Director Joel Schumacher mixes Viking rune-stones in the USA with Nazi occultists who drink blood, try to grow a third eye in order to become supermen. A prologue set in the 1930s sees Nazi historian Richard Wirth (Michael Fassbender) arriving at a farm in Virginia study ancient Viking runes but intends to use the power of the stones for his own means and the German family that owns the farm become his unwilling accomplices through the decades. In the present day Evan Marshall (Henry Cavill) a paramedic suddenly comes face to face with his war hero brother, Victor (Dominic Purcell) who has been missing, presumed dead. Victor tells him his outlandish story of being held captive in a farm which he has escaped from and now wants to return and kill everyone there. Evan finds the immortal family who claim to be living there is terror and a demonic Wirth in the cellar who needs blood in order to mutate. Schumacher has made a low budget but fast paced horror film with a better cast than he ought to have. He even manages to fit in a zombie horse, the plot makes little sense apart from Wirth planned Victor to escape in order to complete his transformation in this blood soaked film.
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