Army of Frankensteins (2013) Movie Review

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2013 | Horror, Sci-Fi, Adventure
108 minutes /

User Score: 40/100

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Army of Frankensteins Review


A young man travels back in time, finding himself entrenched in the Civil War with an army of Frankensteins.

Army of Frankensteins (2013) is an American low-budget science fiction horror adventure movie that was an okay watch if you have an open mind while viewing the film and overlook all of the mishaps. Director and writer Ryan Bellgardt (Two Movie Guys’ Intergalactic Holiday Showdown (2011), No Burgers for Bigfoot (2008), Wolf Head (2012)) failed, and I think it is because he took on too many tasks. He was the director, writer, producer, editor, sound editor, and visual effects person, it was too much for an inexperienced newcomer to the movie industry to handle.

Alan Jones (Jordan Farris - More Scenes from a Gay Marriage (2014), The Posthuman Project (2014), Hoovey (2015)) was an average guy that was anxious to propose to his long-time girlfriend. We see his sexual predator landlord who needs her rent or sexual favors from Alan and whom also told Alan about his girlfriend smooching with her boss. Alan was heartbroken and thought it cannot get worse until she was brutally beaten by a gang. Scientist Dr. Tanner Finski (John Ferguson - Tempus Fugit (2014), Control Alt Destroy (2011), Two Movie Guys’ Intergalactic Holiday Showdown (2011)) and his assistant Igor discovers Alan potential for their needs. Alan is a descendant of a civil war hero and also the key to their experiment involving a Frankenstein monster. Inevitably the experiment goes terribly wrong, and Dr. Tanner sends Alan and Igor (Christian Bellgardt) back in time via a time machine to the American Civil War where an army of monsters is converging resulting from an interdimensional portal.

Alan did not take long to become involved in a Civil War battle with many undead creatures which is no other than an army of Frankenstein monsters. Alan and Igor were soon confused while fighting between north and south. They soon after made friends with a runaway slave, Virginia (Raychelle McDonald) who is secretly a member of the South and is fighting for equality for all races. A Southern general somehow got possession of the serum that raises the undead and began to create his own evil mutants to fight in combat. Will Alan be able to triumph this battle or will it be his last breath?

There is gore, carnage, below average graphic, mutated head, good special effects, and a good dialogue. The cast did a good job with their roles. There was thrills, suspense, intense moments, a whimsical feel at times, and overall good experience for a low budget movie. With all said, I gave this movie a five because it was worth watching with an open mind for the laughs it offered and for the refreshing take on Frankenstein.

About Army of Frankensteins 2013

Title: Army of Frankensteins
Year: 2013
Runtime: 108 minutes
Type: Movie
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Adventure
Score: 2.5 / 5 stars
Avg. Rating: 2/5 stars from 15 users.
Total Avg. Votes: 15
Starring: Lucas Ross, Donald Taylor, Gary Olinghouse, Michael Corley, Jami Harris Shine, Billy Bean, Chad Elijah, Michael Gibbons, Alissa Ford, Michelle Swink, Chris Hoyt, John Ferguson, Lauren Analla, Russell Martin, Rett Terrell, Amy Bellgardt, Jeremy Taylor, Jordan Farris, Mitch McFarland, Mike Waugh, Christian Bellgardt, Kody Burns, David Lee, Eric Gesecus, Russell Johnson, Steven McNelly, Burke McCrory, David Greyson, Nate Bright, Raychelle McDonald
Writers: Ryan Bellgardt, Josh McKamie, Mary Shelley, Andy Swanson
Director: Ryan Bellgardt