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Eins, Zwei, Die!
Eight medical students on a ski trip to Norway discover that Hitler's horrors live on when they come face to face with a battalion of zombie Nazi soldiers intent on devouring anyone unfortunate enough to wander into the remote mountains where they were once sent to die.
Director Tommy Wirkola's Norwegian comical zombie splatter flick featuring Nazi Zombies no less is wicked good fun! Relentless gore, guts, graphic violence, unbridled and unabashed Nazi Zombie mayhem!
You knew you were in for something very special when the opening scene presents one of the most memorable run for your life chase scenes in zombie cinematic history by its clever use of the whimsical classic "In the Hall of the Mountain King" as the background music!
The fight of your life scene went beyond the realm of over-the-top, it went into a whole new stratosphere with its insane balls to the wall grossly grotesque bloodletting and flesh ripping action sequences!
A Norwegian horror film that wears its inspirations proudly on its blood-soaked sleeve, Tommy Wirkola's "Dead Snow" is an unabashedly gory and unashamedly playful piece of work. Focusing on a group of twentysomethings who spend a fateful ski trip at a cabin in the snow-covered woods, the film is a relentless thriller with a sly sense of humor and over-the-top sensibilities. It is a fun, disgusting, and completely absorbing gore fest.
Beginning by echoing and referring to horror classics of the past, the film's team of protagonists set up shop in a remote cabin. After an exposition-ripe warning that reflects other such filmic moments, the group spends the rest of the film tormented by an undead army of Nazis who…
The film chronicles the odyssey of a group of seven friends in a Norwegian ski station that is isolated by the snow. When they find and steal a chest full of valuable medals from posthumous German officers in their cabin, they inadvertently raise an army of Nazi zombies who want their precious relics back.
Tommy Wirkola, who is obviously a big fan of the genre, revolutionizes the world of the horrifying zombie comedies by turning them into a bunch of creepy Nazis, I mean, that's clearly something. Initially, I thought the the Norwegian film wouldn't survive to its general premise as it started to seem like a traditional cabin horror film where the main characters are haunted by strange creatures…
After a weak and cliche ridden start, this film really comes into its own in the final act with some totally bonkers and fantastic zombie gore.
Definitely the best outing in the Nazi + preposition + location genre so far.
Don't get bitten... He said don't get bitten...
Wait, isn't your grandfather half Jewish? You think they would recruit someone half Jewish?
Oh Jesus. What a line. Screw history. Forget the 6 million deaths. Dead Snow knows how to have a laugh in spite of itself. It knows what its doing. And it has no shame.
I only wish that more films were this confident. I wish more movies had balls half the size of Dead Show. While it isn't the first film of its type and there are countless films with more gore and violence, Dead Snow is still an impressive and unique experience if not a little flawed in the end. It is, after all, a slightly low…
Stupid, gore-filled fun is what Tommy Wirkola's Dead Snow happens to be, although it does take quite some time to entertaining bits. Some of the effects, especially some of the up-close fight sequences involving the Nazi Zombies, were of the low quality variety. Luckily, those instances were kept to a minimum.
I especially enjoyed the ridiculous funtime montage centering around some wicked snow-scootering action, intercut with playtime hot dog condiment application flirtation with things get a tad silly with mustard, all of it stupid, cheesy cheesy fun.
It wasn't until near the end that Dead Snow finally won me over with its tongue-in-cheek zombie horror skewing; not until the characters kept pausing during the un-dead massacre to have awkward conversations…
Its simple storyline serves as the launching pad for some of the most ingenious zombie mayhem ever. Its plentiful gore and amazing, charismatic characters elevate this to the level of "classic."
The last great zombie film made before zombies became mainstream and overused.
Referencing Evil Dead 1 & 2 may not equate to a free pass but this rather cheeky Norwegian Zombie film zips through at an alarming rate managing to evoke Sam Raimi's classics while also evoking a smidgen of Neil Marshall's Dog Soldiers for good measure.
Witty and silly with some very well shot action sequences, it's no wonder Hollywood beckoned for the (not actually that bad) 2013 flick Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters. Definitely an entertaining way to spend 90 minutes. Can't wait to catch the sequel.
Crazy black comedy/ nazi-zombie horror from Scandinavian director Tommy Wirkola. This movie is full of humour, buckets of gore and is just a really fun ride.
These zombie's aren't the slow plodding zombie's you see in most movies, they move with pace and are vicious, easily ripping men apart in mere seconds. The movie was well written with the zombie's given a fairly creepy backstory and it wears its horror influences like a badge of honour, paying tribute to the likes of Braindead and Friday the 13th.
Overall i would highly recommend for anyone who is a fan of zombie movies to check this one out.
If zombies can act the way that humans do, and move with the speed that human do, then they're not really zombies. Are they?
Really fun to watch, but totally ridiculous. Faithfully follows your standard horror template, right to the end. It was noted, however, that these zombies are more interested in killing than eating. Just don't mess with their gold and you'll be all right.
One of very, very few movies I just stopped watching to do something better with my time.
A little sad about that because the trailer was promising.
This movie may have found the recipe for a great comedic horror film. You have one part cabin hidden in the woods. One part hot chicks and young men wanting to fornicate. You put those in a bowl and you crack open two Nazi Zombies into the bowl and whisk them around. Sprinkle some splattering of blood all across the screen and you put it in the oven for about 91 minutes. No more, no less.
When it comes out, you spread a shed of tools and equipment on top, and you are ready to serve your guests a delicious treat.
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I like, What´s lost in costume it gains in story, well told and great camera.
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