PLOT:Set in the Channel Islands on the eve of D Day,two Kiwi commandos, sent to destroy German gun emplacements to distract Hitler's forces away from Normandy, discover a Nazi occult plot to unleash demonic forces to win the war.
I was really surprised by this movie. I expected the usual B-flick about evil Nazi scientis,zombies...etc. It turned out to be about 100 times better than I expected. It was not a Hollywood epic or something that will win allot of awards, but it was a serious film. Part of the intrigue for me was the preview on Itunes which shows two British Commandos making a nighttime raid in an ocean going kayak. They then sneak up the beach with a Thompson and a silenced Sten, stopping to check for mines.
To loosely lay the plot out from my perspective, two commandos are distracted from their mission to divert attention away from Normandy. After hearing the screams of tortured men and finally the bloodcurdling screams of a tortured woman they decide to make an attempt to free the Nazi's prisoners. What they find instead is that the Nazi's have unleashed a succubus and they have gotten into much more than they bargained for.
The actors perform well. The lighting is good and the camera work is great. The problems I found with the commando tactics were obviously for the benefit of the camera. For example, when raiding the blockhouse they stop directly under lights instead of in the shadow. The succubus is played by a woman who is sexy, sweet, seductive and evil as the female demon without the need for silicone to carry her in the role. She appears as a normal woman through most of the scenes. The makeup is ok, but closer to a B-flick than a big budget thriller.
The storyline is developed through dialogue, not shootouts, explosions and flashes of boob. Don't worry, there is a little boob, even some butt, but it is not used to carry the movie.
Overall, I liken this to a scifi flick from the 50's done with modern technology. It reminds me of The Creature From the Black Lagoon, small cast (ten in this film), a plot developed with dialogue and suspense and a creature that is realistic enough to carry the story but is neither over the top or too low a quality.
So, if you want to pass an hour and a half on a movie of the Supernatural Nazi genre, I highly suggest this flick.