4.3/10
3,016
31 user 20 critic

Red Sands (2009)

Trailer
1:16 | Trailer

Watch Now

From $2.99 (SD) on Amazon Video

During a mission in the Middle East, a group of US soldiers destroy a statue out of boredom only to then be visited by something the next day.

Director:

Writer:

Reviews
2 wins. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Dead Birds (2004)
Horror | Thriller | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

A group of Confederate soldiers hole up in an abandoned plantation after robbing a bank and find themselves at the mercy of supernatural forces.

Director: Alex Turner
Stars: Henry Thomas, Patrick Fugit, Nicki Aycox
The Objective (2008)
Horror | Sci-Fi | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

A military special operations team, led by a CIA case officer, are on a mission in the harsh and hostile terrain of Afghanistan where they find themselves in a Middle Eastern "Bermuda Triangle" of ancient evil.

Director: Daniel Myrick
Stars: Jonas Ball, Matthew R. Anderson, Jon Huertas
Red Sands (2018)
Adventure

"Red Sands" is a very entertaining story and a plot-line that pulls from classic action thrillers in KILL BILL, SIN CITY and MAD MAX.

Director: J.P. Loppo Martinez
The Burrowers (2008)
Horror | Thriller | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

In the Wild West a rescue party sets out to find a family of settlers that has vanished from their home under mysterious circumstances.

Director: J.T. Petty
Stars: Clancy Brown, David Busse, William Mapother
Frágiles (2005)
Thriller | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

At her new job in a rundown children's hospital, a nurse desperately tries to keep her patients safe from a plague of random, mysterious attacks.

Director: Jaume Balagueró
Stars: Calista Flockhart, Richard Roxburgh, Elena Anaya
The Elder Son (2006)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

A story of a Russian clarinetist living in Los Angeles, whose life changes when a young local car thief passes himself off as his long-lost son.

Director: Marius Balchunas
Stars: Shane West, Leelee Sobieski, Eric Balfour
Horror | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5/10 X  

Six tourists hire an extreme tour guide who takes them to the abandoned city Pripyat, the former home to the workers of the Chernobyl nuclear reactor. During their exploration, they soon discover they are not alone.

Director: Bradley Parker
Stars: Jesse McCartney, Jonathan Sadowski, Olivia Taylor Dudley
The Lodger (2009)
Crime | Drama | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

A couple rents out a room to a mysterious young man, who may or may not be guilty of a series of grisly neighborhood murders.

Director: David Ondaatje
Stars: Alfred Molina, Hope Davis, Shane West
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  
Director: Christopher J. Smith
Stars: Juliette Brinkerhoff, Stephen Ellis, Natalie Victoria
Temple I (2016)
History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Stars: Logan Huffman, Brandon Sklenar, Natalia Warner
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
SSgt. Marcus Howston
...
Trevor Anderson
...
Gregory Wilcox
...
Pfc. Chard Davies
...
Pfc. Tino Hull
...
Pfc. Jorge Wardell (as Noel G)
...
Arab Woman (as Mercedes Masöhn)
Govinda Touzene ...
Afghan Child
...
Parker
...
Goat Herder
Ashourina Benjamin ...
Ahfgan Dead Mom (as Asharina Benjamin)
...
Matt Carson
Chris Carter ...
Hollister
Kim Stodel ...
Clemens
Edit

Storyline

During a mission in the Middle East, a group of US soldiers destroy a statue out of boredom only to then be visited by something the next day.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Some Curses Can't Be Killed See more »

Genres:

Action | Horror | Thriller | War

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violent content, language and some sexual material | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

24 February 2009 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Stone House  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Box Office

Budget:

£1,500 (estimated)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

(DVD)

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Goofs

Almost all nocturnal establishing shots of the house show the same cloud formation in the sky. See more »

Quotes

Gregory Wilcox: Gregory... you're dead, man. I saw your corpse...
Gregory Wilcox: Yeah...
See more »

Connections

Referenced in The Screenwriter Diaries (2009) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Claustrophobic and Tense
23 April 2009 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

In the Bagram Airbase in Afghanistan, the Staff Sergeant Marcus Howston (Leonard Roberts) is assigned to stay temporary based in the desert nearby Kabul with six other soldiers guarding a road that they can not see from Al Qaeda. While patrolling the desert, they find a millenary temple with a stone carved idol; their translator Gregory Wilcox (Callum Blue) explains that worshippers come to that place to idolize Djinn, a race that have hatred for humans and was made by Allah from the smokeless flame in the beginning of the times in accordance with the Islam and pre-Islamic Arabian folklore. One racist soldier shots the statue that falls apart, unleashing a supernatural force. They camp in an abandoned house and during a sand storm, a Muslim woman (Mercedes Masöhn) comes out of the blue. Sooner they find that their truck was sabotaged and their communication broke down. The group stranded in the middle of nowhere gets mad and they are consumed by their sins and guilty.

"Red Sands" is a claustrophobic and tense psychological horror movie, with a great surrealistic story that can be interpreted as a madness process of a group of soldiers stranded in a place that they do not understand the culture and the language. There are many racist and stupid dialogs and situations, like when the sexist soldier shots an archaeological site, but what else could the viewer expect from invaders under stress? The distributor Sony of Brazil shows a total lake of respect with the Brazilian consumers, releasing a shameful DVD without subtitles in Portuguese. My vote is seven.

Title (Brazil): "Força Maligna" ("Malign Force")


20 of 28 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?