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DEAD SNOW (2009) FOUR TOP HATS

A long time ago I wrote about one of my favorite movies called THE COTTAGE and if you were intrigued you could check out my thoughts here. The Cottage is a horror comedy and I love it love love it and I had forgotten how much I liked Dead Snow until I watched it again the other day. This is a very, very bloody (intentionally-funny-style) Norwegian send up of Zombie Nazis on top of a snow covered mountain and eight folks who are trying not to become their dismembered and disemboweled victims. One of the things that bothers me with these movies we watch is that generally everything takes place at night (in order to try and deliver some spook-you-so-you-shit-your-pants scares) and I can’t always tell what’s going on, you bastard filmmakers. On the contrary, one of the things that I love about this is that not only does everything pretty much take place during the day (which makes the gallons and gallons of blood that much funnier) but it also takes place on / in the snow so there’s a very rich contrast of deep red and white. Love it and thank you! One drawback here would be that, yes it’s Norwegian so you have to read it but that doesn’t bother me too much. I totally recommend this.

I would be really surprised by anyone reading this to discover that you wouldn’t be hooked after the opening – pre-credits scene complete with a loud orchestral rendering of In The Hall of the Mountain King as a chick is running and falling down a mountain being pursued by something ominous and growling. It’s no spoiler to tell you that soon they rip her to pieces – cue title card and and then we join a car full of four men driving up a mountain talking about such topics as 69 and boobs and blood and farts and such. Behind them are three very good looking Norwegian women talking about much the same and they all get together and head up the snow covered mountain to the cabin, well, yeah, the cabin in the woods.

Night one involves Twister and butts in faces and drinking and a mystery man who gives them a very ominous warning about German Occupation of the area in WWII and how they stole everyone’s family heirlooms and then the villagers drove them into the mountains and they all died but……….. “there’s an evil about this place”. Of course they poo poo his warning and poo poo him out the door and the next day they’re frolicking in the sun and having snow ball fights and sled races. Night two involves them coming across the box of gold and silver the Germans hid 60 years ago and then it’s ON starting with a gruesome episode in the shithouse.

I think I’m not going to go into the rest of this because my recommendation would be for The Good and Wonderful and Gore Loving Fun Reader to see this with their own eyes. To set the mood, there’s: outhouse sex, beheadings, guts galore, blood everywhere, self amputations, wiener biting, hot chicks and those guys above. This is one of those movies that doesn’t take itself seriously, it looks like they all had a lot of fun making this and that’s my kind of thing. I read somewhere back when I saw this the first time that they we’re going to make a sequel so I say – bring it on.

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  1. “One of the things that bothers me with these movies we watch is that generally everything takes place at night…”
    That’s why I like cheap movies that use day-for-night shots. Of course, I like making fun of them too, but at least you can see what the hell is going on! Also, this might be the first good review of Dead Snow that I’ve ever read. Maybe you’re the only person who realized it was a comedy?

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    • theipc

      Thank you DRR / WC! I don’t get how anyone could take this otherwise…? This is completely over the top great! Have you seen it? Speaking to the day / night business – I recently found a 50 pack of drive in movies my mom gave me for XMAS a few years ago and OMG – these are day-as-night awesome! I don’t know if I should feel proud that these will be coming out here or sorry for the good reader 🙂 First one comes out tomorrow…

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      • Ooo, I hope it is the drive-in pack with a big Christopher Lee coming out of a flaming movie screen? I have that collection and I love it. You must see In Hot Pursuit and Night Train to Terror.
        Unfortunately, I have not yet experienced Dead Snow.

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      • theipc

        HMMM – the packaging is a little different (with a couple making out on the cover) but on the back it has those two flicks listed! I’ll totally check them out – thanks for the heads up!

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  2. This is another that’s been in my queue for forever. I have a friend that watched it and LOVED it. I’m thinking I need a movie weekend to catch up on my ever expanding list and after reading this, Dead Snow will be moved to the top! Also In the Hall of the Mountain King takes me wayyyyyy back to childhood piano lessons, lol.

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    • theipc

      I actually ‘know’ one other person who’s seen this and loves it and now I’ve ‘heard’ of someone else – lol – so that makes three out of three. With those stats I believe you’re in good shape and I can’t wait to get your thoughts! As for that song or piece or whatever – I totally had to look that up LOL

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  3. great review and a great movie, was laughing out loud through most of the movie… was so happy that my norwegian cousins sent this one to me for me to watch, somehow it didn’t make it to the UK cinemas, weird 😀

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    • theipc

      LOL – EXACTLY! Maybe that’s why it appeals to me so much. But, for real, you have to watch this – and soon – because we’re FINALLY getting a sequel.

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