It's the Eastern Front, 1944. The Russians are pushing the German Army back through Romania. Major Kurt Fleischer, war-weary commander of an elite troop of German soldiers, is ordered to escort a female scientist into a mysterious forest behind enemy lines to retrieve an ancient relic. As his men begin to disappear in strange circumstances Fleischer realises that the scientist is part of Himmler's occult department and there is something in the forest that is far more deadly than the Russians.Written by
Chronologically misplaced map in the opening sequence showing European countries that were not in existence until the 1990's; namely Czech Republic and Slovakia. Also, Belarus and Serbia would not be marked territories on a map in use in 1944 and Russia was still part of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR). See more »
Starts well but it's all downhill from there
1944, Romania. A group of German soldiers is tasked with taking a scientist into a forest that is believed to be haunted.
This movie started well, as a decent war movie. Good action scenes, with a decent degree of accuracy and grittiness. However, over time the movie degenerates from a war movie into a horror movie and becomes at best mediocre. Quite silly towards the end.
A pity. If they had left it as a conventional war movie it could have been pretty good.
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