Death Trench (2017)

Infected German soldiers!
Infected German soldiers!

Also known as TRENCH 11 and THE TRENCH, this Canadian film was produced by Carousel Pictures, directed and co-written by Leo Scherman and stars Rossif (DEAD BEFORE DAWN) Sutherland, Robert Stadlober, Shaun Benson and Ted Atherton.

Big gun!
Big gun!

The movie is set towards the end of the First World War and it concerns a small team of allied troops sent on a mission to explore an underground German bunker that has been used for disturbing experiments.

This wound is nothing to sniff at
This wound is nothing to sniff at
Swollen-faced victim!
Swollen-faced victim!

The story introduces the idea of weaponised parasitic worms. It is revealed that the parasites were initially bred by the Germans to kill allied livestock, but the worms jumped species, to infect humans. So a twisted German officer called Reiner (Stadlober) deliberately bred deadlier versions of the worms, planning to use them against Germany’s enemies. The worms, however, got loose in the bunker before he could put his scheme into action…

An autopsy scene involving a worm-infested corpse
An autopsy scene involving a worm-infested corpse
Barfing up infected vomit into a victim's mouth! Yuck!
Barfing up infected vomit into a victim’s mouth! Yuck!
When interrogations get lethal
When interrogations get lethal

The protagonists soon find themselves dealing with German soldiers infested with the parasitic worms, which resemble writhing white vermicelli/spaghetti!

Squirming killer vermicelli-worms!
Squirming killer vermicelli-worms!

DEATH TRENCH is not the most memorable production I’ve ever seen, but I did like this modestly budgeted film. The acting varies and the pacing could definitely be better, but the setting is interesting and you do get the chance to see victims with bulging faces and white worms wriggling from gunshot holes!

He looks 'swell'!
He looks ‘swell’!

Finally, some poster/DVD/Blu-ray cover art for the film…

Poster
Poster
Blu-ray cover
Violence is contagious...
Violence is contagious…

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