with bringing a scientist
safely back from a secret underground
laboratory in the desert, an elite group
of soldiers find themselves facing an
unearthly terror in the action thriller with
a supernatural twist, The Devils Tomb...
AN APPARENTLY STRAIGHTFORWARD MISSION to find scientist Leo Wesley (the great
Ron Perlman: Hellboy; Season Of The Witch; Conan The Barbarian), who
was working on an ancient archaeological discovery and who is mysteriously missing,
leads soldier-of-fortune Mack (the lovely Cuba Gooding Jr: American Gangster;
Jerry Maguire; The Hit List) and his elite team into a horrifying nightmare
from which there seems to be no return.
Accompanied by Dr Elissa Cordell (Valerie Cruz), a CIA operative whom Mack soon
believes knows more than she is saying, the team have no difficulty finding
and entering the facility. War veteran Mack's only thought is to finish the
job and get his team out alive; but it is soon evident that things are not what
they seem and the mission is far more dangerous than he could ever have suspected.
Haunted by the past and responsible for the death of his friend Blakeley (the
always-credible Ray Winstone: Cold Mountain; Indiana Jones & The Kingdom
Of The Crystal Skull; Sexy Beast), Mack realises that this is a mission
that could have dire consequences and is looking out for rookie Click (Brandon
Fobbs) and the two female team members: a medic known as 'Doc' (Taryn Manning)
and Yoshi (Stephanie Jacobsen).
But events are to take a shocking turn. A strange priest, Father Jacoby (Weston
Blakesley) puts in an appearance, closely followed by otherworldly creatures.
With the realisation that something evil lurks deep in the facility and that
Dr Cordell isn't exactly what she says she is, Mack can see that the mission
is far from being the simple fast in-fast out rescue that he was led to believe.
With members of the team hallucinating as something gets inside their heads
to access their memories, Mack and the others are soon to be faced with the
true secret that is hidden deep inside the facility a secret that has
been protected for thousands of years and is not of this earth.
Ancient secrets long hidden emerge as supernatural forces try to take over in
The Devil's Tomb, a stylish and wickedly terrifying movie with an intriguing
supernatural storyline that sees Mack face the biggest challenge of his career
and from which there may be no survivors. The film is gruesome in places
with an excess of gore but it is very watchable and keeps the adrenaline pumping.
Contains one scene of female nudity and some very grisly encounters that are
not for the faint-hearted but are quickly over!
The Devil's Tomb also features: Franky G as Hammer; Zack Ward as Nickels;
Henry Rollins as Fulton; Jason London as Hicks; Bill Moseley as Professor Duncan;
and Sarah Ann Morris as Sharon.
Director of Photography is Thomas Callaway; Original Music by Bill Brown; Co-Produced
by Jason Connery, Ricki Maslar; Joe Dain and James Allen Bradley; Produced by
Six, Jon and Bill Sheinberg and Steve B Harris; Written by Keith K Jornes and
Directed by Jason Connery.
The Devil's Tomb is an explosive
supernatural action thriller and is out on DVD, courtesy of Lionsgate, on 2
May 2011. RRP: £12.99 | Certificate: 18 (UK and Ireland) | Running Time: 87
"The Devil's Tomb, a stylish and wickedly terrifying movie with an intriguing
Maggie Woods, MotorBar