More movies…… and I actually got the chance to watch them!! This time out it’s the French Horror film, “Brocéliande”, druids…. slasher action…… crazy Celtic Monster/ God/ Spirits……. yep, it’s got em’ all.
So, this one’s synopsis reads: “Beneath the forest of Broceliande, something is waiting……. Chloe is an archeology student at a university that specializes in Celtic history. Since arriving at the school, a series of inexplicable murders have occurred. It all comes to a head in the mystical forest of Broceliande, a forest steeped in Celtic legend, where Chloe is working on an archaeological dig of ancient tombstones. While excavating, a thing better left undiscovered is awakened…”
Creepy legends… druids… monsters… sounds like Neko-chan’s going to like this one a lot… lets “Read On” and find out!
This one is an old-school style monster movie… sure they all talk French…. but the plot sure looks American. Don’t let the Celtic trappings fool you, “Indiana Jane”, er?…. I mean “Indiana Chloe”…… is on the quest here……. and we have all the usual suspects in place. Creepy Professor who might be up to no good with a nubile young student for serious “extra credit’…. Weird transfer student from Ireland who might be the freaky masked murderer that’s on the loose. The prerequisite hunky rich kid as love interest….. and even the blonde rival for his attentions.
Yep…..you could watch this one in the original French language like Neko did, but trust me…..even without subtitles you’ll have no problem following things. Does this mean it’s not worth a watch? Not in the least.
Not every film has to be completely original and new to be entertaining, and this one is no exception. It’s a very well made lil’ thriller from a country that doesn’t make all that many monster movies anymore….. Neko-chan enjoyed this one a lot. Our heroine Chloe, played by Elsa Kikoine, is spunky and engaging in a “Nancy Drew” sorta way…. and if you like your heroines a bit edgier, then Iris, played by Cylia Malki, will fit the bill nicely as the standard “misunderstood bad girl with a secret”.
There’s a lot of “Scooby Doo” investigation stuff as Chloe tries to unravel the truth behind the mysterious murder she witnesses at the beginning, but worry not, thanks to our masked villain with the freaky “bird talon-thingee” there’s plenty of mayhem thrown in to keep things spicy. And once we reach the final reel……
Well…. there’s a creepy underground necropolis where the evil druid cult has some plans to hold an ancient evil ritual that you just know hasn’t been performed for centuries for a really, really good reason. Let the Savaté kick boxing and billhook duels commence!! Top that off with the arrival of an ancient Celtic War Spirit in monster form and you have the perfect set up for some serious fun.
Like Neko-chan said, no new ground gets broken with this one, but it’s a fun movie that monster fans will like. I give it 4 “Meows” out of 5 for being a nice evening’s light entertainment.
Couldn’t find a Youtube Trailer, but I did find one in Real Player, HERE!!