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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.
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!
There's plenty of gory fun in the end, but I had already checked out by then. I have no problem with subtitles, but I think I would have liked it better in English. I just didn't care enough about any of the characters to pay attention and read what they were saying. It's the kind of movie that's better to just zone out and enjoy.
MINI REVIEWS DE SITGES (II).
Otro gran ejemplo para los amantes del high concept. Los nazis crearon una miscelánea delirante, aparte de una ideología condenada al ostracismo. El gore, el macabrismo y las nauseas ya vienen después.
Mejor un Rob Zombie que un Wirkola, gracias.
Bloody hell, that was fun.
This is more entertaining than it should be.
It's not a really good movie, but still a nice one for a Halloween party.
The first half of this movie is great, it introduces the beautiful locale, interesting characters and sets up the story. Unfortunately, much too quickly it turns into mindless gore-fest. While it's well done, it misses the opportunity to be something much better and more interesting than brainless fun.
what a way to enjoy the first hours of halloween, waist deep in blood covered snow. gold hungry, nazi zombies, in the deep mountains of norway - i'm in. just let me get my chainsaw.
tommy wirkola flexin' his horror muscles in (considered the material he had) the best way possible. not a great movie - but a fun such. i always gonna love original ideas & i look forward seeing part 2.
What I Learned:
Always choose the sunny beach
Unexpected Death: ★★★★★
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