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Horrors of War (2006)

HORRORS OF WAR derives from the "B" movie, Grindhouse tradition, made to play like a like a midnight movie. It is an independently-produced film made in a B-movie style, yet with a dramatic... See full summary »

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Lieutenant John Schmidt
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Captain Joe Russo
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Sergeant Stephen Gary
C. Alec Rossel ...
Captain Mitchell / Super Soldier 2
David Carroll ...
Dr. Heinrich Schaltur
Chip Kocel ...
Corporal Simpson
Kim Carey ...
Colonel Parks
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Sergeant 'Dimm' Dennison
Jason Morris ...
Private Underwood
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Sergeant Armstrong
Milan A. Cargould ...
Corporal Rueber
Brandy Seymour ...
Yvette
Megan Pillar ...
Claire
Micah Jenkins ...
Private Byrnes
Joseph Shaw ...
French Wereman / Werewolf
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HORRORS OF WAR derives from the "B" movie, Grindhouse tradition, made to play like a like a midnight movie. It is an independently-produced film made in a B-movie style, yet with a dramatic grounding and an eye toward bigger production values.......FILM SYNOPSIS: 'Feeling the pressure from Allied advance, Hitler unleashes his secret weapons giving rise to a type of warfare the world has never seen. Throughout the European theater of WWII, Lieutenant John Schmidt comes face to face with these "weapons." The Office of Strategic Services (O.S.S., precursor to the C.I.A.) initiates missions behind enemy lines to find the source of the weapons terrorizing U.S. soldiers fighting the Third Reich. Schmidt is joined by Captain Joe Russo and his group of war-hardened GIs who have experienced for themselves the all-too-real horrors of war in battle. Together, they must find and destroy Hitler's horde of nightmare weapons before his horrific vision can be fully realized.' Written by Philip R. Garrett

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In war, death is not the only thing to fear.

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Action | Horror | Sci-Fi | War

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25 March 2006 (USA)  »

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$300,000 (estimated)
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The makeup department had to cover actor Megan Pillar's wrist with flesh colored base to cover a large tattoo. Pillar also had to flip her Septum nose ring into her nostrils for her scenes. See more »

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If it only were half as good as the movie poster
25 March 2012 | by (US) – See all my reviews

Horrors of war isn't as bad as I thought it would be, but it's so bad in an entirely different way.

It begins in Germany during the end of a war when US soldiers run into a Nazi zombie soldier. Then we are taken a couple of months back when soldiers run into a soldier who was taken captive by the Nazis. He tells if a creature that killed all the Nazis and of a man who seemed to be in charge.

Lt. Schmidt is sent to investigate to France and his platoon runs into this creature that turns out to be a werewolf for some reason. He returns with a report that no one believes. Then he sent to investigate something else and this time they run into a Nazi super soldier zombie. He returns with his report and this time is sent to investigate the man who may be responsible for all unexplained events- the man the soldier saw earlier. The Lt. is joined with Capt. Russo and they don't get along. They find a factory were they run into more zombies and find the researcher responsible. In the process, a US soldier who was bit by the werewolf turns into a werewolf and fights the zombie. Then for some reason, the Americans decide there is no way to kill the zombie unless one of them takes the zombie research serum! This is a low budget movie were the production team put in an awful lot of effort, they managed to get ahold of tanks, jeeps, and tents of the era. The acting is quite good by the leads. Voice-acting is excellent. Action-acting so to speak isn't. Almost everyone looks terribly goofy pretending to be soldiers and shooting a rifle. Remarkably, all the characters are great shots with their little rifles and wipe out squadron after squadron of Nazis with machine guns, artillery, and tanks.

The real problem is the story. In the behind the scenes featurette we learn that this was supposed to be an anthology of three 30 minutes stories. And it would have worked better that way. For some reason a producer made the completely erroneous decision to force the team to come up with one story out of those three. And that's why so little works here. He must have thought Nazis, werewolves, zombies, sounds good! but it doesn't, it's not a video game. A few days before shooting began, the writers were put in this bind and they just couldn't make it work. All the blame falls on the one producer. I can appreciate the effort and the acting but the story just doesn't add up.


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