Respectful Insolence

When Nazi zombies attack…

The Hitler Zombie definitely approves of this movie:

Too bad I don’t speak German or Norwegian, because here’s the movie website, and here’s another trailer sans subtitles:

I wonder if I can take some stills from this trailer to use the next time I feel “inspired” (at least I like to call it that) to pen yet another Hitler Zombie epic.

Comments

  1. #1 Ramel
    December 13, 2008

    Wow, this film looks awesome!

  2. #2 Orac
    December 13, 2008

    I particularly like the “Ein, Zwei, DIE!” tagline. ;-)

    I do, however, wonder how the Nazi zombies kept their teeth so white and shiny while in the ground for more than 60 years…

  3. #3 pinky
    December 13, 2008

    Definitely a must see. I will add it to my list of movies to see. Along with my books I must read. After I finish the national enquirer.

  4. #4 Aaron Golas
    December 13, 2008

    First Nazis from space, now Nazi zombies!

    Agreed, the “Eins Zwei Die” tagline is an instant classic. I also like the guy going to town with the hammer and sickle.

  5. #5 DLC
    December 13, 2008

    Ein ! Swei! Die!
    Classic.
    But. . . if it was a nazi naval base, how come they’re dressed like SS troopers ?
    :::shrug:::

  6. #6 Ahistoricality
    December 13, 2008

    The use of “Ode to Joy” in the last section of the trailer is a little surreal, but it does give a sense, I think, of what the filmmakers were feeling when they put this together!

  7. #7 Dianne
    December 13, 2008

    I particularly like the “Ein, Zwei, DIE!” tagline. ;-)

    Of course, it translates to “one, two, the.”

  8. #8 HP
    December 13, 2008

    I do, however, wonder how the Nazi zombies kept their teeth so white and shiny while in the ground for more than 60 years…

    Dermestid beetles — the oral hygiene regimen preferred by dead people everywhere. The trick is to spit them out before they reproduce; otherwise, you’re only getting roles in Harryhausen films.

    You do realize that there’s an entire subgenre of zombie Nazi movies, right? Most of them are from Italy, France, and Spain, and date from the 70s — Shock Waves, Zombie Lake — I’m pretty sure Jess Franco, Jean Rollin, and Joe D’Amato have all made zombie Nazi movies. And that’s leaving out American films like They Saved Hitler’s Brain or The Boys from Brazil, which are not, technically speaking, zombie movies.

  9. #9 Phil
    December 13, 2008

    Damn why didn’t I think of that? Ok next…zombie Romans.

  10. #10 TexDoc
    December 13, 2008

    Isn’t this classic? The only thing that could increase the element of awesome would be a cameo from Ben Stein, wherein his prefrontal cortex is soundly munched. Or would that make it a documentary?

  11. #11 Kat
    December 13, 2008

    Looks like my kind of movie. Might be just as much fun as Flight of the Living Dead or Black Sheep.

  12. #12 Orac
    December 13, 2008

    It definitely looks as though it has Shaun of the Dead potential…

  13. #13 Kristjan Wager
    December 13, 2008

    Oh, my. I haven’t even heard about this movie until now. Recently, I also heard about a pretty good Swedish Vampire movie. Sounds like Scandinavia is getting on the horror film map.

  14. #14 Pro
    December 13, 2008

    I particularly like the “Ein, Zwei, DIE!” tagline. ;-)

    Of course, it translates to “one, two, the.”

    “DIE” can also translate to “She”

  15. #15 Charlie B.
    December 13, 2008

    In a similar vein is a British movie called Outpost.

    There seems to have been a real resurgence (or maybe resurrection?) of the zombie genre in the last few years. Ozzie movie Undead, the above-mentioned Kiwi effort Black Sheep which is possibly a film that could only have been set in New Zealand or maybe Wales (and New Zealand does have the Peter Jackson gore-fests of Bad Taste and Braindead to refer back to!), and Severed set in a remote logging community (chainsaw zombie death is great). Add to this the zombie-esqe 28 Days/28 Weeks Later, the continuations of the Romero saga, and of course Shaun of the Dead, and I think it’s safe to say that all is well in zombie movies at the moment.

    Well, except for the actual zombies…

  16. #16 cm
    December 13, 2008

    Don’t these filmmakers know? Zombie movies are out with the Bush administration’s end. It’s a Democrat in the White House now, so it is back to a period of vampire movies.

    The fun article about this is here:
    http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/features/20081108-9999-1n8vampire.html

  17. #17 Dianne
    December 13, 2008

    “DIE” can also translate to “She”

    Or “they”.

  18. #18 IBY
    December 13, 2008

    Die can be a she or they? Die is “the” that expresses the female gender of a word, how can it mean “she?”

  19. #19 pelican
    December 13, 2008

    Wow, I’d heard about that movie, but I hadn’t seen the trailer. That looks SPECTACULAR! A definite must see.

  20. #20 Ralph Dosser
    December 14, 2008

    Butbutbut … zombies are poikilothermic – they freeze solid in the winter! This movie is totally unrealistic!

  21. #21 Kristjan Wager
    December 14, 2008

    the above-mentioned Kiwi effort Black Sheep which is possibly a film that could only have been set in New Zealand or maybe Wales (and New Zealand does have the Peter Jackson gore-fests of Bad Taste and Braindead to refer back to!)

    Black Sheep is absolutely awful, though a fun watch. I wouldn’t put it on the same level as tastelessness as Jackson’s movies though.

  22. #22 Orac
    December 14, 2008

    Butbutbut … zombies are poikilothermic – they freeze solid in the winter! This movie is totally unrealistic!

    No, the really unrealistic thing is that scene where you can see the steam coming out of one of the zombie’s mouths. The zombie’s breathing! Everybody knows zombies don’t breathe. ;-)

  23. #23 nm
    December 14, 2008

    Zombie Sheep are way scarier than zombie nazi’s. Nazi’s are bad anyway but sheep aren’t so easily triaged into dangerous versus not dangerous.

    Luckily there is an easy countermeasure. Mint Sauce- with me at all times.

    Kristjan- Black Sheep is connected to Jackson through the Weta special effects people so it’s part of the same creative cloud of people. I’ll recommend you “Meet the Feebles” -Jackson’s version of the Muppets except they all have drug addictions and STDs.

  24. #24 Uncle Dave
    December 15, 2008

    Finally a NAZI teen scare flick, and in Norway no less.
    But why do they have to give them Zombie faces? Just have them walking around as though they were of the living and the scare factor quotient would be a lot higher.

    Thought they should build the story line around the heavy water plant the German’s were working on in Norway.

    The Norwegian commandos were forced to sink the ferry that carried supposed heavy water in a top secret mission to stop German efforts at Nuclear capability (turned out they were not even close thank god). Unfortunately, they had to sink the ferry boat with the heavy water train car on it with fellow Norwegians on board.

  25. #25 dedicated lurker
    December 15, 2008

    Speaking of the Hitler zombie, I think the white power rangers themselves need to have him turned on them for this lovely news story.

    http://www.lehighvalleylive.com/today/index.ssf/2008/12/holland_township_family_angry.html

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