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by Griff [Mola]
Thu Feb 21, 2008 8:45 am
Forum: Horrornews
Topic: George A. Romero's DIARY OF THE DEAD
Replies: 13
Views: 2488

Its important to consider that alotta scenes are played out in very long takes with the actors memorizing many pages of dialogue - often without the aid of editors to add in those extra beats and dramatic close-ups we've become so use to 'enhancing' mainstream performances. It simply doesn't subscri...
by Griff [Mola]
Thu Feb 07, 2008 1:34 pm
Forum: Horrornews
Topic: Happy Birthday Chuck!
Replies: 6
Views: 1169

Well done old chap!

Actually, I think you're about my age - which means you've now spent a third of your life hanging around this place!

Time to bring back (and update) the old Rogues Gallery...
by Griff [Mola]
Thu Jan 24, 2008 12:51 pm
Forum: Horrornews
Topic: Fuck me!!!
Replies: 8
Views: 1302

G'day Rob. I was just up your way. Again.
by Griff [Mola]
Sun Jan 13, 2008 11:03 pm
Forum: Horrornews Archive
Topic: 2007 in review
Replies: 7
Views: 4126

TURISTAS might have been a December 2006 release but I'm sure only Remo managed to catch it before the year was out. I dunno, I just think that if you're gonna try and craft a serious and suspenseful horror movie, you'd better have the chops to pull it off because there's nothing duller than sufferi...
by Griff [Mola]
Sun Jan 13, 2008 10:18 am
Forum: Horrornews Archive
Topic: 2007 in review
Replies: 7
Views: 4126

Thanks for the rundown, guys. Following up such an exhaustive overview is more than slightly intimidating - with my limited sampling of this years delights, I don't know what I could possibly add. Its a good thing I've got you guys and movie viewing log here to remind me what I was lucky (or unlucky...
by Griff [Mola]
Sun Jan 06, 2008 1:09 am
Forum: Horrornews
Topic: Retrofilm Four Flies on Grey Velvet DVD
Replies: 3
Views: 1005

While this release might be far from ideal, its still very watchable - something that can't be said for the boots I've come across. You can find a detailed comparison between the better known versions here:

http://whiggles.landofwhimsy.com/writin ... flies.html
by Griff [Mola]
Mon Dec 31, 2007 8:53 pm
Forum: Horrornews Archive
Topic: 2008 Movie Viewing Log Thread
Replies: 9
Views: 6021

2008 Movie Viewing Log Thread

Here we go again... Doesn't include audio commentaries, documentaries, porn or incomplete viewings - strictly feature-length scripted fiction! 001. 01Jan - DAWN OF THE DEAD (1978) 002. 02Jan - SUPERMAN RETURNS 003. 03Jan - THE HIDDEN FORTRESS 004. 03Jan - KISS KISS BANG BANG 005. 04Jan - THE GROOVE ...
by Griff [Mola]
Fri Dec 28, 2007 10:55 am
Forum: Horrornews
Topic: And while we're at it?
Replies: 3
Views: 555

Thank you very much ...but can we please get to the end-of-year round-up? Thank you!
by Griff [Mola]
Fri Dec 28, 2007 10:53 am
Forum: Horrornews
Topic: Happy Birthday to Kimberly
Replies: 5
Views: 776

Many happy fondlations!
by Griff [Mola]
Fri Dec 21, 2007 3:44 pm
Forum: Horrornews
Topic: I Am Legend
Replies: 9
Views: 949

Its not merely a case of a changed ending (afterall, the survivors are essentially mindless and Neville barely has any conflict with them, so that ending wouldn't be suitable even if they had the balls to do it) but one of downright thematic betrayal. To me, what they've done is tantamount to taking...
by Griff [Mola]
Fri Dec 21, 2007 10:09 am
Forum: Horrornews
Topic: I Am Legend
Replies: 9
Views: 949

Crap, crap, crap. SPOILERS Once again, Roberth Neville is depicted as a saviour, a man who, through the ultimate act of self-sacifice, made it possible for civilized humankind to once again flourish in a savage world. This is the complete opposite of the novel and an absolute affront to central them...
by Griff [Mola]
Thu Dec 13, 2007 9:52 pm
Forum: Horrornews
Topic: David Hess for Christmas
Replies: 4
Views: 648

Damn. Any chance of a youtube version for us foreigners?
by Griff [Mola]
Thu Dec 13, 2007 9:51 pm
Forum: Horrornews
Topic: I Am Legend
Replies: 9
Views: 949

OMEGA MAN was based on Richard Matheson's book, 'I Am Legend' and, as long as you were faithful to the incredible original story, it wouldn't be hard to top OMEGA MAN.

But I can't see that happening with this latest adaptation. Still, my fingers will be crossed until Remo gives us the skinny.
by Griff [Mola]
Sat Oct 13, 2007 11:09 am
Forum: Horrornews
Topic: download 28 Weeks Later for 99 cents
Replies: 8
Views: 1181

Looks like most of the other movies cost 10 bucks to download. That seems a bit much for just a bunch of 0's and 1's.
by Griff [Mola]
Sun Sep 23, 2007 8:02 am
Forum: Horrornews
Topic: THE BURNING on DVD....is it cut?
Replies: 9
Views: 1126

What constitutes uncut? I have a bootleg from a couple of years ago that is quite violent. Here's the uncut version of the classic raft massacre sequence: (SPOILERS - if you haven't seen the movie, DON'T watch this) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ra7iJna4MxU If your copy includes all that carnage, ...
by Griff [Mola]
Tue Sep 11, 2007 9:49 am
Forum: Horrornews
Topic: Hatchet
Replies: 3
Views: 883

Yeah, I enjoyed it but it's boasts of being 'old school American horror' and 'original' are a bit dangerous. HATCHET is a bunch of silly fun that borrows from the backwoods slasher flicks of the 80's. Its got some great kills and nudity to match but is far too light hearted to warrant the kinda "thi...
by Griff [Mola]
Tue Sep 11, 2007 9:36 am
Forum: Horrornews
Topic: George A. Romero's DIARY OF THE DEAD
Replies: 13
Views: 2488

I think a Canadian mob, Gaslight Studios, did the effects but Nicotero 'supervised'. Its not a gorefest but it doesn't shy away from the stuff, either. I guess its more to do with the nature of the film: handheld camera work, simulating an off-the-cuff shooting style - rather than a deliberate attem...
by Griff [Mola]
Sun Sep 09, 2007 1:10 am
Forum: Horrornews
Topic: George A. Romero's DIARY OF THE DEAD
Replies: 13
Views: 2488

George A. Romero's DIARY OF THE DEAD

Wow. Can't believe there isn't a thread for this one. Just got back from the world premiere and I'm happy to announce that DIARY is a winner. Its clever, its fun, its just a wonderful little movie and it should shut alot of annoying fuckers up, once and for all. I suspect the filmmakers knew they ha...
by Griff [Mola]
Fri Sep 07, 2007 11:03 am
Forum: Horrornews
Topic: Dario Argento to finish Three Mothers trilogy
Replies: 8
Views: 1853

Hey, I saw this at the TIFF world premiere last night and banged out the following thoughts for the benefit of my fellow Aussie genre fans back home. I thought I'd reproduce it here in honour of my longtime association with the Forums of Filth (10 years! Hip hip hooray!) so enjoy... Okay, as promise...
by Griff [Mola]
Fri Sep 07, 2007 10:55 am
Forum: Horrornews
Topic: I Know Who Killed Me--thanks, Bruce H.!
Replies: 13
Views: 1836

re: the GRINDHOUSE debacle. Remo, spare a thought for your foreign brethren who didn't even get to see the original double-bill version, theatrically or otherwise, and indeed won't get to see the stand-alone versions theatrically until months after the DVDs have come out in North America. Wrong inde...
by Griff [Mola]
Fri Sep 07, 2007 10:47 am
Forum: Horrornews
Topic: THE BURNING on DVD....is it cut?
Replies: 9
Views: 1126

Its totally uncut. From my understanding, they used the same transfer that was done for the MonstersHD broadcast last year. I saw it and it was a revelation. There's also apparently an audio commentary with the director and the obligatory bit on Tom Savini and his priceless contribution. Buy with co...
by Griff [Mola]
Mon Aug 20, 2007 6:29 am
Forum: Horrornews
Topic: Invasion
Replies: 1
Views: 394

I'm a huge fan of the Siegel and Kaufman versions and found the Ferrara exercise enjoyable also. Now, the fact that I have zero interest in checking this out indicates a real fuck up on somebody's behalf cos if they can't attract the build-in audience, they're already in trouble. So after BODY SNATC...
by Griff [Mola]
Tue Aug 07, 2007 7:28 am
Forum: Horrornews
Topic: Rotten Cotton's first film in production!
Replies: 4
Views: 1164

Wonderful!
by Griff [Mola]
Wed Jun 13, 2007 5:40 pm
Forum: Horrornews
Topic: The Abandoned
Replies: 3
Views: 651

Saw it. Dug it. Let's hope Nacho continues to make feature films.
by Griff [Mola]
Wed May 16, 2007 7:31 pm
Forum: Horrornews
Topic: 28 Weeks Later
Replies: 15
Views: 2245

I saw it too and also thought it was wonderful. A zombie(-esque) action movie that thankfully didn't forget the horror. Quite probably the best of its ilk, in recent years.