November: Nazi Zombies

Nazi movies and zombie movies: two good things that go better together! This genre (and I use the term loosely) seems to be making a resurgence with a couple of recent movies, Outpost and the eagerly awaited Dead Snow. In November, we’ll watch five Nazi zombie movies from the late 70s and early 80s. This month will be a real treat…

November 1: Night of the Zombies (1981). Not to be confused with the Italian zombie movie of the same name, this genre entry by Joel M. Reed (Bloodsucking Freaks) follows detective/spy/soldier/whatever Nick Monroe as he travels to Germany to investigate some mysterious canisters of toxic gas developed in WWII. Pretty soon some zombies show up. Could they possibly be connected to the mysterious canisters of toxic gas?

November 8: Zombie Lake (1980). During World War II, a group of villagers ambushed and defeated a band of German soldiers and threw their bodies in the nearby lake. Now, the Nazis have returned as angry zombies, preying on unsuspecting teenage female swimmers and skinny-dippers.

November 15: Oasis of the Zombies (1983): When his father suddenly dies, Robert discovers from his diaries that six million dollars in Nazi gold is buried at an oasis in the Saharan desert, protected by several zombies who want the gold to stay put.

November 22: Shock Waves (1977). In the dark days of World War II, the Nazi High Command ordered its scientists to create the Death Corps, a top secret race of indestructible zombie storm troopers — unliving, unfeeling, unstoppable monstrosities able to kill with their bare hands. No member of this horrific SS unit was ever captured by the Allied forces — and somewhere off the coast of Florida, it appears they have survived.

November 29: Hard Rock Zombies (1984). During a stop-over in a rural town full of unfriendly, hostile people, a quartet of big-haired, leather-clad heavy metal rockers are killed by a bizarre family who turn out to be Adolf Hitler, Eva Braun (who’s now a werewolf), and their freakish, inbred children and grandchildren. Determined to take part in the show they were supposed to perform before their untimely deaths, the band members rise from the dead to rock out one more time and defeat Hitler.

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October: Days of Future Past

Hey, remember in 1999 when we were able to record our experiences and memories on MiniDiscs and high schools were taught by gun-wielding androids? Wasn’t that crazy when Hong Kong’s prisons were all privatized in 2001 and the riot police carried light sabers? How about the time Manhattan was turned into a maximum-security prison, back in 1997? This months, we’ll bask in the bright, golden future of eight to twelve years ago.

October 4: Class of 1999
October 11: Riki-Oh
October 18: Strange Days
October 25: Escape From New York