Nazi Zombies? Must Be Dead Snow
On Saturday night some friends and I watched Dead Snow, a Norwegian film about a group of medical students who decide to stay in a wooden hut in the middle of the mountains alone (clever) and manage to attract the attention of the evil undead Nazis who prowl the area (even more clever). And yes, the film is exactly as good as it sounds.
Dead Snow is an utterly over-the-top, tongue-in-cheek zombie romp flick filled with plenty of gratuitous violence, blood and gore and a fair mix of horror and comedy. It’s pretty much a mix of Evil Dead, Braindead and Shaun of the Dead. Hmm, I’m detecting a trend for the word “dead” in the title of these movies.
And did I mention it was gory? Yes, well, it is. Very. But it’s so exaggerated that it’s certainly more silly – or rather comedic – than terrifying and the film knows it. It doesn’t take itself very seriously and seems to emulate all of the “classic” zombie films that came before it whilst constantly poking fun at them.
Overall, it was a lot better than I expected it to be. I’m not a big fan of horror movies (I’m far too squeamish) but this one surprised me with it’s mix of comedy and craziness.
Trailer below. Note: although it’s the official trailer, it’s still a tiny bit gory and scary so please don’t watch it if you’re of a sensitive disposition.