"Dead Snow (Blu-Ray) (2009)"

Synopsis: A group of Norwegian friends get the scariest history lesson of their lives during a weekend getaway to the snowy town of Øksfjord, where the party is interrupted by throngs of Nazi zombies who once occupied the area. Armed with a machine-gun-equipped snowmobile, the gang fights for survival.

Review: In a sub-genre like nazi zombie films there have been very few of them that have been made that are really worth watching (ie. Outpost (2008) & Shock Waves (1977) ) ,and like those 2 this one is well worth watching. Like a few other films that have came out in the past few years (ie. Severance & Black Sheep) this film takes the horror genre and adds dark comedy elements. An example I can give is when one of the characters is fighting a nazi zombie and he ends up ripping out the zombies intestines and ends up hanging from a cliff by the intestines while fighting off another zombie, well that is one of many scenes I could give as an example. The story in ways is pretty basic, it revolves around a group of people that go out into the country side and stay in a cabin and end up being attacked by a creature of one form or another, but there is some twists thrown in that will leave you wondering what is going to happen next and who will survive the zombie onslaught. When it comes to the gore in the film it is top notch and works quite well, most of it is good old fashion practical gore effects with what seems like CGI blood at times. As far as the cast goes there is a few likable characters especially the movie nerd guy and I think that is because I consider myself a movie nerd. Overall this film really holds up well and stands strong as one of the best films to come out of the nazi zombie genre!


-Daniel Damnation


Director: Tommy Wirkola
Genre: Horror/Zombie
Blu-Ray Release Year: 2010
Theatrical Release Year: 2009
Time Length: 92 mins.
Company: IFC Films

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