Last month fans and members of the Zombie Research Society discussed the controversial topic of bio-mechanical zombies. Could the living dead, brought back to life as horrible monsters via technological means, truly be referred to as zombies? Popular examples included the Borg of Star Trek, Nemesis from Resident Evil and Husks from the acclaimed video game series Mass Effect.
Today, a brand new film explores that very theme in gruesome detail. Frankenstein’s Army features a legion of the walking dead revived by a mad Nazi scientist towards the end of World War II. The movie’s promotional materials refer to the undead as “Zombots.” But are they really zombies?
In the dying days of World War II, a battalion of Russian soldiers find themselves lost in enemy territory. Stumbling upon a village decimated by an unseen terror, they’re lured into the secret lab of a deranged scientist (Hellboy’s Karel Roden) and forced to face off against his army of horrific flesh-and-metal war machines. Leaderless and faced with dissention amongst their dwindling ranks, the Russians must find the courage to face down this terrifying new menace – or die trying.
Obviously we believe that the “Zombots” featured in Frankenstein’s Army fail to meet a few essential criteria to be considered zombies. But we’ve embedded the trailer below so that you can judge for yourself! And be sure to visit the film’s official website to learn even more about the horrific monsters and living dead creatures on display in the film.
Frankenstein’s Army is in theaters as part of limited theatrical release. It can currently be ordered on-demand, and will be available on DVD and Blu-ray early next month.