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15th May '16 9:16:21 AM erforce
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'''''Dead Snow''''' (''Død Snø'') is a Norwegian Zombie horror-comedy movie from 2009. The plot concerns a group of young medical students who go to a small secluded cottage in the mountains for their [[HorrorDoesntSettleForSimpleTuesday Easter]] vacation. [[HilarityEnsues Drunkenness, lechery and silliness ensue]] - until a lone wanderer comes by, telling the grisly tale of a detachment of Nazis who, in the last days of [[WorldWarII the war]], stole everything not nailed down and fled to the mountains, where they perished in the cold. Of course, [[HarbingerOfImpendingDoom The Wanderer]] is [[CassandraTruth entirely ignored]], and leaves. Before long, though, the med students find themselves fighting for their lives against zombies... [[NinjaPirateZombieRobot Nazi zombies.]]

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'''''Dead Snow''''' ''Dead Snow'' (''Død Snø'') is a Norwegian Zombie horror-comedy movie from 2009. The plot concerns a group of young medical students who go to a small secluded cottage in the mountains for their [[HorrorDoesntSettleForSimpleTuesday Easter]] vacation. [[HilarityEnsues Drunkenness, lechery and silliness ensue]] - until a lone wanderer comes by, telling the grisly tale of a detachment of Nazis who, in the last days of [[WorldWarII [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarII the war]], stole everything not nailed down and fled to the mountains, where they perished in the cold. Of course, [[HarbingerOfImpendingDoom The Wanderer]] is [[CassandraTruth entirely ignored]], and leaves. Before long, though, the med students find themselves fighting for their lives against zombies... [[NinjaPirateZombieRobot Nazi zombies.]]



[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n4FoV9iiLmI A 2014 sequel is nigh upon us.]]
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[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n4FoV9iiLmI A In 2014 , [[Film/DeadSnowRedVsDead a sequel is nigh upon us.]]
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was released]].



!! Tropes in the sequel:

* AmbiguouslyGay: Glenn mentions how he has a "he" whom he finds he to be very hot but suddenly retracts it to a "she". Not so ambiguous after all...
** Made pretty clear by [[spoiler: His last words.]]
-->[[spoiler: '''Glenn:''' Fuck it! I'm just going to say it. I, Glenn Kenneth Toivonen, [[KilledMidSentence am -]] ]]
* BloodierAndGorier: The film is much gorier than the first part which was very gory itself.
** PlayedForLaughs: Despite being much gorier than the first, the sequel is ''significantly'' more lighthearted and played-for-laughs than its predecessor. Some film critics compared the first to the first ''[[Film/TheEvilDead1981 Evil Dead]]'', and the second to the comedically gory ''Film/{{Braindead}}''.
* TheChewToy: The poor guy in the wheelchair who [[spoiler: gets reanimated repeatedly each time going through horrible punishment. All PlayedForLaughs of course.]]
* ClearMyName: Martin is accused of the killings perpetrated by Herzog and his army. Subverted as he abandons trying to clear himself and focuses on killing Herzog instead.
* DangerouslyGenreSavvy: Herzog, for a horror comedy is actually a pretty dangerous and smart villain even if he was not a zombie. He only resurrects the zombies which are fully functional (to the extent after he is done killing them) and sends the weaker zombies to weather the worst attacks first.
* EveryoneIsArmed: Averted, and lampshaded by the American characters who can't believe they can't buy firearms at the local hardware store.
* EvilHand: [[spoiler: Herzog's hands one of which gets surgically attached to Martin that can reanimate the dead!]]
* GenocideBackfire: When he was alive, Herzog wiped out the Soviet [=POWs=]. When they come back, they want nothing more than to annihilate him and his army.
** ItsPersonal: Lieutenant Stavarin doesn't take his eyes off Herzog when he and his own "army" arrive.
* '''{{Gorn}}'''
* HuskyRusskie: The Soviet lieutenant Stavarin is an enormous shaggy-bearded bear of a zombie, and BadAss enough to tear through the Nazis and hand [[BigBad Herzog]] his ass in a fight.
* ILoveTheDead: [[spoiler: Martin reanimates Hanna in the end and has sex with her in the car.]]
* InfantImmortality: Averted with extreme prejudice.
* MassOhCrap: The cops when they start realising just what's going on.
-->'''Chief of Police:''' Jesus, Mary and Joseph Stalin!
* NerdActionHero: The Zombie Squad are nerds but surprisingly pretty competent fighters.
* NobodyHereButUsStatues: Glenn and Martin avoid the zombies attacking the war museum this way.
* NotWhatItLooksLike: [[spoiler: Delivered while elbow-deep in the guts of a dead child, no less.]]
* OhCrap: Herzog and his tankman when the undead Reds arrive.
* PoliceAreUseless: Enforced. The lead police officer is useless but he deliberately stays out of the action to let the zombies kill each other and then nab Martin to become famous.
* SpeaksInShoutOuts: One of the Zombie Squad speaks almost entirely in ''Franchise/StarWars'' quotes.
-->'''Glenn:''' Could we ''please'' maybe focus on, you know, the nazi zombies instead?
* TheCavalry: The undead Reds.
-->'''Martin:''' I brought a few friends.
* TheStinger: [[spoiler: The Nazi Zombie Doctor wasn't killed along with the others. He finds and reanimates Herzog's head.]]
* TookALevelInBadass: Martin especially with [[spoiler: Herzog's surgically attached right hand]] becomes a very badass character.
* VomitIndiscretionShot: Several.
* WorldOfBadass: Martin, the Zombie Squad (despite being nerds), Stavarin, even Glenn. The only non-badass characters would be the cops.
* WorstAid: A very graphic example of why you should get used to having a superpowered EvilHand before attempting to give cardiac massage. Or give mouth-to-mouth to a zombie.
* WrongGenreSavvy: Daniel thinks he is the {{Hero}}. He is more of TheSmartGuy though he is not a bad fighter and [[spoiler: survives the movie.]]
21st Feb '16 12:14:06 AM aye_amber
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[[caption-width-right:303:And you thought ThoseWackyNazis were bad the first time around]]
'''''Dead Snow''''' (''Død Snø'') is a Norwegian Zombie horror-comedy movie from 2009. The plot concerns a group of young medical students who go to a small secluded cottage in the mountains for their [[HorrorDoesntSettleForSimpleTuesday Easter]] vacation. [[HilarityEnsues Drunkenness, lechery and silliness ensue]] - until a lone wanderer comes by, telling the grisly tale of a detachment of Nazis who, in the last days of [[WorldWarII the war]], stole everything not nailed down and fled to the mountains, where they perished in the cold. Of course, [[HarbingerOfImpendingDoom The Wanderer]] is [[CassandraTruth entirely ignored]], and leaves. Before long, though, the med students find themselves fighting for their lives against zombies... [[NinjaPirateZombieRobot Nazi zombies]].

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[[caption-width-right:303:And [[caption-width-right:303: And you thought ThoseWackyNazis were bad the first time around]]
around.]]

'''''Dead Snow''''' (''Død Snø'') is a Norwegian Zombie horror-comedy movie from 2009. The plot concerns a group of young medical students who go to a small secluded cottage in the mountains for their [[HorrorDoesntSettleForSimpleTuesday Easter]] vacation. [[HilarityEnsues Drunkenness, lechery and silliness ensue]] - until a lone wanderer comes by, telling the grisly tale of a detachment of Nazis who, in the last days of [[WorldWarII the war]], stole everything not nailed down and fled to the mountains, where they perished in the cold. Of course, [[HarbingerOfImpendingDoom The Wanderer]] is [[CassandraTruth entirely ignored]], and leaves. Before long, though, the med students find themselves fighting for their lives against zombies... [[NinjaPirateZombieRobot Nazi zombies]].
zombies.]]



!!Tropes in this film:

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!!Tropes
!! Tropes
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* AudibleSharpness: For a chainsaw, a rifle, and even a ''sledgehammer''.
* BadAss: Vegard, who, among other things, stitches up a wound ''on his own neck''. ''With a fishhook and line''.
** HeartbrokenBadass/HeroicBSOD: [[spoiler: The death of Sarah, and then being informed that everyone else is dead leaves him stunned, allowing the zombies to attack him despite only a minute earlier defeating the zombies when they tried similar moves with ease.]]

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* AudibleSharpness: For a chainsaw, a rifle, and even a ''sledgehammer''.
''sledgehammer.''
* BadAss: Vegard, who, among other things, stitches up a wound ''on his own neck''. ''With a fishhook and line''.
line.''
** HeartbrokenBadass/HeroicBSOD: HeartbrokenBadass / HeroicBSOD: [[spoiler: The death of Sarah, and then being informed that everyone else is dead leaves him stunned, allowing the zombies to attack him despite only a minute earlier defeating the zombies when they tried similar moves with ease.]]



* BloodyHilarious: Very much so in the second half,

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* BloodyHilarious: Very much so in the second half,half.



** The coin Hanna hides in Martin's pocket, [[spoiler:which dooms him in the end]].

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** The coin Hanna hides in Martin's pocket, [[spoiler:which [[spoiler: which dooms him in the end]].end.]]



* ClosedCircle: The students park their car a ways away from the cottage - the student who is a [[GenreSavvy movie buff]] [[ConversationalTroping correctly identifies the situation]]
* DeathByMaterialism: The zombies are after the gold hidden in the students' cottage. [[spoiler:Martin is undone by the fact that Hanna stole a coin and hid it in his pants]].

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* ClosedCircle: The students park their car a ways away from the cottage - the student who is a [[GenreSavvy movie buff]] [[ConversationalTroping correctly identifies the situation]]
situation.]]
* DeathByMaterialism: The zombies are after the gold hidden in the students' cottage. [[spoiler:Martin is undone by the fact that Hanna stole a coin and hid it in his pants]].pants.]]
4th Dec '15 3:05:16 AM Kooshmeister
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* ArtisticLicenseHistory: A number of the zombies, including Herzog, are dressed in the prewar all-black SS uniform, even though they were stated to have been killed in World War II, long after the Nazis discontinued the all-black uniform except for dress purposes (although to be fair to ''Dead Snow'', this is a common license taken with Nazis).
** This is averted, however, in one other area. The zombies are said to Einsatzkommando who were part of the SD, the SS' security service, which didn't have the "SS" lightning bolts on the collars. The movie correctly depicts them without the lightning bolts.
9th Nov '15 7:47:36 AM DemonDuckofDoom
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* BigBad: Herzog is the leader of the zombies.
27th Sep '15 10:26:06 AM Polkaface99
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* EyeScream: One of the zombies grabs Erlend by the head and jams its fingers into his eye sockets before simply pulling his skull apart.
4th Aug '15 2:40:28 AM MorrisSupreme
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* BlackComedy: The absurd extreme of death, mutilation and horror oddly has the opposite effect from DarknessInducedAudienceApathy. It is a very violent movie, and about 90 percent of that violence is played for laughs.
2nd Jun '15 8:44:44 PM Jenaiqueserasera
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* GenocideBackfire: When he was alive, Herzog wiped out the Soviet POWs. When they come back, they want nothing more than to annihilate him and his army.

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* GenocideBackfire: When he was alive, Herzog wiped out the Soviet POWs.[=POWs=]. When they come back, they want nothing more than to annihilate him and his army.
21st Apr '15 12:57:55 AM erforce
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** PlayedForLaughs: Despite being much gorier than the first, the sequel is ''significantly'' more lighthearted and played-for-laughs than its predecessor. Some film critics compared the first to the first ''{{Evil Dead}}'', and the second to the comedically gory ''{{Braindead}}''.

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** PlayedForLaughs: Despite being much gorier than the first, the sequel is ''significantly'' more lighthearted and played-for-laughs than its predecessor. Some film critics compared the first to the first ''{{Evil Dead}}'', ''[[Film/TheEvilDead1981 Evil Dead]]'', and the second to the comedically gory ''{{Braindead}}''.''Film/{{Braindead}}''.
12th Apr '15 4:46:33 PM Jenaiqueserasera
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* OhCrap: Herzog and his tankman when the undead Reds arrive.
12th Apr '15 4:45:43 PM Jenaiqueserasera
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* TheCalvary: The undead Reds.

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* TheCalvary: TheCavalry: The undead Reds.
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