Where there’s horror, there must be zombies and in this edition of MOTELx, they were there to make you laugh and to scare you perhaps a bit. The fun and the excitement that a zombie flick is capable of causing is something that every horror fan is used to and after a romantic comedy there was no better way to surprise the fans than a bloody fest starring Nazi Zombies. A Norwegian film directed by Tommy Wirkola was the main dish of a double feature session at the festival, Dead Snow 2: Red vs. Dead. The movie begins with a short introduction to present the viewers the most important events of the first movie and explains how the Nazi Zombies appeared in our world. I could try writing a good synopsis for the movie but trust me, in this specific case, it’s best for me to leave you with the original one.
“If the worst day of your life consisted of accidentally killing your girlfriend with an axe, chain-sawing your own arm off, and watching in horror as your closest friends were devoured by a zombified Nazi battalion, you’d have to assume that things couldn’t get much worse. In Martin’s case, that was only the beginning.”
Everyone knows that a funny zombie flick is no big deal because let’s face it, most of them look like comedies with serious amounts of gore but, when someone decides to direct a movie starring Nazi Zombies, suddenly there’s some excitement surrounding the picture and you start wondering how could that idea work. Yep, the idea looks a bit stupid at first but, trust me, in the end I was shocked with the way everything worked. So, in a middle of a zombie apocalypse where Nazis are ruling the place, a Zombie Squad appears to help a poor guy with a zombified arm defeating the creatures that are devouring his friends. The side-plot of the arm with its own will gave me tremendous amounts of fun and there were lots of bloody moments to keep my wishes satisfied. The Nazis in the middle kind of make Dead Snow 2 become a bit more special and the apocalypse looks a lot like a miniature world war. The acting is also good for a zombie flick and for most of the time the movie stood out pretty well. The movie is funny, terrifying and bloody and has style. It’s a complete surprise and a great horror flick… In the end, it ended up being a rare case in which the stupidity worth extra points. Dead Snow 2 is out there and it deserves to be seen, at least by those who appreciate the genre.