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Their reason for taking up residence on the island is a strategic move to separate and protect themselves from the numerous Native Americans living on the mainland. Little do they know that the island is haunted by an evil group of Viking wraiths set to attack and brutally kill all who invade their profane domain.
Shortly before giving birth Eleanor finds herself plagued by visions of horrible, demonic looking creatures that demand possession of her unborn child. As these unearthly visitations escalate after the birth of her baby in unison with one grisly camp death after another, this company of brave pioneers soon realize that something out of the ordinary is stalking them. If they hope to survive they must discover the secret of these incorporal beings and find a way to stop them before it's too late?
Critique: The '07 release `Lost Colony' delivers some fairly spooky special effects for a made-for-television film and Adrian Paul and Frida Show are both enjoyable and believable. The ending also takes a rather unexpectedly dark turn at the end which may surprise the viewer. On the negative side the storyline unfolds rather slowly in the beginning and when the action finally quickens in the second half of the movie one gets the feeling of being rushed too quickly as important aspects of the storyline are ignored. For example, how in the world did the young English governor become fluid in the ancient Norse language?
The premise of the movie is what exactly happened between 1587-1590 to the colony on Roanoke Island. While scientists have long tried to reach a consensus opinion on the disappearance, the Sci-Fi channel decided in 2007 to give us their take on the perplexing disappearance of 115 colonists. Theories abound with attacks by the Indians and Spanish wrecking the colony, but the movie offers another opinion: the colonists are attacked and eventually murdered by three wraiths of Viking decent. I'm not a fan of low-grade B-rated horror/Sci-Fi movies, especially on the Sci-Fi channel, but The plot of the movie is actually pretty well thought out and executed. The acting and special FX are low-budget and often times deter an otherwise worthy attempt, but they never really derail the movie the way you may expect. Adrian Paul does a pretty decent acting job in the film as Ananias Dare, and he remains a pretty bright spot for an otherwise suffering cast. The movie may not have been a monster box-office smasher in 2007, but for what it is, the movie is actually pretty entertaining.
"Lost Colony: The Wraiths of Roanoke" is actually a pretty entertaining and well thought out B-grade Sci-Fi movie. It's not going to blow anyone out of the water with FX and glitz, but it was a pretty decent attempt at debunking an over 300-year old mystery.
I have found something I had hoped I never would, but always half-expected it--another Sci-fi Channel Original Movie that's equally as bad as (if not, thankfully, worse than) The Bone Eater. Wraiths of Roanoke is the kind of horrendous mess that makes me wonder whether anyone involved with it, especially the people who put up the money to make this, had any thoughts towards creating an actual movie; this is a video game on film. Not a video game adaptation, mind you, where the screenwriters took a repetitive framework with (usually) a paper-thin plot and built it up into something resembling a movie; this si the repetitive, paper-thin version that someone should have started with in order to come up with a script. But they left it that way, and we have to take it for what it is--awful.
Based on the famous, and ever-popular, story of the disappearance of the Roanoke colony in the 1580s (no one knows exactly when they disappeared, as the governor's trip back to England took three years; they were there in 1587 and gone in 1590), Wraiths of Roanoke attempts a supernatural explanation for the disappearances. Not surprising, given that it's a Sci-Fi Channel Original Movie. According to the script, three witches haunt the island on which the colony stands, executed by Norse invaders hundreds of years before and not allowed to cross over into Valhalla. The local Indian tribes stay as far away form the forest on the island as possible; of course, the settlers build the Roanoke colony right next door. The governor (Kiss the Girls' Alex MacArthur) heads back to England for supplies,m which are running low, leaving his son-in-law Ananias (Highlander's Adrian Paul) to govern until his return.Read more ›
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oh and by the way he got it for his wife I wanted it ty it is great.Published 8 months ago by Otis Culpepper III
Adrian Paul is a person that can play many parts and make it great I giv this one a complete thumbs up.Published 15 months ago by star
I saw this on the SyFy channel when it first came on TV and I liked the idea on how the colony disappeared... Read morePublished on December 25, 2013 by Ann McArthur
Seen this on TV when it came out and I am a fan of Adian Paul's, so I will enjoy watching this again. Also starting researching about the happenings of Roanoike, VA.Published on August 19, 2013 by Patricia P. Mincy
The storyline was a creative concept, but cheesy special effects, poor pace choices, and mediocre acting ruin the otherwise intriguing plot. Read morePublished on August 15, 2013 by Jason Stokes
I bought this movie cause I like Adrian Paul movies, and this movie was great. If you like horror, this movie has it, or if u just like the actor, buy this movie.Published on June 10, 2013 by joyce clem
Really a good movie.My family enjoyed the movie and I guess it was ok for me. I just thought that it was something else.Published on March 29, 2013 by Anna Mussared
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