Saturday, October 4, 2014

Halloween Movie Month: Oasis of the Zombies

Oasis of the Zombies (or The Treasure of the Living Dead) (1982)
Netflix streaming

This movie is listed as Oasis of the Zombies on Netflix, but IMDB lists it as The Treasure of the Living Dead.  Both of those titles sound like they could be campy, cheesy movies that are enjoyable because of how comically bad they are.  Unfortunately, that isn't the case and there isn't all that much more to actually say about this movie.  The film quality is worse than a 70s home movie.  And there is so much zooming in and out that you almost need Dramamine to be able to watch it.  Seriously, just about every other camera angle change starts with slow zoom in. Technical shortcomings aside, this movie is just boring.  The only way that it would be enjoyable to watch is if Mystery Science Theater 3000 had covered it.  But, there are topless scenes, so they would never have been able to show it (even those scenes are boring too).

I wish that I could say more about it, but Oasis of the Zombies was so boring that there isn't even much to say about how bad it was.  If you want to see a movie about Nazi zombies guarding their gold (that's the plot, by the way), then skip Oasis of the Zombies and go straight to Dead Snow (the review of which can be found here).

Rating:  1/5

Recommendation:  Pass.  The only way this movie would be watchable is if and your friends are fans of MST3K and you enjoy getting together to make fun of bad movies.  But even then, it's still pretty boring.

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-The Gargyle