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post Oct 28 2008, 09:16 AM
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I liked it and it gave me the sweating palms of any zombie build up in a film. However, both Sarah and I agreed it seemed a bit dragged out. An hour and ten minutes was a bit too long to be honest and I'm interested to see what the rest of the week throws up but it looks like it would have been better as a film/two part series a la silent witness or something.
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post Oct 28 2008, 09:20 AM
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I thought it was great stuff. Pretty tense, and plenty gory. I immediately wanted more when it ended.
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post Oct 28 2008, 10:11 AM
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Just watched this thanks to 4OD and I liked it a lot. I didn't think it dragged, but that might be because I didn't have to sit through commercial breaks. It'll be interesting to see how it progresses over the week but for a first installment this was top notch stuff. I loved ''Face like a Manchester Morgue'' and the wheelchair zombie. I hope Marky or whatever his name is gets chomped sharpish or is reduced to a quivering child after his zombie attack.
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post Oct 28 2008, 11:07 AM
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It was alright. Although it wasn't scary in the slightest (or maybe I'm just a proper hardnut...awiiight) and the camerawork destroyed any kind of tension that should be paramount in any horror. I rolled my eyes at the shoehorning in of the "They're coming to get you Barbara,' line...twice. SotD did it with much more subtlety, and in context.

I'll only carry on watching it because the heroine is called Kelly. Good name for scissor wielding zombie killer.
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post Oct 28 2008, 11:17 AM
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It was a hell of a lot scarier than 'Shaun of the Dead'
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post Oct 28 2008, 11:21 AM
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QUOTE (Zoe @ Oct 28 2008, 11:17 AM) *
It was a hell of a lot scarier than 'Shaun of the Dead'


I certainly thought so. The camerawork gave the whole thing a real sense of panic and unfurling chaos, though it also had really tense moments like Kelly making her way through the tunnels behind the one-way mirrors, which was particularly claustrophobic. It hit all the right notes for me.

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post Oct 28 2008, 11:22 AM
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QUOTE (Zoe @ Oct 28 2008, 11:17 AM) *
It was a hell of a lot scarier than 'Shaun of the Dead'


I meant pop referencing George Romero.

Dead Set would probably easily be classed as scarier than SotD. I just didn't find it scary...'cos I'm hawd!
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post Oct 28 2008, 11:41 AM
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I liked the way it treated the whole situation enitirely seriously - the Big Brother element, and especially Davina as a zombie, could have been dealt with in a far more lighthearted way, shich they thankfully avoided. If it wasn't for the fact that it was zombies it could easily have been an unofficial addition to the 28 Days/Weeks Later series.

Did anyone find Shaun Of The Dead scary?
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post Oct 28 2008, 11:58 AM
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QUOTE (Sostie @ Oct 28 2008, 11:41 AM) *
Did anyone find Shaun Of The Dead scary?


It has a couple of gory moments - Mary in the garden and David's guts - that on first viewing made me go 'Oooh' but I wouldn't have said I found it scary. But then it didn't actually set out to be out and out scary, so on that level it works.

Dead Set clearly had some scenes that were meant to scare the audience. Didn't especially work on me but I've read elsewhere that people were genuinely freaked out by it.
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post Oct 28 2008, 12:35 PM
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I liked the "smells of fingering" line. I thought the whole producer character was shit, hopefully he'll emerge as an actual character later on.

I didn't find it scary but I don't find zombies scary. I don't find anything that presents a physical threat scary. Ghost, the devil and things that don't exist scare the poop out of me.

I also liked Makosi's Kabbalah book, I hope it really was hers.

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post Oct 28 2008, 01:41 PM
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I really enjoyed it. I was confused as to why some people were turning into zombies and some weren't though, and although I liked the serious aspects, I thought maybe they could have played on the amusing aspects a little more.
Zombie Davina was ten times as endearing as real Davina.
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post Oct 28 2008, 02:07 PM
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QUOTE (melzilla @ Oct 28 2008, 01:41 PM) *
Zombie Davina was ten times as endearing as real Davina.


I liked the weird little noise she made when she saw someone. It was like the noise small dinosaurs make in Jurassic Park.

I liked that the heroine is like a real person rather than a stereotype in that she keeps accidentally cheating on her boyfriend with a guy who is a bit of a knob but really pretty. Not that I'm advocating such behaviour, it's just nice to see a good character that has some realistic flaws.

The fire extinguisher bit made me think of Irreversible and turned my stomach a bit crazy4.gif
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post Oct 28 2008, 02:10 PM
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I thought it was great, although it maybe took a little too long to build up (one of the guys in the office turned off just before the 'scissors in head' scene, the fool). Looking forward to the rest of the week's episodes.
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post Oct 28 2008, 02:57 PM
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QUOTE (logger @ Oct 28 2008, 12:35 PM) *
I liked the "smells of fingering" line. I thought the whole producer character was shit, hopefully he'll emerge as an actual character later on.

I chuckled too.
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post Oct 28 2008, 03:15 PM
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Just watched it on 4oD too. I'm liking it so far. All the housemates except Kevin Eldon deserve to die straight away!
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