The Temple

Age rating: 17 and older
A U.S. Special Operations unit in hostile territory face an incomprehensible horror when track their quarry to an ancient temple that hides the wellspring of human violence.
Synopsis: A group of private-company mercenaries tracking a wanted terrorist through the no man’s land between Afghanistan and Pakistan. They are joined by an archaeologist from the British Museum when they find that their quarry has disappeared into the Safed Koh mountains to an ancient temple long thought to be nothing more than a legend. Hazarded by gunfire throughout the journey, the weary team finally finds the awe-inspiring ruin.

Empty and quiet, the stones inside are pockmarked by gunfire -- whatever happened in this place, it was bad. Against the advice of both the archaeologist and his second-in-command, the leader of the team decides to stay in the temple to investigate.

What the men discover is an abattoir: not only the men attached to the terrorist, but bodies from dozens… even hundreds of years have been cast throughout the bowels of he ancient building. The longer the men stay in its winding halls, the more their behavior toward each other becomes aggressive and out-of-character. The more it becomes murderous. The archaeologist realizes that the temple itself -- *herself* -- is driving the men to violence. Like a Venus flytrap, the temple has always called men of war into her bosom and devoured them.

The men whose sanity remains intact begin a race against time to try and escape the temple before it drives them to madness, but they must stop their own commander from calling in reinforcements and feeding the temple more and more of the men she wants to consume.

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