Soft For Digging details
|Starring:||Sarah Ingerson, Edmond Mercier, Andrew Hewitt|
Soft For Digging
|Run time:||1 hour 14 minutes|
|Rental release:||19 Sep 2005|
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Almost silentBy a customer from yorkshire , 11 Nov 2005
[Highly rated reviewer]This film reminded me of both Blair Witch & The Ring. There is very little dialogue which is a refreshing change. I don't rate this very highly and I certainly wasn't scared at all. I am glad I only watched it as a mid-week evening filler.
Don't forget your AndrexBy deuzio (6 reviews) , 29 Oct 2011It wasn't the ultra-slow pacing or the near-total lack of dialogue which made me give this film half of a star. What finally made me put this film on my 'steaming pile' list was the incredibly annoying denouement. I won't write a spoiler, as it was not the content of this denouement but the godawful way it was presented. With 'special' visual effects and camera work looking like it had been shot by someone who should never have been let loose on anything other than a Cradle of Filth video. Also at the end, some bloke screaming like a schoolgirl for what seemed like forever and a day. Incredibly jarring after the painfully slow and quiet first 95% of the film, and oh so stupid and needless.
Oh, and the half a star, it's for the first film that I've seen that's actually worse than 'Manos, Hands of Fate'
It'd be pretty hard to dig thisBy a customer from Holmfirth , 05 Jul 2008Soft For Digging began as though it might turn out to be a nice refreshing change from the latest CGI enhanced embellishment on the vampire / werewolf theme, and for a brief moment gave me hope that there might actually be some creativity left in the (fairly) modern horror genre after all, beyond silly undead lead characters for whom the state of limbo has conveniently and very randomly produced complete expertise in kung-fu and gun-slinging techniques.
While this is definitely a break from the fifteen minute fight scenes, we're unfortunately left with the same tired old plot that has already been done so many times that you'd need autism, a micro processor and about four hundred fingers on each hand before you'd be within a country mile of counting them all.
Soft For Digging has an interesting, arty style like one of those films that says 'Fin' at the end rather than 'The End', but that's really just about all it has to offer anyone that's seen more than about three movies in their lifetime.
Soft for digging good for planting Japanese potatoesBy Plan9 from Manchester England , 11 Apr 2006The plot is straightforward an old man living off a main road in woodland one day witnesses a man murdering a child in the woods. Soft For Digging follows the old mans attempts to try and convince the police that what he saw was not a figment of his imagination. However, there is a problem each time the old man guides the police to where the murder happen no corpse can be found. Soft For Digging has a diminutive dialog which reflects the majority of the scenes of the film, an old man living by himself in a house. During the film I found that I was scared twice namely when the murdered child abruptly appears before the old man. The rest of the film I have to admit did not engage me; I found the tempo of the film a little too slow. The limited dialog was not a problem. However, the development of the story and its conclusions, after watching the film, took too long. I feel more could have been made of the relationship, ghostly encounters, with the child and the old man. Alone in the woods at night unsure of your own mind can lead to some eerie situations, children are always scary as ghosts, see Dark Water.
Almost silentBy a customer from yorkshire , 11 Nov 2005This film reminded me of both Blair Witch & The Ring. There is very little dialogue which is a refreshing change. I don't rate this very highly and I certainly wasn't scared at all. I am glad I only watched it as a mid-week evening filler.
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