Dead Snow Review
Written by: alex1176
This is a funny spoof of the zombie genre from the Sam Raimi school of comic gore. A Norwegian import directed by Tommy Wirkola, the movie is about everyone's favorite nightmare; Nazi Zombies! Those who've played "Call of Duty: World at War" may have some practice blowing them up to smithereens, but it's a real kick to watch these undead Nazis get splattered in a feature film. You've never seen so much intestines in one movie, I guarantee you that!
The setup is pure slasher movie formula; a group of young oversexed medical students vacation in a log cabin in the Norwegian mountains. When a stranger tells them a creepy story of strange happenings and Nazis, they easily dimiss his musings. But once the SS show up at their doorstep (as the walking dead), they realize they're in for the fight of their lives. And that's when the real fun begins.
Wirkola lets the on-screen gore fly everywhere. Nazi zombies get sliced up, cut up and shot up. But their victims get it even worse! One literally comes apart in pieces, while another gets his manhood...a, well you see. It's all done in a very cheeky, Raimi-esque way. In fact, the movie is almost an homage to the visually quirky director. Not only are his "Evil Dead" films mentioned, but there's a nod to the scene in "Evil Dead II" when Ash (Bruce Campbell) arms himself for the war to come.
I have no idea why the movie is titled "Dead Snow", but the film is a real hoot for horror comedy fans. It's silly, fun and funny.