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.