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Oasis of the Zombies (1982)

La tumba de los muertos vivientes (original title)
Unrated | | Horror | 21 April 1982 (France)
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.

Director:

Jesús Franco (as A.M. Frank)

Writers:

Jesús Franco (screenplay) (as A.L. Mariaux), Ramón Llidó (story) (as Ramón Llido) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Manuel Gélin Manuel Gélin ... Robert Blabert
Eduardo Fajardo ... Colonel Kurt Meitzell
France Lomay ... Erika (as France Jordan)
Jeff Montgomery Jeff Montgomery ... Ben
Lina Romay ... Kurt's Wife
Myriam Landson Myriam Landson ... Kurt's Wife
Antonio Mayans ... Sheik Mohamed Al-Kafir
Javier Maiza Javier Maiza ... Captain Blabert
Eric Viellard Eric Viellard ... Ronald (as Eric Saint-Just)
Caroline Audret Caroline Audret ... Sylvie
Albino Graziani Albino Graziani ... Prof. Deniken
Miguel Ángel Aristu Miguel Ángel Aristu ... Ahmed (as Miguel Aristu)
Henri Lambert Henri Lambert ... Kurt (as Henry Lambert)
Doris Regina Doris Regina ... Aisha
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jesús Franco ... Zombie
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Storyline

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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Genres:

Horror

Certificate:

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Country:

France | Spain

Language:

French | Spanish

Release Date:

21 April 1982 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Oasis of the Living Dead See more »

Filming Locations:

Canary Islands, Spain

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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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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Most Boring Zombie Film Ever?
15 February 2013 | by gavin6942See all my reviews

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.

You know, there is plenty of potential when you mix zombies with Nazis, and you have a unique twist when you put the whole thing in North Africa (typically mummy territory). Such great films as "Shock Waves" and "Dead Snow" have used he Nazi zombie theme and succeeded. Heck, even the awful "Zombie Lake" is better than this one.

I do not even know how to review the movie because it was just so boring. I care nothing about the characters or plot, and found it difficult to pay attention. This is not one of the better zombie films out there, and could probably be ranked among the worst ever made.


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