A list of Military Horror Filmsby shanksinha | created - 15 Jan 2012 | updated - 02 Mar 2015 | Public
Military horror films combine two greatly entertaining genres of military action and traditional/nontraditional horror elements. It is a small subgenre where the emphasis shifts from action to building an all-around sense of foreboding and impending doom. This can take the form of a tightly knit group of individuals pitted against some external paranormal force or intrinsic forces inside the human mind. The rigid discipline of the group, bleak and fatalistic settings, and military action all combine to provide stimulating entertainment. Here is a list of what I have seen and liked. The list should only be seen as a collection of personal favorites. Note: The listing is not as per ranking.
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1. Dead of Night (1974)
PG | 88 min | Horror
A young soldier killed in Vietnam inexplicably shows up to his family home one night.
Homecoming from nam with more than PTSD! A B-movie classic.
2. 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: 346,549 | Gross: $59.74M
Instant and enduring classic.
3. 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: 90,830 | Gross: $26.12M
One of the very best Psychological thriller/horror ever.
4. 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 »
Nice psychological thriller.
5. Dog Soldiers (2002)
R | 105 min | Action, Horror, Thriller
A routine military exercise turns into a nightmare in the Scotland wilderness.
Good entertainment value.
6. Below (2002)
R | 105 min | Action, Horror, Mystery
Strange happenings occur on a WW II submarine.
Votes: 19,836 | Gross: $0.61M
Has a TV movie feel but interesting premise. Olivia Williams is an eye tonic.
7. 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.
8. 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.
A well made Korean Horror film, unfolds against the backdrop of Vietnam conflict. Eerie and bleak a quality addition to the genre.
9. 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 »
A well made Croatian movie
10. 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: 7,591 | Gross: $2.25M
From a maker of "Blair Witch Project". Runs more like an episode of the "X Files".
11. 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 »
An impressive follow on by the director of R-Point
12. Dead Snow (2009)
Not Rated | 91 min | Comedy, Horror
A ski vacation turns horrific for a group of medical students, as they find themselves confronted by an unimaginable menace: Nazi zombies.
Votes: 61,076 | Gross: $0.04M
Nazi Zombie Comedy Horror with makings of a cult classic
13. 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.
A slow building, brooding psychological thriller, with good atmospherics.
14. 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.
world war II based low budget zombie movie