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Dead Snow (2009)

Død snø (original title)
Not Rated | | Comedy, Horror | 9 January 2009 (Norway)
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A ski vacation turns horrific for a group of medical students, as they find themselves confronted by an unimaginable menace: Nazi zombies.

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Several friends take to the mountains and shack-up in the wilderness of back-of-beyond to enjoy a little R & R together, their peace is soon interrupted by a mysterious old man, warning them of a local curse that during the German occupation of the local area that these Nazi invaders were brutal and harsh in their methods of control. Telling of the legend of the villager's revolt that drove them up into the cold, dark mountains where they perished, that is until rumour of their return in the form of zombies, evil Nazi zombies. Written by Cinema_Fan

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Taglines:

Ein! Zwei! Die!

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Comedy | Horror

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Budget:

$800,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$5,363 (USA) (19 June 2009)

Gross:

$41,709 (USA) (24 July 2009)
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Trivia

The Nazi zombies in this film are a combination of typical zombies in popular culture and ancient Norse mythical beings known as draug. A draug is a undead being who would inhabit graves, often the graves of important men, as they often had treasures in them. A draug would protect these treasures as if they were their own. See more »

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When Vegard first begins searching for Sara, as he is riding through the area there is one scene with visible sled tracks from previous takes. See more »

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[last lines]
Martin: Oh fuck.
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References April Fool's Day (1986) See more »

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Singel Og Dopa
Written by Stig Prode Henriksen, Bjorn Terje Heggeli, Bjornar Strom, Orjan Gamst, and Tage Guddingsmo
Performed by L.A. Lapplanders
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Almost on par with Shaun of the Dead as far as zombie comedies go!
7 May 2009 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

Tommy Wirkola sure knows how to make a zombie film! Not only does he reference many classic zombie films, but in turn he makes his own unique spin on the zombie tale and he does it well. The plot has striking resemblance to many slashers, as it starts off with a group of medical students taking a ski vacation. However, it takes a turn with random when Nazi Zombies decide to ruin their fun in order to take back their stolen treasures. Dead Snow has many things going for it apart from its odd story; it is well written and directed, all the actors are very good and the gore levels are extremely high and rival almost every modern zombie flick.

It goes to show that foreign horror (especially European) is loads better than most American trash released. This film comes from Norway and is a shining example. Simple in its execution, with a group of like-able characters, a witty script and much disemboweling and de-limbing, Dead Snow is one of the year's best horror films and should make its way into many Top lists soon enough.

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