Ratline (2011) Quick Review

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Plot: Before the fall of Nazi Germany, the most sacred relic of the Nazi party, the Blood Flag, went missing.  This cherished object possessed supernatural powers, infused by the occult experimentation of the SS Paranormal Division.  The flag’s current condition and whereabouts are unknown.  Today, the search for the missing Blood Flag is on, and one man – with diabolical intentions – is getting closer to its hiding place.  The flag is about to be unearthed – with nightmarish, blood-soaked consequences.

Genre:  Horror/Crime/Drama

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There are some weeks where I’ll watch a string of shaky cam, low-budget, generic horror movies with shallow characters and even shallower story lines and wonder why I bother watching modern horror flicks.  Then I’ll stumble across a hidden gem like Ratline and it’ll restore my faith in this genre.

Ratline is independent, low-budget horror at its best.

The Good:

  • Fast paced, strong characters and an original storyline.
  • Makes great use of its limited budget.

The Bad:

  • Extremely gory.  Some may see this as a plus but others will find it hard to stomach.
  • The ending felt a little weak compared to the strong first hour.

Conclusion:

In addition to the strengths pointed out above, this movie also offers some romance and copious amounts of nudity, which means it has something for everyone (with a strong stomach) to enjoy.  Highly recommended.

Rating: 8 out of 10

Ratline is available on DVD or via Digital Download from Wicked Pixel Cinema:

http://wickedpixel.com/films/ratline/

View the Ratline trailer (*Warning graphic violence and nudity*):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gRUQPABd8q8

4 thoughts on “Ratline (2011) Quick Review

  1. What is it with the shaky cam thing? I remember seeing this technique in some bad cop shows in the early 90’s. Sometimes this method can be used to a great effect (ie: the British gangster film Terry), but I mostly get too dizzy from watching. Anyways, this seems like a very interesting/strange picture with a historical context thrown in as well.

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