Jeremy’s One Paragraph Movie Review: Frankenstein’s Army (2013)


Netflix had kept suggesting “Frankenstein’s Army” for a bit now and I constantly ignored it. I have seen so many of these type of lower budget horror flicks there was just no reason to give this a chance. I am happy to report though that director Richard Raaphorst’s first long form movie is solid and entertaining. Before reading any further it must be made clear this movie is of the found footage variety. So, yeah that part sort of sucks but, if you are still reading, it doesn’t become a distraction and actually heightens the drama. The story enters around a group of Russian soldiers at the end of WWII. They are moving across German soil as a Polish soldier films them for some reason. They stumble across a wrecked village and all hell breaks loose. It is standard fare but the very surprising part is just how creatively designed are the monsters. The fact that the soldiers must fight off these creatures with WWII weapons makes the stakes a tad daunting and it helps the drama of the movie. “Frankenstein’s Army” is a goofy, intense and pretty cool flick. For once Netflix suggested something worthwhile. -Jeremy

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