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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…
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!
This film not only succeeds, but excels in its quest to create a fun and enjoyable visual experience for the audience. Dead Snow does not take itself seriously in the slightest bit and it is refreshing to watch a film in which all parties involved seem to be having a great time.
If you're looking for a fun film to watch while intoxicated, with friends, and/or both, Dead Snow is the film for you!
I love when a movie turns a dumb premise (Nazi zombies!) or an overdone cliche (a bunch of young people in a secluded cabin!) into something awesome.
OK. Nazi Zombies in the snow. If that's all you know about Dead Snow, you're probably happier than you will be if you bother to watch it. Because, I mean, Nazi Snow Zombies sounds great, but whatever scenario you are imagining is more interesting than the tired "Cabin in the Woods" crap that the poor NSZs are relegated to here.
Everyone loves zombies and everyone loves to hate Nazis, so what do you get when they come together? This masterpiece of zombie films. I loved every bit of this film. It starts as a classic zombie film with some teens leaving civilization, to a cabin in the woods with no cell phone service. They of course have a lot to drink, and their fair amount of sex. And then they find it, a box of gold that clearly should not be messed with, so what do they do? Mess with it. And now we get the zombies. This film had some pretty good action, good gore, with some creativity with the deaths that I really enjoyed. This might be one of my new favorite zombie movies.
"Dead Snow is dead fun!"
Who would have thought that there was a movie out there about Nazi zombies. If that's what you're looking for, then Dead Snow is the perfect movie for you. With blood, Nazis, and lots of snow, Dead Snow has everything to offer. It's funny at the oddest times and is actually really interesting to watch. If you're looking for a horror/comedy that's extremely gory, Dead Snow is your best choice.
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I laughed the hardest at the end with the chainsaw. That moment there was worth admission even though zombies are dead boring to me It seems like Norway is starting to make a name for itself with 21st horror.
Very cool. Great addition to the genre. In an area that has tons of new films ever year this one managed to have originality. Modern urban dictionary references and probably 2 or 3 of the most novel deaths in 30 years. Effects were well done. Just a full on good time!
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