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Old 10th January 2020, 06:40 PM
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If it's the French horror film, then yes, it's brilliant. Extremely violent.
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Old 10th January 2020, 07:54 PM
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Scalps (1983)

What good things can i say about Scalps?

Well, the film has a creative soundtrack that is both memorable and ever so eerie, setting up this tale of possession by Indian spirits of those who desecrate their burial grounds, rather well.

But for a 75 minute film (plus end credits) it's almost criminal that nothing of note happens until almost the hour mark. We have endless scenes of chatter, camping, archeology, more camping, a lot of driving and trekking the desert, but that's pretty much it.

We do have one scalping scene. It's gory but unrealistic with the end result looking more like The Mekon from Dan Dare strips than anything else. Thankfully the finale is a nightmarish world of shamanic sacrifice and murder.

I realize this film was low budget (although it was shot entirely on location so it wasn't that low ) but that really doesn't excuse that first hour.
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Yep I'll 3rd that, I've got this on DVD highly recommended.
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Yep I'll 3rd that, I've got this on DVD highly recommended.
Definitely got 4 votes for it
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I also highly rate Inside.
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Old 11th January 2020, 10:38 AM
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Yes, Inside is ... a wild ride. Enjoy!
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Old 11th January 2020, 03:59 PM
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Lake Fear (2014) (From Beneath - 2012)

Although Lake Fear is a film that clearly has many faults (mainly budgetary) you can tell those both in front and behind the camera wanted to make a good film.

Despite the two leads coming across as pretty amateurish you can tell they are trying and believe in what they are doing but the script which needed editing and also beefing up is letting them down. The story is too drawn out and could have played out as a twenty minute short as a segment of a VHS anthology.

Where Lake Fear does quite well is the photography. At times it's quite inspired and almost Bava-esq in it's framing. The music and sound design are very good, eerie sounds and even eerier music seep into surround systems and create something that's far too stimulating for a film of this quality.

As for the story itself. It's Cabin Fever on a tiny budget performed by just two actors.

I've just found out that this film is not titled Lake Fear nor is it from 2014. It's a 2012 film called From Beneath that's retitled for the UK market. Anyone who looks up Lake Fear and reads the synopsis will realise it's an entirely different film altogether from From Beneath.
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Rise Of The Footsoldier 4: Marbella.

After leaving prison, Pat Tate travels to Spain for revenge and to make the big score.

After the first one which looks at Carlton Leach and the three deaths, the so so sequel, then came the 3rd of The Pat Tate story, was the fourth necessary? Based on some fact blended in with fiction, Craig Fairbrass returns as the "Yeti" Tate who is out to even the score against Frank Harris. There is the usual anger management therapy needed and heavy drug abuse but the downside is there is too much comedy to take it seriously in some parts and good karma. Worth a watch just to finish the series but view open minded.
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hi guys, thanks for the replies over inside.
yeah, the french nasty,looking forward to this now!

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Old 11th January 2020, 09:33 PM
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The Quiller Memorandum (1966)

A half asleep George Segal, Alec Guinness, Senta Berger and Max Von Sydow head this West Berlin set Cold War thriller about a Neo-Nazi organisation, in which every footstep falls on the cobbled streets with crystal clear clarity.

The Berlin location work is excellent and there's a great car chase filmed the old fashioned way but otherwise this is fairly unremarkable.
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