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Slaughterhouse Rulez (new Pegg Frost film)
« on: August 10, 2018, 12:11:00 AM »
Well, they're in it. Teen horror comedy set in a boarding school. Written by Crispian from Kula Shaker and a film critic for the Sunday Express. Is there any chance at all this won't be shit?

https://www.chortle.co.uk/video/2018/08/09/40767/slauterhouse_rulez:_the_first_trailer

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Re: Slaughterhouse Rulez (new Pegg Frost film)
« Reply #1 on: August 10, 2018, 01:44:00 AM »
Yes, I'm not particularly enthused by that trailer. Unfortunately, Pegg's films tend to be rather crummy, unless they're written by him or part of a megabucks Hollywood series. A Fantastic Fear of Everything in particular seemed to be roundly mauled by critics (though presumably not Henry Fitzherbert).

Then again, maybe it's aimed more at the yoof crowd than manky old Spaced fans like me.

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« Reply #2 on: August 10, 2018, 05:07:53 AM »
This looks like a defacto Cornetto flick and as such I'm mildly intrigued. It's a solid if unspectacular idea and if the script is OK and the kids are likeable it could work, I guess.

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Re: Slaughterhouse Rulez (new Pegg Frost film)
« Reply #3 on: August 10, 2018, 05:25:00 AM »
Ugh, clearly influenced by Bully, St. Trinians, Harry fucking Potter and every ironic horror movie ever. And why the fuck was Crispian from Kula Shakur allowed to write a movie, or thrive? Wait until this goes to home release, buy it and then wee on it.

Re: Slaughterhouse Rulez (new Pegg Frost film)
« Reply #4 on: August 10, 2018, 09:29:28 AM »
Pegg was in some MI promo interview just the other week saying he didn't want to be doing your loveable nerd cornetto/spaced stuff any more and now this is announced.

His film work has been mostly terrible.

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Re: Slaughterhouse Rulez (new Pegg Frost film)
« Reply #5 on: August 10, 2018, 09:49:05 AM »
Written by Crispian from Kula Shaker

Eh? I thought the best thing written by him was his own Wikipedia page. I love Pegg and Frost but it's taken me about a decade to realise that I like them mainly as personalities. I love Spaced and the first two thirds of the Cornetto trilogy and I also quite liked Paul but their presence in a project is obviously not any guarantee of quality. The question we have to ask ourselves individually, and as a group is, do we like Pegg and Frost enough to watch something written by a guy called Crispian.

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Re: Slaughterhouse Rulez (new Pegg Frost film)
« Reply #6 on: August 10, 2018, 11:09:24 AM »
The title struck me as American but it's a British set British film with British actors

I see, I see

Also Chortle misspelled Slaughter

But will it have S-Laughter, eh readers?

Re: Slaughterhouse Rulez (new Pegg Frost film)
« Reply #7 on: August 10, 2018, 11:14:24 AM »
The trailer makes Lesbian Vampire Killers seem palatable.

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« Reply #8 on: August 10, 2018, 11:26:00 AM »
This looks like a defacto Cornetto flick and as such I'm mildly intrigued. It's a solid if unspectacular idea and if the script is OK and the kids are likeable it could work, I guess.

Cornetto does If... but with much less convincing writing/direction I suspect.

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Re: Slaughterhouse Rulez (new Pegg Frost film)
« Reply #9 on: August 10, 2018, 02:51:55 PM »
Pegg was in some MI promo interview just the other week saying he didn't want to be doing your loveable nerd cornetto/spaced stuff any more and now this is announced.

His film work has been mostly terrible.

The same Pegg who has said fuck knows how many times that his Scottie isn't just a bit of comic relief...

At least Nick Frost might be worth it - he was the only decent thing about the absolutely appalling World's End and he made Cuban Fury more than watchable, when with anyone else it probably would've been toilet.

Having said that, he's actually pretty bad in Sick Note...

I also predict Pegg and Frost will be in it for all of ten minutes.

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Re: Slaughterhouse Rulez (new Pegg Frost film)
« Reply #10 on: August 11, 2018, 11:29:46 AM »
Probably going to be better than your average teen comedy, but not worth more than one watch.

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« Reply #11 on: August 11, 2018, 11:43:38 AM »
Well, they're in it. Teen horror comedy set in a boarding school. Written by Crispian from Kula Shaker and a film critic for the Sunday Express. Is there any chance at all this won't be shit?

https://www.chortle.co.uk/video/2018/08/09/40767/slauterhouse_rulez:_the_first_trailer

Advertising it as a Pegg/Frost film when they're not the creatives behind it is a bit disingenuous - but does explain the private school setting, which isn't very Pegg-like. And I suspect their involvement will be minimal and it'll focus mostly on the kids.

Still, I really did like A Fantastic Fear of Absolutely Everything, which was rather slight but still charming and funny, and had some nice visual flourishes. And it had the lovely woman who played the doomed Muslim doctor in The God Complex episode of Doctor Who.

So yeah, this might be all right.

Also, " Hey Dude" is a perfectly ok pop song. Overcome your Britpop-era NME brainwashing!

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Re: Slaughterhouse Rulez (new Pegg Frost film)
« Reply #12 on: August 11, 2018, 12:10:13 PM »
I think that's the first positive thing I've seen anyone say about A Fantastic Fear of Everything. I remember thinking it looked interesting, but then the reviews put me off. I was into Kula Shaker as a youth, so that wasn't a stumbling block for me.

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Re: Slaughterhouse Rulez (new Pegg Frost film)
« Reply #13 on: August 11, 2018, 01:13:59 PM »
They used the same Pegg reaction shot twice in that trailer.

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« Reply #14 on: August 11, 2018, 04:14:43 PM »
The title struck me as American but it's a British set British film with British actors

I see, I see

Also Chortle misspelled Slaughter

But will it have S-Laughter, eh readers?

Yeah, what is the point of the title. Slaughterhouse is the name of the school (lol #Iseewhatyoudidthere) but, Rules? Is it a Cider House Rules joke? What’s a New England orphanage stroke abortion clinic got to do with an English public school apparently built on a Hellmouth?

Slaughterhouse Blue (or Red might be better) might make more sense - though that was an Oxbridge college not a public school, I just remembered - but who remembers Tom Sharpe these days?

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« Reply #15 on: August 11, 2018, 04:40:37 PM »
Yeah, what is the point of the title. Slaughterhouse is the name of the school (lol #Iseewhatyoudidthere) but, Rules? Is it a Cider House Rules joke? What’s a New England orphanage stroke abortion clinic got to do with an English public school apparently built on a Hellmouth?

I think it's a fair assumption to make that it's a shitty play on Cider House Rules and that the 'Rulez' is being used in the manner of 'our school Rulez', as in 'we, the students of Slaughterhouse are the best'.  There's not much more to it than that, I don't think.

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« Reply #16 on: August 12, 2018, 09:42:24 AM »
I think that's the first positive thing I've seen anyone say about A Fantastic Fear of Everything. I remember thinking it looked interesting, but then the reviews put me off. I was into Kula Shaker as a youth, so that wasn't a stumbling block for me.

It's not essential viewing and its structure/pacing is a bit odd (it seems to spend the bulk of its runtime on act 1 and then rockets through acts 2 and 3 in the space of about half an hour) but it's quite charming and funny - and unique, which is something I appreciate.

Also I don't want to give the impression that I've invested in this film or anything, but some of the responses on here are bit much. Like...

Ugh, clearly influenced by Bully, St. Trinians, Harry fucking Potter and every ironic horror movie ever. And why the fuck was Crispian from Kula Shakur allowed to write a movie, or thrive? Wait until this goes to home release, buy it and then wee on it.

Eh? What similarities are there with Bully, St Trinian's or "Harry fucking Potter" - three very different stories - other than the public school setting?

I suppose Mark Frost's character looks a bit like Hagrid, but is it not more likely that all three have been inspired by actual, real public schools, which tend to have posh teachers, bullies and working-class groundskeepers?

As for "every ironic horror movie ever", the only one that rings a bell is The Faculty. What are the others?

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« Reply #17 on: August 12, 2018, 10:40:58 PM »
Eh? What similarities are there with Bully, St Trinian's or "Harry fucking Potter" - three very different stories - other than the public school setting?

Mate.  The movie literally stars an actress named Hermione.

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Re: Slaughterhouse Rulez (new Pegg Frost film)
« Reply #18 on: August 13, 2018, 10:52:40 AM »
Mate.  The movie literally stars an actress named Hermione.

That makes no sense at all. Just because an actress (born four years before the release of the first HP book) has the same name as a Harry Potter character doesn't mean the film will have anything to do with that series. Were you drunk again last night?

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« Reply #19 on: August 13, 2018, 12:28:31 PM »
That makes no sense at all. Just because an actress (born four years before the release of the first HP book) has the same name as a Harry Potter character doesn't mean the film will have anything to do with that series. Were you drunk again last night?

I was joking, you plum.

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Re: Slaughterhouse Rulez (new Pegg Frost film)
« Reply #20 on: August 13, 2018, 03:48:56 PM »
Be more funny.

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Re: Slaughterhouse Rulez (new Pegg Frost film)
« Reply #21 on: August 14, 2018, 12:32:02 AM »
I think it's a fair assumption to make that it's a shitty play on Cider House Rules and that the 'Rulez' is being used in the manner of 'our school Rulez', as in 'we, the students of Slaughterhouse are the best'.  There's not much more to it than that, I don't think.

Yeah, I'd bet a very small about of money on "Slaughterhouse Rulez" appearing as graffiti at some point.

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Re: Slaughterhouse Rulez (new Pegg Frost film)
« Reply #22 on: August 14, 2018, 02:50:52 PM »
Be more funny.

Fuck off, you lemon tree.  Go make some refreshing lemonade for the kiddies, why don't you?  Bloody lemon tree cunt.

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« Reply #23 on: August 16, 2018, 12:46:01 AM »
Fuck off, you lemon tree.  Go make some refreshing lemonade for the kiddies, why don't you?  Bloody lemon tree cunt.

Blimey, calm down fella, I was just messing about.

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Re: Slaughterhouse Rulez (new Pegg Frost film)
« Reply #24 on: August 16, 2018, 10:20:08 PM »
Blimey, calm down fella, I was just messing about.

Bit rich, mate.
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