Oh, Hitler. What will that wacky dictator think of next? He’s become such a web celebrity (or welebrity if you’re a moron) in recent years, that most high school students probably don’t even realize he initiated the deaths of millions upon millions and millions of people.
Those same high school students probably also don’t realize that Hitler once had the Nazi forces dig up dead bodies in order to reanimate them. Because he didn’t. Even though I now choose to believe he did.
Back in 1995, Richard Raaphorst directed a short called Zombi 1, and it looks like he’s trying to get back to those genre roots (and a job as a director) with Frankenstein’s Army. Raaphorst has done a healthy bit of work as a conceptual artist and title designer, but he’s yet to tackle a feature length film as a director. That needs to change immediately based solely on the teaser trailer for his undead Nazi faux-documentary:
This film needs to be made with the quickness and played on continuous loop on The History Channel.
What? I saw Planet of the Apes on that channel once. Do you know how scarring that could be to someone who didn’t know about the movie, and just stumbled upon it with the History Channel stamp of approval? It’s time to do it all over again with Nazis and the re-animated.
The music is a little jarring, but the fake footage is woven into the real documentary footage incredibly cleanly. Above all else, the concept is worth exploring and taking a chance on.
This is awesome. You agree.