Friday Night Horror Corner: The Keep
Fiends, Slayers, and mummy men, lend me your fears. For tonight we delve into the darkness and the abyss. This movie is not so much terrifying and horrific, but more suspenseful and thought provoking. Who is enemy and who is friend, and how do you tell the difference. It won’t give you nightmares for years to come but it will entertain you and maybe make you jump a little here and there. So tonight I bring to you a movie from my own collection of favorites. The Keep, directed by Michael Mann, the man who brought you The Last of the Mohicans, Miami Vice, Hancock, and Public Enemies (the new Johnny Dep film). The movies musical score is written by non other than 80’s musical sensation Tangerine Dream and stars Gabriel Byrne, Jürgen Prochnow, Scott Glenn, and none other than the white wizard himself SIR Ian McKellen. Although chock full of amazing actors and a pretty solid plot this movie was battered at the box office because of its Supernatural twist. Had this movie come out 4 years later it would have been an absolute SMASH hit.
The story centers around a platoon of WWII Nazis in Romania looking to occupy an old Castle Keep to protect a small mountain pass from advancing Russians. However when they arrive at the keep the greed of the German soldiers awakens something evil and dark. A couple soldiers get capped and the evil wakens fully the SS show up and bring in a Jewish scientist. Jewish scientist helps them… Look I can’t really give away too much more of this film because let’s face it; most of these movies are pretty low on plot anyways. Oh and before you say jeesh zombieboi what’s the fascination with Nazis. I assure you it’s not a thing with zombies it’s a thing with war. War is intrinsically fascinating to me but that has nothing to do with what’s going on here.
My suggestion, grab a pizza, a sixer, and a lady and watch this movie. It’s not scary enough to put a chick under the couch, but it’s just scary enough to give her the willies. At the end of the movie offer to escort her home to keep her safe from the evil lurking in the dark.
A good beer for this movie would be a Hefeweizen from Stoudts brewery, although I guess any hefe would work.
Alright freaks and geeks ill see you all next friday
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