"Horror is one of the most readily dismissed genres from critics and film buffs, yet is, arguably, the…
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.
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.
Otherwise known as the film with the greatest tag line in film history.
It's a tagline so good ("Ein! Zwei! Die!") that it in itself was persuasive enough to have me seek this out. In fact, I hadn't heard of it before I saw an advert for the DVD of it on Eurosport of all places as it went straight to DVD over here. But as zombie films go, it does the right thing in not playing hard and fast with zombie film 'rules' and actually has some fun with them.
I hate film referencing stuff within films, which is perhaps one of the main reasons I hate the Scream series (fuck Kevin Williamson, basically),…
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…
This Nazi Zombie horror comedy features a truly stomach churning scene!
A hot chick goes and has sex with a guy in the toilet after he's had a shit and sucks his fingers and he hasn't even washed his hands!
Why I watched this one? DVD covered say it was one of the Top 25 Best Zombie Movies ever made.....count me in.
What is the movie about? A ski vacation turns horrific for a group of medical students, as they find themselves confronted by an unimaginable menace: Nazi zombies.
My thoughts on this one? Ok...this is not Citizen Kane.....but it is a fun movie to watch. The first half of the movie does not show the zombies....the second half has zombies everywhere. These zombies are fast and have a leader. The humans do not have a chance....but some do go down fighting. Some of the images on Nazi zombies running in the snow are actually pretty impressive. The close up make up is not as impressive. Final thought: If you like zombie movies...then you should check this one out.
I can't believe it's taken me almost 7 years to get around to watching this movie, especially considering the fact that I am a big fan of horror comedies, as long as they are done well. And let me say straight away -- this one is well done. For a movie in this category to work, the horror part must be taken seriously, because above all the horror needs to stand on its own. This movie has some of the best makeup and practical effects I have seen in a while. And the gore is creative and well executed (who knew intestines had so many uses?) In addition, the action sequences are good and the dark humor fits in well…
Fun horror comedy with nazi zombies.
Apenas competente, Dead Snow es un filme rutinario sobre zombies en los que la sangre a montones corre sin cesar, la verdad no soy fanatico de estas peliculas, pero si no tienes algo para el fin de semana no es tan pesima opcion.
Not as bad as I thought it would be, but isn't that relevant either
Zombies dressed up as Nazis! The only Nazi related thing (to date) that I have found more hilarious is Nazi UFOs: when I heard of that, I couldn't breathe from laughter. Anyway, the movie... The beginning is quite uninteresting and it took me a day to bother watching further. It paid off: I got quite a few good laughs there. Next: Shock Waves.
Thank goodness for Nazis. I mean that. If it wasn’t for Nazis, we would have been deprived of a solid movie villain group for decades, and frankly the alternatives were a lot less snappy. Imagine “Raiders of the Lost Ark” without melting Nazi faces. It wouldn’t be the same movie. So I guess it was only a matter of time before the peanut butter and chocolate combination of Nazis and zombies would finally come together. Billed as the “greatest Nazi zombie movie ever made” (of which I’m sure the field is very deep), “Dead Snow” is their love child. 7 young Norwegians head up into the mountains near Oksfjord for a weekend of snow, sex, and fun. Unbeknownst to them…
Dead Snow starts out as a generic cabin-in-the-woods slasher, before the vacationers' killers turn out to be zombie World War II Nazis, the "Look! Zombie World War II Nazis!" marketing campaign ensuring that the film isn't exactly pulling off a surprise switcheroo of From Dusk Till Dawn's calibre. It also starts out as a fun and only slightly irritatingly self-aware horror comedy, but its male writers seem to think that their female characters are unable to do humour, so it's not until the girls have all been killed off that it starts getting funny again, the molotov cocktail gag being rather more original than the tiresome Evil Dead II nod in the toolshed. It's a film that's capable of some…
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Despite the quirkiness inherent in a premise this flimsy (it's a little unsettling that we immediately expect a horror comedy as soon as we hear the words 'Nazi zombies') but it's actually pretty terrifying when you really start thinking about it and the really great thing about this movie is it gives you plenty of time to contemplate just that. By the time you're on board with 'yeah, okay, so it's scary,' the movie becomes an unrelenting bloodbath. The last fifteen minutes alone were brutal. I truly expected nothing more than an hour or so of gory, low budget entertainment and a few cheap laughs and was pleasantly surprised by what I ended up with instead.
Nice action scenes at the end. The rest was rather boring.
All the films mentioned by name in Kim Newman's definitive encyclopedia of horror films, Nightmare Movies. Well worth a read.…