Monday, 6 August 2012
The Devil's Rock (2011)
Paul Campion's full length debut is about 2 soldiers who are sent to the channel islands on the eve of D Day to destroy German gun emplacements in order to distract Hitler's forces from Normandy, only to discover a Nazi plot to unearth a demon to win the war. It's not Hellboy though, but many compare it to The Keep.
The Devil's Rock takes 15 minutes to really get going to stick with it. I wasn't really feeling it until then but when it got going I was hooked. This is a smart horror movie and I recommend it if you like slow burning horror. If you want a gorefest then you'll be let down I'm afraid, It's very dialogue driven and slow paced at times, but the finale is bloody and overall it's a rewarding experience. It's by no means perfect but I'll watch it again, as I did get a big kick out of it. I can't wait to see what the director does next, but let's hope he continues to write outside of what's ''current'' and follow his imagination in future. A lot of effort was put into The Devil's Rock and it is based on real myths. That's worth watching it alone.