Day 8 - Dead Snow

Tuesday, October 08, 2013 Jason Weitzel 0 Comments

For today's zombie movie we watched one from Norway about Nazi zombies called Dead Snow. It is just your standard movie about a group of college aged kids who go out to a cabin in the middle of nowhere. Next thing you know, they come across some Nazi gold and soon they are being torn apart by the zombies.

For all of the movies we have watched so far this month, I think this one was probably the goriest. One guy got his head tore apart so bad that his brain fell out. Another guy used a hook and fishing line to sew up his own neck. This movie really just went for it with the blood and gore. The good part is that they still managed to keep it pretty funny even with the blood flying everywhere.

The movie made reference to other zombie movies directly by name and one character was even wearing a zombie shirt, which was interesting. It is too bad they didn't play that up more once the zombies actually showed up, but I guess I can see why they went the route they did.

What I learned from this one is that there is a fine line between too much gore, just right gore, or cheesy funny gore. This movie tested the waters with all three types. I did enjoy watching the movie for the most part though. The only thing I really didn't like was the part where the girl goes to have sex with the guy in the outhouse. That was just a line I didn't want to see crossed. Ewww!!!

As for the zombies themselves, we didn't get to learn a whole lot about them. They were created after being chased out of town and you don't get to find out what made them come back from the dead. They also didn't seem to pass on the infection to anyone else, although, it was hard to tell since everyone kept dying so fast. All of the dead did stay dead at least so we know that much. It is really too bad they didn't go more into the backstory of the zombies because I would have liked to know more about what created them.

Zombie Summary:
- Creation: Unknown
- Origin: Unknown (My guess is magic or evil curse)
- Infection type: Unknown
- Speed of Zombie: Slow most of the time, but can move faster than the eye can follow other times....
- Destruction: Rip them apart
- Causes end of the world: No

That was a silly zombie movie, but it was still fun to watch. Can't wait to see how many more crazy ones we can find before our month of #undeadOctober is up.

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