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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!
Norwegian film makers get it. This is how to make a cool movie; balance the humor and horror, special effects that don't over power the movie, and most importantly: actors that care what they are doing and do it well!
An gore filled comedy in it's last 20 minutes and a plodding basic horror for it's first hour. Surprisingly boring.
The Germans give it a hell of a go despite not totally succeeding (see WW2).
The problem is they are attempting to match Shaun of the Dead (something I feel is overrated to begin with) yet they forget that Germans are not inherently funny people and the humor falls flat.
Still, undead Nazi stormtroopers are always an irresistible concept and I cannot stand snow bums.
That sex scene is the most horrible moment in the whole film.
Halfway decent horror flick that gets its laughs primarily from the premise of Nazi zombies searching for their gold. There's nothing all that special about it and the dialogue doesn't seem to even try for much cleverness, but I appreciate the gore work (one of the characters wears a Braindead t-shirt and the moment I saw that, I knew what kind of director I was dealing with) and it's generally well made. Also notable, though: this functions much more like a slasher film than a zombie movie, as the zombies clearly show the ability to strategize and communicate. They have a purpose in mind; they're not just brainless hunks of flesh stumbling around looking for brains.
To be honest, this…
I honestly did not think I would like this movie, because horror comedy can be a hit or a miss with me, but I ended up loving every minute of this film from start to finish! :) I didn't even mind that it was in Russian and I had to read subtitles. lol I'm going to have to get around to watching Dead Snow 2!
Hooptober 3.0 - Film #23
Fulfilled criteria: a film from another country-Norway (3/6 countries)
Another 'teenagers in a remote cabin' premise gets a bit of an update with the addition of zombie WWII nazis. A bit of a slow burn with some cheesy elements including a random man showing up out of nowhere to warn them and the deliberate scenes of the characters going off on their own. Once the action starts, it's more promising and it seemed for a moment a new Ash-type (Evil Dead) was born in the character of Vegard (Lasse Valdal) but overall Dead Snow was not incredibly cohesive.
Like many a film before it, Dead Snow features a bunch of youngsters, off for some partying and pairing up in the country, who encounter unimaginable horror from beyond the grave. The twists? That country is Norway, and that horror arrives thanks to … Nazi zombies.
In other zombie films, there is a lingering sense of empathy even for the face-biting, entrail-eating undead. These were, after all, people once, and there’s a tragedy in their transition to the monstrous. Dead Snow isn’t having any of that! Nazi zombies elicit no such touchy-feely emotions, so, once the film finally gets going, it is all in on the gore.
A hilarious set-piece involves one protagonist dangling from a cliff by the bloody, unspooled intestines of a zombie. Only you can determine whether that sounds like a good time at the movies.
kind of lame and really only has the nazi zombie novelty going for it
Splatstick fun in the Evil Dead, early Peter Jackson variety. By the tenth time someone's intestines get pulled out however, I started to drift off...
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