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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…
A really fun finale can't quite make up for a dull and uninspired opening act. The filmmakers should have went full on "Cabin in the Woods" and made it funny throughout, as it is in the zany gore moments where the movie absolutely shines. Instead, they went with a mostly straight (and awfully cliched) horror opening; it feels like a completely different movie than the batshit stuff we get later on.
A missed opportunity, but it's not a bad film by any means. I mean come on, it's got Nazi zombies for fucks sake!!!
I have seen this movie before and loved it.
Today I watched it again and still love it. It doesn't get worse with more watching, it just gets better.
7 Friends are going to a cabin in some snowy place and wait for their last friend, who wanted to get there on her own.
After some time, Nazi Zombies attack.
Yes, that escalated quickly.
This movie is so much fun I can't even describe it.
It is a horror comedy and referential to other horror films from the get go.
What I like most about this movie are the practical effects. Wherever they could they used good old practical effects and not as much CGI, because, as we all know,…
It's entertaining and in some cases funny as hell, but never reaches the levels of hilarious insanity of Shaun Of The Dead or the meta brilliance of Cabin In The Woods.
Nazi Zombies. Not much more there is to say really.
Easily the best entry in the modern cabin in the woods, sex in the woods, Nazi zombie in the woods genre that I've ever seen.
Dead Snow gets off to a weak start. The characters are boring, the set-up is familiar in all the worst ways, and it draaaaaaaags. Things pick up considerably when the zombified Third Reich comes into play, but only until the crazy, blood-soaked final act does Dead Snow really start becoming entertaining. And even then, I was waiting for it to end in the final ten minutes.
For a movie that seems to have such a good understanding of itself (completely committing itself to its ridiculous plot), it can be surprisingly, well, lazy at…
Ridiculous, gory, disgusting, rarely funny, not scary
Wow I actually loved this film, it sounded and looked ridiculous yet the atmosphere blended with the comedy, the blood, the guts, the soundtrack it all added up to make one crazy over the top ride.
A solid heaping of fun with some creative kills and a few laughs. Looking forward to what the second movie brings.
Nazi's make for great villains. So do Zombies. In the tried and tested market of horror films you can't go wrong with mixing the two. Such is the film Dead Snow, a Norwegian horror flick about Nazi Zombies.
Set in a cabin in the woods in the mountains this is a great horror flick, maybe the best zombie flick since the Dawn of the Dead remake and is one hell of a lot of fun.
It's got elements of The Thing, Dawn of the Dead, Day of the Dead, Friday the 13th, Scream, Halloween and Evil Dead (amongst others) and then it'a all Natzified which makes the zombies even more evil.
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