I’ve spent the better part of my life studying film, it is my drug. So if film is a drug horror films are my crack. I like ‘em with a cheap and a fast high. Campy horror with a crazy amount of pop culture references to other horror films this really gets me going. Thankfully this is one of them.
Two words Nazi Zombies. F*cking fantastic. Two more words Drunk Co-Eds. Even more Fantastic. Smash these two together and you have Dead Snow. It’s completely idiotic and goofy, but it’s my crack. You have heard the set up before; college students go to a remote cabin and discover Nazi-Zombies. The ultimate villains. I think that I have figured out why it is so fun to watch the buckets and buckets of blood splashed at the screen. We hate both the heroes and villains. Watching them get butchered is just fun.
Well as Zombie film fanatic the Nazi Zombie is easily the most evil of Zombie. Our protagonist is easily the worst most unintelligent and horny college student ever created. So in every scene of the film the viewer is just waiting for the next splash of comical gore.
For those who don’t know horror has become a breeding ground for great comedy and zombies always are grounds for some comedic moments. This film is no different it all plays like a cartoon much like Evil Dead 2 (Sam Raimi) or Dead Alive (Peter Jackson). Like a cartoon the film’s plot is completely incoherent and without explanations. But any logic may have ruined the fun.
Behind Dead Snow
A nice inclusion. The cast and crew goofing around.
Sounds of Dead Snow
Toilet paper rolls make great zombie voices.
Burning the Cabin
Footage from a cut scene that was too dark.
A short segment about the virtual effects of the film. Kind of short.
Madness in the West!
Directors travelogue about going to Sundance. Fun.
Madness in the North!
Great extensive doc about the trials and tribulations of directing the film. This was great but ran long at about an hour. But really shows how to make a low budget film.
There are also trailers and outtakes.
Ratings are based on a 5-star scale
Four buckets of blood out of Five.
Review by Bro’ B – Ben
Thank you to IFC Films and Foundry Communications for providing a copy of Dead Snow [Blu-ray] for this review. We were in no way compensated for this post and all opinions are strictly our own.