Director: John Adams
Cast: John Rhys-Davies, Tanya Franks, Rosie Fellner
Production Company: Evolutionary Films
Runtime: 83 minutes
Unfortunately, some people are like a ticking time bomb. You never know what’s going to set them off. Add military skills and a bitter grudge and you get a very dangerous individual. Soldier of War (2018) by Director John Adams triggers the violence.
In the movie, two teenage boys discover a hidden military bunker in the woods, accidentally releasing an auxiliary soldier from World War II. The zombie-like commando immediately embarks on a murder spree, presumably thinking he’s still at war…
John Rhys-Davies from Raiders of the Lost Ark (1980) and The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001) plays an elderly gentleman who may have some connection to the murderer. He provides a lot of historical information for the police to digest.
Rosie Fellner from The Power (2015) and Tristam Summers from Broken Thread (2007) play police officers investigating the case. They’re interesting on their own, but are that much stronger when placed together. Paul Reynolds from The Asylum (2000) is great as an incredulous cop.
The film also features a number of talented indie actors…
Gary Mavers from Dead of the Nite (2013)
Jack Derges from Freak of Nurture (2015)
Theo Devaney from Aleister Crowley: Legend of the Beast (2013)
Glenn Salvage from The Dead (2010)
Henry Douthwaite from Axed (2012)
James Fisher from The Zombie Diaries (2006)
Elements of police drama are liberally combined with horror components to create this dark thriller. Some moments in the forest even reminded me of First Blood (1982). There’s also a historical side to this movie, since it deals with events that began in 1940.
A combination of digital and practical gore effects provides some bloody moments. Scenes that involve decapitation, hanging, and impalement should please slasher fans. Just the same, this is not your typical mass killer movie. There’s a lot more going on…
The film was originally entitled Aux, which is a direct reference to the main antagonist. Soldier of War opens a secret bunker filled with danger. Fall into its clever trap…
– John Migliore
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