In a short so good you wish you were playing it, In Vaulted Halls Entombed feels like a series of cut scenes from a AAA game.

Director(s) Jerome Chen
Screenplay By Philip Gelatt
Date Released (Netflix) 5/20/2022
Genre(s) Action, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Animation
Duration 15 Minutes
Content Rating TV-MA
Noted Cast
Sargent Coulthard Joe Manganiello
Harper Christian Serratos

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Film Summary

Sergeant Coulthard and his team were originally tasked with rescuing hostages and eliminating insurgents. However, they discover that an assumed hideout for the insurgents is a cave that holds much more than a series of mountain tunnels.

Things To Note

  • Reason(s) for Film Rating: Cursing (Minimal, considering the situation), Violence (Gun Violence, Body Mutilation)

Question(s) Left Unanswered

  1. Was that Satan?

Character Descriptions

Please Note: This character guide is not an exhaustive list of every cast member, and character descriptions may contain what can be considered spoilers.

Sergeant Coulthard

The head of Delta Zero Three.


Harper is from Rhode Island and is part of Sgt Coulthard’s team.



Wishing This Was A Game

Harper (Christian Serratos) and Sgt Coulthard (Joe Manganiello) seeing Satan
Harper (Christian Serratos) and Sgt Coulthard (Joe Manganiello)

What separates shorts, or what could be considered self-contained episodes in Love Death + Robots case, is that wanting more isn’t bad. With a movie, or a series, being left wanting more is a flaw in a multitude of ways. But in the case of In Vaulted Halls Entombed, that isn’t the case. You want to learn more about Sgt Coulthard’s team, what happened to his team member Harper after seeing what looked like Satan. Never mind, who or what put all of those spider-like monsters in the tunnel? Oh, and who did that statue represent before members of Sgt Coulthard’s team go to the tomb?

Add this to the list of entries that hopefully get expanded on.


Our Rating: Positive (Worth Seeing)

In Vaulted Halls Entombed may seem like another military shoot ’em up, but with a potential religious figure and there potentially being more to offer here than a guns blazing display, this stands above some of the other gun-toting shorts of Volume III.

Who Is This For?

Those who want a mix of military guns-blazing action, sci-fi, and maybe a couple of drips of religion in there to make the perfect cocktail.

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On The Radar


  • Recommended: Some of the best-seen movies we have ever watched and mentioned to friends, family, and strangers as films that need to be seen.
  • Positive (Worth Seeing): Whether you’ll have to go to the movies, download, or stream, movies of this category are worth your time and money with few, if any, qualms from us.
  • Mixed (Divisive): Due to this movie having a few quirks, of which may work for some and for others be a problem, we believe your enjoyment of this movie will depend on your taste.
  • Negative (Acquired Taste): While one or two elements kept us going until the end, unfortunately, we’re of the opinion this film never reached the potential it was marketed to have.

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  • Indie: By our definition, independent films are films you have to seek to find due to limited availability or lack of a marketing push.
  • Film Festival: Featured in this tag are films and shorts which were discovered thanks to various film festivals, so some of the productions may not have wide availability but still may deserve to be on your watch.
  • Shorts: Be it ten or fifteen minutes, or a half-hour, these quick teases or films get right to the point, often show the potential of filmmakers and the actors who have joined them in their journey.
  • Ending Spoilers: Trying to remember how a film ended, or want a different take on the ending, then check out the "ending spoilers" category. 
Harper after seeing Satan
Love Death + Robots: In Vaulted Hall Entombed (2022) – Review/ Summary (with Spoilers)
In Vaulted Halls Entombed presents something a little different from the rest of Volume III by potentially bringing religion into things and giving a presentation worthy of a video game.
Wishing This Was A Game

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