Wednesday, October 15, 2008
Oasis of the Zombies(1981)
A film that can be compared to the likes of BURIAL GROUND: NIGHTS OF TERROR. So bad it is good. It had it's moments, but most of it was unintentional hilarity. There were scenes with obvious fake props(rather than actors), and fake sets that were only stills. The direction was mediocre, with the acting being horrid. The dubbing does not help it's case, and the dialogue is very awkward. Nothing really stands out about the zombies, besides the obvious fake zombie. The real sets were halfway decent. The basic plot is: During World War II, a small German squadron was assigned the task of carrying a shipment of Nazi gold across the African desert. Along the way, the squadron was ambushed by the Allies, and only one American soldier, Robert, survived. Years later, Robert tells his story to a German treasure hunter named Kurt, who promptly murders him. Robert's son, upon learning of his father's death, vows to travel to Africa and find the lost gold himself. While the desert is hazardous enough by itself, the dangers lurking around this oasis are more than any of the treasure hunters ever imagined. I would only recommend it for those who love their Italian cheese.