Friday, October 16, 2009

Frightfest 2009: Day 1

The opening film on 27 August was 'Triangle' with Melissa George in the lead. A time-warp chiller with an initially believable premise and a strong central performance, the film became over-involved and, ultimately, unbelievable. For a yacht to overturn in a storm and then find a deserted liner bearing down on the party survivors is acceptable but the plot's turning on
itself again and again, while making for some scary moments, just did not work.
'The Hills Run Red' had a film buff searching for the full print of a 'classic' horror film of which only the trailer seemed to have
survived. Locating the director's daughter (played by a shapely and exposed Sophie Monk), he persuades her to take him and
his friends to the film's backwoods location where they become part of what was a never finished film - not exactly that good a film, it had its moments.
The late night programme of 'Infestation' and 'Deadwalkers" was missed, as usual.

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