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Legion of the Dead

Legion of the Dead

Two guys, William and his side-kick Luke, have just started their trip through the beautiful California desert when they're kidnapped by the notorious psycho Mike, the Kern River Killer. Securing their escape through hilarious means and the aid of an old friend, they soon stumble into a small desert town where, unbeknownst to them, a mysterious tall blond man and his sadistic henchmen are killing people to create a "legion". Here's where it gets tricky. William falls in love with Geena, the beautiful waitress at the local restaurant and Luke spins out of control hormonally. The restaurant is suddenly attacked by the legion and the tall blond man gives an ultimatum to hand over Geena within two hours or he will personally come in to get her.
What is the mysterious secret that Geena and the blond man share? The clock ticks as the ultimatum draws near. The fight against evil has just begun...


Olaf Ittenbach , born in 1969, grew up in Fuerstenfeldbruck, just outside of Munich. At the age of 13, he started taking an interest in make-up and special effects. He began his first film, Black Past in his spare time - a project that later (1989) turned into a burning interest and passion for film. His other films include Burning Moon (1992), Premutos (1997), Legion of the Dead (2000), Riverplay (2000), Beyond the Limits (2002), and Garden of Love (2003).
Genre Adventure, Fantasy, Thriller
Category Feature
Year of Production 2000
Director Olaf Ittenbach
Screenplay Olaf Ittenbach
Cinematography Holger Diener
Thomas Bachmann, Christian Lonk
Jaro Messerschmidt, Ralf Wengenmayr
Michael J. Poettinger
Cast Michael Carr, Russel Friedenberg, Kimberley Liebe, Matthias Hues, Hank Stone, Harvey J. Alperin
Producers Michael J. Poettinger, Claudia Quirchmayr
Production Company X-Vision/Munich, in co-production with Modern Graphics, Rastatt, Frame Werk Filmproduktion/Munich
Length 94 min
Format 35 mm, color
Original Version
 English
Festivals Stockholm 2000, International Fantasy Film Festival Brussels 2001 (in competition), Cinénygma Luxembourg 2001 (in competition), Fantafestival Rome 2001 (in competition), Puchon 2001, Fantasia Montreal 2001, Semana de Cine Fantástico y de Terror San Sebastian 2001