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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:
Ich bin ein zombie! 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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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 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 (like a vampire) inhabit graves. They would often out of jealously live in the graves of important men as they often had treasures in them and protect these treasures as if they were their own.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:
Martin:[talking on his cell phone] Hello, 9-1-1? We've been attacked by what look like German zombies from the Second World War! And we set our cabin on fire by accident!
[Jerks phone away from ear]
Martin:*The bitch hung up on me!*
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in Inside the Whore (2012)See more »
Soundtrack:
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75 out of 108 people found the following review useful.
Ich bin ein zombie!, 29 March 2009
Author: ElijahCSkuggs from Happy Land, who lives in a Gumdrop House on Lolly Pop Lane

Heading into Dead Snow I was pretty much expecting a Shaun of the Dead type horror flick. Something with more comedy than horror. Which isn't really the case here. It's consistently filled with small or big jokes, but thankfully it's more horror oriented. I suppose I thought this because of the awesome poster displaying a decapitated half-head of a nazi-zombie lying in the snow giving the onlooker a weird look. Not too mention a dude with a blood-drenched chainsaw behind the head. I'm not the biggest fan of hor-coms, but I was really interested in this one because of the whacky premise. So, was it a blizzard of bliss, or a storm of suckage?

The story revolves around a bunch of medical students getting away for some rest and relaxation during the Easter break. Unknown to them, they've set up camp at the absolute wrong place. Back in the day, evil Nazi's used these hills for an escape route or safe haven way back when, and it's said that this is where they supposedly holed up and eventually died. Well, they ain't all that dead. They look it, but they ain't dead. Our medical students eventually meet these blood-thirsty German maniacs and the red stuff starts flowing. A mad dash for survival ensues, and it all ends up being a 'hail' of a lot of fun.

The flick isn't perfect as it suffers some from small horror clichés, like dumb decision making. But at the same time, they handle these clichés in a somewhat refreshing manner. Some cheap scare tactics are used early on to get you on edge, but those are barely used later on, when violence and creative gore take hold.

Dead Snow really surprised me. I wasn't expecting such a fun flick. The characters were all well-fleshed out, the dialogue well-written and funny, the gore aplenty, the horror nods abundant and awesome (Braindead t-shirts?!), and even the score and soundtrack were good. This should become a pretty big hit for horror fans, well I hope so anyways.

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