An insanely suspenseful and sinister game-changer for the Nazi horror genre! With a wealth of teeth-chattering scares and blood-curdling gore, Frankenstein’s Army unearths the true horrors of World War II with an electrifying twist! “Dead Snow” meets “Outpost” by way of “Silent Hill”!
Director Richard Raaphorst and Executive Producer Badie Ali (The Innkeepers; Stake Land) and stars Karel Roden (Hellboy; The Bourne Supremacy), Joshua Sasse (Rogue; The Big I Am), Luke Newberry (Anna Karenina; Quartet), Andrei Zayats (X-Men: First Class; Fast & Furious 6) and Mark Stevenson (Doctors; The Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy).
Whilst pushing into eastern Germany toward the end of World War II, Russian soldiers unearth a secret Nazi lab that has begun experimenting with the journal of one Dr. Victor Frankenstein. The scientists have used the legendary Frankenstein’s work to assemble an army of super soldiers stitched together from the body parts of their fallen comrades and a disturbing fuse of apparatus and machinery – a desperate Hitler’s last ghastly ploy to escape defeat.
Frankenstein’s Army is the next generation Nazi horror shocker. With a truly disturbing character design reminiscent of Del Toro, Frankenstein’s Army firmly lays down the marker for creative Nazi horror.
The film is based around camera footage used by a group of Russian Soldiers as they are on a secret mission, the films story is very loosely based as thou the director was more intent on the punchline rather than the build up. The story trails off on a tangent as soon as Frankensteins lair is discovered. It’s like a tour guide has led you to a certain point of the tour and basically said… you can take it from here guys.
So as we’ve been supported and assisted into this lair it seems the story leaves and the creativity and madness begins, creative Nazi zombies with mechanic limbs, interesting combinations of machine and human flesh combined into a killing machine. These are really interesting to watch and even thou the story line is now out the window you can’t help but watch just to see what crazy machine is around the corner !
A film of great set design, special effects and prop design ! But lacking in any form of story or plot outside of the linear synopsis.
Just sit back and enjoy the ride .