It is the year 1917 in
the Western Front and a group of
survivors of the British Company Y reach
the most forward German trench in a foggy
They cath a German soldier (Roman Horak)
as he tells them in German that they will
all die and one of the people named
Charlie Shakespeare (Jamie Bell)
translates to them in English by what
he's talking about as one of the soliders
on the lookout named Barry Starinski
(Kris Marshall) experiences corpses
coming to life that were wrapped in
barbwire and became a victim as well.
Also, the head Captain named Bramwell
Jennings (Laurence Fox) loses his mind
running around their pit and accidentally
shoots one of his men.
A supernatural force seems to take over
most of the people's minds and end up
killing one another too making them all
A good close up shot on
Pvt. Barry Starinski about
to masturbate in front of some
pornographic pictures while he's guarding
the base and then a nice reaction when he
hears something. Then we have a good shot
on him trying to load his rifle while
some corpses are barbwired in a distance
which was a creepy looking shot.
There's good aggressions with the main characters towards
a German soldier with their aggressions
and forcing him to speak.
A nice shot with Capt. Bramwell Jennings running
around the pit going crazy and calling
Good struggling moment with Pvt. Jack Hawkstone on the
ground crawling with this thing under the
dirt ready to get him (Yes they borrowed
from Children of the Corn with this scene).
A good discussion between Cpl. Doc Fairweather in quivering words towards Pfc. Charlie
Shakespeare about evil there and all of them are
going to die.
A good scene with Pvt. Thomas Quinn constantly beating up on
Jennings and later on acting wild and crazy
with Sgt. David Tate trying to talk
sense into him before he tries to kill
him which looked quite good too.
A nice struggling moment between Shakespeare trying to survive Fairweather's evil
graps with him acting insane about to try
and kill him.
This is about it folks as there's not
much more to review like I said the
story was very bland.
Here's the bottom line alltogether:
Man oh man not an
original film like the makers tried so
hard for this one to be in which they
tried to blend a war film with a horror
film using elements similar to Children
of the Corn. It just doesn't
work nor does it make sense in any way at
all whatsoever. All the scene's take place at a war pit
which is nothing special at all and it
goes around in circles. I was nearly
falling asleep to this and the only
moments worth watching were the
supernatural forces occurring and killing
others along with the odd possessions
too. The story clearly doesn't explain
itself and if it did they didn't convince
me at all. Skip this one by all means.
The acting is not
too bad but not enough to mention many
actors since it all looked the same but
leading actor Jamie Bell (Pfc. Charlie
Shakespeare) as a
teenage army soldier put alot into his
part and never yet lost his focus on who
he portrayed in the film.
Matthew Rhys (Cpl. Doc Fairweather) seemed to know his
stuff as well playing a preacher doctor
army soldier showing his sensitivity and
tlater on his insanity.
Laurence Fox (Capt. Bramwell Jennings) played the perfect
aggressive captain of the troops showing
his bluntness and crazy aggressions too.
He had the right looks to as well as his
Kris Marshall (Pvt. Barry Starinski) shows a nice reaction when he
hears something while looking at a pron magazine in the battlefield as well as a
good reaction on him while these corpses
grab him and he gets wrapped up in the
A gunshot in the
Barb wires stabbing through people
Kneecaps are torn open
The music composed by Curt Cress and
Chris Weller is about the only
good thing with this film in which they
have a good fast action paced orchestra
performing for the terror ans suspense
throughout the film. We also hear some
drum booming sounds here and there along
with the low moaning synthesizer effects
for the evil happenings making the moment
seem really scary.
Barry Starinski: Oh, this fuckin'
Willie McNess: Shoot him!
Pfc. Charlie Shakespeare: Why?
Pvt. Willie McNess: Cuz he kicked
me in the fucking balls!
David Tate: Don't call me 'sir',
alright? I'm a sergeant, I work for a