Dead Snow

Distribution: Wild Side Films

World Sales: Elle Driver

A group of friends have decided to spend Easter break in a cosy little mountain chalet. Skis, snow scooters, festive fun banter, all the ingredients needed for a memorable holiday, until that is, a diehard local tells them the story of a haunting mountain legend. The Nazis buried a treasure in the region during the war and they could well have risen from the dead to reclaim it.

A Norwegian Nazi-zombie film … who besides the dynamite duo of Wirkola and Henriksen could have brought it off, when they decided to pay homage to the generously gory films of early Sam Raimi and Peter Jackson. Be prepared for anything and everything from those northerners, by Odin!


A fan of 1980s cinema, Wirkola directed the short filmRemake in 2006. The following year, with his script writer Stig Frode Henriksen, he made the feature filmKill Bujo: The Movie, a parody of Tarantino’s Kill Bill.His 2008 film Dead Snow is Norway’s first zombie film. Next on the list is a screen adaptation of the Brothers Grimm fairy tale Hansel and Gretel.

Saturday, September 19th, 10:00pm at the Star St-Exupéry
Sunday, September 20th, 2:00pm at the Star


Country: Norway

Year: 2009

Duration: 1hr 30

Version: Norwegian, with French and English subtitles

Cast & Credits

Director:  Tommy Wirkola

Producer: Jan-Erik Grammleng, Ingrid Lill Høtgun, Thomas Evjen, Terje Stroemstad

Screenplay: Stig Frode Henriksen, Tommy Wirkola

Cinematography:  Matthew Weston

Editing:  Martin Stoltz

Music:  Christian Wibe

Cast:  Charlotte Frogner, Stig Frode Henriksen, Vegar Hoel