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Shock Interview: Richard Raaphorst on the Found Footage, Challenges and Creatures of Frankenstein’s Army
Frankenstein’s Army hit DVD and Blu-ray this week via Dark Sky Films/MPI and to commemorate the occasion, we were given a chance to e-mail a few questions to director Richard Raaphorst, which was sort of a cool opportunity as we’ve been writing about the man for quite a while.  Hell, I think I’ve been writing for him as long as my Dread Central days when he was keeping us updated on his project Worst Case Scenario.  With the teasers that accompanied that potential film, Raaphorst caught our eye with his bizarre creatures and unique vision. Frankenstein’s Army is set in the waning days of World War II where a team of Russian soldiers finds itself on a mysterious mission to the lab of one Dr. Victor Frankenstein. They unearth a terrifying Nazi plan to resurrect fallen soldiers as an army of unstoppable freaks and are soon trapped in a veritable haunted house of cobbled-together monstrosities. Inside, Raaphorst talks about the decision behind shooting his film utilizing the “found footage” style and sheds some like on his creative process.
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Review: Frankenstein’s Army
All I ever ask for in a film is to try and do something different. Be original. The older the story, the more oft it is told, the more original you should try and be. If the story has endless possibilities, why not explore them, because sooner or later that original story gets played out. Frankenstein is such a story. It lends itself to endless reinterpretation and cross-over due to its themes and location. Many films explored this before with varying degrees of success, but it’s been some time since we’ve gotten something so twisted and daring that it gives new life to the myths. That film has come in the form of Frankenstein’s Army. The first images we see are as powerful as any Spielberg film. Something about the Swastika is unnerving (unless it’s attached to a sexy blonde with a riding crop). WWII, is the most frightening war in our history and this film does not sugar coat that aspect of the film.  
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Exclusive Concept Art & Photo: Meet Zombot T-35 from Frankenstein’s Army!
Frankenstein’s Army is opening this Friday, July 26th, in theaters and on VOD and we’ve got your introduction to one of the film’s “Zombots,” one of the many truly bizarre “soldiers.”  The one you’ll find after the jump is called T-35.  Check out a production sketch and his on-screen counterpart inside.  Here’s a little bio: Aleksandr Pirogov joined the Red Army to serve Mother Russia, but after being killed by SS troops, his mammoth corpse found its way to Frankenstein’s operating table. There, the doctor covered the lumbering giant with the insignia of the very soldiers who killed him, and equipped “Test #35” with an experimental cannon capable of blasting its way through entire armies.  Directed by Richard Raaphorst, Frankenstein’s Army is set in the waning days of World War II where a team of Russian soldiers finds itself on a mysterious mission to the lab of one Dr. Victor Frankenstein. They unearth a terrifying Nazi plan to resurrect fallen soldiers as an army of unstoppable freaks and are soon trapped in a veritable haunted house of cobbled-together monstrosities.
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The New Trailer for Frankenstein’s Army!
The full trailer for director Richard Raaphorst’s Frankenstein’s Army is now online and you can check it out in the player inside.  Coming to theaters and On Demand on July 26th, the film stars Karel Roden, Joshua Sasse, Robert Gwilym, Alexander Mercury, Luke Newberry and Hon Ping Tang. Frankenstein’s Army is set in the waning days of World War II where a team of Russian soldiers finds itself on a mysterious mission to the lab of one Dr. Victor Frankenstein. They unearth a terrifying Nazi plan to resurrect fallen soldiers as an army of unstoppable freaks and are soon trapped in a veritable haunted house of cobbled-together monstrosities.
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Exclusive First Look at the U.S. Poster for Frankenstein’s Army
Filmmaker Richard Raaphorst finally unleashes his bizarre creations of flesh, metal and other ingredients in Frankenstein’s Army, his feature debut coming from Dark Sky Films on July 26th.  Shock Till You Drop has your exclusive first look at the poster for the film, you’ll find it after the jump! Starring Hellboy’s Karl Roden, Frankenstein’s Army takes place toward the end of World War II, as Russian soldiers push into eastern Germany and stumble across a secret Nazi lab, one that has unearthed and begun experimenting with the journal of one Dr. Viktor Frankenstein. The scientists have used the legendary Frankenstein’s work to assemble an army of super-soldiers stitched together from the body parts of their fallen comrades – a desperate Hitler’s last ghastly ploy to escape defeat.
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Frankenstein’s Army UK Quad Revealed
While we await the U.S. one-sheet for Frankenstein’s Army, a UK quad has dropped on us, and it’s pretty darn cool.  Head inside for a look. Opening in select cities July 26th, Frankenstein’s Army takes place toward the end of World War II, as Russian soldiers push into eastern Germany and stumble across a secret Nazi lab, one that has unearthed and begun experimenting with the journal of one Dr. Viktor Frankenstein. The scientists have used the legendary Frankenstein’s work to assemble an army of super-soldiers stitched together from the body parts of their fallen comrades – a desperate Hitler’s last ghastly ploy to escape defeat.  Richard Raaphorst directs.  Click here for the trailer.
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The Red Band Trailer for Frankenstein’s Army Marches In!
Horror fans have waited quite some time to see what Richard Raaphorst can do with a feature film.  After seeing his concept art, his Worst Case Scenario short film and teasers, we’re now eager to check out Frankenstein’s Army, opening in select cities July 26th.  A taste of what’s to come has arrived in the form of a red band trailer, courtesy of Machinima.  You can watch it after the jump. Frankenstein’s Army takes place toward the end of World War II, as Russian soldiers push into eastern Germany and stumble across a secret Nazi lab, one that has unearthed and begun experimenting with the journal of one Dr. Viktor Frankenstein. The scientists have used the legendary Frankenstein’s work to assemble an army of super-soldiers stitched together from the body parts of their fallen comrades – a desperate Hitler’s last ghastly ploy to escape defeat.
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