Safecracker Pictures released Soldiers of the Damned, a psychological World War 2 horror feature, on DVD and Digital in August.
It’s the Eastern Front, 1944. The Russians are pushing the German Army back through Romania. Major Kurt Fleischer, war-weary commander of an elite troop of German soldiers, is ordered to escort a female scientist into a mysterious forest behind enemy lines to retrieve an ancient relic. As his men begin to disappear in strange circumstances Fleischer realises that the scientist is part of Himmler’s occult department and there is something in the forest that is far more deadly than the Russians.
Right from the opening credits of Soldiers of The Damned, we know what sort of film we are about to view. With opening credits very reminiscent of Army of Darkness, I cant help but feel that if Sam Raimi made a film featuring Nazi’s, then Soldiers of the Damned might well be the result. Taking the often told format of ‘men on a mission’ Soldiers of The Damned injects the ‘genre’ with a dash of the type of Germans often seen in the world of Indiana Jones. A fun film, whilst gory in places but its a fun gore and not the emotion draining seriousness of films of recent years. Schindlers List this isn’t (not does it try to be), Soldiers of the Damned it is’
“A supernatural Nazi horror film to rival Michael Mann’s THE KEEP **** Stars” Nerdly
“A blood-soaked blitzkrieg of mayhem and terror.” – Scream:The Horror Magazine
Producer Stephen Rigg added “We are hoping to release more materials in the coming months to whet the appetites of any Thriller/Action fans out there, and we post regular updates on our Facebook page