Watch: Død snø 2009 123movies, Full Movie Online – Several friends take to the mountains and shack-up in the wilderness of back-of-beyond to enjoy a little R and R together. Their peace is soon interrupted by a mysterious old man who informs them that during WWII, Nazi invaders of the area were brutal and harsh in their methods of control until, according to a legend, a villager’s revolt drove the invaders up into the cold, dark mountains, where they perished. But now there’s the rumor that they returned in the form of zombies –evil Nazi zombies..
Plot: Eight medical students on a ski trip to Norway discover that Hitler’s horrors live on when they come face to face with a battalion of zombie Nazi soldiers intent on devouring anyone unfortunate enough to wander into the remote mountains where they were once sent to die.
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Just, a complete joke … but not very funny.
Given my Scandinavian origin and being a bit of a fan of all kinds of science fiction, fantasy, action and horror movies I of course had to have Dead Snow in my collection. Last Saturday me and my son got around to watch it.
Dead Snow is a pretty classical teenage-group-gets-into-big-mess-with-supernatural-beings kind of horror movie. In this particular case a group of teenagers goes for a hike in the Norwegian mountains where they camp in cabin. Not very original of course but what the heck, it is a zombie horror movie so…
One thing that makes the movie a bit original is that it is not so totally over the top with foul language and insane consumption of all kinds of drugs as the standard Hollywood crap. These teenagers actually behave fairly normally drinking a few beers and having a good time. Well that is until the mysterious stranger, who is in the movie just to set up the mood, shows up and tells his story about a unusually cruel Nazi officer and his men. Of course we all know where things are going from there…
Here the movie starts to follow the usual recipe for these kind of movies. Naturally one of the teenagers needs to take care of some natural needs and separates himself from the rest of the party. Then follows the obligatory boy and girl having sex scene. This time in a old-fashioned Scandinavian “skithus” separated from the actual cabin. Anyone who has ever used one of these (I have and they stink) would know that you have to be pretty horny, drunk or both to have sex in one of those. Anyway, that was one less teenager in the party.
Slowly the zombies become more frequent and the dire situation the party is in becomes more and more evident. As the zombies become more frequent so does the gory sequences and eventually the movie turns more into a comedy than a horror movie. I have to say that the Tommy Wirkola have little to learn from his Hollywood counterparts when it comes to horror movie violence. Body parts, external as well as internal, flies around like there was no tomorrow. Which for most of the characters involved is exactly the way it is.
On the whole this movie was one part classical horror movie and one part comedy and I found it quite entertaining but you have to be into these kinds of movies to feel that way of course.
Nazi Zombie Army in Øksfjord
The medical students Martin (Vegar Hoel), Roy (Stig Frode Henriksen) and Erlend (Jeppe Beck Laursen) travel with their friend Vegard (Lasse Valdal) to meet with the girls Hanna (Charlotte Frogner), Liv (Evy Kasseth Røsten) and Chris (Jenny Skavlan) and spend vacation in the isolated cabin in the wilderness of Øksfjord that belongs to Vegard’s girlfriend Sara (Ane Dahl Torp).
When they arrive, the do not find Sara but they believe she is practicing sports on the snow. Soon a weird traveler (Bjørn Sundquist) visits them and tells the story about the resistance of the locals during the World War II against the Nazi invaders that were pursued and assumed frozen to death.
On the next morning, Vegard drives his snowmobile seeking out Sara in the mountains. Meanwhile his friends are attacked by a Nazi zombie army led by the evil Commander Herzog (Ørjan Gamst) and they have to fight to survive. Will they succeed in their intent?
“Død Snø” is a zombie comedy by Tommy Wirkola with a very similar storyline of “Necrosis” by Jason Robert Stephens and released on the same year (2009). In common, both authors seem to have been inspired by “Evil Dead” and using different evil.
The Norwegian film is funny and gore and I like this combination. The special effects are great and fans of the genre will never be disappointed. My vote is six.
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Nazis + Zombies + Teenagers – Originality = 4/10
Nazis and zombies have not always been the most successful combination in cinema history. Early 80’s shockers Zombie Lake and Oasis of the Zombies proved that this sub-genre needed a lot of work. Moving on to the present day and we have Norwegian film Dead Snow. The question, therefore, has to be have things improved in the past 30 years? Well, marginally at best.
Maybe Dead Snow could more accurately be described as a Teen-Nazi-Zombie flick, seeing as its protagonists are students on a holiday in a remote cabin. You can probably guess from that last line that this film isn’t exactly original. It’s not remotely scary either. But at times you aren’t really sure if it’s being played for laughs or not, although I guess that was most probably part of the intention. Horror-comedy is a hard one to pull of, however, and this film essentially shows why. It’s effectively neither one nor the other and you are left thinking ‘meh’.
The characters are so negligible that you really can’t care about them. And occasionally they do things that are highly irritating, i.e. does anyone really think that there is a chance in hell that a hot girl is going to enter a toilet and willingly have sex with a fat man who is in the process of wiping his butt post-dump? Eh, no? Please. Again it may have been intended as a joke? I dunno, maybe it’s those long winter nights in Norway that has led to a somewhat strange and misguided sense of humour. Anyhow the Nazi zombies do eventually turn up in numbers but they seem to be computer generated which takes away some of the threat as it’s difficult to create genuinely scary monsters with cheap CGI. They are perfectly serviceable for a low budget horror picture to be fair, but I’m just not much of a fan of CGI and prefer proper make up and physical effects.
This is throwaway stuff but it might entertain fans of modern horror films I guess.
Original Language no
Runtime 1 hr 32 min (92 min), 1 hr 31 min (91 min) (USA), 1 hr 30 min (90 min) (Norway)
Rated Not Rated
Genre Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
Director Tommy Wirkola
Writer Tommy Wirkola, Stig Frode Henriksen
Actors Jeppe Beck Laursen, Charlotte Frogner, Jenny Skavlan
Awards 2 wins & 6 nominations
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix Dolby Digital
Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1
Film Length 2,463 m
Negative Format N/A
Cinematographic Process N/A
Printed Film Format 35 mm