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The pig is the terminal corpse time - MIFF 2009 Blog

Dead Snow (2009)

Director: Tommy Wirolka
Starring: Charlotte Frogner, Ørjan Gamst, Stig Frode Henriksen, Vegar Hoel, Jeppe Laursen, Evy Kasseth Røsten, Jenny Skavlan, Bjørn Sundquist, Ane Dahl Torp, Lasse Valdal

Tagline: Meine Lieben!

A group of friends head out for an Easter Break at a remote cabin above the Artic Circle, while one of them jokes about how many horror movies start out with a group of friends going to a remote cabin (this movie is very self-aware).

After horsing around and getting drunk, a mysterious stranger warns them to be careful out here alone. One of the friends girlfriend's still hasn't turned up and he goes off looking for her on the snowmobile after having a nightmare, leaving the friends without any fast way out of the place.

In what is clearly wish fulfilment on the part of the director, the nerd ends up getting laid by one of the hot single women and then the zombie part of the movie commences and it is on for young and old.

I would definitely recommend this movie as a party night film as I changed my mind about seeing it when I saw how many people were in the line to see it, it was a perfect midnight screening film as everyone laughed when someone was killed and cheered the zombie deaths.

It does really take off towards the end and they do take advantage of the fact that the zombies have military training and act as such. The zombies may be undead, but they are still human-ish in the sense that they have fist fights and react to being attacked themselves.

Having watched some really hard-core Japanese splatterfests recently, it didn't seem so over the top as those, but I am sure this movie will get a big audience on DVD when Madman releases it later in the year.

Rating: 7/10

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