This Schlocktober, Psycho Drive-In will be exploring the world of horror cinema, featuring thirty one notable films released between Halloween 2012 and Halloween 2013. Next up is director/co-writer Richard Raaphorst‘s Frankenstein’s Army. Richard Raaphorst got started as a conceptual artist for a number of Brian Yuzna (and one Stuart Gordon) films. If you know the films of Yuzna and Gordon, then that means something to you. If you aren’t familiar with those directors, then stop reading this and go watch Faust, Dagon, or Beyond Re-Animator. Wait. Read this first and then go watch them. Over the past few years, he’s been honing his craft directing shorts and then, earlier this year he released his first feature length film, Frankenstein’s Army. The film tells the tale of a group of Russian soldiers pushing into Eastern Germany at the end of World War II, who stumble across a bizarre, secret Nazi lab. In the lab, a mad scientist named Victor (Karel Roden) is fusing corpses, near-corpses, and machinery to create an army of unstoppable cyborgs. If you love Tokyo Gore Police or Machine Girl, this is the film for you. Honestly, there’s not a lot to the story, and the found footage approach might not be for everyone, but god damn if this isn’t entertaining and god damn if the creature designs aren’t fun as hell. This one doesn’t take itself as seriously as Outpost: Black Sun did, but that’s okay. It has the feel of a classic 80’s gorefest and who doesn’t love seeing undead steampunk-style cyborg Nazis get machine-gunned? I think I may have a thing for watching Nazis die. That’s not bad, right? I mean, they’re Nazis. Anyway, this one was a blast and I can’t wait to see what Raaphorst does next. Sorry the review was so short this time. I don’t know what to say beyond it was kind of awesome and everyone who loves gore and practical effects should see it. 31 Days of Halloween: Day 27 – Frankenstein's Army4.0Overall ScoreShare this:TweetShare on TumblrLike this:Like Loading... Related One Response Beautiful Creatures: Frankenstein's Army - Psycho Drive-In July 24, 2016 […] script or a wonderfully hokey special effects job. That said, I had very low expectations for Frankenstein’s Army when I grabbed it from the local […] Log in to Reply Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYou must be logged in to post a comment.