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[Updated November 1, 2012]

Date Sent: November 1, 2012

Source: Comments on Zion

CracyTracy:
I find your review slightly presumptuous. The film is set in The South, not "The South," and was filmed in The South; Mississippi, to be exact. That means those "overdone southern accents" were true Southern accents. If you know anything about the Southern accent, there are many variations of the often melodic and beautiful accent. We Southerners love our Southern accent, even if, by your standards, they are "overdone." 
As far the movie goes, I believe it is very well done, especially for a first time writer as Erica Montgomery. I, for one, can't wait to see what else she has for us. But then, I'm not a movie critic.

Ironically, Disturbing Films is based in Atlanta or as I occasionally call it The South. Not all southerners love the southern accent; in fact, those who do are generally regarded as Rednecks!

Zion beats the audience over the head with making it clear that it is set in the Bible Belt to the point that the audience has trouble focusing on the story. Despite this, it received a positive rating. I understood this to be Zombie film and not some southern nationalist film; perhaps I'm mistaken.

Brett

Date Sent: October 9, 2012

Source: Comment on First Glimpse: Roadside

Eric England:
Kiki,

I find your review slightly presumptuous. The film is set in The South, not "The South," and was filmed in The South; Mississippi, to be exact. That means those "overdone southern accents" were true Southern accents. If you know anything about the Southern accent, there are many variations of the often melodic and beautiful accent. We Southerners love our Southern accent, even if, by your standards, they are "overdone."
As far the movie goes, I believe it is very well done, especially for a first time writer as Erica Montgomery. I, for one, can't wait to see what else she has for us. But then, I'm not a movie critic.

I'm sorry you think my film looks generic and un-eventful, but I would urge you not to judge a book its cover. You see, Roadside was made to play against the "we're stuck on the road because we made bad decisions" types of films. Roadside happens to a couple of married adults (not drunk, sexy teens) who have solid jobs and are actually really down to Earth people. They're held hostage by a man they can't see (not some guy chasing them through the woods). They're stuck on a road they've traveled on thousands of times (says so in the trailer) and with their car running and cell phone reception the entire film. I think that sounds pretty original to me. In fact, it's the opposite of most films I've seen.
Also, we're not "desperately" looking for a distributor right now. We actually have a quite a lot of interest, in fact. Your comment is nothing more than an attempted insult, which unfortunately has no validity. I'd urge you in the future to not try and cast such negative judgement on a film you haven't seen yet and only watch with "cliched" eyes. Look past the surface to see what might be a solid movie made for very little money by promising young filmmakers.
Mr. England -

Thanks for taking the time to read and respond to my First Glimpse review of your film. My apologies if you feel my comments are solely here to be mean-spirited or malicious. That is truly not my intention.

That said, it IS my job to judge a book by its cover - in this case, offer commentary on a film trailer with little or no prior knowledge about the film or its provenance. I watch ~2:30 of the film and review it on a thumbs up or down basis. Sometimes I will be right about my gut feeling, sometimes I will be wrong... but I try to give an honest account of my initial reaction.

Best of luck with Madison County, Roadside, and future endeavours.

-K.M.

Date Sent: August 8, 2011

Source: Comment on Zodiac 

Anonymous:
"The real Graysmith wrote the book that the film is based off of"

That has the be the most appalling use of language I've seen for quite some time.
You don't base something "off of" anything, you base it "on" something.
How do you get a job writing for a living with such poor command of the English language?
Disturbing film is sorry we no know how 2 grammar. Thank u for bringing this 2 r attention. You nit-picky little bitch

Date Sent: April 30, 2011

Source: Comment on Dawn of the Dead (1978)

Jeff Moore:
"How can you honestly call this a review of Romero's masterpiece Dawn of the Dead? When writing a review of a film as important as DOTD one must remember what exactly it did for the horror genre and not just wave it off like some sort of mishap that happens to exist.

This film stands for so much and it seems like you have failed to grasp the intelligent allegories that Romero implants ever so carefully throughout as to make sure his audience is paying attention.The original dead trilogy are clearly responses to The Vietnam war and are against the ideologies of capitalism, why is there no mention of this? I hate to use the cliched retort, you have missed the point but here it is most relevant."

You're cute. You know, I've read the various comments you've posted and have really tried my best to take them to heart despite them coming from an utter moron.

One thing I've noticed is that apparently you think we have disrespected what these movies mean to cinema and their respective genres. Here's the thing: we don't base our reviews around the biased perspective of "well, this movie revolutionized it's genre; let's be sure to talk about that and be unfairly favorable towards it because of this." Dude, we review movies, only the movies. I don't give a shit how historically relevant Dawn Of The Dead is, and how it relates the Vietnam war, and I definitely don't give a damn if it upsets someone as moronic as yourself.

The Beatles revolutionized modern pop; Star Wars revolutionized modern cinema. Those are two of my very favorite things, but their titles alone do not make them invulnerable to scrutiny. If you're some kind of horror movie traditionalist, well fuck you; that makes me even less inspired to bother acknowledging your ramblings.

Jeff Moore:
An utterly superb moron who runs a midly successful site and writes for various others ^_^
This is possibly the most childish thing anyone could do, seriously. If you were really as mature as you make out to be you would have responded matur...ely to my comments, suprisingly enough that's how we adults work in the real world. 
The fact that you ignore these sentiments in your review (s) shows how utterly inane you truly are, to ignore them is foolish and an insult to the craft.
You may find joy in tearing apart some of the masterpieces of the genre but it's not amusing in any way shape or form because they're masterpieces for a reason and the sooner you wake up and see that the sooner you'll reason there is a lot to marvel over. I pity you all, I truly do.
Mr. Moore,
By your example, I am led to believe that adults 'in the real word' work not by privately resolving disputes via email, but by publicly insulting others.

For future reference:
"This film stands for so much and it seems like you have failed to grasp the intelligent allegories that Romero implants ever so carefully throughout as to make sure his audience is paying attention.The original dead trilogy are clearly responses to The Vietnam war and are against the ideologies of capitalism, why is there no mention of this?"

From the review:
"The critical nature of this film could easily and has filled volumes of academic literature. Romero, who also wrote the film, compounds metaphors upon themselves to create an onion of sorts, if you will. On the surface, the zombies are representative of today’s consumerist culture. When the foursome lands atop the mall, one asks “What are they doing? Why do they come here?” Her boyfriend responds with dry humor: “Some kind of instinct. Memory, of what they used to do. This was an important place in their lives.”"

^_^

Date Sent: April 25, 2011

Source: Comment on City of God

Anonymous:
"Though it’s expected from living such a turbulent life, the characters appear not to live so long."

"Rocket is easy to relate to because, though he appears afraid of the criminal world, he is forced to associate with it at various times, as most of us are, while in pursuit of a career as a photographer. "
Your writing seems very forced and unnatural; the quoted sentences are prime examples. People typically don't advise others to write in their natural speaking voice, but I think you should be an exception. My only worry is that you sound retarded in person.

Dear concerned reader,

It was quite considerate of you to comment on not one, but TWO posts. It was just unfortunate that you chose to do so in such a vengeful, butthurt manner. Some people do not enjoy the way others review films, so they write reviews of their own; some opt instead to childishly insult others as if there was some long standing personal vendetta to be settled.

Love,
Brett

P.S. It was never my intention to feed the troll.

Date Sent: Mar 28-30, 2011

Source: Comment on Salò, or the 120 Days of Sodom

Anonymous:
"Someone didn't get the film? You consider one of the Italian arthouse classics as 'gore-horror' and exploitation? Maybe it was too disturbing for the guys who write a website called Disturbingfilm? LOL

Yes, it was too disturbing for us, good call.

Anonymous:
"^Yeah, agree with the above poster, this site is horrendous. I know the saying "there's no accounting for taste" but fuck that. Negative reviews for 'Battle Royale', 'Last House on the Left', 'Gomorrah', 'Brazil', and 'Eraserhead', all films that have some sort of social message and at least a slight attempt to engage the intellect. You will mature eventually, teenager, and maybe one day, you will start to appreciate art. However, until that day comes, you will continue to write shitty reviews for a site that only a handful of equally dumb bastards read."

I'm sorry, I quit reading after "there's no accounting for taste". My guess is the rest is your taste, and I couldn't give two shits.

LOVE, Disturbing Films

Editor's Note: Our Ratings' Page clearly states that a '5' is a film worth watching, thus a positive review, dumbass.

Date Sent: Mar 30, 2011

Source: Comment on Eraserhead

Anonymous:
"You are clearly 13 years old. "Disturbing Films" ? Give me a fucking break, pal. The fact that 'Secret Window' or 'Silent Hill' could pull perfect scores, nay, the fact that you would even bother reviewing such irrelevant films, shows your lack of depth in the field of films. Opinions aside, the grammatical errors alone will prevent your site from ever being taken seriously. If you are over 13, god help you and your feeble mind."
Hello concerned reader! We would like to firstly inform you that we are not your pal, buddy. Secondly, if you know any witch doctors we could speak to, we would love for your 'God' to help cure us of our feeble minds. Given, we are 13, but better safe than sorry, I always say. We appreciate your constructive criticism, and are at this moment constructing an apology to our fans for reviewing 'Secret Window' and 'Silent Hill' much less giving them a high rating! We are of the distinct opinion that our readers make us who we are, so we have now entrusted you with letting us know which films are relevant and which films aren't, as you obviously do know what you are talking about and are obviously not just some internet ass hole.

LOVE, Disturbing Films

Go fuck yourself!