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Johnny Butane
PostPosted: Mon Nov 20, 2006 3:04 pm  Reply with quote
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Best of the fest? I would say yes, as would my review. You?
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Knetter
PostPosted: Mon Nov 20, 2006 5:56 pm  Reply with quote
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Nope. Boring. Of the ones I saw, I think it was by far the worst.
I went into it not knowing a thing about it. Nacho's name came up on the screen and I elbowed my buddy and said he was in for a treat. An hour and a half later I apoligized for building it up. The movie looked great, it was shot well. Too bad it was just a boring story that in the end was a waste of time.
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Sirand
PostPosted: Mon Nov 20, 2006 6:58 pm  Reply with quote
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Dull, dull, dull.

It's pretty, but nothing more.

Is it me or is every Filmax movie the same?
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 20, 2006 7:43 pm  Reply with quote
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Again I have to chime in with the comment that it was my favorite of the fest. Maybe my Russian blood helped me feel something more for the characters? I dunno

Whatever . . . that's what makes a good fest. Some stuff you love, some stuff you hate, and even more stuff in-between.
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Stillborn
PostPosted: Mon Nov 20, 2006 11:19 pm  Reply with quote



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The only movie i'm looking forward to seeing. Hopefully i won't have to wait too long for the dvd.
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MichaelMyersBrother
PostPosted: Tue Nov 21, 2006 2:26 am  Reply with quote



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I loved it. I thought it was actually scary and it was the best movie of this year.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 21, 2006 3:06 pm  Reply with quote



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great movie and best of the fest for sure. a horror film for those with an attention span greater than that of a 11 year old.
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wildouble
PostPosted: Fri Nov 24, 2006 6:26 pm  Reply with quote



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MichaelMyersBrother wrote:
I loved it. I thought it was actually scary and it was the best movie of this year.


I don't know about that, there were a lot of good movies this year, and I know the best was not this one!
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MichaelMyersBrother
PostPosted: Fri Nov 24, 2006 8:35 pm  Reply with quote



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wildouble wrote:
MichaelMyersBrother wrote:
I loved it. I thought it was actually scary and it was the best movie of this year.


I don't know about that, there were a lot of good movies this year, and I know the best was not this one!



There weren't many goodies this year. The Abandoned was the best Smile
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Emy
PostPosted: Fri Nov 24, 2006 8:36 pm  Reply with quote



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I really liked it. It actually scared me a little. I thought it was creepy, well written and very well shot. I think the meeting of Karim Hussain's writing and Nacho Cerda's directing is perfect. These two should work together again.
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HookerTrash
PostPosted: Mon Nov 27, 2006 5:23 am  Reply with quote



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It scared me a little bit too. The Abandoned was a very creepy movie and it did trip me out a bit. It's giving me the heebeegeebees just thinking about certain parts.
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wildouble
PostPosted: Tue Dec 05, 2006 3:48 am  Reply with quote



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MichaelMyersBrother wrote:
wildouble wrote:
MichaelMyersBrother wrote:
I loved it. I thought it was actually scary and it was the best movie of this year.


I don't know about that, there were a lot of good movies this year, and I know the best was not this one!



There weren't many goodies this year. The Abandoned was the best Smile


Maybe not at horror fest but 2006 gave us some pretty good movies. The Descent, 2001 Maniacs, and that's all I can think of. What else came out this year?
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 06, 2006 2:09 pm  Reply with quote
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Didn't See It Coming
PostPosted: Fri Dec 08, 2006 8:32 pm  Reply with quote



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When I got to the theatre I was worried...About 50% of the audience looked as if they were seeing Snoop Dogs Hood of Horror, which worried the fuck out of me...Sorry, but that audience is not the one I want to see a reportedly moody, serious, and essentially goreless horror film with...Luckily they turned out to be an exception...Barring a chorus of "boos" from the less fortunate souls that would have applauded Leprechaun if Da Hood that is...

I liked it a lot...But based solely on the extremely effective atmosphere and surprising way the film unfolds...I wasn't invested in the characters at all, the two protagonist aren't given that much to do except wonder, like us, what the fuck is going on...Well, one of them wonders...The male inexplicably knows whats going and tells us conveniently....The worst part is that he only reveals this information when it's extremely convenient....It seems as though he could have easily said this in his first scene...The script is strongest when it comes to events which are RARELY predictable and most are brought to the screen in an evectly scary, thrilling and creepy way...

Cerda is one to watch...The man knows how to create atmosphere and send chills up the spine with images and great use of sound...

It's an effective if hollow horror film that is so good at doing what it's supposed to do, which is scare, that I forgive it's lack of engaging characters and conventient expository dialogue...

8/10
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