Notable Cast: Bunch of Norwegians
Review: I love me some zombie movies, and recently the only good ones are being developed overseas. I had heard of this film while it was being shown everywhere but in the States, and have been tracking its availability since. So, of course, when I logged onto Netflix one day and saw this available on Watch Instantly, the next hour and a half of my life were determined. Nazi zombies? Stupid vacation going college students? Chainsaws? Please, this had cult classic written all over it. And boy I was right. Following a group of pre-med students heading to a secluded snow-covered cabin in the mountains, they accidentally stumble upon some hidden treasures. Little do they know the fortune belongs to a group of Nazis who terrorized the nearby town, and their reanimated corpses plan on keeping it. Damn those kids are screwed. Zombies are bad enough…but Nazi zombies?? Zombies with an agenda I guess. The greatest parts of the film emerge because Dead Snow never ever takes itself seriously. Blood is splattered on the pure white snow like an artist splashing a canvas, and I say that in the most sane way possible. It gave me everything I needed for a successful zombie movie. Creative kills, plenty of laughs, gallons of gore, and a fun atmosphere. Best of all, it was fresh. Even just changing plain Jane zombies into evil Nazi zombies. In the most simplest kudos, at least Dead Snow tried to bring something new to the table in a zombie film. The rest was just icing on a tantalizingly delicious cake. There are also a bunch of references to American cinema, which was funny to think how influential we actually are. Characters do terrible Arnold impressions and quote some of our most classic movies. It was a nice little touch thrown in to appease us American viewers. But in all seriousness, Dead Snow is one of my favorite zombie movies, and one of the best zombie films in recent years. It’s filled with tons of B-grade fun and guts, and isn’t afraid to make jokes about itself. Production value was nice and the effects were top-notch, which is big for lesser known horror films. Dead Snow is the real deal, and should be your first choice if you’re looking for some silly zombie filled fun. The only drawback is that it’s subtitled, but I promise it’s worth it.
Netflix Rating: 4/5