1 user 4 critic

Damnatus: The Enemy Within (2008)

Damnatus (original title)
Fan movie based on Warhammer 40k universe. A holy Inquisitor is sent to a distant planet to inspect rumors of heresy. A band of mercenaries is hired to find the heretics' base in an abandoned industrial complex, but something awakens.


Huan Vu


Huan Vu


Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?



Credited cast:
Benjamin Ade-Thurow Benjamin Ade-Thurow ... Osmar Adeodatus
Günther Arnulf Günther Arnulf ... Inquisitor Makkabäus
Ernst Bamert Ernst Bamert ... Hieronymus VI. von Remus
Norbert Bauschatz Norbert Bauschatz ... Reuel Eisenstein
Martin Deisler Martin Deisler ... Lechias
Dieter Hermann Dieter Hermann ... Wodan Dubrovnik
Vlasto Peyitch ... Oktavian
Karin Schemm Karin Schemm ... Kleines Mädchen
German Schlaug German Schlaug ... Inquisitor Lessus
Sascha Streng Sascha Streng ... Fregattenoffizier
Oliver Alexander Sturm Oliver Alexander Sturm ... Sergeant Corris
Corina Vastag Corina Vastag ... Nira Gippus
Learn more

More Like This 

Short | Action | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

Warhammer 40k influenced movie.

Director: Erasmus Brosdau
Stars: Alan Kelly, Stephen Fawkes, Jean Pierre Morne Allers
Animation | Action | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

A squad of Ultramarines answer a distress call from an Imperial Shrine World. A full Company of Imperial Fists was stationed there, but there is no answer from them. The squad investigates to find out what has happened there.

Director: Martyn Pick
Stars: Terence Stamp, John Hurt, Sean Pertwee
Eternal War (TV Series 2018)
Short | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  

A cut-off unit of soldiers fights for survival against an ancient supernatural foe.

Stars: Blake Worrell, James Flynn, Klara Mucci
Helsreach (TV Mini-Series 2017)
Animation | Sci-Fi | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.9/10 X  

When the world of Armageddon faces invasion by Orks, Chaplain Grimaldus and a group of Black Templars Space Marines are amid those sent to defend it. Charged with the defense of Hive Helsreach in one of many onsets, the task seems forlorn.

Stars: Emily Freire, Jonathan Keeble, Tijiki Morris
Guardsman (2018)
Short | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

An imperial guardsman finds himself in a harrowing battle after regaining consciousness following an explosion, surviving through the aid of a formidable space marine.

Director: Richard Boylan
Stars: Pete Beaumont, Graham McNeill, Terry Skrinjar
Angels of Death (TV Series 2020)
Animation | Sci-Fi
Astartes (TV Mini-Series 2018)
Animation | Sci-Fi | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.3/10 X  

Following the 'Argosa Uprisings' in 482.M39, the Retributor Chapter of the Adeptus Astartes is tasked with assisting in the hunt for fleeing renegades and their leaders, and bringing down the Emperor's justice for their crimes.

Drama | Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

A boy, looking for his missing father, travels to Germany and uncovers a haunting legacy that a meteorite left behind in the area. Based on H.P. Lovecraft's short novel "The Color Out of Space."

Director: Huan Vu
Stars: Paul Dorsch, Jürgen Heimüller, Ingo Heise
Short | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

A meteorite, strange vegetation, a colour: an experimental take on H.P. Lovecraft's spiral into madness, shot with a vintage camera on truly unique LomoChrome 16mm film. This is a beautiful exercise in the surreal.

Director: Patrick Müller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  

Pietro and Lucia live on an isolated farm with Alice, Lucia's younger sister. Poor farmers, they live tilling the soil. Pietro is a good worker and a strong man who, unlike his three ... See full summary »

Director: Ivan Zuccon
Stars: Debbie Rochon, Michael Segal, Marysia Kay
Adventure | Fantasy | Horror

German Reich, Baltic Sea coast, 1907. Upon learning of the grave illness of his beloved Karoline, Roland, a young and aspiring journeyman sets out to the legendary Dreamlands in order to ... See full summary »

Director: Huan Vu
Stars: David Masterson
Fantasy | Sci-Fi

"Eisenhorn" is set in the Warhammer 40,000 universe, where humankind teeters on the brink of annihilation. It will follow inquisitor Gregor Eisenhorn and his band of investigators as they fight to thwart the schemes of aliens and heretics.



Fan movie based on Warhammer 40k universe. A holy Inquisitor is sent to a distant planet to inspect rumors of heresy. A band of mercenaries is hired to find the heretics' base in an abandoned industrial complex, but something awakens.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


The Enemy Within

User Reviews

Good fan amateur depiction of Warhammer 40K
24 January 2012 | by hypersonic8999See all my reviews

A planetary defence force guardsman, 3 imperial guards of a penal regiment, a Mechanicus Adept and a psyker are sent to investigate a possible Chaos cult in the depths of a hive on the planet Sancta Heroica.

I enjoyed this film very much. The plot is solid, the atmosphere is quite good and the graphics/effects are very well done considering the whole endeavour cost 15000$. It's more of a thriller than an action film, but it does have its fair share of shootouts and explosions. It's quite dramatic, with a very good story line. The only real negative part is the acting, which can become quite annoying at some points. With the exception of perhaps Nira, Hiero and Zakarius Makkabeus, everyone else emphasises their actions too much and puts too much effort in delivering their lines (almost as if watching a school play). However, the film IS an amateur fan film and by that standards, it's a masterpiece, since it delivers the feel of Warhammer 40K universe, and I think is much better than the Ultramarines: A Warhammer 40K movie. I give it a solid 8/10. I also would have preferred the film to be made in English. German just seemed to stubby.

Unfortunately, before the film was released, the makers and Games Workshop got into a legal battle. GW wouldn't allow the film to be released since it would lose rights for the Warhammer 40K universe, although they did praise the film. The makers, as they stated, didn't consider GW to act malevolently, they were just trying to defend their best interests, but in the end the film didn't get released. Somehow, it has leaked on the internet and can be found in various torrent sites for free. The film has also inspired two new attempts at making fan films of 40K, the German 3D animation Lord Inquisitor (which has gotten a green light from GW and will have support from the company) and the French animation Exterminatus, which is in the process of gathering funds from fans for its production and presumably will be given the go ahead from GW as well.

7 of 7 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See one user review »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.


Official Sites:

Official site





Release Date:

23 December 2008 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Damnatus: Der Feind Im Innern See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See full technical specs »

Contribute to This Page

Recently Viewed