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In 2009 Nazi zombies resurfaced (because who could keep these genocidal fuckers down?) in Tommy Wirkola’s Dead Snow. It was a straightforward tale of stolen gold and teenage fodder for the jack-booted undead. Dead Snow 2: Red vs. Dead (review) starts… Continue Reading →
- Heather Buckley
Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: Dec. 9, 2014
Price: DVD $24.98, Blu-ray $34.98
Studio: Well Go USA
Picking up immediately where the original left off, the film wastes no time getting right to the gore-filled action, leaving a bloody trail of intestines in its wake.
Martin (Vegar Hoel) hasn’t had the best vacation. He accidentally killed his girlfriend with an axe. He cut his own arm off with a chainsaw. And his friends still got devoured by a battalion of Nazi zombies. This morning, he woke up in a hospital bed with a new arm – but it’s a super-powered zombie arm that wants to kill him, and anything else it can reach. Martin’s pissed. And with the help of his new Zombie Squad pals (Martin Starr, Jocelyn DeBoer, Ingrid Haas), he’s gonna deliver some »
It may sound crazy but Dead Snow 2 is one of the finest genre films to arrive in 2014. Everything that was awesome about Dead Snow has been amplified and fans are going to absolutely adore this follow up. If you didnt get the chance to see the film in theaters or during its VOD run fret not the film will be headed home on DVD and in a Collectors Edition Bluray December 9th from Well Go USA Entertainment. »
Well Go USA is releasing Dead Snow 2: Red vs. Dead (review) on DVD and Blu-ray at the end of the year, and right now we have a look at the artwork along with all the info you need to… Continue Reading →
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- Steve Barton
Dead Snow 2: Red Vs. Dead
Tommy Wirkola’s 2009 film Dead Snow was a fun time, giving horror fans a gory, Nazi zombie-filled horror comedy that fans seemed to really latch onto. Having temporarily moved on to direct 2013’s Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters, Wirkola returned to the film that made a genre name for himself with this year’s sequel, Dead Snow 2: Red Vs. Dead, featuring a bloodier ride and a cast featuring returning star Vegar Hoel, along with Knocked Up/Silicon Valley‘s Martin Starr, Jocelyn DeBoer (Stuck Like Chuck) and Ingrid Haas (Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World). Personally, I love sequels that begin the moment the first film ends, as it adds a Real follow-up feeling, almost as if both films were one long, gore-filled adventure.
WellGoUSA is set to unleash Dead Snow 2 on December 9th, with both a DVD and special Bluray collector’s edition, featuring »
- Jerry Smith
The Gore-Filled Splatter Comedy Directed by Tommy Wirkola
Debuts on DVD and in a Collector’s Edition Blu-ray Dec. 9
Dubbed “Bigger, brasher, bloodier” by Film Threat’s Brian Tallerico, Dead Snow 2: Red Vs Dead debuts on DVD and in a Collector’s Edition Blu-ray Dec. 9 from Well Go USA Entertainment. The sequel to the cult horror comedy from Director Tommy Wirkola (Dead Snow, Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters) stars Vegar Hoel … Continue reading →
Dead Snow 2: Red Vs. Dead just recently started screening here in the United States and we enjoyed the heck out of it. So, naturally, it is time to talk about Dead Snow 3. Director Tommy Wirkola recently announced he would not be directing the sequel to Hansel And Gretel: Witch Hunters which means his calendar has opened up for other projects. One of those could be the third entry in the Nazi zombie horror series. Speaking with Shock Till You Drop, Wirkola shared some ideas for where the »
- Alex Maidy
Tommy Wirkola isn't ready to put the diabolical, gory world of Dead Snow behind him just yet. He may have a few other projects simmering at the very moment, but if he's allowed to make Dead Snow 3 it's something he is open to.
In an interview with Wirkola to discuss Dead Snow: Red vs. Dead (now in select theaters), the director told Shock Till You Drop...
The post Wirkola is Mulling Over Ideas for Dead Snow 3, Here’s One of Them appeared first on Shock Till You Drop. »
- Ryan Turek
Although he's keeping any additional details a secret for the time being, Tommy Wirkola, the director behind films like Dead Snow and Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters, today dropped a hint to CraveOnline regarding the plot of the upcoming Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters sequel.
"I can only say there's voodoo involved," he teased.
Although Wirkola won't be returning to the director's chair on the sequel, he recently announced that he had completed work on the sequel's screenplay and that the biggest production hurdle is now finding time in star Jeremy Renner's busy schedule.
The post Tommy Wirkola Teases a Voodoo Plotline for Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters 2 appeared first on Shock Till You Drop. »
- Ryan Turek
After a foray into the studio system for Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters, writer/director Tommy Wirkola returns to the indie franchise that he made his name with in Dead Snow 2: Red vs. Dead. If you enjoyed the first film, you'll love this one - it's bigger and better in every way. And if you're unfamiliar with the franchise I'd still suggest giving this one a whirl, it's got some seriously f*cked up moments that will make you gasp and cringe (hopefully with delight). I recently hopped on the phone with Wirkola and Martin Starr (Knocked Up, Silicon Valley) to talk about the film, its increased scope, and the demanding shooting conditions Starr had to endure. We also talk about the new direction Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters 2 will be heading in. Dead Snow 2: Red vs. Dead is currently in theaters and on VOD/iTunes. Read Perri's review and »
- Evan Dickson
Good day, horror fans. Hopefully everyone is still enjoying Halloween displays in stores that haven.t already been completely taken over by the brightly-lit mess that is Christmas. October is a great month for horror releases, and you can find the multi-genre Dracula Untold in theaters now - though you.ll probably have a better time with Tommy Wirkola.s Nazi zombie sequel Dead Snow 2: Red vs. Dead, or possibly Christian E. Christiansen.s cult thriller The Devil.s Hand. The latter two are now out on VOD, and more recent releases await you in the following stories. In smaller news, Alexandre Aja.s Horns, starring Daniel Radcliffe, hit iTunes this past week, ahead of its October 31st release date. The female director-led anthology film Xx . with Jennifer Lynch (Boxing Helena), Mary Harron (American Psycho) and more . has been picked up by Magnet Releasing. The Ring director Gore Verbinski »
It’s been a few years, but the greedy Colonel Herzog and his bloodthirsty troop of Nazi zombies are back with a vengeance in Dead Snow 2: Red vs. Dead.
Picking up exactly where Martin’s (Vegar Hoel) hellish vacation left off, the horror appears to be over as Colonel Herzog (Ørjan Gamst) retrieves his stolen Nazi gold – except for one piece that falls out of the lone survivor’s clothes. Martin barely evades Herzog one last time, but after finding himself far from his icy tomb, the undead Nazi suddenly remembers the mission his platoon was to carry out before being ambushed and killed.
With a new sense of purpose, the zombie battalion sets out with only destruction on their mind, and it’s up to Martin to stop them with the help of a very special weapon in the form of Herzog’s severed arm. Yes, in a series of mishaps, »
- Ben Kenber
Normally I would run from a movie about Nazi zombies that promises a great deal of graphic gore. As it happens, I was obliged to watch Dead Snow 2 as part of my jury duty at Fantastic Fest—and thought it was terrific. I didn’t see its 2009 predecessor, but I can tell you that instead of the one-joke movie I anticipated, director Tommy Wirkola and his co-writers (Stig Frode Henriksen and leading man Vegar Hoel) deliver a wickedly clever screenplay that never runs out of fresh, funny ideas. Their characters meet the grisliest fates, and the camera doesn’t spare any details, but the results are so extreme that they inspire shock and laughter at the same time. A quick recap acquaints...
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- Leonard Maltin
Intense music drama Whiplash, already a big winner at Sundance and the Deauville American Film Festival earlier this year, should drum up plenty of audience interest in its debut this weekend, even though it faces a crowded specialty market that also features several other notable newcomers, including the Bill Murray comedy St. Vincent, Hilary Swank‘s You’re Not You and Jeremy Renner‘s Kill the Messenger. All are what I’d call “big” specialty releases, with big names attached that should attract big attention.
The weekend also includes what I’d call some “small” releases, including documentaries The Overnighters (another Sundance winner) and I Am Ali, about the former heavyweight boxing champion, alongside the Mormon Church-backed Meet the Mormons. All will be clawing for attention in a market that’s seen more than 30 films debut in the past three weeks.
That said, Whiplash should be a real career turner »
- Brian Brooks
Halloween is almost here, which means you've got an appetite for horror: Good thing there are so many vampire, zombie, and serial killer flicks you can watch right now on Netflix.
Whether it's a classic like "Carrie" you want to revisit, an old '80s B movie you never saw or that Jennifer Lawrence thriller you missed at the theater, here are 31 of the best horror movies on Netflix, streaming in all their bloody glory. (Streaming options are subject to change. Check Netflix for latest availability.)
1."Carrie" (1976) R
Forget the recent two remakes (although the latest, with Chloë Grace Moretz, is also available to stream): Brian De Palma's version of Stephen King's novel about a telekinetic high school outcast who wreaks havoc at the prom is the only one you need to see.
2. "World War Z" (2013) PG-13
Remember when everyone predicted what a disaster this Brad Pitt project would be? »
- Sharon Knolle
Dead Again: Wirkola Outstays Welcome of Outlandish Gimmick
For those that were generally amused by Norwegian filmmaker Tommy Wirkola’s breakout festival hit Dead Snow (2009), in which a group of skiers were accosted by a gaggle of Nazi zombies, then avoiding its sequel, Dead Snow 2: Red vs. Dead may be in order if you wish to retain your pleasant memories of the first chapter. Suffering from a rampage of defiant narrative mistakes often administered in unnecessary sequels, this rehash is laconic, unenthusiastic and inherently routine. Now, the motivation of these zombie zealots has to be rationalized and explained to some degree, which only kills the slightly amusing idiocy of the first film—a feeling akin to the difference between joking about an easy target like Christian Scientologists, and then, say, being forced to attend an eight hour seminar that seriously teaches its religious tenets.
Surviving the initial Nazi attack, »
- Nicholas Bell
20th Century Fox have just picked up a comedy slasher with the title Thrill Ride after a pitch from Brendan O’Brien and Andrew Jay Cohen, the writers behind Neighbors (Bad Neighbours here in the UK). The pair will also make this their directorial debut with the horror comedy, but won’t be supplying the script themselves. That job goes to Peter Warren.
The film will see a senior high school class visit an amusement park at the end of a semester, only for people to end up dead. As well as directing, O’Brien and Cohen will produce along with Chernin Entertainment. This won’t be the first time Fox has produced a comedy slasher, as they had a hand in Broken Lizard’s extremely underrated Club Dread back in 2004. Fox will certainly be hoping for some better returns this time around though, as Club Dread only managed $5,000,000 domestically. »
- Luke Ryan Baldock
Excellent use of intestines." For a certain segment of the movie-going audience, that's all the recommendation Dead Snow 2: Red vs. Dead needs. But director Tommy Wirkola's inventiveness with splatter extends well beyond the splash zone. His 2009 breakout, Dead Snow, was in many ways a standard horror siege film: good guys inside the cabin, Nazi zombies outside. After a high-speed recap, Dead Snow 2 broadens the canvas almost immediately. Martin (Vegar Hoel), the original's sole survivor (who chopped his own arm off), wakes up in a hospital with the zombie leader's arm sewn onto his stump...and, Evil Dead–style, it has a mind of its own. Herzog, the chief Nazi, is marching his troops toward a village he'd been ordered to exterminate decades bef »
Plot: After narrowly escaping the horde of nazi zombies that killed his friends, Martin must team with a trio of American zombie hunters and an army of Soviet undead to defeat his decaying nemesis, Herzog. Review: Outrageous, insane, disgusting… and hilarious. There are many words to describe Dead Snow 2: Red Vs. Dead, but none really get to its daffy core quite accurately enough. It's one of those "you have to see it for yourself" experiences. Just »
- Eric Walkuski
Dead Snow 2, 2014.
Directed by Tommy Wirkola
After encountering a unit of Nazi zombies and barely escaping with his life, a terrified Martin (Vegar Hoel) makes his way back to town, but it’s not long until trouble follows him there.
If your film’s pitch ends with an exclamation point then you’re pretty much obliged to deliver on certain ridiculous aspects, and ‘Nazi zombies!’ falls well within those parameters. If nothing else you’ll be able to tell if this is your type of film within roughly ten minutes. Beginning with a recap of the first Dead Snow we pick up exactly where that film left off, with our closest-thing-to-a-hero Martin having escaped the zombies (minus one arm) and struggling to find a way back into town. Unfortunately for Martin he forgot to return all of the hidden Nazi gold which »
- John Lucking
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