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Dead Snow 2: Red vs. Dead (2014)

Død snø 2 (original title)
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Still on the run from a group of Nazi zombies, a man seeks the aid of a group of American zombie enthusiasts, and discovers new techniques for fighting the zombies.

Director:

Tommy Wirkola

Writers:

Tommy Wirkola (screenplay), Vegar Hoel (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
15 wins & 9 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Vegar Hoel ... Martin
Ørjan Gamst ... Herzog
Martin Starr ... Daniel
Jocelyn DeBoer ... Monica
Ingrid Haas ... Blake
Stig Frode Henriksen ... Glenn Kenneth
Hallvard Holmen ... Gunga
Kristoffer Joner ... Sidekick Zombie
Amrita Acharia ... Reidun
Derek Mears ... Stavarin
Bjarte Tjøstheim Bjarte Tjøstheim ... Priest
Christian Rubeck ... Politiman
Charlotte Frogner ... Hanna
Jesper Sundnes Jesper Sundnes ... Nazi Doktor
Tage Guddingsmo Tage Guddingsmo ... Zombie Navigatør
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Storyline

If the worst day of your life consisted of accidentally killing your girlfriend with an axe, chain-sawing your own arm off, and watching in horror as your closest friends were devoured by a zombified Nazi battalion, you'd have to assume that things couldn't get much worse. In Martin's case, that was only the beginning. Written by Production

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The sequel you did Nazi coming... (UK Blu-ray) See more »

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Action | Comedy | Horror

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong bloody horror violence and gore throughout, and language including some sexual references | See all certifications »

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Trivia

The Tiger tank used in the film is actually a replica and not a genuine Tiger. It is a modified T-55 See more »

Goofs

Hanna's age stated in the newspaper which Martin read was 30. But her gravestone marked with 06.12.1987 - 13.04.2013 which makes her 25 years old at her time of death. See more »

Quotes

Gunga: Will you eat my little man pussy?
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Crazy Credits

There is a scene after the ending credits. See more »

Alternate Versions

There is an unofficial FanEdit of the two "Dead Snow" movies back to back, called "Dead Snow 1+2 - The Final Redemption" which omits the intro narrative and is joined as Herzog smashes Martin (Vegar Hoel)'s car window. Runs to just over 3 hours, with all original audio, subtitled for the English audience. It also carries an amusing tagline - "Are you ready to Rot'n'Roll?" See more »

Connections

References Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983) See more »

Soundtracks

O Dessverre
Written by Terje Winterstø Røthing
Performed by Skambankt
Played when the Zombie Squad decides to travel to Norway
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Unpresedented resurrection of WW2 Nazi-zombie war
15 February 2014 | by OJTSee all my reviews

I must admit I enjoyed the first Død snø/Dead Snow which made a new breed of fast running Nazi zombies see the dark of night, as well as the light of day. Some though said it ruined the whole zombie genre. Now we didn't know how to deal with zombies anymore. Not only could they run, they could even think and speak, and they were of the worst imaginable kind - Nazi zombies. Since then zombies all over the world has learned to run like hell, instead of staggering around.

Five years has gone like hours, and Død snø 2/Dead snow: Red vs. Dead has arisen from the soil of Northern Norway, thanks to mad director Tommy Wirkola. The second outing of Dead Snow is on a way bigger budget, thanks to Wirkola has been picked up by Hollywood. That makes a hell of a lot more zombies!

Well what can we expect from the Nazi zombies? Well, they are not your average classic zombies. They are powered in Frankenstein-manner. And so are their opponents. This makes one hell of a ride including a nerdy zombie ghost buster squad from the USA. Yeah, once again the US saves the world!

Dead Snow 2 takes off right where the first ended. Our chain saw cutting hero Martin manages to escape the Nazi zombie hell in Øksfjord i Northern Norway by cutting off his own zombie smitten arm. But his flight ends wrong. He drives the car off the road due to him falling asleep due to rotten radio programming when he is exhausted from his zombie killing frenzy just before. The morning after he wakes up in a hospital, where the police suspecting him for killing off his group of medical student friends. But, it's not all bad. They have managed to sew his off-cutten arm on, a proud doctor says. And so the hell breaks loose again.

If you thought the first was strange and bloody, this is pure zombie splatter like you've never seen before. Not only Zombies are dangerous here. Our own hero will kill off even children in the most horrific ways. It's gut wrenching in all the worst ways.

So for the faint hearted: This is nothing for you! But Dead snow 2 is inventive, fulfilling for the zombie cult following, and is disturbing the whole concept of zombie life. After watching this you hardly know what to be prepared for next.

It's all made with a solid punch of humor, and especially lovable is a zombie school teacher played by Kristoffer Joner, perhaps the most disgustingly cute zombie you've ever experienced. But the police chief is also a real bad ass of a hopeless besserwisser, and we could go on.

Tommy Wirkola has made what is so far the most outrageous zombie extravaganza ever, and is even managing to putting in a zombie love story here to sweeten the bloody cup of zombie slime. And the references for the film buffs are here as well, mostly homages to quite different genres than the zombie genre itself.

There's nothing here indicating a third outing of Dead snow, but this will most certainly be a cult hit the same way the first was. The success at Sundance Film Festival shows that, taking big budget splatter to a new level. A zombie classic, deserving a 9/10, only because of the possibility that Tommy Wirkola has another ace up his sleeve for a third outing, making room for improvement. Be prepare for a total eclipse of the zombie heart!


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Country:

Norway | Iceland | USA | UK

Language:

Norwegian | English | German

Release Date:

7 October 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Iceland

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Box Office

Budget:

NOK35,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$17,331, 12 October 2014

Gross USA:

$37,473

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,187,477
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