NazisI’m including Nazi zombies as an example of a gimmick. A lot of filmmakers, game designers and storytellers want to sell tickets, games and to spread their ideas. So they try to find ways to make their zombies even more wretched and horrifying than everyone else’s. this has lead to the rise of the zombie reich.

Frankly speaking it’s just a cheap gimmick. This is just a normal zombie that happens to be wearing a Nazi uniform. We could classify it as a “partial” since it’s arm is missing but beyond that it’s just a zombie. Nazi zombies are sort of a popular go-to bad guy in movies like: Outpost (brilliant,) and Dead Snow (less so.) They are also huge in the video game arena.

But despite whatever fears or thoughts they might stir up because of their frightening footwear and imposing uniforms, zombies are just zombies without any human beliefs or biases regardless of what they are wearing. (In most stories anyway.)

What I want to note hear is that whether a zombie is in clown suit or a Nazi uniform,(same thing pretty much,) it’s still just a zombie. Whatever horror that brought it back to shambling animation aside, it’s a zombie. In most stories they don’t retain knowledge of their previous lives and only in the really horrible demonic stories are they here exacting vengeance for whatever purpose.

In the end, they aren’t the people they used to be before they died. So don’t hesitate to destroy them and don’t be thrown off by simple costumes.


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Mike Kloran

Educational Designer from Brooklyn New York. I'm a teacher, an artist, an athlete and constantly doing, making, drawing, creating! It's a busy life but I'm doing what I love and that's what matters most to me!

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