Dead Snow (2009)
Reviewed on 2009 August 21
A smart entry in the pretty-young-campers-get-et-by-ghouls genre, with a group of Norwegian twenty-somethings spending their Easter break in an area infested with, of all, things, Nazi zombies.
After a nice, suspenseful night time beginning, set to “In the Hall of the Mountain King” no less, we have a group of students who look like they could have come from an IKEA catalog, excited about their spring break in a cabin in the remote, snowy woods. Martin (Vegar Hoel) is a little worried about his girlfriend Sara (Ane Dahl Torp) — she should have been there already — but no worries. His other friends are there, they have beer cooling, and they have the cabin to themselves, or so they think. Apparently the land was once a Nazi stronghold, and even in death, they don’t want to give up their turf.
Just when you think the whole zombie thing has been done to death, someone comes along and makes a Euro-trash Nazi Zombie flick. Who knew? There are a few clichés, and it’s uneven, going from laughs to gore, but overall it’s unique, and that’s more than a lot of sorry flicks that call themselves horror films can say.
Two chocolate morsels and a Carlsberg.