Dead Snow 2 begins where the first one ended. Martin (Vegar Hoel) tries to escape from the horde of Nazi Zombies that already killed his friends. He manages to escape but he is then taken into custody because the police believe that he killed his friends. Meanwhile Herzog (Ørjan Gamst), the leader of the Nazi Zombies, is determined to finish the mission that Hitler gave him back in World War 2. Martin needs to stop Herzog’s plan and he gets help from the “Zombie Squad” !
Tommy Wirkola is back in the director’s chair for this gore fest. Dead Snow 2 is less of a horror flick than the first one but I don’t think that that is necessarily a bad thing. The movie has some funny moments but it also features a lot of gore which is a nice thing for the horror fans. The acting is over the top and sometimes a bit cringe worthy but that just fits with the ridiculous plot of this movie. It isn’t a ground breaking film but it does add something to the zombie genre; the zombies in this film aren’t just brainless un-dead creatures; they are capable of taking orders and they are on a mission. They don’t just wander around aimlessly waiting for a helpless soul to kill.
Conclusion: Is this movie an instant horror classic? Nope. But is it fun to watch? Yes sir!