Written by Scotty
A group of medical students are getting away on a trip up to the mountains to get away from their school work. Even though they all have their specific areas of study, they have been able to maintain their relationship outside of school. Joking about what terrors a trip to the mountains could bring, they get their directions up to a friend’s cabin that will be just the place to blow off steam.
As the first night draws near, an unexpected visitor arrives at the door. Coming in for a cup of coffee, he inspects the group and does not like what he sees. Telling the smart kids about what happened in the area at the end of WWII, he tries to make sure that they all understand the dangers that the mountain holds in its frozen depths. The college kids give the old man’s claims little thought as he seems to be out of his mind, and go about their business. But finding a box full of gold in the cabin's cooler, they start to have second thoughts.
As one of the group still has not arrived at the cabin since she was going to arrive via cross country, her boyfriend gets worried and goes out to search for her. Finding the old man from the previous night dead alongside his tent, he starts to fear that the stories might be true. As an undead Nazi comes out of the frozen tundra and chases him, he now knows that there is something much more sinister on the mountain than he previously believed. As the rest of the group is still held up in the cabin, they start to hear strange sounds outside, along with seeing strangely clothed figures surrounding them. Not knowing how to get the old troopers to go away, they have to find a way to get back to the car before they become just another statistic.
Dead Snow follows a group of medical students as they are getting away from school for a little holiday. As they do not know any of the local lore about the area, they are enlightened by a stranger that is happy to share. Not believing a word the old man has said, the group witnesses it firsthand as a group of Nazi Zombies arrives at their door. Trying everything they can to escape the undead troopers, there does not seem to be a way of survival as they are city kids not used to the snowy conditions they are up against. The college kids have plenty of smarts to get the upper hand on the undead, but the zombies have years of training and a little something up their sleeves.
This was admittedly my first exposure to the Nazi Zombie genre movies and I am extremely happy for it, since it did not disappoint. Even though it varies from the Romero genre zombies that are just looking to bite you, it has something so much more to offer, Nazis. A zombie that does not care about biting you, but wants to take over the world just adds that much more fear into the hearts of fans, as well it should. Being able to operate everything they took with them to the grave, it is just great how they will stop at nothing to achieve their goal, if it be just killing intruders, stealing valuables or trying to take over the world, one hill at a time. Stay Scared.