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The Treasure of the Living Dead (1982)
"La tumba de los muertos vivientes" (original title)

 -  Horror  -  21 April 1982 (France)
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An expedition searching for treasure supposedly buried by the German army in the African desert during WW II comes up against an army of Nazi zombies guarding the fortune.

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Cast

Credited cast:
Manuel Gélin ...
Eduardo Fajardo ...
Colonel Kurt Meitzell
France Lomay ...
Erika (as France Jordan)
Jeff Montgomery ...
Ben
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Kurt's Wife
Myriam Landson ...
Kurt's Wife
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Sheik Mohamed Al-Kafir
Javier Maiza ...
Captain Blabert
Eric Viellard ...
Ronald (as Eric Saint-Just)
Caroline Audret ...
Sylvie
Albino Graziani ...
Prof. Deniken
Miguel Ángel Aristu ...
Ahmed (as Miguel Aristu)
Henri Lambert ...
Kurt (as Henry Lambert)
Doris Regina ...
Aisha
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During World War II, a small German squadron was assigned the task of carrying a shipment of Nazi gold across the African desert. Along the way, the squadron was ambushed by the Allies, and only one American soldier, Robert, survived. Years later, Robert tells his story to a German treasure hunter named Kurt, who promptly murders him. Robert's son, upon learning of his father's death, vows to travel to Africa and find the lost gold himself. While the desert is hazardous enough by itself, the dangers lurking around this oasis are more than any of the treasure hunters ever imagined. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher {rocher@fiberbit.net}

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treasure | desert | gold | oasis | nazi | See more »

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21 April 1982 (France)  »

Also Known As:

Oasis of the Zombies  »

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ESP 6,620,269 (Spain)
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Girl victim 1: Look at the size of them. Do you suppose they're Redwoods?
Girl victim 2: They're date trees. Come on.
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Out of 180 directed films, THIS is Franco's worst!
11 May 2005 | by (the Draconian Swamp of Unholy Souls) – See all my reviews

"Oasis of the Zombies" is the irrefutable proof that you should NEVER purchase horror movies judging by their cool-sounding titles and/or appealing DVD-covers! Lucky for me, I gained enough cynics (and Franco-experience) over the years in order to keep my expectations towards this one low, and I can only advise people to do the same. This movie is boring, poorly made and very UN-Franco! No sadism and a total lack of sleaze??? What's the matter, Jess? We follow the totally uninteresting treasure hunt of some youngsters in the African desert. During WWII, a Nazi-squadron carrying 6 million $ worth of gold supposedly got ambushed and the loot is still there. So are the Nazis, though, only they're rotten walking corpses now… The little bit of gore and the zombie make-up effects are very OTT and the complete opposite of scary, yet they form the only mildly entertaining aspects of the entire movie. The undead look filthy and disgusting but their attacks appear to be filmed in slow motion! So incredibly tame! "Nazi-zombie"-flicks isn't a very rich horror sub genre, but at least the 1977 "Shock Waves" can be considered a modest classic. Heck, even that dreadful "Zombie Lake" is ten times more entertaining than this turkey. That movie might be retarded but at least it contained some exciting moments.


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