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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:
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User Reviews:
A crowdpleasing mix of chills, thrills and chainsaw dismemberments for all the family. See more (191 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 
 
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
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 .... sound re-recording mixer
 
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
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
 

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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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Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Australia:R | 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) | 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:
The English translation of the town Øksfjord is Axefjord.See more »
Goofs:
Anachronisms: One of the zombies (one of the two chasing the girl up the tree) is wearing a white (snow) camouflage jacket. The jacket shows plastic parts (or is completely made out of plastic) which can only be found at modern day jackets. Maybe the zombie took it away from a earlier victim but as all the others wear "original" war gear this is supposed to be a WWII Jacket - and is way too modern.See more »
Quotes:
Herzog:Rise!See more »
Movie Connections:
References Evil Dead II (1987)See more »
Soundtrack:
Ode to JoySee more »

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49 out of 79 people found the following review useful.
A crowdpleasing mix of chills, thrills and chainsaw dismemberments for all the family., 28 March 2009
Author: chaos-rampant from Greece

Last year Sweden stormed the horror front with an introspective, brooding character piece that doubletimed as a stylish vampire flick in the form of LET THE RIGHT IN. This year it's Norway's turn in the Scandinavian horror helm with DEAD SNOW. If the former retained some of the glacial minimalism of their fellow countryman and all-around venerable cinema giant Ingmar Bergman, Wikola's zombie slasher flick isn't too proud to have a chubby horror fan sporting a BRAINDEAD tshirt make out with a horny chicka in an outhouse while nazi zombies stalk the perimeters about.

Wearing its influences on the proverbial sleeve with the same cheering aplomb the characters discuss movies like Friday THE 13TH and EVIL DEAD, keeping tongue firmly in (someone's) cheek and regularly closing its eye to the audience in conspiratorial agreement, DEAD SNOW is a consistently entertaining little slasher flick even if with hardly an original bone in its body. Hearkening back to a long tradition of youth-gone-wild-in-the-middle-of-nowhere horror flicks and substituting the usual assortment of demons, hillbillies or cannibals that usually populate these movies with nazi zombies fresh thawed-out from their icy graves, the movie strikes a careful balance between the cartoonish and the horrific, while remaining bloody enough (even with CGI blood) to satisfy gore enthusiasts.

That's not to say the movie is without faults. It's baffling how, out of the elaborate mythology and various occult theories that surround the Nazis, the writer manages to come with the most flimsy, pedantic of backstories for the zombies. A little research would've gone a long way to turn it into something more interesting. While the build-up in the first half is carried on the backs of actors who make up for their lack of great acting chops with genuine chemistry, the second half can be a bit aimless and meandering. You can run in the woods from zombies only for so long. When the characters put up a fight though, chainsaw and hammer in hand, it's as good as it's ever been.

Overall a surprisingly entertaining, competently made movie that hides its relative low-budget behind a professional look and fan enthusiasm. Bound to be one of the crowdpleasing horror-comedies of the year even if it veers closer to forgettable than great in the long run.

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