In one of the weirdest Second World War movies ever made, a bunch of German soldiers bivouac in an old Romanian castle and get gruesomely decimated by some unseen, supernatural force.
A mysterious traveller arrives to do battle with both and to save the innocents caught in-between.
By turns chilling, stylish, portentous and just plain silly, Michael Mann’s second feature was a box-office bomb that temporarily wrecked his cinema career. He went back to television and created Miami Vice.
Gabriel Byrne as an SS officer with a serious haircut, and Ian McKellen as a mad professor are worth the price of admission alone, however.