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The best zombie movie you'll never get to see
March 16, 2010 6:29 PM   Subscribe

A Nazi zombie invasion!? Yep, it's the Worst Case Scenario

In the final of the World Championship soccer games Holland and Germany are going to war. An American on a personal quest antagonizes a group of hooligans that chase him to a North Sea island. There awaits an opponent in a league of its own.

The second promo is even better

The trailer won the award for "Best movie trailer" in '05. Unfortunately, after years of financial trouble the film was scrapped last year, but we can still hold out for Army of Frankenstein.
posted by P.o.B. (35 comments total) 3 users marked this as a favorite

 
You know who else...

never mind...
posted by HuronBob at 6:32 PM on March 16, 2010


The second trailer is interesting....
posted by HuronBob at 6:36 PM on March 16, 2010


Somehow, I missed the fact that this was a separate post from the one immediately below.

"A Nazi zombie invasion!? Yep, it's the Worst Case Scenario. The Florida Family Policy Council, a conservative Christian organization, sent out an alert to its members about judge’s ruling to allow a lesbian couple to adopt a relative’s child that they had been fostering. It included an image that was purported to be of the couple. It wasn't."

I wasn't sure which way that was going to go, but I was totally with you.
posted by mhoye at 6:42 PM on March 16, 2010 [7 favorites]


The best zombie movie you'll never get to see nazi.
posted by hal9k at 6:44 PM on March 16, 2010 [15 favorites]


This post needs the tag zombienazis.
posted by XMLicious at 6:50 PM on March 16, 2010 [1 favorite]


Wow, what a great opportunity to geek out over Nazi uniforms and hardware!
posted by KokuRyu at 6:50 PM on March 16, 2010


Unfortunately, after years of financial trouble the film was scrapped last year,

Are you sure? Because I remember watching something pretty close to this on TV a few months ago.

...No, wait. I'm thinking about the health care town halls. Never mind.
posted by PlusDistance at 6:53 PM on March 16, 2010


This Nazi zombie movie was released last year. Anyone see it?
posted by Kraftmatic Adjustable Cheese at 6:53 PM on March 16, 2010


It looks like the makers of this were big fans of the aquatic nazi zombie movie Shockwaves (1977) with Peter Cushing.

The last shot of the zombies walking up the beach is very similar to a shot in the movie (seen around 0:50 in this fan trailer.)

Official Trailer.

It looks like someone put the whole thing up on youtube. Part one of nine. (Scroll to 1:00 to hear the similarities in music.)
posted by SouthCNorthNY at 7:05 PM on March 16, 2010 [1 favorite]


I watched "Dead Snow" last week on Netflix.

I guess I'm just not a zombie movie person. I didn't really think that it lived up to expectations I had for it given its, to my way of thinking, couldn't-lose premise.

I will say that I thought the scene in which the fat guy's brain tumbles onto the floor after a Nazi-zombie rips his head apart was pretty cool. Also a must for fans of disemboweling. There's whole lot of that. Otherwise, the proverbial "meh."
posted by hwestiii at 7:08 PM on March 16, 2010


Holy shit. Can anybody identify the tune of the music playing at the very beginning of the video and then again at the end very quietly? Because it is the exact same tune as my high school alma mater.

The teachers always told us it was just a rumor, but we never believed them! And now I have proof! I bet the rumor about the abandoned swimming pool in the gym basement was true too...
posted by lilac girl at 7:22 PM on March 16, 2010


It annoys me that I can't remember which J. G. Thirlwell album that music comes from, because I want to listen to it now but I don't even know which artist name it might be filed under...
posted by Slothrup at 7:23 PM on March 16, 2010


Can anybody identify the tune of the music playing at the very beginning of the video

The German national anthem? Though they don't use those particular lyrics any more...
posted by Slothrup at 7:24 PM on March 16, 2010


Deutschland uber alles? J.k. When I saw "worst case scenario" I assumed this was another Lady Gaga post.
posted by thescientificmethhead at 7:33 PM on March 16, 2010


I can't remember which J. G. Thirlwell album

From the future me to the past me, Volvox Turbo.
posted by Slothrup at 7:38 PM on March 16, 2010 [1 favorite]


Someone listens to Outside The Cinema ;)
posted by cerulgalactus at 7:50 PM on March 16, 2010


I just got Dead Snow in the mail today via Netflix. I can't wait to check it out.
posted by elder18 at 7:58 PM on March 16, 2010


Dead Snow had way too much feces and not enough gore. Call me picky.

But you think Zombie Nazi's are scary, wait 'till you see Nazi's in Spaaaaaace!
posted by munchingzombie at 8:07 PM on March 16, 2010 [1 favorite]


But you think Zombie Nazi's are scary, wait 'till you see Nazi's in Spaaaaaace!

Love the first comment on the youtube link: "If the Nazis had that kind of technology, they would've won the war in the first place."

Yes, yes, I think you may have spotted the flaw in their reasoning...
posted by Naberius at 8:25 PM on March 16, 2010 [1 favorite]


"Shockwaves"

AHHHH!

I caught the scene of the zombie nazis emerging from the waves once channel surfing with my sister when we must have been, like, twelve. We could never figure out what we had seen, but figured it had to be from the greatest film ever made, which we referred to as "Underwater Nazi Zombies with Sunglasses On."

A few years later reading RAW's Illuminatus I came across his use of the underwater Nazi zombie army trope and wondered which came first, the movie or the book. In looking for that citation just now I learned of the immortal classic of world cinema, Zombie Lake.

Here's a cite from Illuminatus:

"...when they gave Weishaupt the assignment of founding an overt branch of the Illuminati, they sent him to Ingolstadt, which is right by Lake Totenkopf. And there's the mountain under the lake."

It loomed ahead of them, dark and forbidding. As the submarine sailed over it, George saw a cloud of dolphins circling in the distance. The mountain top had been sheared off in a fashion that seemed too precise to be natural; it formed a plateau about two miles long and one mile wide. There were what appeared to be dark squares on this gray plateau. The submarine swooped down, and George saw that the squares were huge formations of men. In a moment they were hovering over the army, like a helicopter observing troops on parade. George could clearly see the black uniforms, the green tanks with black-and-white crosses painted on them, the long, dark, upjutting snouts of big guns. They stood there silent and immobile, thousands of feet below the surface of the lake.

"That's the weapon the Illuminati plan to use to immanentize the Eschaton?" asked George. "Why don't we destroy them now?"


Obviously, George, we need to use them in a bunch of movies over the next 40 years.
posted by mwhybark at 8:39 PM on March 16, 2010 [3 favorites]


Ha! Brian Yuzna is my cousin. Which makes me... nothin.
posted by kingv at 10:28 PM on March 16, 2010 [1 favorite]


If you're a horror/zombie person, Dead Snow is fucking amazing. Seriously the best zombie movie I've seen by a long shot. And I've seen Zombie Honeymoon and Fido.

Really, I can't imagine how someone who would think "meh" would end up seeing Dead Snow at all. It paid meticulous homage to all of the cheesy classics without making the same mistakes. The gore was handmade-style superbrutal* without being over the top for its own sake. I'm gonna have to watch that again soon.

*Spellcheck apparently recognizes "superbrutal" as a word. And so it is.
posted by cmoj at 10:31 PM on March 16, 2010


This Nazi zombie movie was released last year. Anyone see it?
posted by Kraftmatic Adjustable Cheese at 6:53 PM on March 16 [+] [!]


I did, just the other day. Pretty assy, despite some nice gore scenes.

on preview: cmoj--I'll give you the gore scenes, but the rest just seemed run of the mill horror movie plot. Maybe it's because I'm not 14 anymore, but I just can't take spring break at deserted cabin, metacomment on activities, then death. More zombies, less blah me.
posted by sleepy pete at 10:58 PM on March 16, 2010


Elwood and I hate Illinois zombienazis
posted by Smedleyman at 12:43 AM on March 17, 2010


Needs more Bruce Campbell.
posted by bwg at 4:52 AM on March 17, 2010


Dead Snow was so much better than I thought it was going to be. It really knocked it out of the park in terms of just being fun.
posted by lumpenprole at 8:27 AM on March 17, 2010


I do not like these kind of zombies. Call me old fashioned, but I prefer to watch movies with zombies within the 'realistic' range - DotD, Shaun of the Dead even, 28 Weeks Later (not a zombie movie for zombie purists but good enough for me). I don't like zombies that have cognition enough to wave at little girls and fall out of the sky in balloons. At that point, they're just really ugly humans and it takes away from the apocalyptic feel of the movie.

/tooseriousaboutzombies
posted by Malice at 8:33 AM on March 17, 2010 [2 favorites]


Worst Case Scenario

Zombie Nazis are the worst case someone can come up with? Really? I mean, add in some alien robot rape-dragons and a couple tentacle-porn obsessed demons and you'll start climbing the mountain that is "worst case" in my mind.
posted by quin at 8:48 AM on March 17, 2010 [1 favorite]


I was about to post the same thing as Malice. The "zombies" in Dead Snow are not zombies, they're intelligent, undead super-soldiers with super-strength (sometimes). The world isn't threatened by them. No apocalypse is in sight. They're just after a few dumb kids that no one in the audience gives a shit about.
posted by Thoughtcrime at 9:01 AM on March 17, 2010 [2 favorites]


Pretty assy, despite some nice gore scenes.

Does this mean its bad or its good? Because it could go either way.
posted by humannaire at 9:40 AM on March 17, 2010 [1 favorite]


Pretty assy, despite some nice gore scenes.

Does this mean its bad or its good? Because it could go either way.


I didn't think Dead Snow was a zombie movie at all. They spoke and gave orders, for crying out loud.
posted by Malice at 9:53 AM on March 17, 2010 [1 favorite]


Pretty assy, despite some nice gore scenes.

Does this mean its bad or its good? Because it could go either way.


Good point. I'd say avoid it.
posted by sleepy pete at 10:57 AM on March 17, 2010


In the final of the World Championship soccer games Holland and Germany are going to war.

It takes a nazi zombie invasion for the Dutch to reach the WC Final. Come on, guys. Try harder this summer.
posted by ersatz at 12:24 PM on March 17, 2010


I did, just the other day. Pretty assy, despite some nice gore scenes.

Agreed. It had moments, but I thought it was too "Evil Dead" and not enough it's own movie. If they ever do a sequel, I'd check it out in hopes that it would be more ambitious, but I can't say I've recommended it to any other zombie-lovers.
posted by Amanojaku at 4:01 PM on March 17, 2010


Dead Snow was fun. Don't see it if you hate fun.
posted by joelf at 2:27 PM on March 18, 2010


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