Release date: 1986
The name, Zombie Brigade, isn’t quite a misnomer… there is indeed a zombie brigade in this flick… but, as a title, it is misleading. You see the main undead we get appearing in this are vampires (from the head of the film) and the zombie brigade appears right towards the end of the movie.
|Yoshie and Jimmy|
|Mr Kinosita arrives|
|blowing up the monument|
|Rise of the vampire soldiers|
The next day people are shell shocked. There are bodies all over. Jackson has survived and explains that the Vietcong used a biological weapon – from our point of view vampirism. The infected soldiers were put under the monument in a capsule with a gas to hold them in an inert state. The explosion has released the gas. Jackson has been infected but not succumbed yet. Yoshie refers to them as kyonsi.
|summoning the zombie brigade|
Lore wise I have covered the main points except that crucifixes have no effect on the vampires and that all those killed by the vampires rise as vampires the next night.
|zombies in detail|
This could have been much more than it finally was. 4 out of 10 for a quirky, unusual but below average flick.
The imdb page is here.