Bloodsucking Nazi Zombies is the last film in our little Nazi zombie trilogy, thank God. Directed by Jess Franco under the original title Oasis Of The Zombies, this film has developed something of a cult following over the years… although i’m not sure why.
The plot focuses on a young man who travels to Africa in search of lost Nazi gold. However a good chunk of the film is devoted to the epic Lawrence Of Arabia-esque backstory. So if gold-hording Nazi zombies aren’t your thing, maybe you’ll enjoy one man’s journey of self-discovery and love in the harsh African desert. The rest of us are forced to wait until the final fifteen minutes to witness the flesh eating antics of the undead Afrika Korps.
Unfortunately it appears that my print of the film was discovered in the trunk of a submerged Volvo. So i wasn’t privy to the full genius that was undoubtedly on display. But from what i could see, the grand finale featured a desert oasis, Molotov cocktails and googly-eyed zombies rising from the sand.
Best Scene: A cutthroat German treasure hunter returns from his encounter with the living dead only to die of fright in the middle of the village. Thankfully he died on a bale of hay, so the townsfolk simply tossed a match to dispose of the body.
Worst Scene: Didn’t enjoy watching the kids endlessly tool around the African desert in search of the mysterious oasis.
En Español: Rumor has it that Franco secretly filmed a Spanish version of the movie starring his wife while making this version for French producer Marius Lesoeur. Released only in Spain as Tombs Of The Living Dead, it is now considered lost.
Bloodsucking Nazi Zombies
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