So a while ago, my good friend Eric, all but keeled over with excitement having watched this follow-up to Dead Snow. Now, I’d already seen Dead Snow and really liked it. I’d go so far as to say it’s the best Norwegian Nazi-zombie comedy-horror film out there. It was original, crazy and genuinely funny, not to mention blood-thirsty and gruesome.
I was cautiously optimistic about the sequel, but when I saw how much Eric loved it (read his review and this will seem like understatement of the century), that’s when I got really excited. I’m very pleased to say that Eric was absolutely right. Dead Snow 2 is AMAZING!
Taking place directly after the events of the first film, we re-join Martin as he makes his escape from the horde of Nazi-zombies, only to find that instead of heading back up to the mountains, they plan to continue on their rampage. After a brilliant and hilarious opening sequence (he’s minus an arm by this point), Martin teams up with a local Goth and some crazy American kids who call themselves the ‘Zombie Squad’ in order to defeat the evil zombies.
This one has a slightly different feel from the first, but manages to surprise in ways that sequels don’t usually – it’s bloody good! The tongue-in-cheek humour is still there, as are the copious lengths of human intestines, but if anything, this might be even better than the first one.
If you think this is the kind of film you might want to see, don’t watch the trailer – you’ll enjoy it more if you don’t know what’s coming.