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THE FROZEN DEAD (1966) – Episode 167 – Decades of Horror: The Classic Era

“The brain has many functions as you know. One is storing millions of facts, associations, and habits in… I call it a memory bank with millions of tiny deposit boxes. … I have only been successful in opening one deposit box which holds one particular memory.” This theory sounds a lot more scientific when uttered with a German accent. Join this episode’s Grue-Crew – Chad Hunt, Daphne Monary-Ernsdorff, Doc Rotten, and Jeff Mohr – as they chill with Herbert J. Leder’s The Frozen Dead (1966).

Decades of Horror: The Classic Era
Episode 167 – The Frozen Dead (1966)

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Dr. Norberg, a Nazi scientist, attempts to revive frozen Nazi soldiers at his English lab so that the Third Reich can rise again, 20 years after the end of World War II. His flawed, thawed Nazis lead Norberg to reduce his niece’s best friend to a living head as part of the Nazi plot.

This episode’s film has a talking, severed head with telepathic powers; a wall of arms ready to strangle anyone who comes near; a room of frozen Nazis waiting to be defrosted; and a mad-scientist hatching devious plots. What else do you want in your 1960s sci-fi/horror feature? With all this and more, The Frozen Dead (1966) is silly; it’s absurd; it features Dana Andrews hamming it up. Yet, it offers an entertainingly dumb 90 minutes of goofy no-good nonsense.

At the time of this writing, The Frozen Dead is available for streaming on YouTube.

Here are the other Classic Era episodes based on movies that include the involvement of Herbert J. Leder:

Gruesome Magazine’s Decades of Horror: The Classic Era records a new episode every two weeks. Up next in their very flexible schedule, as chosen by Daphne, is The Reptile (1966)! Yes, it’s Hammer time again. Although Peter Cushing and Christopher Lee are absent, Michael Ripper pitches in with help from some other Hammer regulars to make this a “memorable” experience.

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Jeff Mohr
Jeff lives smack dab in the middle of the cornfields of Iowa and is a long-time horror fan. His first remembered encounters with the genre were The Wizard of Oz, Tarzan gorilla chases, and watching the first broadcast of The Twilight Zone episode, "An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge." While he now qualifies as an old fart, he strives to be an Old Boy. Paraphrasing Robert Bloch, he has the heart of a small boy. He keeps it in a jar on his desk. Jeff has written for Horrornews.net and SQ Horror Magazine. He currently writes for Gruesome Magazine and is a co-host of the Decades of Horror podcasts - The Classic Era, 1970s, and 1980s - and the Gruesome Magazine Podcast.