Monday, August 29, 2011

Necronos: Tower of Doom (2010)

"You Can Not Kill What Is Already Dead."

Synopsis: Necronos (Thomas Sender), one of the mightiest minions of the devil himself has come to earth to create an invincible army of the undead under leadership of barbaric demons, called Berzerkers. To achieve his goal Necronos needs numerous often very macabre and difficult to come by ingredients. So Satan sends him two assistants to achieve his goal - Goran (Timo Fuchs), a Blood Demon and footman loyal to Necronos as well as The Mighty Witch (Manoush) to locate the chosen one - a virgin witch.

My Thoughts: This has got to be one of the most difficult movies to review that I have ever come across. It's such a mixed bag, in every aspect of the film, that I don't know where to begin. You see what we have here is really a fantasy gore film, that at times seems like a slasher, and at other times almost feels like some of demented art film.While I do like the creativity that went into the storyline, the 2 hour run-time really took a lot of the flow out of it.

After getting through the first 10 painful minutes, in which the story was explained through a series of short clips of the past and extremely drawn out title card sequences, we finally get to the opening credits. Once that's over the film, now in present day, starts to pick up. The director (Marc Rohnstock) makes it pretty clear early on that he has no problems with nudity or extreme gore (which in my opinion is always a plus). Not all of the gore was great, but it had it's moments and believe me I've seen a lot worse.

If you could sit back and just take this movie for what it is, then you might be able to get something out of it. I for one can appreciate the obvious time and effort that went into making this film. This wasn't just thrown together in a week or two. So if you're into gore films and you're looking for something a little different then this medieval gore-fest from Germany might just be the movie for you.

My Rating: 5 / 10

Not at all a perfect film, but worth a watch. I can honestly say that I've never seen anything quite like it. In the often stale world of indie gore flicks, Lars and Marc Rohnstock definitely have their own thing going on and I'll be interested to see what they can come up with in the future. 

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