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Frankenstein's Army (2013)

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Toward the end of World War II, Russian soldiers pushing into eastern Germany stumble across a secret Nazi lab, one that has unearthed and begun experimenting with the journal of one Dr. ... See full summary »

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Robert Gwilym ...
Novikov
Hon Ping Tang ...
Ivan / Ivan Zombot
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Dimitri / Wall Zombot #4 - Legs
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Sergei
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Alexei
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Vassili
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Servant / Viktor
Klaus Lucas ...
SS Officer Dieter
Cristina Catalina ...
Eva / Eva Zombot
Jan de Lukowicz ...
Fritz
Zdenek Barinka ...
Jan Mrkvicka ...
German Soldier
Linda Balabanova ...
Speaking Nun
Tereza Slavickova ...
Naked Nun
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Toward the end of World War II, Russian soldiers pushing into eastern Germany stumble across a secret Nazi lab, one that has unearthed and 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 -- a desperate Hitler's last ghastly ploy to escape defeat. Written by Production

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O Exército de Frankenstein  »

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Most of the monster designs come from the creators' pre-production that started in the early 2000s, with the working title Worst Case Scenario, as one of the first attempts to use the Internet to gather support from genre fans, e.g. involving them as extras for mass scenes. The plot of this splatter comedy would have centered around undead German WW2 soldiers coming from the sea and killing tourists at a beach. Production began in 2004, but by 2009 the project was officially abandoned and the team started to work on Frankenstein's Army instead. All that remains from Worst Case Scenario are two teaser trailers released in 2006 that feature some of the creatures that ended up being used in Frankenstein's Army more than ten years later. See more »

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The signs reading "nicht antasten" seem to be German language, but no German would use that terminology. The correct translation would have been "Nicht berühren!". See more »

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Vassili: Well that was fuckin' useless.
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Deliciously Campy
30 July 2013 | by (ohio) – See all my reviews

I expected a low-rate B movie with maybe a few good scenes. I was very surprised with how well the film was put together. The story is simple: the Russian army is battling Germany during WW 2. They respond to a distress call put out by another Russian troop. When they get to the location they only find a hand full of Germans. I won't give away much of the plot except to say they that their expeditions lead them into a Nazi factory for making monsters run by none other than the monster-making maestro himself, Dr. Frankenstein. The monsters are good: kinda like more mechanized versions of those in Hellraiser, and the factory is like a weird mixture of Ed Gein meets Willy Wonka. The acting and dialog were also above average. I would overall characterize the movie as fun, not just the same rehashed Nazi experiment movie, and definitely worth a try


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