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27 May 2008

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You can’t kill what’s already dead! Nazi-Zombies! An 18s rating! That should tell you everything you need to know about this horror flick. Oh, and it has Ray Stevenson (Rome) as an ex-marine mercenary type.

You already know that the premise for this film is rather silly. But just go with it okay, because this worth watching. And not just for us Titus Pullo fans. It is a well-shot film, more than suitably creepy, what with the fog and the disappearing Nazi soldiers and the “when will they attack” tension.

It actually takes a bit of time for the killing to start, but it isn’t a slow start, rather we get introduced to our squad of potential Nazi-Zombie-victims and as they are all different nationalities it is easier than usual to tell the different characters apart. Which is nice. Normally you spend the first while in these sorts of films trying to keep track of the soon-to-be-dead. Yes, the differing nationalities is a cheap trick, but it works.

Once the deaths begin the film really goes up a notch in the whole creepiness factor. There isn’t really a huge amount of gore. A bit of nasty torture and eye-popping, but it isn’t one of those torture-porn horror films. Thankfully.

It is very much a “prick flick”, the small screen we were in was full of fellas with maybe two or three other females. I still had fun though. Plus, Ray. As a soldier. With world-weary humour and cynical statements. What’s not to enjoy?

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3 Responses

  1. Carl V. says:

    I hadn't even heard of this one but will be checking it out when it comes my way. This is a genre that I have yet to tire of…or two genres, rather, zombies and Nazi's. In fact part of what saddened me about the new Indy film was the fact that they were not including the "Nazi menace" in this one. I think it was one of the strong points of the film, to have an easily identifiable villain. Put them in that uniform and you don't need to spend a lot of time convincing the audience that this indeed is the villain and this is their motives.

  2. Parenthesis says:

    Hiya, I see you're a fan of Ten Miles, please do offer your considered and valued opinion. There’s R500 riding on it. Thanks.

  3. Fence says:

    Yup Carl, Nazi-zombies don't really need a lot of back story to come across as evil :)

    Parenthesis I just popped by now with my vote for Ten Miles, but I'm biased