As we've been covering Tommy Wirkola's upcoming Nazi zombie comedy Dead Snow - soon to premiere at Sundance 2009 - in these pages, every post has had one phrase in common: "They're holding back the money shots."
Well, they're not holding back any more. ScreenAnarchy has just been given a first look at a brand new clip - English subtitled, even - in which we get the gore. And it is absolutely fantastic. The balance of tension and comedy is perfectly spot on, with both elements having me howl out loud, and the effects are pleasingly squishy. Oh, yes please. Here's the Sundance synopsis:
For eight medical students, Easter vacation begins innocently enough. They pack their cars full of ski equipment and enough beer to fuel their escape from everyday life to the snowy, isolated hills outside of Øksfjord, Norway. Once there, they receive a late-night visit from a shady hiker, who tells them a story about Nazi occupation of the area during World War II. After doing their fair share of raping and pillaging, the dreaded battalion faced a brutal and vengeful uprising by the citizens of the town. The soldiers who managed to survive the onslaught, including their dreaded leader Colonel Herzog, were driven into the hills by the angry mob, where they supposedly froze to death, never to be seen again. But if the horror genre has taught us anything, it’s that the raucous behavior and promiscuity of the younger generation always have a way of bringing evil spirits back to life.Director Tommy Wirkola pulls no punches in the carnage department—heads roll, blood flows, and entrails ooze as the young vacationers attempt to make it through the night. Wirkola adeptly utilizes the snow’s eerie and ominous backdrop to its fullest extent while orchestrating this wickedly gory, yet somehow delightful, tale of Nazi zombie terror.
Check out all the clips and the trailer below the break!
Dead Snow Clip Three
Dead Snow Clip Two
Dead Snow Clip One
Dead Snow Teaser
Dead Snow Trailer