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THE FROZEN DEAD

                 

For Hicksflicks.com, Aug. 30, 2013

"The Frozen Dead" (1966, in color but originally released theatrically in black and white!) is a B-horror movie that belongs in that singular category of so-bad-they're-good, which is to say that even though the film is poorly directed, performed and scripted, it's so outrageous it has to be seen to be believed.

Hard to understand how this one has escaped DVD release over the years. There has to be a cult audience out there just waiting for it.

Dana Andrews — yes, that Dana Andrews — stars as a German scientist who has been laboring in cryogenics during World War II. And when the war ends, he is coerced into finding appropriate bodies so that he can revive Nazi war criminals whose heads he's kept alive all those years.

Warner Archive, the manufacture-on-demand website that has been releasing older titles on a regular basis for several years, has issued this "gem" (go to www.warnerarchive.com), the perfect movie to watch at home with friends while you make your own "Mystery Science Theater"-style snarky comments.