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TreNch 11 (Leo Scher­man) mashes up the films of John Car­pen­ter, Ge­orge A. Romero and maybe even Guy Maddin for an ec­cen­tric hor­ror ex­er­cise in which a small team of Al­lied sol­diers in­fil­trate an un­der­ground Ger­man bunker in the fi­nal days of the First World War and find some­thing nasty wait­ing for them. It’s clearly been made on a shoe­string, and the splat­ter ef­fects are pre­sented with a lit­tle too much en­thu­si­asm for a movie about the mad­ness of war, but Trench 11 moves well, of­fers a cou­ple of clever twists and some in­ter­est­ing per­for­mances. Ros­sif Suther­land and Shaun Ben­son have good, wary chem­istry as ri­val spe­cial­ists, Robert Stad­lober has a ball as a proudly mad sci­en­tist, and Karine Vanasse, who sparked op­po­site Suther­land in I’m Yours a few years back, makes a charm­ing cameo. It’s not a clas­sic or any­thing, but as these things go it’s pretty en­ter­tain­ing. 90 min. Some sub­ti­tles. NNN (Norman Wil­ner)

Ted Ather­ton (left) and Char­lie Car­rick are about to en­counter some­thing nasty in Trench 11.

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