Unlike the rest of the Modern Horrors crew, I actually watched and enjoyed Dead Snow. I love Norwegian films, and if comedy-horror is done right, I find it to be enjoyable as well. Unfortunately the magic of Nazi Zombies could not be repeated.
We pick up right where we left off, with Martin trying to get away from Herzog and his battalion of the undead. Martin does indeed escape only to wake up in a hospital room sporting a new arm. Herzog’s arm (you’ll have to watch it if you want that explained). Now the movie takes a turn towards Idle Hands. It could be worse, but it could be a whole let better as well.
Like its predecessor, Dead Snow 2 looks great. You can tell the budget got an increase this time around. We’ve got more Nazi zombies, Russian zombies, a tank, and more murdered children than I may have ever seen in a movie. The intestines gag, which was great the first time around, is used over and over again. There’s no clever build up, and the jokes fall flat. Put this under the Sci-Fi/Fantasy genre, and you’ve got a pretty good movie. It just doesn’t fit as a horror or comedy film in my opinion.