DVD Review: TRENCH 11

Violence is contagious! TRENCH 11 was directed by Leo Scherman who co-wrote the film with Matthew Booi and stars Rossif Sutherland, Robert Stadlober and Charlie Carrick. 

In TRENCH 11, a highly contagious biological weapon, created by German forces in WWI, is discovered by Allied troops as they explore an abandoned underground bunker. Realizing they need to contain and destroy the threat, their mission becomes a fight for survival when one of their own is infected by the deadly parasite and begins to violently attack them. The soldiers now need to not only save themselves, but must stop the outbreak before it spreads to the rest of the world.

France 1918, this world war bio-creeper follows a small group of allied forces soldiers who find an underground facility and it doesn’t take long for them to start running into a horde of infected Nazis hellbent on destroying them all. As they descend deeper into this mysterious compound they realize that it’s full of laboratories and these deranged maniacs running around are actually biologically engineered weapons that have been infected with a mysterious parasite that takes them over and turns them into blood thirsty monsters.

So, this recon mission for these allied troops ends up becoming a nearly impossible task to destroy what the Nazis have created no matter what the cost. One by one, the soldiers end up on the receiving end of these terrifying attacks that either leaves them completely mutilated or infected, and if this happens, they join the ranks of the damned. It all comes down to a few survivors who ultimately come up with a plan to not only escape this underground nightmare but to destroy the monsters that dwell inside it. In the end, there’s only one soldier who lives to tell about it.

The packaging comes with a slipcover. The front features the artwork you see at the top of the page and the back includes movie details, some images and specs. The DVD disc also includes some matching artwork. Inserting the disc, the menu screen was simple and easy to navigate. The picture and sound quality for this standard-definition release were really good. I didn’t have any issues with the video and audio.

Bottom line is, Trench 11 ended up being an entertaining WWI survival-thriller that’s loaded with elements of horror. The location was spot on for this 1918 setting as were the wardrobes and props because it all looked detailed and authentic. I thought the small international cast did a good job with their characters that were fun to follow down into this nightmarish labyrinth. The concept was interesting but the movie itself was a bit of a slow burn at times.  Trench 11 also features a lot of blood and gore and it was all well done to the max. Needless to say, the gorehounds out there will get a kick out of the special effects. Director Leo Scherman has delivered a well-executed low budget horror movie that plays like a companion piece to Frankenstein’s Army that we got back in 2013. These two movies go together perfectly. Trench 11 will be available on DVD on September 4th.

Distributor: RLJE Films

Run Time: 91 Minutes

Rated: Not Rated

DVD Video: Widescreen (2.35:1)

DVD Audio: English DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1

Subtitles: English SDH

Special Features: N/A

 

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