The horrors of war

A mash-up of war and horror films. Here we'll deal with soldiers confronting some kind of supernatural horror.

War by its very nature is horrific so adding a horror element in can help throw this into greater contrast or the horror can act as a metaphor - for the pointless of the whole venture or for man's struggle against overwhelming odds. Or it could just be an easy excuse to blow the crap out of a bunch of monsters with some serious firepower, and there is nothing wrong with that (except, as a strategy, it is usually flawed).

See also: My Nazi zombie list, they are usually relics of the war so often don't count here, and Nazi occult films for their more paranormal shenanigans.
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1.
Dead of Night (1974)
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A young man killed in Vietnam inexplicably returns home as a zombie. (88 mins.)
Director: Bob Clark
 
2.
Hell of the Living Dead (1980)
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A tough female reporter and her cameraman boyfriend team up with a four-man commando unit in the New Guinea jungle whom are fighting flesh-eating zombies. (99 mins.)
Director: Vincent Dawn
 
3.
Cannibal Apocalypse (1980)
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Giovanni Lambardo Radice and John Saxon are Vietman vets that bring back contagious virus that turn people into cannibals when bitten. (96 mins.)
“ aka Cannibal Apocalypse

Vietnam contagious cannibalism and they bring it home. ” - Mighty_Emperor
 
4.
Southern Comfort (1981)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A squad of National Guards on an isolated weekend exercise in the Louisiana swamp must fight for their... (106 mins.)
Director: Walter Hill
 
5.
Night of the Zombies (1981)
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Investigators search for soldiers' missing bodies, and hear unbelievable rumors about zombies. Dismissing those rumors they set out to investigate... (88 mins.)
Director: Joel M. Reed
 
6.
The Keep (1983)
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Nazis are forced to turn to a Jewish historian for help in battling the ancient demon they have inadvertently freed from its prison. (96 mins.)
Director: Michael Mann
 
7.
Day of the Dead (1985)
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A small group of military officers and scientists dwell in an underground bunker as the world above is overrun by zombies. (96 mins.)
 
8.
The Supernaturals (1986)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.3/10 X  
Nichelle Nichols is an army sergeant who leads her platoon into the woods of the deep south on a training exercise... (91 mins.)
 
9.
Predator (1987)
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A team of commandos on a mission in a Central American jungle find themselves hunted by an extraterrestrial warrior. (107 mins.)
Director: John McTiernan
 
10.
Jacob's Ladder (1990)
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Mourning his dead child, a haunted Vietnam War veteran attempts to discover his past while suffering from a severe case of dissociation. To do so, he must decipher reality and life from his own dreams, delusion, and perception of death. (113 mins.)
Director: Adrian Lyne
 
11.
Puppet Master III: Toulon's Revenge (1991 Video)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
A puppeteer's ability to bring inanimate objects to life attracts the attention of the Nazis during World War II. (86 mins.)
Director: David DeCoteau
 
12.
Mr Children (1996 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
An English soldier is separated from his regiment in the deserts of North Africa during World War II, Lost and with little supplies soon he encounters some ghostly being to a horrific end. (26 mins.)
 
13.
AWOL to Horror (1998 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
1969 Vietnam, a soldier separated from his platoon deep within the dangerous terrain of the Vietnamese jungle. After running the gauntlet with numerous enemy soldiers he discovers a deserted building. What horrors lurk within the walls? (30 mins.)
“ This student film would have the concept (zombie experimentation in a war zone) reworked in a WWII setting for "The Soldier" which would then provide the bases for the full-length film The 4th Reich. ” - Mighty_Emperor
 
14.
The Bunker (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  
Seven German soldiers are enclosed in one bunker during the Second World War. They soon feel surrounded by enemies... (95 mins.)
Director: Rob Green
 
15.
Deathwatch (2002)
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In the middle of World War I, nine British soldiers caught behind enemy lines seek refuge in a complex network of German trenches. What they soon discover is that they aren't alone - and it isn't a German soldier that's hunting them down. (94 mins.)
 
16.
Dog Soldiers (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
A routine military exercise turns into a nightmare in the Scotland wilderness. (105 mins.)
Director: Neil Marshall
 
17.
Below (2002)
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Strange happenings occur on a WW II submarine. (105 mins.)
Director: David Twohy
 
18.
28 Days Later... (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Four weeks after a mysterious, incurable virus spreads throughout the UK, a handful of survivors try to find sanctuary. (113 mins.)
Director: Danny Boyle
 
19.
The Retreat (2003 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Set in the Hurtgen Forest in 1944, "The Retreat" follows an American Army squad separated from its unit during a bloody ambush... (30 mins.)
Director: Darin Heinis
 
20.
R-Point (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
During the Vietnam War, a South Korean base receives a radio transmission from a missing squad, presumed dead, and sends a platoon to rescue the lost squad from the R-Point. (107 mins.)
Director: Kong Soo-chang
 
21.
Hellboy (2004)
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A demon, raised from infancy after being conjured by and rescued from the Nazis, grows up to become a defender against the forces of darkness. (122 mins.)
 
22.
Dead Birds (2004)
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A group of Confederate soldiers hole up in an abandoned plantation after robbing a bank and find themselves at the mercy of supernatural forces. (91 mins.)
Director: Alex Turner
 
23.
1942 (2005)
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(85 mins.)
Director: Kelvin Tong
 
24.
Horrors of War (2006)
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HORRORS OF WAR derives from the "B" movie, Grindhouse tradition, made to play like a like a midnight movie... (99 mins.)
 
25.
The Lost (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
Three soldiers find themselves lost in a seemingly endless forest on enemy soil as World War Two rages around them... (72 mins.)
Director: Neil Jones
 
26.
S.S. Doomtrooper (2006 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.5/10 X  
A genetically bred Nazi super soldier fights Allied troops. (90 mins.)
Director: David Flores
 
27.
Planet Terror (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
After an experimental bio-weapon is released, turning thousands into zombie-like creatures, it's up to a rag-tag group of survivors to stop the infected and those behind its release. (105 mins.)
 
28.
The Hills Have Eyes II (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  
A group of National Guard trainees find themselves battling against a vicious group of mutants on their last day of training in the desert. (89 mins.)
Director: Martin Weisz
 
29.
28 Weeks Later (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Six months after the rage virus was inflicted on the population of Great Britain, the US Army helps to secure a small area of London for the survivors to repopulate and start again. But not everything goes to plan. (100 mins.)
 
30.
The Living and the Dead (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
In 1943, group of Croatian soldiers overtake a strategically important point in western Bosnia with a goal to destroy a group of communist partisans... (87 mins.)
Director: Kristijan Milic
 
31.
The Soldier (2007 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Set 13 days after the D-day landings, this film explores the consequences of the Third Reich's disease testing experiments. (10 mins.)
“ Watch here on IMDB, YouTube and Vimeo ” - Mighty_Emperor
 
32.
The Objective (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  
A military special operations team, led by a CIA case officer, are on a mission in the harsh and hostile terrain of Afghanistan where they find themselves in a Middle Eastern "Bermuda Triangle" of ancient evil. (90 mins.)
Director: Daniel Myrick
 
33.
The Guard Post (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
(Korean with English subtitles) A squad of Korean soldiers is sent to investigate a guard post that overlooks the DMZ... (121 mins.)
Director: Su-chang Kong
 
34.
Outpost (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
In war-torn Eastern Europe, a world-weary group of mercenaries discover a long-hidden secret in an abandoned WWII bunker. (90 mins.)
Director: Steve Barker
 
35.
Sauna (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
As a 25-year war between Russia and Sweden concludes, two brothers who are part of an effort to outline new border accords become undone by their actions, and their mistreatment of a young woman during their journey. (83 mins.)
Director: AJ Annila
 
36.
Platoon of the Dead (2009 Video)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 1.8/10 X  
Three soldiers must fight to survive the night in a seemingly abandoned house, when a zombie platoon attacks. (82 mins.)
Director: John Bowker
 
37.
Red Sands (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.3/10 X  
During a mission in the Middle East, a group of US soldiers destroy a statue out of boredom only to then be visited by something the next day. (89 mins.)
Director: Alex Turner
 
38.
Stranded (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  
A platoon of French soldiers on a rescue mission in North Africa confront invisible evil creatures. (103 mins.)
 
39.
War of the Dead (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.1/10 X  
A platoon of American and Finnish soldiers is driven deep into a Russian forest where its Captain discovers a terrifying secret. (86 mins.)
 
40.
The Devil's Rock (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  
Set in the Channel Islands on the eve of D Day,two Kiwi commandos, sent to destroy German gun emplacements to distract Hitler's forces away from Normandy, discover a Nazi occult plot to unleash demonic forces to win the war. (83 mins.)
Director: Paul Campion
 
41.
The Squad (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  
After losing contact with a military base, a high mountain unit is sent to investigate. Upon arrival, they find only a woman in chains. Isolation and the impossibility of escape serve to undermine the soldiers' judgment. (108 mins.)
 
42.
The Enemy (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Story begins couple of days after the war has ended. A group of soldiers in charge of clearing the fields... (108 mins.)
Director: Dejan Zecevic
 
43.
Stitched (2011 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
Somewhere in the mountains of Afghanistan, three little figures stagger across the desolate landscape... (18 mins.)
Director: Garth Ennis
 
44.
War of Horrors (2011 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Set during post war Paris 1946 and war torn Berlin 1945. A British news reporter travels to Paris to... (24 mins.)
Director: Nicholas Cooley
 
45.
Weaverfish (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.5/10 X  
After spending the night partying at a condemned river creek, the atmosphere is soon lost for quiet teenager Reece and his friends. Headaches and heartaches give way to a terrifying race back to civilisation as a grossly disfiguring virus takes hold on the most vulnerable. (95 mins.)
Director: Harrison Wall
 
46.
Angry Nazi Zombies (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.3/10 X  
3 interlocking stories from the dark days of World War 2. A soldier on a suicide mission. A troubled family with a monster in their bomb shelter. A supernatural investigator on her most dangerous assignment yet. (87 mins.)
“ aka Nazi Zombie Death Tales, although only one of the three films in this anthology deals with that, they are all WWII-themed horror stories. ” - Mighty_Emperor
 
47.
The 4th Reich (????)
During the early hours of June 6th 1944 a bloody but victorious offensive took place in occupied Western Europe that would claim thousands of lives... (97 mins.)
 
48.
I Am Legion (????)
Director: Nacho Cerdà
“ Based on the French graphic novel of the same name. ” - Mighty_Emperor
 
49.
Operation: Nazi Zombies (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.4/10 X  
A team of Army Special Forces is sent into a secluded, secret biological weapons facility, only to fall... (87 mins.)
 
50.
The Butcher (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  
The making of a snuff film from both the perspectives the killers and of the victims. (75 mins.)
Director: Kim Jin-won
 
51.
Lost Squad (????)
An elite unit unit of Allied soldiers in WWII fight a top secret devision of Hitler's army where the...
 
52.
Devils of War (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.0/10 X  
Poland, 1944. Assembled for a top-secret rescue mission, a daring team of Special Forces soldiers quickly find themselves trapped deep behind enemy lines. (74 mins.)
Director: Eli Dorsey
 
54.
The Fort (2017)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
In late 1944, a lone German unit is forced to take refuge in an old fort. But there is no rest from war. (90 mins.)
Director: Doug Cubin
 
55.
Lockwedge (???? TV Series)
A small band of men are sent to the remote village of Lockwedge during WW1 to investigate possible enemy active. What they discover however, is a deserted village with more secrets then they could have possibly imagined.
 
56.
Minds Eye (2013 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A grieving man endures a surreal nightmare that ends in a living hell (9 mins.)
Director: Jamie Walmsley
 
57.
Wolf Cries Boy (2011 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
During WWII a Nurse attempts to heal a wounded Soldier in a makeshift hospital within a derelict building but soon finds herself escaping into the nearby woods after discovering there is something about this man that can not be cured. (4 mins.)
Director: Uisdean Murray
 
58.
No Man's Land (????)
In The Western Front trenches of WWI, the English troops encounter an ancient race of blood-thirsty subterranean creatures far more deadly than their human foes.
Director: Sean Hogan
 
59.
Frankenstein's Army (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  
Toward the end of World War II, Russian soldiers pushing into eastern Germany stumble across a secret Nazi lab... (84 mins.)
 
60.
Iron Wolf (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.6/10 X  
Lost in time, it lurks in the darkness, only to return again. (93 mins.)
 
61.
Code Red (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.4/10 X  
A Special Forces soldier is sent into Bulgaria when a chemical agent from WWII is uncovered that can reanimate the dead. (91 mins.)
Director: Valeri Milev
 
62.
Reign of the Gargoyles (2007 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.7/10 X  
During World War 2 a group of brave US Airmen are downed in Nazi controlled Europe, after their aircraft is attacked by Nazi-controlled mythological Gargoyles. (88 mins.)
Director: Ayton Davis
 
63.
Manticore (2005 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.7/10 X  
Commandos in Iraq looking for terrorists find a man-eating monster instead. (88 mins.)
Director: Tripp Reed
 
64.
Clash of the Dead (2015)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.2/10 X  
To celebrate the centenary of WW1, a TV Documentary team travels to the Somme to put together a ratings... (80 mins.)
 
65.
Soldiers of the Damned (2015)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.6/10 X  
An evil secret awaits. (99 mins.)
Director: Mark Nuttall
 
66.
Gisela: Herskerinne av Victoria Terrasse (2014)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  
The year is 1943. An all-female and top-secret department of the SS, run by the notorious Gisela Nussbaum in a secret Gestapo headquarters... (75 mins.)
Director: Gaute Lo
 
67.
Panzer 88 (????)
A five-man German tank crew encounters a supernatural entity as they motor across Russia.
Director: Peter Briggs
 
68.
Zombie Massacre 2: Reich of the Dead (2015)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.5/10 X  
Set in the WWII it tells the story of a bunch of american soldiers fighting against a horde of zombies... (84 mins.)
 
69.
Tank 432 (2015)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.5/10 X  
When there is no enemy within the enemies outside cannot hurt you. (88 mins.)
Director: Nick Gillespie
 
70.
Spectral (2016)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
A sci-fi/thriller story centered on a special-ops team that is dispatched to fight supernatural beings. (107 mins.)
Director: Nic Mathieu