Tuesday 14 February 2012
DVD review: Knochenwald (2000)
The mentally ill violent offenders Mike Mansfield (Henrik Wierick) has broken out. He has retreated into a nearby forest. Driven by an insatiable lust for murder and hiding behind an expressionless gasmask Mike Mansfield is waiting for his victim. There comes a small group of campers who want to spend the weekend in the woods. The struggle for survival begins, and soon the last survivor of the group finds himself in a hopeless situation. From Knochenwald there is no escape .....
Knochenwald is written, shot, edited and directed by Marius Thomsen. Most of the acting is bad but the cast is consisting of a group of friends , it´s pretty well shot, features good editing and the soundtrack is very fitting. It has ha running time of just 23 minutes and it never gets boring with a cool looking killer and a almost non stop series of killings and most of these are gory and graphic.
This review is based on The Knochenwald trilogy DVD release by Maximum Uncut Productions, it´s uncut and german language only. If you don't understand German, no problem, there isn't much said in this splatterfest. It´s part of a limited telease of 500 copies.
Rating: 5 out of 7. Knochenwald is good gory fun, it has a very simple storyline and simple home made effects. It´s 23 minutes of top notch low budget entertainment from Germany.