Five American soldiers assigned to hold a French Chateau near the end of World War II. This unexpected respite quickly descends into madness when they encounter a supernatural enemy more terrifying than anything seen on the battlefield.
Follows five battle-hardened American soldiers assigned to hold a French Chateau near the end of World War II. Formerly occupied by the Nazi high command, this unexpected respite quickly descends into madness when they encounter a supernatural enemy far more terrifying than anything seen on the battlefield.
At one point, one the the soldiers mentions "An Occurrence in Owl Creek Bridge" to explain what is happening. This short story by Ambrose Bierce is about a civilian during the American Civil War who escapes execution by Union soldiers after trying to destroy a railroad bridge and returns home, only discover that his "escape" is an hallucination of his last moments while hanging from the neck. During the third act of the story, the protagonist experiences strange things, like constellations that aren't there or hearing whispers. Fittingly, when the platoon passes by second time through the destroyed French village, the stars in the sky are flipped, with the Orion's Constellation in an impossible angle next to a full moon. See more »
At one point, some Arabic writing appears on the floor. The text is seen appearing from left to right. However, Arabic reads from right to left. See more »
What a stupid ending
As I started watching I just kept thinking why all the negative reviews, this is one of the best war/horror movies. Interesting premise, good acting, chilling atmosphere. I just loved it; but as the movie got to the end, it turned complete 180 & made a fool out of it's audience,the twist was just out of nowhere & completely ridiculous. It's as if the writer hated writing this movie & wanted it to fail. It would've been a fine supernatural horror movie if it stickied to what it started out with; but no, the writer had to subvert the audience expectation. He must've been thinking he was so brilliant to come up with this lame ending. God, what a disappointment, an hour and half down the toilet all because of the ending. A perfectly fine horror movie ruined because the writer had to write this stupid nonsensical ending. What a waste of time & talent.
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