I’ll be honest, I was not a fan of Dead Snow when I first watched it. However, my opinion of it softened when I thought about what director Tommy Wirkola was trying to do. I mean, anyone who openly loves the work of Sam Raimi as much as Wirkola isn’t all that bad. Now, fans can get ready to see more with Dead Snow War of the Dead.
For those who missed out on the first movie, the film takes the same kind of story as Evil Dead, where a group of young people head out and end up battling evil forces. The Norwegian film has the kids heading to a cabin in the ski mountains instead of in the woods and instead of fighting Deadittes, they battle Nazi zombies.
Yeah, you read that right – Nazi zombies.
Now, there were problems I had with it, including a ludicrous outhouse scene, but there was also some awesomeness, including one of the kids using a zombie’s innards as a rope to save them selves when they jumped over a cliff. It was a horror comedy in the same way that Evil Dead 2: Dead by Dawn was.
Tommy Wirkola then went on to direct the American fantasy movie Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters, which I loved based on what I expected to see going in thanks to Dead Snow. It delivered exactly what I figured it would.
Dead Snow War of the Dead is the sequel and has released some of the first images from the upcoming movie. Check them out and let us know what you think.
Set to be released in both English and Norwegian, the new film follows the sole survivor of a Nazi zombie attack who battles an even larger army of zombies with the help of the Zombie Squad, a professional gang of zombie killers from the US.
Source: Dread Central