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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Tommy Wirkola
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Complete credited cast:
Vegar Hoel ... Martin
Stig Frode Henriksen ... Roy
Charlotte Frogner ... Hanna
Lasse Valdal ... Vegard
Evy Kasseth Røsten Evy Kasseth Røsten ... Liv
Jeppe Beck Laursen ... Erlend
Jenny Skavlan ... Chris
Ane Dahl Torp ... Sara
Bjørn Sundquist ... Turgåer
Ørjan Gamst ... Oberst Herzog
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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 and R together. Their peace is soon interrupted by a mysterious old man who informs them that during WWII, Nazi invaders of the area were brutal and harsh in their methods of control until, according to a legend, a villager's revolt drove the invaders up into the cold, dark mountains, where they perished. But now there's the rumor that they returned in the form of zombies --evil Nazi zombies. Written by Cinema_Fan

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Taglines:

Ein! Zwei! Die!

Genres:

Comedy | Fantasy | Horror

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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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 »

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Herzog is described and credited as a Colonel. However, he wears a cap with a Totenkopf insignia, making him a member of the Totenkopfverbände (since 1941 part of the Waffen-SS). In the SS, he would have been addressed as Standartenführer. See more »

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Erlend: [In English, quoting Indiana Jones] Fortune and glory, kid... Fortune and glory.
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Alternate Versions

DEAD SNOW 1+2 [Fan-Edit] - The Final Redemption (2014) is a Fan-Edited back-2-back double feature [Runtime 03:05:45]. As detailed here: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2832470/alternateversions?ref_=tttrv_ql_5 Using all-original audio [no dubbing] and subtitled throughout (for the English-speaking audience) only where needed - ie; Norwegian parts. The films meet at the point when Herzog smashes Martin's car window. See more »

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References The Evil Dead (1981) See more »

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NR2
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Nazi zombies slumming in the Norwegian snow
29 October 2012 | by Quebec_DragonSee all my reviews

Zombie Nazis, what's not to like? Well, Dead Snow wasn't great, but it was a good time especially in the last half. I liked that it took mostly place in daytime instead of the usual night to hide the clunky makeup and special effects. Speaking of which, the Nazi zombies only looked like zombies from their dessicated faces. The Nazi angle was in fact exploited very little, which is a shame, as the Nazi zombies could have been any other slightly-more-intelligent-than-usual zombies in uniforms. There was acceptable makeup, but I've seen better. There were some good gory moments. Some were copies of other films (or "hommages"), some seemed original (but I haven't seen everything).

I particularly liked the parts with intestines (no, I'm not sick :) because they were clever. I didn't care much for the characters (or future victims) as they were cardboard-thin (basically one trait for each one, if that) and sometimes acted stupidly. One of the last confrontations and what ensued after a bite was brilliantly funny in a dark twisted way. There were other funny moments, but not that much. Scary? Not so much, but some tense moments. It veers more towards comedy than horror, but doesn't go full-blown ridiculous (as in the characters stay serious once the bloodshed begins). You could do worse than rent this.

Rating: 6 out of 10 (good)


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Country:

Norway

Language:

Norwegian

Release Date:

9 January 2009 (Norway) See more »

Also Known As:

Dead Snow See more »

Filming Locations:

Norway See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$800,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,363, 21 June 2009

Gross USA:

$46,742

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,166,797
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Dolby Digital

Color:

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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