Post by ChrisReynolds » Tue Aug 28, 2018 4:09 pm

benj wrote:
Tue Aug 28, 2018 3:31 pm
Either I was the only person here to see it, or I completely misjudged it but I’m amazed nobody else is ranking The Laplace’s Demon.
Thanks for the tip. The concept and trailer looked very interesting. Pity it was scheduled on the Cineworld Discovery screen so it could be only seen by about 25 passholders.

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Re: Best 5 of the festival

Post by scarebear » Tue Aug 28, 2018 4:14 pm

ChrisReynolds wrote:
Tue Aug 28, 2018 4:09 pm
benj wrote:
Tue Aug 28, 2018 3:31 pm
Either I was the only person here to see it, or I completely misjudged it but I’m amazed nobody else is ranking The Laplace’s Demon.
Thanks for the tip. The concept and trailer looked very interesting. Pity it was scheduled on the Cineworld Discovery screen so it could be only seen by about 25 passholders.
+1. I tried to get a ticket for it on the day, but it was sold out and by the time i got to the returns queue there were too many in front of me, so i had to suffer Chuck Steel!!

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Re: Best 5 of the festival

Post by MrsE » Tue Aug 28, 2018 4:37 pm

benj wrote:
Tue Aug 28, 2018 3:31 pm
Either I was the only person here to see it, or I completely misjudged it but I’m amazed nobody else is ranking The Laplace’s Demon. Such a smart premise, brilliantly constructed with clockwork precision and looks straight out of the 30s or 40s. It had a real Fermat’s Room or (retro) Cube feel to it for me- I love this kind of self-contained and claustrophobic escape room genre. It’s also one you want to discuss endlessly afterwards.

I normally have a real struggle to pick my absolute favourite but not this year- this was unquestionably it.
I liked The Laplace's Demon and it was nearly in my top 5, I would recommend seeing it. The only downside was it was the twist which I have seen before, although it didn't spoil the film as a whole.

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