It’s time for another Halloween Horror Movie Recommendation from yours truly, and what better movie than the Norwegian nazi-zombie flick “Dead Snow“. Think “Evil Dead” meets “Night of the Living Dead” meets “Schindler’s List” (minus the drama) and that’s what you have here. Ok, the “Schindler’s List” comparison is probably a bad one, but there are Nazis and that’s the first holocaust flick that came to mind. Think of it like this, go watch “Inglorious Basterds” and then pretend that all of the Nazis that were killed in that movie, at the hands of the Bear Jew and others, are now buried in the snow in Norway. That really doesn’t make much sense with the rest of the plot, but I’m trying to paint a creative picture of what this movie is about, even though Nazi-Zombies pretty much sums it up.
A group of seven kids head up to one of their families winter cabins for a weekend of drinking, banging and shitting in an outhouse; sounds like a party to me. Upon arriving at the cabin, which is miles away from anything and requires snowmobiles to get to, a mysterious hiker shows up at their door. The hiker tells them the haunted history of the land the cabin now resides on.
For three years the Nazis abused and tortured the local people. Near the end of the war, with Germany’s defeat looming, the soldiers looted all the town’s valuables. However, the citizens stage an uprising and ambushed them, killing many. The survivors, including Herzog, were chased into the mountains, and it was assumed that they all froze to death.
The hiker goes off and sets up camp further down the snow covered mountains as the group tries to wrap their heads around the story the hiker just told them. The next day Vegard sets off to find Sara, his girlfriend and owner of the cabin, as she was supposed to meet them at the cabin a bit later, but never arrived. After hours of searching, he comes across the hiker’s dead body. As he’s searching for clues as to what happened to him, he falls through the snow into a hidden cave and is knocked unconscious. Meanwhile back at the cabin the group discovers a wooden box containing gold coins and other valuables worth a good amount of money and begin celebrating… and of course this is exactly what the Nazi Zombies are looking for.
You can probably guess how the rest of the movie goes, Nazi Zombies come back to life, searching out their treasure, all while killing a bunch of innocent kids who just wanted to drink and have a good time. It’s a fun movie that doesn’t take itself too seriously, but creates a great atmosphere and a few decent scares. I will warn you now though, the movie is not in english and you’ll have to read subtitles, but don’t let that deter you. If you like movies like “Evil Dead” then you will absolutely love this flick. It’s got just the right amount of campiness and gore to make you forget about the fact that it’s not in english. So check this one out, I believe it’s available on Netflix Streaming so there’s no excuse not to watch it. I mean come on, what other movie can you see people having sex in an outhouse? No, seriously, can anyone name one? It was kind of hot.