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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…
"Hello, 9-1-1? We've been attacked by what look like German zombies from the Second World War! And we set our cabin on fire by accident!"
This movie was kind of awful. I think it was going for a so bad it's good vibe, but mostly it was just bad. The entire first half of the movie is a long exploration of how not to make a horror film. They pull out all of the cliche's in the book. At to that a bunch of characters they at least attempt to develop and about an hour of nothing much happening and you have the first half of this film.
In fairness, the movie really picks up in the second half. When…
Solid with the black comedy and make up effects but rather dull when it comes to story though the characters are fun. Solidly made with campy yet cool concept but something about thus feel just didn't click with me.
Yet another zombie movie, but this one is Norwegian and set in a winter wonderland up in the mountains. Some young guys and girls drive to a secluded cabin for a good time only for the flesh-eating undead to pop out of the snow like a Whac-A-Mole game. Blood sprays, guts fly, a guy decapitates his own arm after a zombie takes a bite out of it—you know the drill. The zombies here are Nazi zombies, leftovers from the occupation of Norway back in World War II, but a zombie's a zombie. They're the same as all other zombies. They just look a little more cool because of the slick uniforms.
It's lightweight, but entertaining enough with no nudity (what the hell, Norway?) and gallons of gore that's more cartoonish than gross. Even the scene where the guy sews up his own bloody neck wound isn't a big deal because the director never goes in for the close-up.
Unbearable to watch. The scene where the girl fucked the fat guy while he took a shit is more retarded than all of the trash gore scenes together
An entry into my "Around the World in 80 movies" list.
A fun, campy horror movie with cheesy gore and some silly dialogue but is still somehow fun to watch and worth checking out on Netflix. I didn't like this movie as much as most seemed to though.
Really painful high concept film that's just boring and inventively gory.
They popped out of the snow! Like daisies!
Decent fun Nazi zombie horror satire...
It was 4 am in the morning and I found it pretty weird to find myself laughing out loud like a choking manatee at some scenes from this movie, more like because I never expected it to be funny. Dead Snow is one heck of zombie movie; it's super-bloody, gory, with chasing scenes, dangling intestines, ripped-apart body, self-amputation, slashing weapons, axes, hatchets, and chainsaw. Not for the fainted heart, obviously, but it was pretty entertaining and fun to watch.
P.S.: The added half-star was for In The Hall Of The Mountain King used as background music for the chasing scene at the opening. I'm pretty biased, yeah, sorry not sorry.
P.P.S.: I'm soooo going to check out the sequel.
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