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Frankenstein's Army -- 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.
Frankenstein's Army -- Russian soldiers discover a Nazi lab that is using the journal of Dr. Victor Frankenstein in order to assemble an army of super-soldiers stitched together from the body parts of their fallen comrades.


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2 November 2013 (Japan) See more »
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  (in credits order)

Karel Roden ... Viktor

Joshua Sasse ... Sergei
Robert Gwilym ... Novikov

Alexander Mercury ... Dimitri

Luke Newberry ... Sacha

Hon Ping Tang ... Ivan

Andrei Zayats ... Vassili

Mark Stevenson ... Alexei

Cristina Catalina ... Eva
Jan de Lukowicz ... Fritz
Zdenek Barinka ... Hans
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Linda Balabanova ... Speaking Nun
Valentine Berning ... Burned match man
Ivana Lokajová ... Peasant Woman
Klaus Lucas ... Dieter
Jan Mrkvicka ... German Soldier
Tereza Slavickova ... Naked Nun
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Directed by
Richard Raaphorst 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Chris W. Mitchell 
Richard Raaphorst  story
Mary Shelley  characters
Miguel Tejada-Flores  story
Miguel Tejada-Flores  writer

Produced by
Badie Ali .... executive producer
Hamza Ali .... executive producer
Malik B. Ali .... executive producer
Nate Bolotin .... producer
Todd Brown .... producer
Nick Jongerius .... producer
Daniel Koefoed .... producer
Pavel Muller .... line producer
Greg Newman .... producer
Richard Raaphorst .... producer
Nick Spicer .... producer
Aram Tertzakian .... producer
Cinematography by
Bart Beekman 
Film Editing by
Jasper Verhorevoort 
Production Design by
Jindrich Kocí 
Art Direction by
Milena Koubkova 
Costume Design by
Hana Rambova 
Makeup Department
Tomás Kuchta .... makeup artist
Tereza Pracharova .... assistant makeup artist
Production Management
Ondrej Votocek .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Nick Jongerius .... second unit director
Mirek Lux .... first assistant director
Art Department
Milena Koubkova .... art director: art
Karel Pomahac .... sfx & construction
Jirí Trier .... props buyer
Jirí Trier .... set decoration
Sound Department
Tomas Belohradsky .... dialogue editor (sound designer)
Luis Flores .... sound re-recording mixer
David Matusek .... boom operator
Lex Ortega .... sound designer
Special Effects by
Carola Broekhoff .... model maker
Xander Forterie .... model maker
Jacqueline Makkee .... special effects technician
Richard Raaphorst .... creature design
Maikel Samsom .... special effects trainee
Rogier Samuels .... special effects supervisor
Bas Schwarz .... model maker
Floris Verweij .... special effects trainee
Visual Effects by
Morgan Hardy .... digital compositor
Danielle Kempen .... visual effects artist
Remko Kram .... visual effects artist
Kasper Oerlemans .... visual effects supervisor
Matthijs Slijkhuis .... visual effects artist
Robert van Spanje .... visual effects artist
Willem Zwarthoed .... visual effects artist: Filmmore
Martin Hub .... stunt coordinator
Ladislav Lahoda .... stunt coordinator
Miroslav Lhotka .... stunt performer
Camera and Electrical Department
Robert Kodera .... key grip
Pavel Kurak .... first assistant camera: "a" camera
Casting Department
Jane Frisby .... casting: UK
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Jitka Novotna .... wardrobe assistant
Lena Tajerova .... additional wardrobe
Esther Datema Van Dongen .... sfx wardrobe
Editorial Department
Wouter Suyderhoud .... colorist
Other crew
Ota Bares .... animal handler
Sean Evans .... marketing support
Ted Geoghegan .... unit publicist
Gwendolyn Keasberry .... script supervisor
Klemens Patijn .... creature performer

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Rated R for bloody violence and grisly images, and language
84 min
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Anachronisms: The steel helmet worn by Ivan is in fact a Bulgarian M1972b distributed from 1972 onwards.See more »
Viktor:My father said, men will be more efficient if they have hammers and screwdrivers instead of fingers.See more »
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References RoboCop (1987)See more »


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33 out of 48 people found the following review useful.
The zombots of Frankenstein, 29 January 2013
Author: slashingthrough from Netherlands

It took quite a while for Richard Raaphorst to have his first feature length film canned but now we can all enjoy "Frankenstein's Army", which debuted at the International Film Festival Rotterdam. The film had its world premiere at a sold out screening of the International Rotterdam Film Festival. And at long last the audience had the chance to have a look at Raaphorst's creation(s) in full splendour. I think a lot of horror fans have been looking forward to the debut of "Frankenstein's Army"; we've been teased by some excellent trailers of his "Worst Case Scenario" and when that project got stuck in development hell, artwork and teasers for his new film surfaced.

In "Frankenstein's Army" everything's filmed from a first person perspective, that person being the soldier Sergei, who's part of a Russian squad that is slowly moving further in Germany. He has the task to document the march of Mother Russia into Germany. So yes, you've read it right: this is a found footage film. When the squadron goes further into the countryside some weird skeletons and soldiers are found. When they pick up a radio signal from some comrades the trail leads them to a church / factory and then shits starts to hit the propeller.

The first half builds up slowly towards the second. Starting off with quite some shots of running and some occasional shooting, it gets more interesting when they come up a village where things don't seem right. The part where they start to encounter the first zombots (as Richard has named his creations) almost reminded me of a mix of the video game "Return to Castle Wolfenstein" and more steampunkish elements. Zombots suddenly appear and create havoc amongst the Russians. The second half steps down a bit and offers a better look at Raaphorst's monsters. The encounter of Viktor -the creator of the monstrous nazi soldiers- provides the director to go all out with special effects in the 'laboratory'. This is a place where a gorehound's heart starts beating faster: there are some geeky references, all the monsters and gory effects are real (so almost no computer effects) and that choice pays off. The effects feel real, the zombots are brought to life in a weirdly, wicked way, most of them wearing working mechanical features that gives each of them a unique look.

Raaphorst reaps I was a bit thrown off because of this film being another one in the 'found footage' style. Even though it doesn't bring nothing new to this way of drawing the audience into the film, it is well done: you know you don't get these lame something-was-there-and-now-there-isn't kind of things but you will be treated with some in-your-face gore and great zombots. Also it was hard to get over the accents used by the actors throughout the film, that is always a hard choice to make. Raaphorst his strength is his vision, visuals and details. I expected the film to be a bit more sinister and dark because of the teasers but in the feature itself there is more focus on gore than tension. Luckily he knows his gore and all the effects are really well done. It's great to see his sketches come alive on the big screen and they work well in all their bizarre glory.

I really hope this film will give Richard Raaphorst a chance to create another feature film in which he can explore more of his directional skills outside the found footage genre and is able to provide us another look in his bizarre, creative mind.

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