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Wednesday, October 28, 2009

[6.50/10] Dead Snow (2009)


Dead Snow (2009)

Short review: Beginning in a similar vein to Sam Raimi's "Evil Dead", writer/director Tommy Wirkola's movie sees a group of medical students travelling to a remote cabin in the mountains for a weekend break; there they are attacked by an army of undead WWII German soldiers who rise from a labyrinthine network of subterranean wartime tunnels in order to claim a caché of gold that lies beneath the cabin's floor. Wirkola fills the first half of his film with silly hi-jinx, the occasional jump scare, and a half-hearted attempt at explaining the existence of his bloodthirsty zombies, but holds off on the 'good stuff' till later on. When the gore finally arrives, it doesn't stop flowing until the very end, and the sheer quantity and quality of the graphic violence is quite staggering. Loud, ridiculous and hitting all the necessary humor notes Wirkola's "Dead Snow" provides horror fans with an overdose of blood and guts to compliment a predicable story.

  • My Rating: 6.50/10
  • Rotten Tomatoes: 66% (6.0/10)
  • IMDb: 6.6/10

2 comments:

watch online movies said...

You can see a lot of influences from past genre movies and it is filled with homage towards them. Everyone who likes these kinds of films will have a blast at the movie theater.

Nebular said...

I agree on everything you're saying. It was definitely influenced by a few classic horror flick, but also put a new twist on zombie genre. Thanks for the comment! :)