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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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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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  (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 »
Miscellaneous: In World War II Finland only collaborated with Germany in 1941 after Finland had already been attacked by the Soviet Union in 1939. Finland only retook the land ceded at the end of the Winter War. US citizens did assist Finland in the Winter War against Soviet Union (as ambulance drivers) and UK and USA both supported Finland at this time.See more »


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20 out of 24 people found the following review useful.
They're coming to get you, sergeant..., 29 May 2012
Author: Paul Magne Haakonsen from Denmark

I found "War of the Dead" by sheer coincidence. I had never heard about it prior to accidentally stumbling on it. And the cover of the DVD made me pick it up and give it a go, as I do enjoy zombie movies. And zombie Nazis, well it just doesn't get any better!

Now, I will say that "War of the Dead" is unlike most other zombie movies that I have seen in my life. It has that whole "Band of Brother" / "Saving Private Ryan" feel to it, with the impressions that you are right there in the action with the soldiers. I liked that about the movie, because it is a cool thing. And taking place during World War II, but with zombies running around, well that is just an interesting concept. Sure it is used in other movies, such as "Outpost" and "Død Snø" ("Dead Snow") for example, but still it worked out quite well in "War of the Dead".

One thing did puzzle me, and that was why Americans were there helping out the Finnish soldiers. That just didn't strike me as very plausible. But hey, it is just a fictional movie. Moving on, some of the accents throughout the movie were also a bit on the less impressive side.

Effect-wise, then I found "War of the Dead" to be quite good. The movie had a heap of action with guns and explosions. But for a zombie movie, then the gore and actual mayhem caused by the zombies was a bit tame. Especially because the zombies were agile and running around, a feature in zombie movies that I am not a fan of. (Yeah, I am a Romero-zombie fan to the very core!) And also the zombies seemed to be capable of some brain activity, as they were able to do intricate fighting and blocking in brawling. And when the zombies jumped down from those tall trees, then I was ready to find something else to watch (but I didn't, I gave "War of the Dead" a fair chance). What was that all about? So now zombies climb 10-15 meters up into trees to hide and ambush those coming past? That was just too ridiculous.

The feeling of the atmosphere in the movie was really one of the better things that was working to pull the movie up. Because it was a great mixture of "Band of Brothers" but mixed with the gritty places and narrow corridors that you had in the first two original "Resident Evil" games. And that worked out so well, because it really put on a brooding sense of being in the wrong place at the wrong time.

I think that the people they had put in the movie in the various roles were actually doing good jobs with their roles. And it was refreshing to see a movie with no familiar faces popping up. The one who put on the most impressive and memorable performance in the movie was Samuel Vauramo (playing Kolya).

As for a zombie movie, then don't expect the classical Romero type zombies in the movie, and don't except to see a lot of gore and mayhem, and don't expect to see any real decomposition in the animated corpses either. So if you put these expectations aside, then "War of the Dead" is actually a good, wholesome entertaining movie from Finnish director Marko Mäkilaakso.

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