Dead Snow (2009, Norway)

deadsnowThey’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!

ZombieZoneNews rating:

4.0/5

Dead Snow (2009, Norway), reviewed by Don of the Dead on 2010-02-28T12:20:28+00:00 rating 4.0 out of 5
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Don of the Dead was once a fun loving family man with his own law practice. Now, as a member of the undead, he focuses his attention on his fellow undead. Don resides in Rhode Island, USA. ZZN Webmaster. He can be reached by email here.

Frightful Discussion

  1. deadicus snowus says:

    I recently saw this,and i loved the dark humor. The actors were presented in a serious way though, making it even funnier! Another cool thing was all the references to other great horror movies. The day after i saw this i went to eat dinner at my norwegian neighbor’s house. the song from the fight scene at the end started playing on his ipod speakers! Apparently, the lyrics mean something in the context of
    TODAY IS A WONDERFUL DAY.
    YES TODAY IS A WONDERFUL DAY. TODAY IS MY DAY, WHAT A WONDERFUL DAY!

  2. I totally agree! The subtitles were a definte bumer, but having actually watched the film, it was incredible! It had pretty much everything a good zombie film asks for; interesting deaths, good-looking women, endless zombies, and tons of blood! Very worth checking out for zombie lovers

  3. I totally agree! The subtitles were a definte bumer, but having actually watched the film, it was incredible! It had pretty much everything a good zombie film asks for; interesting deaths, good-looking women, endless zombies, and tons of blood! Very worth checking out for zombie lovers

  4. Sophie Melanson says:

    When I heard “Nazi Zombies”, I thought “sweet deal”. The I found out there were subtitles.. and I hate having to read subtitles during movies. But I can say, this is the one movie I actually did’nt mind reading subtitles for. It was a frikken awesome film!

  5. Betty Jordan says:

    There's nothing like frozen Nazi zombies. It looks really good. The trailer makes you wonder, "wait a minute , do you think anyone survived?"

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