They’re not just Nazi Zombie’s, they’re frozen Nazi Zombies. Dead Snow is visually stunning, beautifully landscaped, and starts off with one of my favorite opening scenes. This Norwegian import is far above your “B-Zombie movie” and easily gets into my personal favorite list.
It’s Evil Dead meets Shawn of the Dead! An isolated ski vacation in the mountains of Norway turns horrific for a group of medical students, as they find themselves confronted by an unimaginable menace: Nazi zombies. The party soon encounters a strange old man, who tells the group story. Toward the end of World War 2, a group of hated Nazis are driven out into the isolated wilderness, the very wilderness where the group now stays. The Nazis are left to die a cold, slow, death. Of course, the group thinks he’s nuts. Eventually, yes, you guessed it, the frozen Nazis come back with a vengeance.
I thought Dead Snow was really well done. The suspense level was perfect, and the story was great. There were no evil Zombie vultures, no flaw to speak off. The Zombie effects were spot-on. A fun, suspenseful Zombie movie, ending in a blood soaked frenzy that would do Braindead proud.
I often try do find nuggets of knowledge in each Zombie film I see. Something that might better prepare me for the Inevitable Zombie Apocalypse. In Dead Snow I learned that camping alone in the Nazi Zombie infested wilderness is not conducive to a long life. Nor is using an an outhouse alone.
Overall, a must see Zombie movie. Now with me: ein, zwei, dei!