Norwegian mountains. Kids on a snow-boarding holiday. A lost treasure. And Nazi zombies. What more could you want from a horror film? Well, a decision on whether it’s a comedy/spoof or it’s genuinely intended to frighten would have been nice. Dead Snow gets caught between the two, unfortunately, and doesn’t completely deliver on either. For all that, there are things to recommend it: better than usual characterisation and dialogue during the set-up, a decent building of tension, some entertaining set-pieces, and some laugh out loud lines. Things that really should have been better: the rationale for why the Nazis are still ‘animated’, a consistency on the strength of the zombies (they go from superhumanly fast to pathetically slow and weak), and fewer ‘silly’ deaths. Overall, it’s a 6.5 out of 10. Dale and Tucker versus Evil is a far better film in the genre.
Dead Snow – movie review