Comedown - 5.5/10|
Attack The Block meets Friday 13th!
There's no trailer for this as it was a world premiere and it's not out till sometime in 2013. From the director of Kidulthood.
It's the story of a group of teens who go into a condemned South-East London tower block to set up a pirate radio mast near the roof and get stoned. Only to find they're not the only people in there. As they try and escape and face the comedown of the dugs, they die in various horrible ways.
What is it with tower blocks anyway? The Raid, Dredd, Tower Block and now this. These are the new warehouses where a film can be shot on a lower budget. Not to say these are bad films. They're not at all. Dredd and The Raid will be in my top 10 of the year. Probably.
Anyhow, back to Comedown. It's a bit of a different setting for your usual slasher flick. The characters (unlike Attack The Block) are likeable and although the way in which they die has nothing new in there, it's very well done. There are a couple of excellent tense scenes whereby I launched from my seat and nearly ended up in the back row. It's also very, very funny in places.
A decent enough horror. But would I watch it again when it finally gets a UK cinema release? No. I liked it but not enough for a second viewing.
Cockneys Vs Zombies - 9(!)/10
Piss funny, very gory and ludicrously OTT. I loved it!
Someone here gave it a 3/10 saying "No. Just no!". I have a different take on it.
This is one of the reasons I love going to see films at the cinema. Especially at a film festival like this. The atmosphere was fantastic and this film is a genuine, bonafide crowd pleaser. There were cheers, laughing and clapping after certain scenes and everyone just lapped it up.
The title just tells you everything you need to know. Any other plot strands about a bank robbery and closing of an old peoples home is irrelevant. See zombies getting blown to bits by OAPs. Cockneys killing zombies. Zombies killing cockneys. Zombies killing zombies.
I haven't laughed so much in ages. Just thinking about certain scenes now are making me chuckle. It's good the see the oldies having such a big roles in a film like this.
A few people involved in the film came on stage after the film for a Q&A. You could see they were genuinely taken aback with the reception they got. It was pretty interesting Q&A too.
I can't wait to see this again. It certainly won't have the same sort of reaction from outside of a horror film festival but that doesn't matter. The sight of seeing Richard Briers mowing down zombies with an Uzi 9mm is enough for me.
Some Guy Who Kills People - 4.5/10
Hmm...The kind of film that goes straight to DVD and nobody notices or cares. Or shows up on Channel 5. And nobody notices or cares.
A very pedestrian revenge film. I'm trying to find things good things to say about it but I'm struggling. However, it's not a terrible film either.
The film has some good things. Great performances from all involved and the Sheriff is very funny. But things are just so laid back the laughs kind of make you go "Hmmph!" on the inside. It's not boring though. Just. Very. Laid. Back.
Edit: Tonight it's Nightbreed: The Cabal Cut and a irish horror film Grabbers.
Edited by beastmaster at 13:19:33 05-10-2012
The Resident Evil films. I'm one of the reasons they keep making them.