Warning: This trailer is both NSFW and not for those with a low tolerance for gore and all around batshittery, for it is full of both.
We watch a lot of movie trailers here at Giant Freakin’ Robot. Some of them, like the ones for Alfonso Cuarón’s Gravity and Sebastián Cordero’s Europa Report, have us frothing at the mouth for what will hopefully be an amazing summer for spacey sci-fi. And then there is the above >trailer for Frankenstein’s Army that make us giddy in a far different way.
This. Movie. Looks. Awesome. And it actually looks like a film rather than just a really cheap schlocky horror flick, even though it is filled with the kinds of things that make cheap horror flicks schlocky. The directorial debut from Richard Raaphorst, Frankenstein’s Army tells the WWII-set story of a group of Russian soldiers who discover a secret Nazi lab where a mad scientist (Hellboy‘s Karel Roden) and his team are using the journal entries of one Victor Frankenstein to inform their horrific and ridiculously over-the-top experiments. Not only are dead bodies put back together for this strange super soldier reanimation, but it appears the scientists are throwing everything but the kitchen sink into these half-human half-mechanical monsters.
And I cannot WAIT to see all of the loud, bloody, fucked up mayhem that occurs once the film kicks into high gear, which hopefully matches at least half of the intensity of this trailer, which literally made me say, “Whoooooaaaa,” from about the 1:20 minute mark until the trailer was almost finished. I’m not quite sure how the narrative is laid out, seeing as how the scientist appears to be talking to the camera on several occasions, but it probably won’t affect my glee.
This looks like the Frankenstein-themed film that we’ve all been waiting for, as The Frankenstein Theory wasn’t that wonderful, and I, Frankenstein looks nothing like what I’d expect. And when it comes to Nazis and dead people, it even looks better than Dead Snow and it’s upcoming sequel.
Do I actually think it will be a good film? I’m not sure yet, but I can’t wait to see it. The film will get a limited release on July 26, 2013, and expect VOD to follow shortly. Incidentally. “War is Hell. This Place is Worse,” isn’t the greatest tagline, but it’s certainly fitting.