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Face X

Posted: Thu, 2nd Feb 2006, 12:15pm

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pfac

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A 20 mn short horror/thriller/action movie about FACE X, a killer who forced his victims to play sick games, and was never caught.

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Posted: Sat, 4th Feb 2006, 5:41am

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miker

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Well, the link was down for me yesterday when I tried to download this. I gave it another shot today and it managed to work. This film was done extremely well. This is one of the best horror shorts I've ever seen on fxhome. You managed to pull off your own sense of style and created something very origional. You created a 20 minute short horror which actually kept me entertained the entire 20 minutes. Not once did I feel like skipping through this film. 5/5 from me..and a place on my top 10. Congratulations. Hope to see more from you in the near future.
Posted: Mon, 6th Feb 2006, 9:41am

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mjdixon

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One of the best movies i've ever sen on FXHOME and definetly the best Horror movie here. It was shot well, the sound was audiable and there were at least two genuine scares in there. Put together with a nice, if not obvious, but well pulled off twist, Face X is a must see movie on FXHOME and i'll be adding it to my top 10.

MJ

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Posted: Mon, 6th Feb 2006, 3:33pm

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Rex Cramer

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The opening credits were very well done. Nice camera work. I especially liked the use of speed effects at the beginning. I like the style and you've managed to create some genuinely creepy moments. Keep 'em coming!
Posted: Mon, 6th Feb 2006, 3:37pm

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Adam Ullstrom

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JESUS!

That was good, I would say it's one of the most pro filming i seen in here. I gotta say it was scary as hell, and you really got something out of the effects, good storyline too. Well keep the good work, it's definetly get on my top 10 list.

~DMA
Posted: Tue, 7th Feb 2006, 8:30pm

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Mellifluous

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Well made and good fun. It had superb production values, though the story and editing (though the credit sequences were original and pretty awesome) was a bit of a Saw copy and had a couple of confusing things (like who were the guys who came out of the garage door?)

The ending should have been stronger too in my opinion, but still this is a par above most on here. Look forward to your next one!
Posted: Sat, 18th Feb 2006, 9:18pm

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J Mijares

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Wow! This was exceptional! Great acting, editing, choreography ... great everything. So much attention to detail as well. I agree that this had superb production values, and it's quite literally head and shoulders above many of the films here, horror and non-horror. Keep up the awesome work!
Posted: Tue, 21st Feb 2006, 7:32am

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pfac

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Thanks for all the comments.

It shows that you really put 21 minutes of your time to check out the movie and some more to write about it, helping me and motivating me for my next projects.

I really appreciate it.

Just a side note: my main inspiration for this short was definitely not SAW. It was in fact the computer game Manhunt. wink

Cheers
Posted: Thu, 23rd Feb 2006, 4:22am

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ribelledude38

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This was an extremely well crafted movie, it must have had a relatively high production value.
Really composed and put together well. The lighting, cinematography, editting, and sound mixing in particular really worked for me. It was very stylized and kept me entertained throughout. For instance, because of the context, that part where the protagonist is listening to "Air on a G String" sort of functions as an eerie foreshadowing symbol of things to come. Also, all of the filters you use and the camcorder POV shots really help with the whole voyeur thing.
I agree that the ending could have been stronger and really in general, you probably could have gotten more bang for your buck in terms of plot considering your budget.
This was fantastic, keep up the good work!
Posted: Thu, 23rd Feb 2006, 3:38pm

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pfac

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Thank you very much for your comment ribelledude38.

Just one remark: What do you mean considering my budget? eek

My budget was... no budget at all.
I bought the masks, gathered family and friends (the only professional actress is the girl in the ghost train, Rita), wrote it, storyboard it, grabbed my XM2, trained the fighting sequences and presto.

For the Ghost Train sequence, I went and talked with the manager, who kindly let me film inside. All the filming in the fairground was done without extras, just me and the actress. I just removed the parts where the curious bypassers looked directly into the camera.

And there you go.
No money, no production value.

Next time, I promess a stronger plot.
Cheers, and thanks again
Posted: Sat, 25th Feb 2006, 4:51am

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ferral

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Pfac -

Your film kept me entertained and watching and that's saying a lot as my mind tends to ADD off on to other things in a split second. Titles, music, acting, and effects were all top notch. While I think the editing was creative, the cuts seemed a little off from time to time and did not enhance the flow of the story, but it was not so jarring as to ruin it for for me. So, overall I think you did a good job on the editing. The thing that distracted me most
was some of your shot framing. You had half cut off heads in some shots and some odd angles in others. For the most part shots were framed up nicely.

I also thought it was funny that the first two tests could not see the guy under the truck. They didn't even look under there once even though there was practically no where else to hide. It may have been meant to be comical / creepy which is the vibe I got. All small quibbles though.

I think you did a fantastic job on this - so congrats on a well-made, entertaining film. 5/5 Keep it up!
Posted: Sun, 26th Feb 2006, 3:32am

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airhead1790

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hey great movie but what program did you use to make the movie??
Posted: Sun, 26th Feb 2006, 3:42am

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sk8npirate

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Great film! I at first thought the story was going to be a complete saw ripoff but it wasnt really. It was good and really entertaining, and the quality seemed great even with the audio! The acting was good also. Good job!
Posted: Thu, 2nd Mar 2006, 12:32am

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ribelledude38

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Oh sorry, my mistake. I just assumed everything that was used in the movie and to make the movie was purchased. You were extremely resourceful, great job once again.