The movie takes place during the final days of the Third Reich. In April 1945, Germany is close to losing the Second World War while most of the country lies in ashes. The Red Army is close to Berlin and the US Army fought their way from the Normandy to German grounds. The Third Reich is close to its downfall.At this point, the US Army is close to Kassel, twenty kilometres away from the location our movie takes place: The Hüssenberg.
Back in 929, theland beneath the Hüssenberg was still known as Eastern France and was under reign of Carolingian Karl III. For protecting and expanding his lands, he formed an alliance with the Vikings, but his enemies lured him into a trap. Karl was imprisoned and left for dead in jail while his allied Vikings were slain by Franconian soldiers on the Hüssenberg. Outnumbered they had no chance of winning, but by finding death in battle they earned their passage to Valhalla.
Now, under the command of General Wollf,an SS special unit called Odessa has constructed an excavation site on this very spot, trying to realize Heinrich Himmler’s occult beliefs. Archaeological excavations took place all around the area of Paderborn, starting at the famous Wewelsburg. When Odessa found the lost diary of Karl The Third, all hopes to reach the Endsieg were relocated to the Hüssenberg. With the help of black magic,the gates of Valhalla shall be opened to form an alliance with the Vikings and defeat the Allied Nations.
While the German Resistance is hunting down soldiers of the Wehrmacht and SS, the US Army is close to Kassel and involved in heavy fightings with the Waffen-SS. A small unit of German Resistance fighters is following the track of an SS soldier close the Hessian border and is finally lead to the Hüssenberg.
The main part of this movie is following these resistance fighters, who had witnessed several acts of terror by the SS and are now driven by the urge of retribution. When they arrive at the Hüssenberg, they find a scene of horror. An SS field camp, empty at a first glance, turns out to be the remains of a slaughterhouse: Severed body parts, decapitated heads and impaled bodies are everywhere! In the camp, they find a book containing the old magic spells used by Karl III as well as a letter to Heinrich Himmler written by General Wollf. This letter states that Wollf had summoned the old Nordic gods and thereby opened the gates to Valhalla.
Before realizing what had happened,the group faces a thread from another world: ZOMBIE VIKINGS! While trying to leave the scene of horror alive, the zombie Vikings turn out not to be the only thread. The fallen soldiers of the SS also rise from the ground.
The goal of this project is to create a splatter zombie movie with an attention to detail: realistic uniforms, décor, weapons, vehicles and locations. To ensure this, we are supported by Militaria Net who already provided props for Inglorious Basterds, Dead Snow and Iron Sky. At least as far our budget goes. The most important point is special effects. All splatter effects are handmade and created without CGI (same goes for explosions and bullet holes). Solely the muzzle flashes will be created with help of our trusty computers. Check out our teaser trailer for a small example of that.
If you like splatter, horror or zombie flicks with an insane over-the-top story and attitude, you’ve come to the right place!
The Rise Of Valhalla combines the classic zombie movie with weird horror elements and handmade splatter, while the story is full of mysteries and supernatural forces as well as brutal facts about The Third Reich.
Compared to many foreign productions, our budget is quite small. Since
we can’t resort to film funds, we are forced to finance this project on our
own. During pre-production, we were able to accumulate a decent amount of money
but it’s still not enough to compensate all involved parties. We’re happy that
most of our staff is working only for their own amusement.
100% of your funding will go the production, mainly in form of catering for our actors and actresses.
Director / Writer / Producer – Daniel Konze
Sound / Special Effects – Michael KonzeMichael Konze is in charge for sound records and some of the special effects. He already worked on the special effects in LIMBLESS (2012).
Make-Up / Special Effects / Ideas – Torben Zimmermann
Torben Zimmerman influenced the script with his sick ideas and is in charge of the make-up and most of the handmade special effects.
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