Thursday, December 8, 2016

Zombie movies

Dead Snow (2009)
Død snø (original title)
Director: Tommy Wirkola
Writers: Tommy Wirkola, Stig Frode Henriksen
Starring: Jeppe Beck Laursen, Charlotte Frogner, Jenny Skavlan
-Comedy, Horror, Zombies, Norway | imdb | my rating: 5

A ski vacation turns horrific for a group of medical students, as they find themselves confronted by an unimaginable menace: Nazi zombies.

Amusing moment: a brains moment

Zombie speed: organized zombie moves

Zombification: local folklore (unclear)

Zombie mode: mean, with a specific focus

Things to note: when in the middle of clearing the place of zombies, do not tap your fellow fighters on the shoulder from behind

Trivia bit:
The Nazi zombies in this film are a combination of typical zombies in popular culture and ancient Norse mythical beings known as draug. A draug is a undead being who would inhabit graves, often the graves of important men, as they often had treasures in them. A draug would protect these treasures as if they were their own.

=====> Not as campy as I thought it would be, but various chuckling moments. Includes basic horror story tropes when it comes to young adults on a weekend getaway. Keeps you wondering at who will survive to the end.



Life After Beth (2014)
Director and Screenplay: Jeff Baena
Starring: Aubrey Plaza, Dane DeHaan, John C. Reilly
-Comedy, Horror, Romance, Zombies | imdb | my rating: 5

A young man's recently deceased girlfriend mysteriously returns from the dead, but he slowly realizes she is not the way he remembered her.

Amusing moment: stove tipping

Zombie speed: probably fast as elements of strength were exhibited

Zombification: unclear

Zombie mode: slow transition with speech and partial memory

Things to note: smooth jazz music is calming

=====> Although some fun and funny bits, there is something to be said about dealing with grief.

Director mentioned that the zombies here hurt emotionally and personally as opposed to just physically.

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* part of December Zombies (schedule)

3 comments:

  1. My dad watched Dead Snow but I can't remember what he thought of it now. It's been a while since I saw anything with zombies in it. I really need to catch up with The Walking Dead!

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  2. Oh wow, I could see my husband getting excited over Dead Snow since he loves the campy stuff, but I'm more curious about Life After Beth. Didn't know about these. Thanks!

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  3. I'm almost sure we've seen Life After Beth (if it's the movie I'm remembering, we really liked it!) - and at one time we had Dead Snow on our Netflix list but I never had the chance to watch it ... will have to see if it's still available :D

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