Friday, January 18, 2013
The Devil's Rock
Genre - Horror
Year Released - 2011
Running Time - 86 minutes
Directed by Paul Campion
Written by Paul Campion, Paul Finch, and Brett Ihaka
Cat Includes: Craig Hall, Matthew Sunderland, Karlos Drinkwater, and Gina Varela
Rating: 5 Skulls
Two commandos, sent to sabotage a Nazi fortress in the Channel Islands, discover a Nazi occult plot to unleash demonic forces to win the war.
If you have been following my blog, for any length of time, then you should remember me telling you to "keep an eye on Paul Campion".
If you do not recall the name, he is the director of two superb short films that I reviewed, back in 2009 - 'Night of the Hell Hamsters' and 'Eel Girl' (see my reviews - dated 01/23/09)
He has also done f/x work on several major films, including Lord of the Rings, The Chronicles of Narnia, Sin City, X-Men, etc.
Currently available on Netflix Instant, The Devil's Rock is Campion's 1st full-feature film, and he does not disappoint!
Opening on the eve of D-Day, June 5th, 1944, we are witness to two soldiers traversing a minefield, in order to reach a Nazi fortress where they are to sabotage the German's gun emplacements, in order to distract Hitler's forces away from Normandy.
While fulfilling their mission, the two soldiers hear screams, gunfire, and laughter. When they enter the fortress to investigate, they discover bodies strewn about, with blood everywhere, splattering the walls and floor.
They are about to realize the truth behind the Nazi's dabbling in the occult...
Campion has written & directed a great film, filled with excellent acting and fantastic special effects!