Zombie movies are cool, itís that simple! Best of all, this is a
world wide phenomenon and although the majority of these tales come out
of the US, other countries have also joined in such as Englandís Dead
Set and Spainís REC. And yes, thereís been quite a few bad ones as well
and when I heard there was a zombie movie about Naziís, I was almost
sold, except that this flick comes from Norway but thankfully when the
gore starts, the subtitles become a thing of the past.
Snow follows all the archetypes of this genre, however with the
inclusion of German zombie Naziís, it puts a unique twist on the
mythology, meshing the atrocities of World War II with the undead. The
story itself revolves around a group of eight medical students who go
away on a long weekend and more specifically to a secluded destination
in the woods.
first curve ball is thrown into the story when one of the students
decides to hike to this cabin, with the rest of the group driving. When
the seven university students arrive, they begin their weekend of
frivolities with beer and fun but when their friend does not arrive,
things begin to go, especially when a stranger turns up. This stranger
tells them of lost Nazi gold and more specifically horror stories about
German soldiers and thus... Dead Snow begins!
though the characterisation in the film is quite clichťd and predictable
at times, director Wirkola manages to keep the story interesting by
adding some black comedy into the story and of course the amazing
cinematography of Norway itself.
stars of Dead Snow are the zombies themselves that are only made cooler
by their hideous link to the Third Reich as the blood bath commences and
unlike traditional zombie movies, these run as fast as those in the
remake of Dawn of the Dead which makes the action even more nerve
end of the day, the gore runs free in Dead Snow, although not as stomach
turning as some films but Wirkola manages to create a very entertaining
zombie movie from Europe, although I wish a bit more background
information was given about these Nazis. Even so, if youíre after a
thoroughly enjoyable and at times adrenaline pumping horror film, than
this is definitely the killer movie for you!
yes I almost peed my pants!
Making of DEAD SNOW
Cast and crew at Sundance
Make up featurette
Special effects featurette