Dead Snow (2009)

Original Title

Død snø


Comedy, Horror


Tommy Wirkola




Vegar Hoel, Stig Frode Henriksen, Charlotte Frogner, Lasse Valdal, Evy Kasseth Røsten, Jeppe Laursen, Jenny Skavlan, Ane Adhl Torp, Bjørn Sundquist, Ørjan Gamst


A group of medical students decides to spend their vacation in an isolated cabin in the wilderness of Øksfjord and find themselves confronted by Nazi zombies.


Complicit the heat wave that hit the small town I live in, I watched Dead Snow hoping that it would refresh me. Both physically and mentally because nothing is more appealing than snow when it's so freaking hot and nothing is more appealing than Nazi zombies when you want to shut down your brain and laugh your ass off. But I guess I put too much pressure on this demential Norwegian film because it didn't really work. 

Don't get me wrong, I had some fun when the students were chased around by those Nazi zombies, but it wasn't as fun as I wanted it to be. But I think it's my fault because apparently I can't do so-bad-it's-good kind of movies. And Dead Snow, well, it is that bad.

If you take the Nazi zombies away, the film completely lacks originality. It has the same storyline of every single slasher movie, it barely has a plot and all the stuff that happens is as predictable as a wasp on speed. 

The characters are also your typical slasher characters. Dumb guys, checked. Hot chicks, checked. You-are-all-doomed guy, checked. They are clichéed, stupid, annoying and as flat as a board. In other words, you couldn't care less for them. 

Which brings me to the next point, I was rooting for the zombies who, by the way, are not your typical zombies. They climb trees and run. And stab people. Aka a hell of a good reason to root for them. And the only enjoyable thing about the film. But also bad because I was rooting for the Nazis and something is telling me that's not cool.


  1. Ok......hahahaaaaaa, I can't believe you watched this flick. I saw it for rental and laughed at the premise and never thought of seeing it. I do love the so bad its good but sometimes so bad is bad.

    1. What can I tell you, I just couldn't resist!