In the dying days of WWII, a battalion of Russian soldiers is lured into the secret lab of a deranged scientist and forced to face off against an army of horrific flesh-and-metal war machines.


Richard Raaphorst


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Robert Gwilym ... Novikov
Hon Ping Tang ... Ivan / Ivan Zombot
Alexander Mercury ... Dimitri / Wall Zombot #4 - Legs
Luke Newberry ... Sacha
Joshua Sasse ... Sergei
Mark Stevenson ... Alexei
Andrei Zayats ... Vassili
Karel Roden ... Servant / Viktor
Klaus Lucas Klaus Lucas ... SS Officer Dieter
Cristina Catalina ... Eva / Eva Zombot
Jan de Lukowicz Jan de Lukowicz ... Fritz
Zdenek Barinka Zdenek Barinka ... Hans
Jan Mrkvicka Jan Mrkvicka ... German Soldier
Linda Balabanova Linda Balabanova ... Speaking Nun
Tereza Slavickova Tereza Slavickova ... Naked Nun


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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What is dead may never die.



Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for bloody violence and grisly images, and language | See all certifications »

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Did You Know?


The female teddy bear robot monster that is seen is credited in the end as teddy bear robot/Frankenstein's mother, meaning Dr. Frankenstein created the monster out of his own mother. See more »


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.
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Referenced in Cinemassacre's Monster Madness: Victor Frankenstein (2016) See more »

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Deliriously insane
19 August 2014 | by Leofwine_dracaSee all my reviews

One in a wave of Nazi zombie films to come out in the past decade, FRANKENSTEIN'S ARMY is a deliriously insane slice of B-movie film-making. The plot is as simple as anything, but what this Czech film lacks in intricacy and subtlety it more than makes up for with its sheer visual inventiveness.

This is another 'found footage' movie which follows a squad of Russian soldiers trekking through east Germany in the dying days of WW2. They soon come across a seemingly abandoned complex which turns out to house a mad scientist and some decidedly odd creations. The zombies in this film are some of the most creative ever put on film, and the camera-work and music make them into fearsome creations.

The acting is nothing to write home about, aside from another solid turn from stock bad guy Karel Roden (HELLBOY), but the technical values are very good. The creations are the best part of it, of course, but this is also an extremely gory film in which the blood and body parts flow freely. It sure as hell isn't high art, but it is viciously entertaining and thoroughly engrossing for what it is.

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Release Date:

2 November 2013 (Japan) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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