Night of the SS Zombies title

AKA: Gamma 693, The Chilling, Night of the Wermacht Zombies, Battalion of the Living Dead, Sister of Death

Tag Line : YOU Could be next...

Night of the SS ZombiesNot to be confused with "Zombie Creeping Flesh" (Hell of the Living Dead), which is also known as "Night of the Zombies" in some countries. This film takes place in the German alps, where a couple of investigators from a joint German & American war graves commission are looking for bodies of missing troops that fought in the area during World War 2.

When the 2 men are found dead by the local authorities, the US government send CIA agent Nick Monroe (Jamie Gillis) to investigate, believing they may have been murdered by a bunch of US army deserters, who crashed in the area near the end of the war.

Heading up into the mountains with a search team to see what they can find, as night falls they are shocked to hear the sounds of troop movements and German and American machine guns blazing in the background.

Investigating further they find that not only are the missing US army troops still alive and well after all these years, but they haven't aged a day since their arrival. Not only that, but they are permanently engaged in a battle with a detachment of German SS troops, as the gas the US chemical core was transporting all those years ago has had an adverse affect on all of them.

Directed by 70's B-movie director Joel M Reed, this isn't the best of the Nazi zombie films but certainly isn't the worst either (that dubious honour goes to Oasis of the Zombies). Worth a watch, but gets a bit slow at times.

Overall marks 4:10.

Terrifying Trivia.

  • Alternate tag lines "The Dead are Hungry and they're coming to eat you alive", "No-one can survive this outpost from Hell".

  • Although having had numerous roles in low budget B-movies and the occasional appearance in mainstream films, such as "Night Hawks", lead actor Jamie Gillis was actually a potent 'actor' in the adult movie business. Having notched up well in excess of 300 adult titles during his career, which has spanned over 30 years. This lead to him being ranked 12th in a poll of the top 50 porn actors of all time back in 2002. Burt Reynolds character in the film "Boogie Nights" was apparently loosely based on him.

  • The director makes a guest appearance as the CIA informant who gets knifed by one of the Nazi zombies.

  • Joel M Reed also directed the cult 1976 film "Blood Sucking Freaks".

  • The city scenes were meant to be in set in Munich, but were all too obviously filmed in New York.

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