A group of medical students unloads an ample supply of beer and there is nothing to indicate that their stay at a mountain cabin won’t be utterly relaxing. Except perhaps a Nazi unit that froze to death nearby during the Second World War.
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After the inspired and hilarious pre-credit sequence using 'In The Hall of The Mountain King', it's disappointing how safe and uninteresting the rest of the film is. Like a lot of post-Millennium horror cinema, it's a solid movie but merely a regurgitation of horror conventions and references which never braves its own path of gore or kicks the viewer in the genitals.
Boy, Wirkola loves playing with guts, doesn't he? Anyway, the plot is logical, the characters are likable and the gore is well done, so it succeeds in what it's going for. However, having watched the sequel before this one, I miss its deadpan humor, suiting to such a ludicrous story.
Plutôt sympAthique, mais rien de surpreNant (et ce n'était apparemment pas le but).
Dommage, car les paysages et les scènes de jour auraient pu être encore plus prenantes et c'est plus comique que terrifiAnt.
Pour réaliser un hommage à des classiques du genre (ici, Evil Dead et Braindead) de façon appuyée, quelques idées loufoques et un nouveau paysage ne suffisent pas. Il faut que le scénario soit à la hauteur des modèles et n'oublie pas des tas d'éléments en route. Ici, le manque d'explications et les incohérences relèvent carrément de la paresse. Quant aux gags et au rythme, ils devraient être plus relevés... (2,5 / 5)
Zombie fans will love it, as gore as it can be, with a humor (a very black one) that can be put side by side with shaun of the dead, and well, low budget enough ! For the non zombie lovers, it's tricky, but the truth is, norway made something that for years hollywood tried to, non pretentious (with a few lil scares) and funny as hell. You have to admit it, it goes directly to the top 10 of best zombie movies ever.