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Dead Snow (2009) More at IMDbPro »Død snø (original title)

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Dead Snow -- This is the teaser trailer for Dead Snow, a horror film in which Norwegian vacationers encounter Nazi Zombie at a remote, wintry locale.
Dead Snow -- A ski vacation turns horrific for a group of teenagers, as they find themselves confronted by an unimaginable menace: Nazi zombies.

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Director:
Writers:
Tommy Wirkola (written by) and
Stig Frode Henriksen (written by)
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Release Date:
9 January 2009 (Norway) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Ein! Zwei! Die!
Plot:
A ski vacation turns horrific for a group of medical students, as they find themselves confronted by an unimaginable menace: Nazi zombies. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Awards:
1 win & 1 nomination See more »
User Reviews:
Norwegian Native Splatter Art See more (202 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (complete, awaiting verification)

Vegar Hoel ... Martin

Stig Frode Henriksen ... Roy
Charlotte Frogner ... Hanna
Lasse Valdal ... Vegard
Evy Kasseth Røsten ... Liv

Jeppe Beck Laursen ... Erlend
Jenny Skavlan ... Chris

Ane Dahl Torp ... Sara
Bjørn Sundquist ... Turgåer
Ørjan Gamst ... Oberst Herzog
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Steinar Kaarstein ... Nazi Zombie (uncredited)
Caroline Thielemann ... Nazi Zombie (uncredited)

Tommy Wirkola ... Dying Zombie (uncredited)

Directed by
Tommy Wirkola 
 
Writing credits
Tommy Wirkola (written by) and
Stig Frode Henriksen (written by)

Produced by
Magne Ek .... executive producer
Tomas Evjen .... producer
Jan-Erik Gammleng .... supervising producer
Espen Horn .... executive producer
Ingrid Lill Høgtun .... supervising producer
Kjetil Omberg .... executive producer
Terje Strømstad .... producer
Harald Zwart .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Christian Wibe 
 
Cinematography by
Matthew Weston  (as Matthew Bradley Weston)
 
Film Editing by
Martin Stoltz 
 
Casting by
Andrea Brabin 
 
Production Design by
Liv Ask 
 
Set Decoration by
Morten Jakobsen 
 
Costume Design by
Linn Henriksen 
 
Makeup Department
Lene Bruksås .... special makeup effects
Kjetil Flateby .... hair stylist
Elisabeth Lusie Haugan .... special makeup effects (as Elisabeth Haugan Sørensen)
Per Steinar Hoftun .... special makeup effects artist
Steinar Kaarstein .... prosthetic makeup artist
Steinar Kaarstein .... special makeup effects
Shino Kotani .... special makeup effects artist
Ragnhild Prestholt .... special makeup effects
Janne Røhmen .... makeup artist
Gudmund Saksvik .... special makeup effects
 
Production Management
Benedicte Aubert Ringnes .... production manager
 
Art Department
Ørjan Gamst .... storyboard artist
Reinert Kiil .... property breakdown
Geir Tore Kirknes .... carpenter
Rick Marr .... props designer
 
Sound Department
Cato Lauvli .... foley artist
Tom Erik Lie .... boom operator
Kjetil Trøan .... sound
Kjetil Trøan .... supervising sound editor
Gisle Tveito .... re-recording mixer
Alberto Gallo .... mix engineer: italian version (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Kevin Carter .... special effects contact lenses
Dan Erik Heggelund .... pyrotechnician
Hummer Højmark .... special effects (as Hummer Høimark)
Carl Oscar Meyer Johansen .... special effects
Steinar Kaarstein .... blood effects
Lars Kolding Andersen .... special effects
Rolf Arild Mikkelsen .... creature effects (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
Fredrik Arntzen .... compositor
Georgina Garcia Fiskerud .... online assistant
Daniel Flehner Heen .... online technician
Kristin Hellebust .... visual effects producer
Tom Joelsen .... production manager: visual effects
Bryan Jones .... visual effects supervisor: Storm Studios
Henrik Karlsson .... compositor
Samuel Karlsson .... compositor
Hans Jørgen Kjærnet .... tech support
Nikolai Lockertsen .... digital matte painter
Morten Moen .... compositor
Sindre Nauff .... tech support
Espen Nordahl .... compositor
Magnus Pettersson .... visual effects artist
Ghislain Rio .... colorist
Olav Skogøy .... photographer: visual effects camera
Otto Thorbjørnsen .... compositor
Erik Ødegård .... digital matte painter
Monica Østbø Østgård .... production assistant: visual effects
 
Stunts
Bas Altena .... stunt climber
Tom Roger Brumoen .... stunts
Johannes Eilertsen .... stunts
Kristoffer Jørgensen .... stunt coordinator
Kristoffer Jørgensen .... stunts
Steinar Kaarstein .... stunt performer
Glen Levy .... stunts
Joe Perez .... stunts
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Odd Haugsnes .... first assistant camera
Mathis Ståle Mathisen .... second unit: cinematographer
Sveinung Svendsen .... still photographer
Benedicte Tverbak .... assistant camera
Espen Zubi .... grip
 
Editorial Department
Cato Lauvli .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
Christian Wibe .... musician
Christian Wibe .... score producer
 
Other crew
Maria Elisabeth Angell .... production assistant
Kenneth Olaf Hjellum .... script supervisor
Martin Hykkerud .... production assistant
Lasse Selvli .... runner
Sveinung Svendsen .... production assistant
Huma Khan .... legal post production (uncredited)
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Død snø" - Norway (original title)
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Runtime:
USA:91 min | Norway:90 min
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1.85 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Australia:R18+ | Canada:18A (British Columbia/Ontario) | Canada:14A (Manitoba) | Finland:K-18 (2012 reform re-rating) | Finland:K-15 (TV) (2011) | Finland:K-18 (DVD) (2009) | France:16 (DVD rating) | Germany:18 | Italy:VM14 | Netherlands:16 | New Zealand:R16 | Norway:15 | Singapore:R21 | Spain:16 | Sweden:15 | UK:18 | USA:Not Rated
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
Originally it was going to be called "Rød Snø" (or Red Snow in English), as an homage to the Swedish/Norwegian mini-series with the same name.See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: When zombies rip one of the men apart, it's very obvious that the legs they are holding are from a mannequin.See more »
Quotes:
Erlend:[In English, quoting Indiana Jones] Fortune and glory, kid... Fortune and glory.See more »
Movie Connections:
Soundtrack:
Roald Og LenaSee more »

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45 out of 73 people found the following review useful.
Norwegian Native Splatter Art, 19 April 2009
Author: Coventry from the Draconian Swamp of Unholy Souls

The mandatory circumstances to watch a movie like "Dead Snow" are as follows: at a horror themed festival amongst hundreds of outrageously enthusiast and derailed fellow genre fanatics - preferably at 3am on a weekend night – and surrounded by booze and snacks. If this shouldn't be possible, try and gather as many friends together for a drunken movie night, but whatever you do, don't watch this cheerfully repugnant and positively demented movie all by yourself as it is too much of a crowd-pleaser! The formula of laugh-evoking zombie splatter movies isn't new (even Nazi zombie movies have been done before, for example "Shock Waves" and "Zombie Lake"), but spirited and ambitious young filmmakers never cease to invent original variations on the sub genre. Norwegian director Tommy Wirkola took his cast & crew high up north, for a splatter film in a beautiful and isolated snowy setting. A group of medical students – that are also die-hard horror movie freaks – trek to a remote mountain cabin for a weekend of snow scooter fun, drinking and casual sex. The first night of their arrival already, they receive a visit from a mysterious and grumpy old local who tells them a grotesquely absurd story about sinister events that occurred in the area near the end of WWII. The atmospheric tale says that fed up villagers combined forces and chased their Nazi occupants into the mountains where they all froze to death. The clique laughs away the warnings, but subsequently discovers a box of old coins that promptly resurrects an army of Nazi soldiers in a far developed state of decomposition. The first half of "Dead Snow" is slow-paced, atmospheric and full of little tributes to classic zombie movies; particularly "The Evil Dead" movies. The students are standard horror stereotypes, including the nerd and the blond bimbo, and thus the first half also contains childish pranks and gratuitous sex sequences. As soon as the Nazi zombies emerge, however, "Dead Snow" is a non-stop spitfire of blood, gore and intestines. Apparently the production of this film required 450 liters of fake blood, and that isn't nearly so surprising if you watch the end result. There's chainsaw action, decapitations, rope pulling with intestines, axe murders, machine gun concerts and disembowelment. The effects are top-notch in spite of the obvious budgetary restrictions, and the make up art on the zombies is very impressive. The rotting uniformed corpses look quite menacing, especially their leader. The snowy landscapes are beautiful picture to behold, although it's even more amusing to see the white snow color red with blood! Tommy Wirkola is a clearly talented director and hopefully a promising long career awaits him.

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