Dead Snow

January 9th, 2009


Dead Snow

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A ski vacation turns horrific for a group of medical students, as they find themselves confronted by an unimaginable menace: Nazi zombies.

Release Year: 2009

Rating: 6.4/10 (23,906 voted)

Critic's Score: 61/100

Director: Tommy Wirkola

Stars: Jeppe Laursen, Charlotte Frogner, Jenny Skavlan

Several friends take to the mountains and shack-up in the wilderness of back-of-beyond to enjoy a little R & R together, their peace is soon interrupted by a mysterious old man, warning them of a local curse that during the German occupation of the local area that these Nazi invaders were brutal and harsh in their methods of control. Telling of the legend of the villager's revolt that drove them up into the cold, dark mountains where they perished, that is until rumour of their return in the form of zombies, evil Nazi zombies.

Writers: Tommy Wirkola, Stig Frode Henriksen

Vegar Hoel - Martin
Stig Frode Henriksen - Roy
Charlotte Frogner - Hanna
Lasse Valdal - Vegard
Evy Kasseth Røsten - Liv
Jeppe Laursen - Erlend (as Jeppe Beck Laursen)
Jenny Skavlan - Chris
Ane Dahl Torp - Sara
Bjørn Sundquist - The Wanderer
Ørjan Gamst - Herzog

Taglines: Ein! Zwei! Die!


Official Website: Official site |

Release Date: 9 January 2009

Filming Locations: Alta, Finnmark, Norway

Opening Weekend: $5,363 (USA) (21 June 2009) (1 Screen)

Gross: $41,709 (USA) (26 July 2009)

Technical Specs

Runtime: USA:  | Norway:

Did You Know?

The character of Erlend wears a t-shirt prominently featuring the words "Brain Dead" in English. Erlend's demise at the hands of a zombie is exactly the same as the first zombie kill in the 2007 low-budget American film "Brain Dead" - the zombie gouges the victim's eyes and splits the skull in half.

Continuity: When Vegard first begins searching for Sarah, as he is riding through the area there is one scene with visible sled tracks from previous takes.

Roy: We should have gone to the beach like I told you.

User Review

Norwegian Nazi-zombies!

Rating: 10/10

I was lucky enough to be invited to see the Norwegian Nazi-zombie-movie, Død snø , in a private screening in Os International Film Festivalen in Norway. This film has the best tag line ever: Ein! Zwei! Die! So my expectations were pretty high on this one!

The director Tommy Wirkola first got famous in Norway with a movie called Kill Buljo: The Movie, which is a Norwegian parody of Kill Bill. He now continues in the same comedy/homage/genre field and very successfully I may add. The movie really is as good as it sounds and on top of that it is actually unique. I really like Tommy Wirkolas ability to combine homage with something new and interesting; not a very easy thing to do folks!

Død snø is basically a teenager-slasher-horror-comedy with Nazi-zombies. The storyline is pretty basic; it's about these teenagers that go up to a cabin in the mountains in the middle of winter and get ambushed by a punch of zombies. Yeah, you know the drill… But this one really delivers, and all the clichés are used to benefit the film. 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; I laughed my ass off!

So goo see this film!!! I give it 5 stars!


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