The Keep

Film, Horror
The Keep

Time Out says

There is a secret buried deep within the walls of the keep, an ancient mystic shrine in the Carpathian Alps of Romania. It is an Evil so long contained that it has since been forgotten. It is an Evil more vile than the World War II German troops who have unwittingly released it, having violated the mausoleum. But there is a Man, a Man who has risen from a forgotten age who can stop the growing demon. First he must sleep with the beautiful Eva Cuza (evil demons take time to reach maturation), which he proceeds to do with infinitely more finesse than the final confrontation with the awakened Evil. Mann's film was first buried in video distribution after it flopped in the US (by that time Mann was already involved in the highly successful television series Miami Vice). Resurrected for cinema screening, it proves to be eerie, chilling, at times engaging. But Mann's attempt to superimpose an analysis of the emotional attraction of Fascism simply doesn't work within the Heavy Metal magazine cartoon format.

By: SGo


Release details

96 mins

Cast and crew

Michael Mann
Michael Mann
Scott Glenn
Gabriel Byrne
Alberta Watson
Jürgen Prochnow
Robert Prosky
Ian McKellen
Morgan Sheppard
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