Admittedly this film was a pleasant surprise. I mean, it was so refreshing to see a horror film that relies on storytelling and character interaction to drive its momentum. The film never becomes cheap and yet, engaging and suspenseful. Nazis, demons...some blood and gore.....this film is a winner.
The last time I saw a film from New Zealand was when I watched “Black Sheep”, which was, well, very different and quite original in its own right. So I chose to check out director Paul Campion’s “The Devil’s Rock”. The Dvd cover features a blood soaked woman in Nazi clothes which would give anyone the impressive that this was an exploitive cheap B-movie which would be so much further than the truth. I really have no idea why American distributors would misrepresent … more
“Do demons sleep, colonel?” A few years back – perchance when all of the brutal SAW films and pale imitators emerged – horror flicks seemed to take a decidedly nihilistic diversion. Specifically, storytelling grew a bit lazy, often times reducing characters to impulse-driven sadists or masochists. Maybe players had a puzzle to solve or some bizarre riddle to answer in order to save themselves, but, visually, the films became nothing more … more