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The Devil's Rock (2011)
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As was said by the other reviewer, the first thing I noticed was the solid acting performances of all the characters, be it main or supporting. The film had a good feel to it, and kept me at the edge of my seat all throughout. There were also moments of creepiness where you'd probably hold your breath, tensely waiting on what would happen next. The story was quite good and it held the film together until the very end.
All in all, this is a film I would recommend to fans of the genre. I'll definitely be adding this to my collection.
I was honestly puzzled as to the low rating of this movie. Though I know it's not a great film, it definitely is a front runner and a notably good piece of work. Perhaps the people who gave it such a low rating wanted a gore fest or something with less...dialogue. I hope, dear reader, you won't be another sheep that just follows the opinion of the majority. Watch the film for yourself and be your own judge. It's the only way of discovering gems such as this.
In spite of the low production, the move is far more intelligent than many of the other high budget horror flicks/series I have seen recently. In fact, the move is a refreshing change from the gore/slash that seems to have defined the current horror genre.
I will rate this move about 7/10 but have rated it higher because, as mentioned by another reviewer, the current rating is ridiculously low. I suspect the low rating is because of people who see a few minutes and don't really give the move a chance. I almost stopped it after few minutes thinking this was another one of those home productions that will steal a couple of hours out of my life. So glad I didn't.
I am kind of disappointed in IMDb rating or people who rate it so low 3.9 . 3.9 only :-( this movie deserve more and it gives more it should be at least 6.5.
I watched in rapt attention to the performances of the Nazi Colonel and the New Zealand Captain as they struggled to subdue the demon and keep a step ahead of each other.
I am indeed a horror fan and would love to see more character driven films such as this one. I believe it was put out by the New Zealand Film Commission, I should find out what else they have made.
The gore effects were top notch as well, I am puzzled by the people who feel it was too long and feel it was drawn out, maybe the sci-fi channel is more their speed, this is quality film making with superb actors (and actress) shot in an extremely atmospheric and convincing manner.
7 out of 10
This should be required watching for the legions of inept would-be film makers who are unable to do little more then brutally derivative zombie or vampire films, always staying excruciatingly close to the worn-out formulas which worked for others long ago. And not even succeeding at their copies. What could possibly spell "failure" any more clearly then sucking whilst copying the recipe of others? But to this team, well done! Not the greatest horror film ever, but at least they attempted to go down a less traditional path.
Pay no mind to the review from amichnea, called "Worst one and half hours ever", it almost sounds as if that genius saw either a different film, or is from a rival production company. He even thought the acting wasn't good. Really? I think he might have better enjoyed one of the derivative CGI-fest zombie sheeple films better. But, to each their own.
And yes, the acting was very good indeed. It's unusual to find decent performances in lower budget films like this. So again, kudos to the writer/director.
The directing is a bit uneven, but there are some quite striking visuals. The writing, while a bit clichéd, is still competent. For a movie I was expecting to be barely watchable, it was a very pleasant surprise.
I suppose the obvious comparison would be with The Keep, where a group of Nazis unearth an ancient evil, then seek to banish it, when they realize they're over their heads. This certainly isn't a pretentious movie, and it seems to have no illusions about being high art, but it is a bit heavy on the exposition and dialogue. If you have a short attention span, you might want to skip this movie, because the violence and gore aren't really as prominent as it leads you to believe ("Saw with swastikas" is not a very good description of this movie).
For a B movie, it's really quite enjoyable. Just don't go in expecting a big budget and slavish attention to detail.
It is loaded with clichés though, such as the evil Nazi, the cunning demon and the good allied soldier. One problem is that it lacks secondary characters that we can watch dying. There was just one guy, I think. One of the fun things about watching a horror movie is to bet with your friends about who will die next.
Anyways, I rate it way higher than I honestly would, because its rating is ridiculously low. I mean, OK this is no Dario Argento, but I thought it was a decent movie for its genre. In fact it may be the best movie I watched about Nazis trying to summon demons from hell.
Solid acting, good suspense-filled moments and some dotting the i's and crossing the t's to make sure the story sounded believable. Other than some improving on the gore and blood special effects the flick is definitely something I recommend if you're into watching an entertaining movie that finishes with you saying, "Aw come on, I want some more." I would have given it 10 except for the above noted mistakes in the effects area.
"The Devil's Rock" is a worthwhile gore B-movie, with a reasonable story and good makeup. The idea of Nazis exploring occultism is not original but this movie is supported basically by three actors and an actress, all of them unknown but with good performances. There are brains, flesh, bones, eyeballs and lots of gore and Gina Varela is a seductive woman. There is one last scene in the credits, with the demon and a German soldier. My vote is seven.
Title (Brazil): "A Rocha do Diabo" ("The Devil's Rock")