It does seem like the world can’t get enough of zombies, but with World War Z heading to the big screen soon it does seem like a bit of zombie fatigue has set in…the undead horse has perhaps been flogged to death, if you will. You might be interested to know, though, that there are still a few zombie films out there that will surprise you. One of those is Dead Snow (Død snø).
Dead Snow is a Norwegian zombie comedy, directed by Tommy Wirkola. I’ll repeat that – Dead Snow is a Norwegian zombie comedy. Interested yet? The film start with the usual cliche of a group of friends who venture to a cabin near Øksfjord who are out to have a party, before they are rudely interrupted by a stranger who tells them tales of a particularly vicious troop of Nazi’s that pillaged and terrorised the area, before being driven into the mountains by the townsfolk, not to be seen again.
This is where our tale starts, and very soon our intrepid gang of young Norwegians are knee-deep in zombie guts, as draugr Nazi’s start attacking. Yeah, that sounds fantastic, doesn’t it? I can assure you, it is. Never taking itself to seriously and having campy fun with the standard horror conventions, Dead Snow brings back the fun to zombie films which tend to take themselves way to seriously lately.
Did I mention the film is deliciously gory? No bottle of tomato sauce is safe as blood and guts are quite prevalent and offer loads of thrills for us zombie fans. Snowmobiles with machine guns, molotov cocktails, decapitations and student debauchery? Dead Snow delivers on everything you can expect from a great horror flick, and I highly recommend it for those of you slightly tired of the Walking Snores.
What are you waiting for? Watch the hell out it!
Last Updated: July 5, 2013