Through just a handful of scenes we see the horror of this thing that they are dealing with, but they are not constantly pursued by this opponent. Once the team arrives at the Wotan Compound, they rappel into the bunker. It was built to keep people in. While some of these moments are a bit stereotypical, they are sold with such sincerity that it is hard not to think of them as believable. Keep the movie lively, moving, thrilling, and intense to try to make up for the flat appearance. Track Swingtime Royalty Free Credit to - Some Music - Additional sound effects and music from Dance Song Gimp Video and Suit. The pace of Trench 11 becomes leaden, and although the story is built around a fixed timeline to complete the mission at hand, it never boasts the immediacy and tension such a thriller needs to remain consistently entertaining.
By keeping the adversary always there, but not always attacking the tension is heightened because we are never certain when it could come out from the shadows. Priest into the labyrinthine lair. The recent Hungarian film entitled 1945 is an example of another film set in the last year of a War. Feral men unexpectedly attack the allied soldiers and officers. The Allies become convinced that the Germans, who are near surrendering, have left behind some sort of infectious virus, a legacy from their germ warfare experiments in the underground tunnels and trenches that zigzag across the battle fronts. Priest present intelligence to Colonel Ashcroft identifying an underground German bunker in the Forest of Argonne. A small group of Canadian soldiers are led by British officers Dr.
Priest Charlie Carrick inform high command that the Germans have built a huge underground trench bunker in the Argonne Forest called the Wotan Compound. Again, it is not a huge budget war epic with A-list actors, but it has energy and creativity. Enter Berton Rossif Sutherland , a Canadian soldier currently on leave and drinking his sorrows away, who was commended for spending twelve days trapped eighty feet underground with no food, water, or materials following a rescue mission gone awry. Several noteworthy shots would have been worthy of a Fangoria magazine cover or full fold-out poster back in the day. Add in the appropriate dim lighting and you have just the venue for horrors to unfold. Rossif Sutherland, as the burned-out shell of a man Berton and Robert Stadlober, as the power-obsessed Major Reiner, take home the acting honors amongst a solid cast.
The special mission is composed of two British Intelligence officers, three American soldiers and one Canadian tunneler, Lt. The soldier frantically warns the men to not open a door leading to the next part of the trench. There is little dialogue, little context, but plenty of urgency as they make their move within the tight tunnels. For our other videos and our podcast please visit: Support our show! Meanwhile on the German front, Reiner is instructed by his superiors to go back, kill all the infected soldiers and blow up the bunker. War is hell — in some cases, literally. At least the gory bits are the most memorable moments in the film. Given orders to take the lead, Berton has a tendency to go off on his own, which is a good thing, given the body count that rises the further they progress underground.
For a survival thriller set in such a unique location and historical period, Trench 11 is decidedly light on action and suspense. Berton is an experienced tunnel rat, who has been sent previously on numerous assignments to dig beneath enemy lines and plant explosives. Oh, yeah, and virus-riddled zombies. And another difference is the footage. And humor is also present at certain times.
While the English officers bring out an authentic English teapot, these gentlemen sniff a line of coke or something similar to enter the battlefield fearlessly and more alertly. A bit similar to Dr. Cooper and Burton fight off another feral soldier attack. We hope you enjoy the site! These character moments are really sold by the actors in this feature. What, exactly, do they find? It was a suspenseful moment that was undercut by a scene change to three German officials discussing what was to be done with the thing in the trench. The three lead actors turned in such solid work that I was actually a little sad that I was only allowed to spend about ninety minutes watching them in action. Ripped from the arms of his French lover, Berton is forced to join a trio of American soldiers escorting British Major Jennings and medical-minded Dr.
Attacks perpetrated by infected German soldiers boast some top notch gore effects including a gruesome shotgun blast through a skull, cadaver sawing, painful nose biting, and a squirm inducing machete to the ankles , but these bursts of flashy violence are few and far between. Worried about repercussions after the inevitable surrender, they send Reiner , the imperious and snotty scientist who botched the as-yet-hazy experiment, with troops to destroy whatever evidence remains. Since then, we have added music, comics and television to our line up. Priest Carrick and their small troop in hopes to gain the weapons laboratory. Scherman is as concerned with the claustrophobic atmosphere as he is with the sincerely gnarly special effects, which include all manner of exploding body parts.
This is in no way helped by the claustrophobic environment where they can see little to nothing, leaving them increasingly vulnerable. Starring Rossif Sutherland, Robert Stadlober and Karine Vanasse. With every minute in the trench that the tunneler spends, he soon starts to realize that this dark and unsettling place is not as abandoned as everyone thought and the survivors might not be exactly human. However, there are better options for horror and adventure fans. Set in Northern France in 1918, Trench 11 follows a small group of soldiers investigating a secret German base.