The Devil's Rock

The Devil's Rock

The Devil's Rock

Described as "Saw with Swastikas" by horror site Shocktillyoudrop, this New Zealand made World War II horror movie follows two Kiwi commandos (Craig Hall and Karlos Drinkwater) in Normandy who discover a Nazi plot to unleash demonic forces. Special effects handled by Weta Workshop.

On mission on the eve of D-Day, the pair are separated and Captain Ben Grogan (Hall) discovers a hidden bunker. Once inside he encounters more than he bargained for: a scene of carnage where only a mysterious Nazi (Matthew Sunderland, Out of the Blue) and a beutiful, devilish captive (Gina Varela, Xena) remain alive.

This is Brit-Kiwi director Paul Campion's feature debut, having previously worked in visual effects for the Lord of the Rings trilogy, Sin City, Clash of the Titans and others.

Winner Best Makeup Design at the NZ Film Awards 2012.
2011Rating: R16, contains violence, offensive language & horror86 minsNew Zealand
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Reviews & comments

Variety

Variety

press

The action unfolds inside the gloomy lair in an attempt to deliver claustrophobic intensity...

0
Total Film

Total Film

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A silly/creepy chamber piece that throws around intestines like sausages in a Punch And Judy show.

3.0
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The Guardian

The Guardian

press

By keeping the action confined to the tunnels and cells of the blockhouse, Campion creates a claustrophobic setting...

2.0
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Sunday Star-Times

Sunday Star-Times

press

The languid pace undermines attempts at suspense.

0
Independent

Independent

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Ridiculous but not unenjoyable occult horror flick.

0

Given that New Zealand is such a small film market, at least in comparison with the wealth of content cinemas have available to them from abroad, the number of homegrown films which see a wide release is unfortunately small. It shouldn't be a reflection on the quality of local film, just simply the reality of existing in a business so completely dominated...

2.0
0

Showing off the amazing resourcefulness of the Wellington film industry, shot on a lean budget yet with the production value of a major studio release. The thing that impressed me most about this film was the suspense it created - I was actually gripping my seat really tightly in the theatre.

5.0
0
Variety

Variety

press

The action unfolds inside the gloomy lair in an attempt to deliver claustrophobic intensity...

0
Total Film

Total Film

press

A silly/creepy chamber piece that throws around intestines like sausages in a Punch And Judy show.

3.0
0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

By keeping the action confined to the tunnels and cells of the blockhouse, Campion creates a claustrophobic setting...

2.0
0
Sunday Star-Times

Sunday Star-Times

press

The languid pace undermines attempts at suspense.

0
Independent

Independent

press

Ridiculous but not unenjoyable occult horror flick.

0

Given that New Zealand is such a small film market, at least in comparison with the wealth of content cinemas have available to them from abroad, the number of homegrown films which see a wide release is unfortunately small. It shouldn't be a reflection on the quality of local film, just simply the reality of existing in a business so completely dominated...

2.0
0

Showing off the amazing resourcefulness of the Wellington film industry, shot on a lean budget yet with the production value of a major studio release. The thing that impressed me most about this film was the suspense it created - I was actually gripping my seat really tightly in the theatre.

5.0
0