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When I first saw the low rating of this film, I had my doubts on
watching it. Reading the plot summary, it seemed like a far-fetched
concept that could only lead to cheesiness. I was wrong.
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.
This film is badly marked down in my opinion. There are other films
"outpost" being one title which stand out in this genre of Nazis and
the occult and this has the ability to match them all with solid acting
performances. This is also really for a more mature audience unlike
"Dead Snow" which in my opinion has a slight comical factor about it.
When you consider the small cast and the time spent on screen by the
actors the plot is held together solidly. For its genre please give
this film a viewing and you will be pleasantly surprised of its
quality. I have not heard of any of the actors but they all gel
together convincingly.The suspense building up is unbelievable.
Thanks for reading and go and enjoy the film.
No doubt this is a low budget movie, but it comes pretty high in terms
of delivering a decent entertainment. The acting is superb, direction
is great and the move manages to hold your attention all the way.
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 have to agreed with davidfurlotte (user review from 20 July 2011).
This is definitely a B- horror movie if we talk about special effects
(don't worry there is enough gore, blood and eye, brain
), but the
story and good acting makes it more A-horror movie type. Even if there
was not many special effects the story line make it more believable
then other similar movies. I did enjoy the movie to full content and I
do like good movie (A or B movie) with good suspension, blood, gore and
specially solid acting and story line!!
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.
This is a dark movie in the spirit of the works of Lovecraft. It made
me think of "Prisoner of Ice" in particular. The acting is convincing,
direction is good, the special effects (mostly involving gore), are OK.
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.
*** This review may contain spoilers ***
This is one of those movies that before you watch it you're probably
saying, "Yeah right, some production team's crazy idea to capture an
audience. Mix some Nazis in with the occult, position around the D-Day
landing and make sure to add a hot female to the mix. INSTANT success!"
Well, that's what I was thinking when I first started the flick and
then I was happily surprised at how good it was.
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.
This film stands on the strength of the actors as there is very little
movement from the bunker which the Allied soldiers have come to put out
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
Very very good.
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.
In 1944, the New Zealander's soldiers Captain Ben Grogan (Craig Hall)
and Sergeant Joseph Tane (Karlos Drinkwater) are assigned to explode a
German military facility in a occupied Channel Island to create a
diversion far from the Normandy on the eve of the D-Day. They hear
screams inside the installation that is apparently unprotected and they
prepare the explosives. When Grogan overhears a woman scream, he
decides to seek her out inside the bunker and the reluctant Joseph
follows him. Grogan is captured by Colonel Klaus Meyer (Matthew
Sunderland) and Joseph is murdered. Grogan sees mutilated corpses and
he escapes from Meyer. When he meets the woman, he finds that she is
his deceased wife Helena (Gina Varela), who died in a airborne bombing.
Soon Grogan learns that Helena is actually a demon unleashed by Meyer,
who is researching the occultism expecting to create the ultimate
weapon to win the war. Now Grogan is forced to team-up with Meyer to
save his life against evil that is using Helena appearance to seduce
"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")
*** This review may contain spoilers ***
Second World War, two Kiwi troops are sent to the German occupied
Channel island of Forau to blow up a big gun as a diversion. from the
real D-Day invasion plans. After a tense time getting past land-mines
on the beach Captain Ben Grogan (Craig Hall) and Sergeant Joe Tane
(Karlos Drinkwater) make it to the gun with little problem and get to
work planting explosives. They hear terrible screams from inside the
German fortification and investigate further. They find all the German
soldiers dead, brutally slaughtered and their bodies are torn apart.
Suddenly a German officer appears and shoots Tane dead and captures
When Grogan come round his he is tortured by the officer Colonel Klaus Meyer (Matthew Sunderland) who want Grogan to tell him about the Allies' invasion plans but Grogan tell him northing. The scream start up again making Meyer very nervous . He scoops up a bucket full of gore from the bodies lying around and leaves to feed whatever is screaming. When returns Grogan demands to know what is going on.. Grogan escapes and chase Meyer through the tunnels of the fortification.
He come to room with magic symbols on the floor and a grimoire full of spells on conjuring demons. And chained to the wall is a woman (Gina Varela)who looks just like his dead wife. She begs Grogan to free her but just then Meyer then enters the room, shoots Grogan in the leg and shoots the woman in the head He explain that the woman is a demon that they conjured to use as a weapon against the allies. She can look like whoever she wants to different people including people that they love. She is not dead and indeed she comes back to life soon after. Meyer proves she is a demon by tossing severed leg down at her and she transforms into a horned demon.
Meyer tells Grogan that he needs his help to send the demon back to hell and if Grogan assists him he will turn himself into the allies and give him all the information he has about the German plans. The two men must put aside their mutual hatred and work together to defeat the demon and escape.
This film has fairly low budget but it does make very good of what money it had, with very authentic sets and realistic looking gore all over the place. The only problem for me is that the film seems to take place when most of the action is already over and instead of on screen action there is a lot of the characters talking to each other it is almost like this film is the third act of story padded out to a feature film length.
The acting is great especially from Matthew Sutherland and Craig Hall. Overall the film is okay but a bit long of the dialogue and short on the action.
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