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by The Soapmaker
Sat Jul 15, 2023 12:32 pm
Forum: FrightFest 2023
Topic: FrightFest 2023
Replies: 17
Views: 3560

Re: FrightFest 2023

I'm a bit confused by weekend passes and day passes being in the same screen. To give an extreme example, if 700 people went in and booked Friday day passes the moment tickets went on sale, would no weekend passes be available to anyone, even if nobody wanted day passes for Saturday, Sunday or Monda...
by The Soapmaker
Tue Aug 30, 2022 6:54 pm
Forum: FrightFest 2022
Topic: Terrifier 2
Replies: 2
Views: 1515

Re: Terrifier 2

....I found this film a little TOO gory just for gore sake. I think it would have been better if some of the violence was implied, rather than showing you every single cut and splurt. I agree, but then I've spent decades watching crazy gory horror films and loving it (maybe a little less as I get o...
by The Soapmaker
Fri Sep 03, 2021 8:22 pm
Forum: FrightFest 2021
Topic: 2021 films
Replies: 61
Views: 26637

Re: 2021 films

If we're using the Eventive app on Roku, which version of the app are we meant to be using, Eventive TV or Eventive TV Beta? Not that either of these seemed to work last night. When I first tried to get the app working a couple of days back it didn't want to know. It seems that was the Beta version...
by The Soapmaker
Fri Sep 03, 2021 11:04 am
Forum: FrightFest 2021
Topic: 2021 films
Replies: 61
Views: 26637

Re: 2021 films

Was episode 2 of The Little Broomstick Rider ever played? I'm sure it skipped from 1 to 3. I often fall asleep during films but I don't think I've ever fallen asleep before one... I missed one episode, either 2 or 3. Turns out the one I missed played before the late night film on either Thursday or...
by The Soapmaker
Wed Sep 01, 2021 11:06 pm
Forum: FrightFest 2021
Topic: 2021 films
Replies: 61
Views: 26637

Re: 2021 films

Was episode 2 of The Little Broomstick Rider ever played? I'm sure it skipped from 1 to 3. I often fall asleep during films but I don't think I've ever fallen asleep before one...
by The Soapmaker
Sat Jul 24, 2021 5:45 pm
Forum: FrightFest 2021
Topic: FrightFest 2021
Replies: 25
Views: 19507

Re: FrightFest 2021

Quite a lot of seats still available, I see (roughly 6 hours after they went on sale). I guess that explains why the booking system didn't all collapse under the scramble like it usually does.
by The Soapmaker
Sat Jul 24, 2021 12:54 pm
Forum: FrightFest 2021
Topic: FrightFest 2021
Replies: 25
Views: 19507

Re: FrightFest 2021

Well, buying that ticket was remarkably easy, by far the easiest it's ever been! I guess demand's not as great as usual. Not sure if I'll actually attend or not but I am keeping my options open...
by The Soapmaker
Sun Nov 03, 2019 10:25 pm
Forum: FF 2019
Topic: Halloween 2019
Replies: 10
Views: 18272

Re: Halloween 2019

The Halloween event is usually weaker than FrightFest proper, and when I saw the schedule of six USA films I expected the worst. However it turned out to be a thoroughly enjoyable day. The excellent Swallow will excite a bit of debate, Trick was more so-bad-it's-good than actually good... but only t...
by The Soapmaker
Fri Aug 30, 2019 8:39 pm
Forum: FF 2019
Topic: Dachra
Replies: 2
Views: 5961

Re: Dachra

It was the only Discovery film I saw, and I had to buy a ticket. It's about a group of journalism students whose work on a university project leads them to a remote village. Deciding to stay overnight is, needless to say, a bad idea. There's nothing massively original about it, the characters do wha...
by The Soapmaker
Fri Aug 30, 2019 8:20 pm
Forum: FF 2019
Topic: Top 5
Replies: 9
Views: 11202

Re: Top 5

Bliss
Ready or Not
A Good Woman Is Hard To Find
Knives and Skin
Come to Daddy
Why Don't You Just Die!

Yeah that's six. Close enough. It was a good year, there were only two or three films I didn't care for.
by The Soapmaker
Fri Aug 30, 2019 10:30 am
Forum: FF 2019
Topic: Cut Off
Replies: 8
Views: 9996

Re: Cut Off

It works while you're watching it, but the plot relies on so many unlikely coincidences and people being in the right place at exactly the right time... and I'm not sure various characters' motivations and actions make much sense. Certainly not bad or boring but I felt like I was having the wool pul...
by The Soapmaker
Fri Aug 30, 2019 10:24 am
Forum: FF 2019
Topic: The Drone
Replies: 3
Views: 6817

Re: The Drone

I started out thinking it was just utter incompetent nonsense - like Reborn with Barbara Crampton last Halloween - so I wasn't really paying attention. It took a while to realise that it's really rather funny and clever. I'd like to see it again.
by The Soapmaker
Fri Aug 30, 2019 10:12 am
Forum: FF 2019
Topic: Feedback
Replies: 4
Views: 7373

Re: Feedback

Given the restricted locations, it's all about the performances. Eddie Marsan is reliably good, Richard Brake is a menacing but surprisingly complex presence. It's let down by Ivana Baquero, with her weird American accent, playing an unsympathetic character who isn't just manic but appears to have m...
by The Soapmaker
Fri Aug 30, 2019 10:00 am
Forum: FF 2019
Topic: Madness in the Method
Replies: 2
Views: 5751

Re: Madness in the Method

This was the film I most wanted to avoid, but the alternatives in the Discovery screens didn't look much better and I couldn't be bothered faffing about trying to get tickets. As it turned out, I thought it was... perfectly tolerable. There's a sufficiently coherent plot and a couple of amusing char...
by The Soapmaker
Wed Aug 28, 2019 12:46 am
Forum: FF 2019
Topic: Crawl
Replies: 10
Views: 12080

Re: Crawl

I think there were one or two moments of peril too many. And how many times did we need reminding that yes, she could swim and yes, she could hold her breath under water? Nevertheless, very well made and entertaining. Certainly better than what I was expecting, i.e. Bait (2012) with an alligator ins...