To celebrate the release of Overlord here in Ireland, The Horror Club has decided to list four Nazi-zombie films that we think you should watch to prepare yourself.
Perhaps this is the most well-known film dealing with subject matter of Nazi-zombies. The story follows a rough group of experienced mercenaries who find themselves fighting for their lives after being hired to take a mysterious businessman into the woods to locate a World War II-era military bunker.
The film is an all-round entertaining mix of gore and action, adding that bit more to the horror of war. It does its job well. There was a sequel released called Outpost: Black Sun and a prequel titled Outpost: Rise of the Spetsnaz, but we won’t speak of those.
Dead Snow’s story centres on a group of students surviving a zombie Nazi attack in the
mountains of Norway.
Co-written and directed by Tommy Wirkola (of Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters fame), the film is gory, over-the-top, but still a lot of fun. It even got a sequel called Dead Snow: Red vs Dead, which picks up right after where the first one left off.
Blood Creek tells the story of two brothers (Dominic Purcell and Henry Cavill) who are on a mission of revenge but become trapped in a harrowing occult experiment dating back to the Third Reich.
The film is directed by Joel Schumacher (The Lost Boys and Flatliners), and is an enjoyable, but somewhat tedious, flick to pass away ninety-minutes or so. It also stars Michael Fassbender in the antagonist role. Everyone loves Fassbender, right?
Of course there was going to be a found-footage film on this list. Frankenstein’s Army tells the story of a group of Soviet troops invading Germany who encounter undead mechanical soldiers created by a mad scientist descended from Victor Frankenstein.
If that sounds bonkers, well, it is. The film is the typical gruesome tales you’d find in shlock films from the ’70s and ’80s. However, the one thing that lets it down is the found-footage; it’s forced, unnecessary and becomes somewhat problematic towards the end. There’s irony in there somewhere.
Have you seen any of those films? Or will you watch any of them to get a taste or feel for these kind of films before heading to see Overlord? Let us know!
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