Thursday, 3 September 2009

Tom RDD's film review - Dead Snow: Ein! Zwei! Die!

First off I must say this. I saw the trailer for the DVD release of "Dead Snow" and thought it would possibly be one of the funniest ideas of all time. Seriously, Nazi Zombies? Whose idea was that? Me and the misses, Becki, joke about the board meeting in which they came up with idea. The guy who sat in silence for a while and then piped up with "maybe Nazi Zombies?" deserves a freaking medal! Warning: SPOILERS!

The film follows the story of eight medical students on Easter vacation up in the mountains. They spend their time partying and having general banter until a mysterious hiker arrives. He tells them the dark history of the region; during World War II, a platoon of Nazis led by the dreaded Colonel Herzog occupied the area. The Nazis abused and tortured the local people, stealing all their gold. The citizens finally managed to stage an uprising. The surviving Nazis, including Colonel Herzog, were chased into the mountains. It was assumed that the Nazis all froze to death.

They await their friend Sarah (who is seen at the start of the film running away from the the zombies) who does not show up. One of the guys, fearing the hikers story, goes up into the mountains on his skidoo intending to find his missing girlfriend. Whilst the others stay behind they find an old wooden box filled with Nazi gold. Before they can celebrate their findings one of their number goes missing after a frolic in the outhouse. Moments later the cabin they are staying in is attacked by Zombies and another one of their number is killed. The four remaining students live out the night and start planning their escape. They decide that the two girls will run for the car and the two guys will stay behind to fight off the zombies.

Meanwhile our other student fighting zombie friend has fallen through the snow into an underground cavern filled with Nazi gear and his girlfriends head. He fights off a few zombies in a rather hilarious fight scene. After the fight he equips himself with a machinegun and goes off to find his friends.

Meanwhile, the two guys have equiped themselved with various weapons (chainsaws, hammers, knives etc) and have started fighting the zombies in fight scenes that are frankly nothing short of hilarious. During the battle, all of the students are killed and eaten by the zombies except one, Martin (who has decided to saw his arm off). Martin finally gives in and leads the zombies to where the gold is buried (back in the house, which has burnt down after a failed maltov cocktail). However, his girlfriend slipped a piece of gold into his pocket without him knowing. Martin finally arrives to the car, before starting the car he discovers the gold coin. Realizing what it is, Martin is now aware that his life is still in grave danger. Colonel Herzog awaits him outside the car window and you can guess the rest...

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