This is film has the dubious honour of not only being appropriate for our Shocktober feature but also fits in keeping with the ethos of this site. Is it “So bad it’s Good” ?
Dead Snow is a Norwegian horror film about a group of medical students/interns travel to a cabin in the snow for a vacation. When they unearth a cache of Nazi gold in the cabin this awakens an undead horde of Nazi Zombies who just want their gold back.
The plot itself is fairly original for this type of zombie flick and does offer up some interesting potential. Unfortunately the film fails to cash in on that potential and squanders a lot of it’s moments by trying to be something it clearly is not.
It’s quite clear the makers were influenced by such comedy horrors as Tucker and Dale vs Evil and Shaun of the Dead. Sadly the film is neither as gore infused as Tucker and Dale nor does it share the comedy value of the two aforementioned classics, even if they do blatantly rip off the occasional scene.
Nothing about this film is particularly scary. The gore is extremely tame to the point where I’m surprised this isn’t a PG-13. The comedy is very hit and miss throughout, more miss than hit. Having said that, the plot is interesting enough to engage you and the last third of the film makes it worth seeing it through to the end. I can imagine this becoming a cult classic that a certain demographic of people come back to time and time again, but for me it’s a watch once and forget about it kinda film.