(Article by Nerd Bastards contributor Lauren Metcalf)
The film Frankensteins Army from Dutch director Richard Raaphorst has a very old-world feel. Its creepy and chilling in a way that overly gory movies just can’t match. You can just tell that the hipsters will be very cooly ironic about this. “It has art merits due to the found footage feel however the execution was poorly done and the original Frankenstein is so much better because…” What the fuck ever. This movie is hopefully as cool as the teaser clips. I loved the creep factor, the lack of actual sound paired with background music akin to The Exorcist and The Ring. The inclusion of WWII should feel tired, but it doesn’t. Here is a synopsis of the plot from Twitch:
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 supersoldiers stitched together from the body parts of their fallen comrades – a desperate Hitler’s last ghastly ploy to escape defeat.
In general, I’m bored with zombies. It got a little old after all of the Day of the Dead remakes. Shaun of the Dead was a notable exception, but only because it had the twist of being very, very funny. However this Dutch film seems to be putting together (pun!) a different feel. Raaphorst is trying for something darker and different. Hopefully the final product will live up to expectations. Theres no indication from sources of what the film will end up as. Could be all found footage, could not.
Watch the clips and see what you think. The very first (and newest) teaser made me jump!
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Here’s the first (older) teaser clip
The official site will have more info soon.