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Wednesday, August 27, 2014

DEAD SNOW 2: RED VS DEAD


By D.E.Levine

Martin (Vegar Hoel) is the only survivor of the original Dead Snow.  In an introductory recap of Dead Snow we're reminded that Hitler worshippers, led by Colonel Herzog, kill six of seven co-eds who visit a Norwegian cabin.  Actually, Martin accidentally killed his girlfriend with an axe and cut off his arm with a chainsaw.  He's not having the best day when he awakens in a hospital bed.

Under the impression that the undead want a horde of gold that the co-eds had kept for themselves, Martin returns it to the Colonel but finds that what the undead really want is to carry out Hitler's last order to reap vengeance on a nearby Norwegian village for their wartime efforts.

Tom thwart Colonel Herzog and his followers, Martin enlists the help of the Zombie Squad (Martin Starr, Jocelyn DeBoer and Ingrid Haas), a trio of American survivalists  (who by premise know how to kill the undead, but no actual experience).

Using a supernatural severed arm that he cut off of Herzog, Martin sets out to raise his own army to defeat the Nazi zombies.

While the film is bloody, gory and masterful at horror, it's also incredibly funny and entertaining.  In the end, the Nazi zombies fight the Nazi Communists in a battle royale.

If you can buy into the absurdity of the entire concept, you'll find the film entertaining.  It's definitely a break from the deep thinking stories that seem to pervade the film industry at the moment.