Stiggy’s Film of the Day Night of the Templar (2012).

Stigmatophilia's gore splattered corner of insanity.

Today we have a very interesting take on the tried and tested slasher formula, a slasher which manages to successfully straddle two places in history simultaneously. Paul Sampson assembles an impressive cast of some well-known faces, with some newcomers as well, in this gory action/horror/comedy which is steeped in history. The film took four years to make distribution and sees cult icon David Carradine in a posthumous role, having sadly passed away in 2009 before this film saw its release.

The story begins back in The Crusades, with head of the ancient Order of the Knights Templar, Lord Gregoire played by writer, and director Paul Sampson, (who incidentally bears a shocking resemblance to Machine Head Front man Rob Flynn when he appears as the Lord ) being betrayed by his men for a stash of gold they have uncovered. Gregoire swears as he breathes his last breath he will take…

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