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War of the Dead -- Captain Martin Stone is leading a finely-trained, elite platoon of Allied soldiers as they attack an enemy bunker. Underestimating their enemy's strength, they are quickly beaten back into the forest. As they try to regroup, they are suddenly attacked by the same soldiers they had just killed a few minutes earlier.
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Barr B. Potter (co-writer)
Marko Mäkilaakso (screenplay)
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Release Date:
4 May 2012 (Finland) See more »
A platoon of American and Finnish soldiers is driven deep into a Russian forest where its Captain discovers a terrifying secret. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Utterly terrible See more (19 total) »


  (in credits order)

Andrew Tiernan ... Captain Martin Stone

Jouko Ahola ... Captain Niemi

Samuel Vauramo ... Kolya
Mikko Leppilampi ... Lieutenant Laakso

Andreas Wilson ... Assistant
Antti Reini ... Sergeant Halonen
Magdalena Górska ... Dasha

Mark Wingett ... David Selzman

Andrius Paulavicius ... Russian soldier
Geoffrey T. Bersey ... Old man
Tomas Ereminas ... Nazi zombie soldier
Teemu Eriksson ... Medic
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Alden Anderson ... Russian Soldier (uncredited)
Marko Mäkilaakso ... Corporal Jackson (uncredited)

Directed by
Marko Mäkilaakso  (as Marko Makilaakso)
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Marko Mäkilaakso  screenplay
Marko Mäkilaakso  story
Barr B. Potter  co-writer

Produced by
Alessandro Fracassi .... executive producer
Robert Little .... executive producer (as Robbie Little)
Marko Mäkilaakso .... co-producer (as Marko Makilaakso)
Barr B. Potter .... producer
Ramunas Skikas .... producer
Joel Soisson .... co-producer
Original Music by
Neal Acree 
Joel Goldsmith 
Cinematography by
Hannu-Pekka Vitikainen 
Film Editing by
Michael J. Duthie 
Casting by
Robin Gurland 
Production Design by
Algis Garbaciauskas 
Art Direction by
Darius Bastys 
Audrius Dumikas 
Kari Kankaanpää 
Set Decoration by
Dalia Pranckenaite 
Costume Design by
Daiga Rybakoviene 
Makeup Department
Egle Mikalauskaite .... makeup designer
Production Management
Darius Jarasunas .... production manager
Milda Leipute .... production supervisor
Chris F. Woods .... post-production supervisor (as Christopher Francis Woods)
Inga Zavoronok .... unit manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Laura Stankeviciute .... second assistant director
Boris Taskov .... first assistant director
Art Department
Barry Atkinson .... development artist
Julius Baratinskis .... painter
Arturas Cerkauskas .... props
D'Ubaldi Cinzia .... digital artist
Aurelijus Gaidelionis .... assistant property master
Kari Kankaanpää .... development artist
Arturas Kmitas .... props on set
Ramunas Rastauskas .... property master
Sarune Tautvaisaite .... props on set
Sound Department
Steven Avila .... sound designer
Trip Brock .... supervising sound editor
Rob Embrey .... post sound coordinator
Peter D. Lago .... sound designer
Peter D. Lago .... sound effects editor
Zdenek Manych .... boom operator
Greg Mauer .... foley mixer
Rene Mikan .... sound mixer
Rick Owens .... foley artist
Owen Peterson .... sound engineer
Alexander Pugh .... sound effects editor
Mark A. Rozett .... sound re-recording mixer
Jason Shaffer .... sound effects editor
Bryon Speller .... dialogue editor
Steven Utt .... sound recordist
Kelly Vandever .... sound re-recording mixer
Brian S.M. Wroth .... adr editor
Brian S.M. Wroth .... dialogue editor
Special Effects by
Darius Cicenas .... special effects supervisor
Volker Lorig .... special effects supervisor
Visual Effects by
Alden Anderson .... visual effects
Magno Borgo .... digital paint artist
John Bowers .... visual effects
Erik Dehkhoda .... visual effects artist
Rob Geddes .... digital paint artist
Justas Giedraitis .... visual effects supervisor
Alyssa Gobelle .... visual effects intern
Chad Goei .... visual effects supervisor
Georg Kaltenbrunner .... visual effects
Christopher Knight .... visual effects artist
Nicholas Lambert .... digital paint artist
Brandon Miletta .... cg supervisor
Charles Pina .... digital paint artist
James Pina .... roto/paint supervisor
Raminta Poskute .... visual effects producer
Jonathan Sims .... visual effects artist
Tomas Ereminas .... stunt coordinator
Regimantas Ivickas .... stunt performer
Jevgenij Kirilov .... stunts
Leonid Kotik .... stunts
Bogdan Kumshatsky .... stunts
Robert Martinkevic .... stunt rider
Ruta Nemaniene .... horse wrangler
Arturas Nemanis .... horse master
Andrej Riabokon .... stunt performer
Grigorij Strelec .... stunt rider
Camera and Electrical Department
Linas Dikcius .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Vytaitas Gudlevicius .... key grip
Zdislav Jagelo .... electrician
Rolandas Joneliukstis .... first assistant camera
Alexandre Lehmann .... additional photography
Marko Mäkilaakso .... camera operator
Jerzy Palacz .... camera operator
Audrius Zelenius .... second assistant camera
Casting Department
Donatas Simukauskas .... casting assistant
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Aldona Levandaviciené .... wardrobe supervisor
Editorial Department
Andrea Baracca .... colorist
Baron Kimble .... assistant editor
Music Department
James Baxter .... music editor
George Gallegos .... music supervisor
Other crew
Jelena Grishina .... trainee script supervisor
Lon Haber .... publicity department
Loreta Liesyté .... script supervisor
Salvatore Ricciardi .... scan operator
Rasa Vilkaityté .... production coordinator
Lloyd Kaufman .... special thanks
Stan Lee .... special thanks

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"War of the Dead - Stone's War" - International (English title) (alternative title)
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86 min
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »

Did You Know?

According to writer/director Marko Makilaakso, the film is a love letter to Action films of the 80s, like "Rambo", "American Ninja", "Terminator" and "Indiana Jones".See more »
Revealing mistakes: In the middle of movie when the pack is going down the stairs the man in lead has a lighter burning. It is obvious a flashlight is directed at actors to create more light ambiance.See more »


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5 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
Utterly terrible, 23 January 2013
Author: pincushion-581-874440 from United Kingdom

Yet again another staggeringly bad entry under the zombie banner. The movie has zero character development which leaves the viewer with nothing to care about. The writers should have watched predator or at least the first 15 minutes, it's a master class in how to set up the protagonists. Add to this the thinnest plot imaginable and you really are left with something you purely just stare at for 90 minutes.

This means all that is left are the action sequences. I was often left wondering what the hell was going on and who was killing who. Action scenes were messily shot and in between you were given little more motive than let's drive this car over there to the next scene. The director clearly had been brushing up on his band of brothers and private Ryan as the film does mimic their look but only to a degree. The scene from Ryan where the Jewish soldier and German soldier wrestle over the knife was practically lifted wholesale and chucked in, laughable.

These were not zombies, Nazi or otherwise. More like mutants.

To address the "if you love zombie movies, you'll love this" or genre lovers (zombie or horror). I ask you this, why would you like or love this? It's terrible. I love zombies and horror, so much that this film irritated me. You may love zombies too but if you rate this at all you also simply like awful films too. That's fine but this particular film is a disservice to an already struggling genre. Avoid this watch Dead Snow.

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