Mark’s Halloween Horror Countdown #27

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Here’s the next installment of my top 31 films since 2000.

#27. Frankenstein’s Army (2013)

Do not mistake this undead Nazi film with goofy satires like the Outpost and Dead Snow franchises; Frankenstein’s Army is good, not Kubrick good, but for what it’s supposed to be, it’s ambition never settles on being another pastiche piece of silly fun. Oh, make no mistake, FA is batstuff bonkers and is a lot of fun, but where those other films ebb into farce in a Sharknado-meta sort of way, director Richard Raaphorst and everyone involved puts a lot of love into this high tempo audacious carnival ride. I appreciate this level of commitment, even when they could have, and perhaps should have, just phoned it in.

Sure the characters are a 1-d carbon copied pack of war dogs seen in every cookie cutter action war film. Sure the ‘doctor’ is as camp as knickers. But all of these tropes are necessary in order to lull the viewer into low expectation so we are shocked and giddy when we realize the filmmakers haven’t accepted the usual parameters established in most dime-a-dozen-culty-low-brow movies and have actually tried. The actors fully commit, the art direction is top notch, and the creature design is insane. Frankenstein’s Army is an extreme fun-house of horrors that should never have been anything more than a stupid D movie, but for me it gets an A for effort and execution (pun absolutely intended).

 

Check out the trailer below and be sure to tune in tomorrow for #26.

Mark Goodchild
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PRODUCTION: Video Commercial
BACKGROUND: The theme of the commercial: Dont drink and drive
PAID: Yes
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CASTING LOCATION: Edmonton
CASTING DATE: Wednesday, November 22, 2017
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To the one person who dressed up for Halloween 🎃 at work today... we salute you!