Director: Jeff Burr. Cast: Ryan Francis, Scott MacDonald, David Warner, Linda Thorson. 95 min. Rated R. War/Drama.
If you thought Saving Private Ryan showed the stark grittiness of WWII, think again. This haunting gem by the director of numerous horror B-movies (notably, Texas Chainsaw Massacre III), integrates the creepy horror style into historical war drama, creating a very innovative atmosphere that in some sequences is almost dream-like, making it difficult to differentiate drama from nightmare. And when we're talking "the horror" of war, maybe that is the appropriate feeling a film should create. Michael Convertino's original soundtrack makes this an even more chilling experience. Highly recommended if you're looking for a different take on the war genre.
PS: Thank you, Clay, for the recommendation.