Rain Murphy is a man sentenced to life in prison, choosing to do his time in near-isolation, and engages in distance running when given the opportunity for free-time. While his form and ... See full summary »
Roger E. Mosley
A group of scientists have developed the Resonator, a machine which allows whoever is within range to see beyond normal perceptible reality. But when the experiment succeeds, they are immediately attacked by terrible life forms.
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.
Character Captain Claus Woermann (Jürgen Prochnow) is reading the anti-war novel "Soldat Suhren" by German author Georg von der Vring (1889-1968). The book is shown in close-up when Major Kaempffer (Gabriel Byrne) is looking through the papers on Woerman's desk. "Soldat Suhren" was first published in 1927, became a popular bestseller and is recognized as the first German novel about the war. It is ironic, humorous and has an anti-war, pacifist message. Since Claus Woermann is characterized as an anti-fascist and humanist Wehrmacht soldier, the book must have appealed to him for this reasons. See more »
The writing on the wall is in a modified Cyrillic alphabet, not Glagolitic as Dr. Cuza identifies it. See more »
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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