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'Trench 11' Toronto After Dark 2017 Review: A new and deadly twist on the horrors of war

October 17, 2017Britany Murphy

World War I was one of many bloody markings on human history, but with director Leo Scherman’s Trench 11, we witness a new horrible plot set into motion by German forces, one which leaves both sides of the fight in desperate need to escape.

Set during the final days of the Great War, the film follows Berton (Rossif Sutherland), a Canadian soldier from Winnipeg who's part of a military team that includes American and British soldiers. Their mission: to head down into a trench housing a secret bunker, where the team is meant to foil a secret plot that has been hatched by the Germans and could devastate the war on both sides. What they find — an engineered virus that turns its victims into zombie-like creatures — makes regular warfare look tame in comparison.

Aided by grisly sound and visual effects depicting undead-looking combatants fighting the poor soldiers who’ve found their way to the bunker, Trench 11 is a well-made horror flick with a good cast and a sturdy plot. Add to that the worm-like host that spreads the virus, and you'll indeed find yourself squirming in your seat.

Trench 11 is receiving its Toronto premiere at Toronto After Dark 2017.

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