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Nazi Zombies and Weird War Movies

I caught a couple of passable horror movies lately that involved Nazi zombies and WWI Jerry spooks. Outpost (2008) shows some modern mercenaries trying to find a piece of spectacular lost technology in a Nazi bunker. Horror and hijinx ensue. Deathwatch (2002) shows some Brits in WWI who take over a haunted stretch of German trench.

Now I'm interested in finding supernatural horror movies set in WWII, WWI, involving zombies, undead or ghosts, or later settings that show aftermath of those (soldiers or experiments or ghosts still alive from the wars). This feels like a low-level OCD compulsion to catalog lots of movies along a similar theme. Few of these movies would be worth watching on their own, but as part of a Nazi Zombie Fest or Weird War marathon, it suddenly becomes worth watching. Like the Horror Franchise Blast-off marathon with Jason X (in space), Leprechaun 4: In Space, and Hellraiser: Bloodline (in space).

l'abime des morts vivantsSo here are a few I found:

Revolt of the Zombies (1936). Set in World War I. Directed by Victor Halperin, who also directed and/or wrote White Zombie and Torture Ship.
Revenge of the Zombies (1943).
Return of the Vampire (1943). Bela Lugosi as a vampire whose slumber is disturbed by bombs during WWII.
Creature with the Atom Brain (1955).
She Demons (1958). Nazi experiments, not really supernatural.
Shock Waves (1977). Peter Cushing!
SS Hell Camp (1977). Neanderthal experiment, but probably more focused on sexploitation.
Deathship (1980) has Nazis, may or may not have supernatural elements.
Zombie Lake (1981). Le lac des morts vivants.
Night of the Zombies (1981), aka The Chilling.
Bloodsucking Nazi Zombies (1981) aka Le trésor des morts vivants, L'abîme des morts vivants, Oasis of the Zombies, Oasis of the Living Dead. Is this the same as El desierto de los zombies, Grave of the Living Dead, La tumba de los muertos vivientes? No! The Spanish version has some alternate scenes, but it's a version of the same story.
The Keep (1983). Directed by Michael Mann! Yes, that Michael Mann!
Puppet master (1989) and sequels. Origin linked to Nazis.
The Bunker (2001). Like Outpost from the German perspective.
Deathwatch (2002). Haunted trench in WWI.
Dog Soldiers (2002). Werewolves vs modern Brit special forces. (Not sure if there's any WWII or Nazis involved.)
Below (2002). Haunted sub, WWII.
Hellboy (2004). Oh yeah!
Horrors of War (2006). Low budget, bad review.
War of the Dead (2006)
Outpost (2008).
Warbirds (2008). Sci Fi channel production. WWII fighters vs dinos. Perhaps no Nazis involved, but come on!
Dead Snow (2009).

Please leave a comment if you can think of others I'm inevitably missing. Raiders of the Lost Ark doesn't count, does it, just because Nazis get melted by ghosts in it?

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