When Dutch director Richard Raaphorst released a few promo reels for a Nazi zombie movie called 'Worst Case Scenario' several years ago (watch them after the jump), everyone was chomping at the bit for more. The footage featured some incredible imagery, including a creepy scene with war-torn zombies descending on a field in hot air balloons. Yes, freaking hot air balloons! Unfortunately, Raaphorst was never able to complete the project due to financial problems, and the whole thing was canned last year.
From the ashes, however, rises 'Frankenstein's Army' featuring everyone's favorite lumbering madman and a wicked occult story line, all set against a World War II backdrop. Is there anything more terrifying than an army of Frankensteins in jackboots?
'Frankenstein's Army' was built on vintage newsreel footage, cut with Raaphorst's own, and the new promo trailer depicts the Nazi army digging up graves to build their gory military forces. The story follows Adolf Hitler, who became so desperate to replenish his dwindling troops that decided he put his obsessive occult knowledge to good use. After uncovering the writings of Victor Frankenstein, and with the stench of defeat in the air, Hitler amasses another morbid plan.
The promo for 'Frankenstein's Army' looks just as promising as 'Worst Case Scenario' and you can't beat the killer combo of Nazis and horror. Let's hope Raaphorst can see this one through to completion. Feast your eyes on the trailer below.
And check out the two trailers for 'Worst Case Scenario':