Seven German soldiers are enclosed in one bunker during the Second World War. They soon feel surrounded by enemies. When they hear about the tunnel-system beneath the bunker and some mystic... See full summary »
In 1917, in the Western front, a group of survivors of the British Company Y reach the most forward German trench in a foggy night. They capture a German soldier that advises that evil is ... See full summary »
Nazis are sent to guard an old, mysterious fortress in a Romanian pass. One of them mistakenly releases an unknown force trapped within the walls. A mysterious stranger senses this from his home in Greece and travels to the keep to vanquish the force. As soldiers are killed, a Jewish man and his daughter (who are both knowledgeable of the keep) are brought in to find out what is happening. Written by
THEY WERE ALL DRAWN TO THE KEEP. The soldiers who brought death. The father and daughter fighting for life. The people who have always feared it. And the one man who knows its secret... THE KEEP Tonight, they will all face the evil.
The armored car seen in several scenes is the same vehicle used as "Gruber's Little Tank" in BBC TV's 'Allo 'Allo (1982). See more »
The writing on the wall is in a modified Cyrillic alphabet, not Glagolitic as Dr. Cuza identifies it. See more »
[Dr. Cuza meets the Demon of the Keep and explains Nazi aims to exterminate the Jews of Europe]
Then, what you sense is my fate in a death camp?
A place where people gather to die?
A place where people are murdered!
My people are murdered?
Yes! And others, from all over Europe!
Who does this?
Their Leader... in Berlin. And the soldiers in black.
I WILL DESTROY THEM!
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This is a consistently strange, yet engaging film.
I wish that Mann had been a more experienced director when he tackled this really bizarre film, but all things considered it is really a damn fine movie. The soundtrack has some problems, but the dialogue and acting are so interesting that the faults of the film are balanced out. I especially enjoyed the conversations between Byrne's SS Major and Prochnow's German Army Captain. In fact, I almost wish that the majority of the film had dealt with this rather than the bizarre supernatural stuff. I really do advise this film to anyone that is interested in strange cinema. If you can get past the unfortunate flaws of the film, I think you will notice that it is actually a kind of fascinating little movie. I have seen it many times (first back in '85) and still find it a good watch (although most of my friends do not). In other words, this movie is not for everyone, but I thought it is quite interesting.
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