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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 ]
In the book Nazisploitation!: The Nazi Image in Low-Brow Cinema and Culture, the genre was described as a small theme of horror films.Early Nazi zombies films are during the war period itself such as King of the Zombies and Revenge of the Zombies . Nazisploitation began to appear concurrently in other film subgenres. These include a mini-invasion of Nazi zombie films such as Shock Waves , and Night of the Zombies . The style also applied to later European films such as Zombie Lake and Oasis of the Zombies . 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 . More modern films such as Overlord , continue the Nazi zombie film genre.
Video games such as the Wolfenstein series, Call of Duty series, and Sniper Elite series also feature undead Nazi Zombies.[ citation needed ]
|King of the Zombies||Jean Yarbrough||1941|
|Revenge of the Zombies||Steve Sekely||1943|
|She Demons||Richard E. Cunha||1958|
|They Saved Hitler's Brain||David Bradley||1963||Also known as The Madmen of Mandoras|
|The Frozen Dead||Herbert J. Leder||1966|
|Shock Waves||Ken Wiederhorn||1977|
|Zombie Lake||Julian de and Jean Rollin||1981|
|Oasis of the Zombies||N/A||1982|
|Night of the Zombies||N/A||1981|
|Hard Rock Zombies||N/A||1985|
|Horrors of War||N/A||2006|
|Dead Snow||Tommy Wirkola||2009|
|First Squad||Yoshiharu Ashino||2009|
|War of the Dead||Marko Makilaakso||2011|
|Outpost: Black Sun||Steve Barker||2012|
|Outpost: Rise of the Spetsnaz||Steve Barker||2013|
|Frankenstein's Army||Richard Raaphorst||2013|
|Dead Snow: Red vs. Dead||Tommy Wirkola||2013|
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