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Horror Frankenstein's Army

Discussion in 'Movies' started by Kevin, Jun 9, 2014.

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  1. Kevin

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    As somebody who watches a lot of bad b-movies it is rare for me to come across a movie that has no redeeming points at all. Frankenstein's Army is one of them.

    Set near the end of World War II, Frankenstein's Army is a 'found footage' film that follows a Russian reconnaissance unit behind enemy German lines under the premise that they are searching for a missing group of Russian solider. In a small village they come across a horrific scene of nuns stacked in a pile and set on fire. Inside the church they find strange machinery and a humanoid creature that is part flesh and part machinery. After their unit leader is killed by the creature the unit chain of command breaks down with a younger Russian refusing to take commands from a more experienced Polish officer. A group of survivors consisting of a German soldier, a woman, and a child, end up in the same building as the Russians and tell them that they are hiding from the creatures that have terrorized the village. The group encounters a older German soldier who is feeding animals in one of the buildings. The Russians torture the German who finally says that he knows where the missing Russian soldiers are. The German leads them to an underground bunker where they are attacked by several creatures similar to what the encountered before. Some of the creatures have swastikas painted on their mechanical parts and some are more mechanical than flesh.

    ... and after that the movie just breaks down into a giant gore fest. The thin plot that is presented is that the creatures are being made by the grandson of the infamous & original Doctor Frankenstein. A Russian intelligence officer who was concealing his real identify in the group of Russian soldier actually knew about the creatures ahead of time with the mission to find the soldiers really an excuse to find the creature creator to bring back to Russia. Frankenstein's sanity is long gone and, while the creatures bear Nazi symbols, he is loyal to no one.

    Each of the creatures on screen are the same and none appear to have been designed, for lack of a better word, with a real purpose in mind other than to exist at the wish of a mad scientist fusing mechanisms to dead reanimated flesh. Each death shown on screen is grisly in detail with nothing left to the imagination. The scenes are not centered around telling a story but rather around the visual gore.

    In short, even for a horror movie, skip this one.

     

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