Spiral

FrightFest is 20 years old in 2019 and this is the place to discuss our three main events of the year.
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Post by jonbly » Sun Aug 25, 2019 6:11 pm

6/10 - This one didn't make a lot of sense to me... why harrass them at all? Contrived to fit its social agenda.

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Re: Spiral

Post by ItWasAllGiallo » Sun Aug 25, 2019 11:51 pm

I made the assumption that the harassment was carried out on the part of the Good samaritan character (using some twisted logic) to make the chosen victims “Get Out”.
Ridiculously heavy handed in it’s depiction of those being targeted in each case though I must say...

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Re: Spiral

Post by Alex J » Mon Aug 26, 2019 12:04 am

An intriguing descent into paranoia and madness, with some twists and turns along the way - some predictable, some less so. I enjoyed the full-on ending - I just wish it could have been a little longer. One of the best of the fest. 8 / 10
No tears, please. It's a waste of good suffering.

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Re: Spiral

Post by DJBenz » Mon Aug 26, 2019 12:22 am

The director said it had just been finished a week ago for the festival - and it showed. Some editing required to tidy things up a bit (we were never really shown anything to suggest that Malik was on medication, only one scene where it seemed like he was driven back to it by the stress of the situation. And that was an important plot point given what was revealed later). Felt like it went on far too long. 2.5/5

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Re: Spiral

Post by MrsE » Mon Aug 26, 2019 9:03 pm

I too was confused as to where the message came from.
Spoiler:
By the end I assumed the satanists did it but why? Plenty of people turned out for the birthday party so the manipulation of hate hadn't worked that well and they would have got closer to their proposed victim by simply continuing to be friendly and welcoming. The whole storyline made much more sense for the previous victims a decade before.

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Re: Spiral

Post by TheDukeAbides » Sun Sep 01, 2019 7:37 pm

A good central performance but far too heavy on the "you're not from around here, are you boy" messaging.

Few too many horror troupes (dead girl with long black hair and doll eyes) thrown in just to convince the audience its a horror movie rather than just a drama.

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Re: Spiral

Post by leytonrocks » Thu Sep 19, 2019 11:41 am

jonbly wrote:
Sun Aug 25, 2019 6:11 pm
6/10 - This one didn't make a lot of sense to me... why harrass them at all? Contrived to fit its social agenda.
What was its social agenda?

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