Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Frightfest 2014: Monday 25 August

Alleluia is a Belgian take on 'The Honeymoon Killers' which had so little impact on me that I do not
now remember anything about it.
Nymph has some friends on holiday going to explore an abandoned military fortress on a nearby
uninhabited island.   There they find a Siren which leads to most of them being killed either by the
Siren or by a local fisherman who looks after it.   A second fisherman, played by Franco Nero, is
actually trying to avenge his son's death and succeeds in killing the Siren in the local harbour but
the ending shows more of them coming to wreak havoc on the community.   Attractive cast and
reasonably well done.
Extraterrestrial has a man and woman waking up together after a drunken one-night stand to
discover they are all but alone apart from a creepy neighbour who is infatuated with the woman.
Played out as a comedy, this was probably the most enjoyable of the ones we saw.
My overall reaction to the weekend was that it was rather less scary and more mainstream than
usual though this may reflect our choice rather than the full offering.   None of the ones we saw
stood out that much; while a review nearer the time of viewing might have varied in detail, I
think my summary of each day reflects a certain disappointment at our selection.

1 comment:

Pat Evans said...

what interests me most about your FrightFest reviews is why they are published like blank verse!

Of course you can't expect me to agree with everything you say, or I wouldn't be me....