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Nazi Zombie

Nazi zombies are a horror trope that is found in films, video games [ citation needed ], and comic books [ citation needed ]. These typically have forces of the Axis powers, consisting of undead zombie Nazi soldiers fighting for the Third Reich, or Fourth Reich.[ citation needed ]

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In the book Nazisploitation!: The Nazi Image in Low-Brow Cinema and Culture, the genre was described as a small theme of horror films. [1] Early Nazi zombies films are during the war period itself such as King of the Zombies and Revenge of the Zombies . [2] Nazisploitation began to appear concurrently in other film subgenres. [3] These include a mini-invasion of Nazi zombie films such as Shock Waves , and Night of the Zombies . [4] The style also applied to later European films such as Zombie Lake and Oasis of the Zombies . [5] The genre became a popular topic with the popularity of zombie films in the 2000s, which included films such as Horrors of War, Dead Snow , and Frankenstein's Army . [6] More modern films such as Overlord , continue the Nazi zombie film genre. [7]

Video games such as the Wolfenstein series, Call of Duty series, and Sniper Elite series also feature undead Nazi Zombies.[ citation needed ]

Feature films

TitleDirectorYearNotesReferences
King of the Zombies Jean Yarbrough 1941 [8] [9]
Revenge of the Zombies Steve Sekely 1943 [10] [9]
She Demons Richard E. Cunha 1958 [11] [12]
They Saved Hitler's Brain David Bradley 1963Also known as The Madmen of Mandoras [11] [13]
The Frozen Dead Herbert J. Leder 1966 [14] [15]
Shock Waves Ken Wiederhorn 1977 [16]
Zombie Lake Julian de and Jean Rollin 1981 [17] [18] [19]
Oasis of the Zombies N/A1982 [20]
Night of the Zombies N/A1981 [21]
Hard Rock Zombies N/A1985 [22]
Horrors of War N/A2006 [23]
Outpost Steve Barker 2008 [24]
Dead Snow Tommy Wirkola 2009 [25] [26]
First Squad Yoshiharu Ashino 2009 [27] [28]
War of the Dead Marko Makilaakso 2011 [29]
Outpost: Black Sun Steve Barker 2012 [30]
Outpost: Rise of the Spetsnaz Steve Barker 2013 [31]
Frankenstein's Army Richard Raaphorst 2013 [31]
Dead Snow: Red vs. Dead Tommy Wirkola 2013 [32]
Overlord Julius Avery 2018 [33]

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