Operation: Nazi Zombies – Nazi Zombie Week

Operation: Nazi Zombies is currently available on Amazon Prime.

Operation: Nazi Zombies (2003)

“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 Corps and the CIA after World War II.”

The credits list Operation: Nazi Zombies as being written, edited, and directed by David B. Stewart III. He is also the composer, set decorator, costume designer, and camera operator. He even appears in the film as Brigadier General Abrams.

I applaud Stewart’s can-do attitude and the let’s-put-a-show-on-in-the-barn aesthetics but this is just unwatchable. Filmed in 1999, it took four years to get a release.Some of the ideas and effects aren’t bad but this is clearly micro-budgeted.

The soldiers are dressed in a bizarre hodgepodge of buttoned shirts with merit badges, suspenders, and berets. One appears to have a pocketed vest but the rest don’t. Half of the team wear ski masks so in the event they are observed, only half the team is compromised.

The acting is truly awful. This is not to say that all of the actors are awful but it is clear that many of them are not on the same page. Some bark all their dialogue, some deliver it in method acting, some as though they are at a play. When in doubt, drop the ‘F’ bomb.

By the way, if you have a Nazi zombie film, you really must put your zombies in a Nazi uniform. It’s expected.

Thank you Zombie Lake, Oasis of the Zombies, and Operation: Nazi Zombies, you have cured me of my undead Nazi fetish. Well, at least until Dead Snow 2 comes out.