Oasis of the Zombies

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Oasis of the Zombies
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Directed by Jesús Franco
Produced by Marius Lesoeur
Written by Jesús Franco
Starring Manuel Gélin
France Lomay
Music by Daniel White
Cinematography Max Monteillet
Edited by Claude Gros
Release date(s)
  • April 21, 1982 (1982-04-21) (France)
Country France
Language French, Spanish, English

Oasis of the Zombies (originally called L'Abîme des Morts-Vivants / The Abyss of the Living Dead) is a 1982 film by director Jesús Franco for French producer Marius Lesoeur.

The plot involves treasure hunters who track down a lost fortune in Nazi gold in the desert, only to discover that the treasure is still guarded by the Afrika Korps soldiers transporting it, who have become zombies.

The film has also been released over the years as Bloodsucking Nazi Zombies, Le Tresor des Morts Vivants and Treasure of the Living Dead.

Franco filmed a "Spanish version" simultaneously with the French version (under the title La tumba de los Muertos Vivientes), probably to placate Lina Romay (since the French producer had chosen other actors to be in the "real version"). Only the director's cut (the Spanish version) includes scenes with Lina Romay and Eduardo Fajardo, but that version has never been released outside of Spain.

Critical Reception[edit]

Popcorn Pictures described the film as "one the worst zombie films ever" and dared viewers to do a double bill with Zombie Lake.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Oasis of the Zombies (1981) Review Popcorn Pictures

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