The horrors of warby Mighty_Emperor | created - 16 Oct 2011 | updated - 3 months ago | Public
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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2. Hell of the Living Dead (1980)
Unrated | 99 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
A tough female reporter and her cameraman boyfriend team up with a four-man commando unit in the New Guinea jungle who are fighting flesh-eating zombies.
3. Cannibals in the Streets (1980)
R | 96 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Giovanni Lambardo Radice and John Saxon are Vietman vets that bring back contagious virus that turn people into cannibals when bitten.
aka Cannibal Apocalypse
Vietnam contagious cannibalism and they bring it home.
5. Night of the Zombies (1981)
R | 88 min | Horror, Sci-Fi
Investigators search for soldiers' missing bodies, and hear unbelievable rumors about zombies. Dismissing those rumors they set out to investigate. After two men are found dead, CIA ... See full summary »
7. Day of the Dead (1985)
Not Rated | 96 min | Horror, Thriller
A small group of military officers and scientists dwell in an underground bunker as the world above is overrun by zombies.
Votes: 57,805 | Gross: $5.80M
8. The Supernaturals (1986)
R | 91 min | Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Nichelle Nichols is an army sergeant who leads her platoon into the woods of the deep south on a training exercise. Unfortunately, it is the site where a bunch of yankee soldiers murdered a... See full summary »
9. Predator (1987)
R | 107 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
A team of commandos on a mission in a Central American jungle find themselves hunted by an extraterrestrial warrior.
Votes: 344,455 | Gross: $59.74M
10. Jacob's Ladder (I) (1990)
R | 113 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery
Mourning his dead child, a haunted Vietnam War veteran attempts to uncover his past while suffering from a severe case of dissociation. To do so, he must decipher reality and life from his own dreams, delusions, and perceptions of death.
Votes: 90,148 | Gross: $26.12M
11. Puppet Master III: Toulon's Revenge (1991 Video)
R | 86 min | Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi
A puppeteer's ability to bring inanimate objects to life attracts the attention of the Nazis during World War II.
13. AWOL to Horror (1998)
30 min | Short, Action, Horror
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?
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.
14. The Bunker (2001)
R | 88 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery
Seven German soldiers are enclosed in one bunker during the Second World War. They soon feel surrounded by enemies. When they hear about the tunnel-system beneath the bunker and some mystic... See full summary »
15. Deathwatch (2002)
R | 94 min | Drama, Horror, War
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.
18. 28 Days Later... (2002)
R | 113 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi
Four weeks after a mysterious, incurable virus spreads throughout the UK, a handful of survivors try to find sanctuary.
Votes: 344,817 | Gross: $45.06M
19. The Retreat (2003)
Not Rated | 30 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror
Set in the Hurtgen Forest in 1944, "The Retreat" follows an American Army squad separated from its unit during a bloody ambush. Desperate to find a radio to call for help, the squad soon ... See full summary »
20. R-Point (2004)
R | 107 min | Action, Horror, War
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.
21. Hellboy (2004)
PG-13 | 122 min | Action, Fantasy, Horror
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.
Votes: 288,293 | Gross: $59.62M
22. Dead Birds (2004)
R | 91 min | Horror, Thriller, Western
A group of Confederate soldiers hole up in an abandoned plantation after robbing a bank and find themselves at the mercy of supernatural forces.
24. Horrors of War (2006)
Not Rated | 99 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi
HORRORS OF WAR derives from the "B" movie, Grindhouse tradition, made to play like a like a midnight movie. It is an independently-produced film made in a B-movie style, yet with a dramatic... See full summary »
25. The Lost (I) (2006)
72 min | Horror, War
Three soldiers find themselves lost in a seemingly endless forest on enemy soil as World War Two rages around them. Slowly the men run out of food and water, and then slowly lose their ... See full summary »
Votes: 80 | Gross: $0.02M
27. Planet Terror (2007)
Not Rated | 105 min | Action, Comedy, Horror
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.
28. The Hills Have Eyes II (2007)
R | 89 min | Action, Horror, Thriller
A group of National Guard trainees find themselves battling against a vicious group of mutants on their last day of training in the desert.
Votes: 57,034 | Gross: $20.80M
29. 28 Weeks Later (2007)
R | 100 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi
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 according to plan.
Votes: 241,246 | Gross: $28.64M
30. The Living and the Dead (2007)
87 min | Fantasy, War, Horror
In 1943, group of Croatian soldiers overtake a strategically important point in western Bosnia with a goal to destroy a group of communist partisans. On the way they met some supernatural ... See full summary »
31. The Soldier (2007)
10 min | Short, Horror, War
Set 13 days after the D-day landings, this film explores the consequences of the Third Reich's disease testing experiments.
32. The Objective (2008)
Not Rated | 90 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
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.
Votes: 7,574 | Gross: $2.25M
33. The Guard Post (2008)
121 min | Horror
(Korean with English subtitles) A squad of Korean soldiers is sent to investigate a guard post that overlooks the DMZ. Seemingly deserted at first, the squad eventually discovers mysterious... See full summary »
35. Sauna (2008)
Unrated | 83 min | Horror
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.
39. War of the Dead (I) (2011)
Not Rated | 86 min | Action, Adventure, Horror
A platoon of American and Finnish soldiers is driven deep into a Russian forest where its Captain discovers a terrifying secret.
40. The Devil's Rock (2011)
Not Rated | 83 min | Horror
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.
41. The Squad (2011)
Not Rated | 108 min | Horror, Thriller
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.
42. The Enemy (2011)
Not Rated | 108 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery
The story begins a couple days after the war has ended. A group of Serbian soldiers in charge of clearing the fields from mines discovers a man sealed inside a factory's basement. A ... See full summary »
43. Stitched (2011)
18 min | Short, Horror
Somewhere in the mountains of Afghanistan, three little figures stagger across the desolate landscape. Their Blackhawk burning in the rocks and the rest of the crew gone with it, the trio ... See full summary »
44. War of Horrors (2011)
24 min | Short, History, Horror
Set during post war Paris 1946 and war torn Berlin 1945. A British news reporter travels to Paris to interview a German Doctor (Stefan Ehrlichmann) regarding claims reported by a rival ... See full summary »
45. Weaverfish (2013)
Not Rated | 95 min | Drama, Horror, Romance
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.
46. Angry Nazi Zombies (2012)
87 min | Horror, War
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.
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.
47. The 4th Reich
97 min | Action, Horror, War | Announced
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. Codenamed 'Operation Overlord' the ... See full summary »
48. Operation: Nazi Zombies (2003)
Unrated | 87 min | Horror
A team of Army Special Forces is sent into a secluded, secret biological weapons facility, only to fall prey to the specimens of a Nazi experiment that was recreated by the Army Chemical ... See full summary »
50. Lost Squad
Action, Fantasy, Sci-Fi | Announced
An elite unit unit of Allied soldiers in WWII fight a top secret devision of Hitler's army where the soldiers are armed with high-tech experimental weapons and possess supernatural powers. ... See full summary »
51. Devils of War (2013)
Not Rated | 74 min | Action, Horror