Night of the Zombies (Battalion of the Living Dead)(Gamma 693)(The Chilling)(Sister of Death) (1981)

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This low-budget, much-released horror film first saw the light as Gamma 693 in 1979, was resuscitated as Night of the Wehrmacht Zombies in 1981, and rose again in 1983 as Night of the Zombies. Although the film has titles that spring from a long tradition, its story is about some U.S. and German soldier "zombies" who were wounded in World War II but had their lives extended with the top-secret gas Gamma 693 -- so technically, the soldiers are not zombies at all. There are only two catches to the soldiers' existence: they must dine on human flesh in order to keep on living (making them ghouls), and they are still fighting World War II. Talky and static, but with outrageously silly dialogue and a send-up of films on global intrigue, Night of the Zombies was the last film made by director Joel M. Reed. For the trivia buffs, the word "zombie" comes from the Bantu language of Angola ("n-zumbi," meaning ghost or departed spirit), zombies debuted in 1929 in The Magic Island by William B. Seabrook, and the 1932 classic White Zombie established the genre in film.
Rating:
R
Genre:
Horror , Science Fiction & Fantasy
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Prism Entertainment

Cast

Jamie Gillis
as Nick Monroe
Ryan Hilliard
as Dr. Clarence Proud
Ron Armstrong
as Police Capt. Fleck
Shoshana Ascher
as The Prostitute
Richard de Faut
as Sgt. Freedman
Alphonso de Noble
as C.I.A. agent
Juni Kulis
as GRO Officer Schuller
Alphonse DeNoble
as C.I.A. Agent
Joel M. Reed
as Neo-Nazi
Ron Dorfman
as C.I.A. chief
Kuno Sponholtz
as Doorman
Richard Carballo
as Man in Bar
Kuno Sponholz
as Doorman
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Nearly a bad ass movie. Was excellent when I watched it agggggges ago with mates and popcorn.

Alexander Wilson
Alexander Wilson

Super Reviewer

I love zombie movies - I've seen a lot of them, and I can safely say that this is the worst I've seen. I don't mind bad acting, bad dialog, or even a ridiculous story line; but one thing I hate when it comes to a zombie movie is for it to be completely boring and nearly bloodless. I mean this movie was directed by Joel M. Reed, who directed the spectacularly splattery BLOODSUCKING FREAKS. Was it too much to ask for him to add some more zombie flesh-eating and gore to liven things up a little (pun intended). The plot (as it were) concerns a group of investigators searching for the bodies of missing soldiers. They encounter a group of undead WWII soldiers who've apparently been kept alive by some chemical. There's no point going into the plot any further - don't waste your time on this movie. There are better WWII zombie films out there - Ken Weiderhorn's SHOCK WAVES for example. Hell, even Jean Rollin's ZOMBIE LAKE and Jess Franco's completely inept OASIS OF THE ZOMBIES are much better than this dreck. And don't confuse this movie with Bruno Mattei's highly entertaining and gory NIGHT OF THE ZOMBIES (aka HELL OF THE LIVING DEAD). I'll end this review with one positive thing about the movie - if you suffer from insomnia forget about Lunesta, just pop in this movie and in no time you'll be snoozzzzzzing.

Hexenkult des Todes
Hexenkult des Todes
½

Hahaha yes, a non-porn movie for Jamie Gills and its actually watchable. No sausage shots here either. This is another entry in the Nazi zombie genre that seems never ending. The zombies talk in this movie however which is kinda odd, but what the hell were you expecting with Jamie Gills as the main man? Also, Flixster has Bruno Mattei's movie up for the artwork. Reed's movie predates Mattei's by three years and has a decomposing Nazi zombie on the front.

Colin Rodgers
Colin Rodgers

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