Monday, October 20, 2014

Dead Snow 2: Red vs Dead

(2014)****
At this years Rock n Shock we had the pleasure of viewing a screening of Dead Snow 2. It was introduced by Derek Mears who plays Stavarin in the film. With this sequel they decided to go full on horror comedy. The laughs begin right from the opening scene as we watch Martin, the survivor from the first film fighting off Nazi zombies as he attempts to drive away. He manages to shake them off but immediately crashes his car and wakes up in the hospital with the police ready to question him about the deaths of his colleagues. Much to his dismay, he's informed by the doctor that they have reattached his arm, only trouble is the arm that was in the car wasn't his, it belonged to one of the Nazis. The arm gives him some insight as to what the Nazis are doing and he realizes they are coming down from the mountain and he must take action.


This film crosses every line that has been drawn. You know all those unspoken no-noes that you aren't supposed to do in films like killing kids or the handicapped. Not only does it cross these lines but somehow makes it laugh out loud funny when it does. It was great to watch this in a crowded room where everyone reacted the same. At times it almost took things too far to the point where it becomes a little too silly. There was also a foul unpleasantness defiling the air during the final battle. I thought at first it was the rotting zombies but stood corrected. I'm not naming names or anything but I do believe a familiar long gray haired, tattooed somebody who was sitting next to me was the source of the stench. I'm pretty sure it was him since the row behind him suddenly cleared out. I cannot fault the film for that, I do however hold some responsibility to Pizzeria Uno for not putting a warning on their rattlesnake pasta. Anyhoo, it's really a fun ride (the film not the farts) and both films are solid so I highly recommend them.

5 comments:

Mr. AC said...

Glad you liked it, Catfreeek! It sounds like the olfactory enhancement just added to the realism.

AC said...

Was the nameless somebody incredibly pleased with himself?

Catfreeek said...

Oh you know he was.

Abduscias said...

Hahahahahaha!

Octopunk said...

Reviews like this are why Horrorthon is great.