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Dead Snow (2009)

Død snø (original title)
Not Rated | | Comedy, Horror | 9 January 2009 (Norway)
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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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Cast

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 Bjørn Sundquist ... Turgåer
Ørjan Gamst ... Oberst Herzog
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Storyline

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 | Horror

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Official Sites:

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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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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

It was inspired from Nazi zombies in Call of Duty: World at War See more »

Goofs

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!
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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 »

Connections

Referenced in Birth of the Living Dead (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

Super Sober
Written by Christian Wibe
Performed by Christian Wibe
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We should have gone to Sunny Beach.
10 October 2013 | by SpikeopathSee all my reviews

Død snø is directed by Tommy Wirkola who also co-writes the screenplay with Stig Frode Henriksen, the alter of whom also co-stars. It stars Vegar Hoel, Charlotte Frogner, Lasse Valdal, Evy Kasseth Røsten, Jeppe Beck Laursen, Jenny Skavlan, Ane Dahl Torp and Bjørn Sundquist. Music is by Christian Wibe and cinematography by Matthew Bradley Weston.

A group of Norwegian medical students vacationing in the snowy countryside find themselves menaced by Nazi Zombies!

It's one for the Zombie and Splatter crowd is this, a Norwegian comedy horror fusion that revels in homaging its influences as much as it does swimming in blood. It's not particularly fresh of course, as the story follows a familiar course that sees a bunch of youngsters killed off one by one, though the foe, in the shape of grizzly looking Nazi Zombies, is cheerfully put to menacing, and funny, use.

A little back story is brought into play courtesy of a mysterious hiker who stops by the cabin for a coffee, and then at the mid-point all hell (literally) breaks loose and it's The Alamo out in the snow. Genre staples are adhered to, complete with stereotype characters, and Wirkola has a keen eye for gruesome killings and dismemberment. It doesn't add new fuel to the genre fire, it just keeps it alight and has great fun doing so. 7/10


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