This is for the 2015 (1st) edition of the list. For the 2016 (2nd) edition, go here.
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!
A great homage to horror-comedy films of the past, especially the Evil Dead series. Full of great thrills and the insane buckets of blood and limbs we've all grown to love about the genre.
The best thing is the film keeps it's humor intact and that is fun.
Commedia-horror norvegese a base di paesaggi innevati (piuttosto indovinati) e di convincenti nazisti zombi (ma non sono certo una novità) sopraffatti da una incontrollabile cupidigia. La regia di Tommy Wirkola non è niente male ma il giusto feeling con gli attori (e con lo spettatore) viene a mancare; c'è anche da dire che la sceneggiatura non aiuta.
Nazi zombies! Unfortunately, it never really lives up to its premise.
A movie that knows exactly what it is - a tribute to classic horror with batshit crazy zombie nazis.
The movie struggles to find its own unique voice and is basically going through the motions until the final act where the action, horror and comedy collide for a raucous good time. Bring on the blood splatter, spray, pour, gush and more.
Excited to see where the sequel picks up and takes us. Hopefully it can embrace the best moments from this movie.
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
The 2016 (2nd) edition of the list. You can see the original and more info here.
With a list of…
Richard ba meg om å lage en liste over alle de norske filmene jeg har sett, så her er den.