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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…
Gave this a rewatch and it is such a fun time, tones of well done gore and and action scenes with some comedy that really works. The movie still has stakes even with the humor and is just a good time all around. If you like horror and comedy mixed well then this may be for you.
Da lo que promete, aunque los personajes podrían ser más memorables y la mezcla entre seriedad y humor es bastante torpe.
Norwegians being attacked by Nazi zombies. Subtitles aside, good funny zombie flick
Predictable zombie film, but when the gore starts it's a lot of fun. The Nazis add a sinister twist and there are some funny one-liners about Scandinavian products. Amusing and entertaining.
OMFG these zombies were clever, fast horrible ones. Not dumb slow ones. Very enjoyable.
A group of friends mess with the wrong hidden treasure and awaken a crew of Nazi Zombies.
Fairly gruesome and funny in spots, but on the whole was pretty boring.
I hated every single one of the characters, but that's probably a good thing when you're watching a Nazi Zombie slasher movie.
March Around The World 2015 – film #8, country: Norway
You've got Nazi zombies. Yes, that's it.
This slasher collects as many horror tropes as possible, I mean, everything in this movie is (voluntarily) a trope. It's like a compendium of bad horror movies, extremely dumb and fake. But Nazi zombies are so entertaining. They are attracted by shiny shiny objects, and their greediness is what keeps them alive – I mean, undead.
Bechdel test: pass
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