I did have a wee problem with one of the premises behind the film and that was a shame as the core premise was a nice area to move into, though even with that there are reservations.
It starts at a lodge and a hooded figure (Clayton Barney) pulls a child (Stefania Barr) from her bed. Meanwhile Erik (Dan Merket) has been to see the priest, Father Anderson (Derrick O’Connor) for (what sounds like) confession. He then goes to the tavern before leaving town. His horse nearly runs down the figure, who drops the child and runs. At the church, with the sickly child, he claims to have seen a devil with fangs, pale skin and evil in his eyes.
|erecting a cross|
The film then follows the hunt for the creature – found in a barn at one point and screaming in pain as he runs out in daylight – and Jurgen’s search for the medical truth behind the illnesses. Things are confused further as Ingrid becomes ill in her lungs – but has no marks.
Now comes where I thought both the strength and weakness of this lies. This is spoiler heavy so you might want to look away.
|Ben Livingston as Dr Jurgen|
That moan aside, this seemed worthwhile and a feature length film lurks at the heart – with some scientifically accurate changes going hand in hand with an expansion.
The imdb page is here.