Zombie Massacre 2: Reich of the Dead – Italy | Canada, 2015 – reviews

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‘They’re hungry for war’

Zombie Massacre 2: Reich of the Dead is a 2015 Canadian-Italian science fiction horror feature film written and directed by Luca Boni and Marco Ristori (Eaters) and produced by Uwe Boll (BloodRayne series; Seed and sequel; Alone in the Dark).

Released in the UK as Reich of the Dead, it is the sequel to Zombie Massacre (2013) by the same filmmakers.

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The movie stars Andrew Harwood Mills (House of Evil), Dan van Husen (Forest of the Damned; Darkhunters), Aaron Stielstra (Age of the Dead), Ally McClelland,  Michael Segal (Age of the Dead; Virus: Extreme Contamination), Lucy Drive (House of Evil; The Crypt), David White (Haunted; Age of the Dead; Zombie Massacre), Eleonora Marianelli.

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Plot:

World War II: A platoon of American soldiers are fighting against a horde of zombies created by the Nazis using the prisoners from their camps. They have only one night to save their own lives but the enemy is stronger and stronger…

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Reviews [click links to read more]:

“The dialog is fluid and realistic, and many of the practical effects are very well done. Yes, it’s moody, gritty, stylish and well-acted, but it’s also painfully slow and meanders aimlessly between war and horror film. There is also no characters you’ll become truly vested in and the undead don’t show up until thirty-two minutes into the eighty-minute film.” Zombie Education Alliance

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” …a wasted opportunity to tell a compelling story about the horrors of war in the form of a horror flick … Zombie Massacre 2 represents an improvement over its predecessor, but this sequel is still hard to recommend to anyone other than fans of the horror movies looking for something different.” Games Retrospect

“The cinematography’s good, the makeup, the lighting, even the location … but the rest? The writing, the directing, the acting? You will long for the lobotomy they wanted to give you back in high school.” Kevin W. Williams

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2 Comments on “Zombie Massacre 2: Reich of the Dead – Italy | Canada, 2015 – reviews”

  1. The ending was disappointing with the dreams and flashbacks and uncertainty of what happened. Pacing could have been better. The acting, effects, makeup, costumes, and sets were superb. A better story and clearer ending would have made this a great film. It had lots of potential. Still a fun watch with good sound and visual quality.

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