10. Dead Snow (2009)
Best for: Two words. Zombie. Nazis.
It’s hard to argue with the poster. Dead Snow is one of the 25 best zombie movies of all time. (Hmmm, what would that list actually look like I wonder?)
It’s a tale as old as time itself. A group of friends retreat to a snowy cabin in the Norwegian woods only to be attacked by the nazi zombies who haunt the forest nearby.
What? You were expecting Shakespeare? Or even George Romero?
If you’re a fan of splatterhouse style films then Dead Snow is right up your alley. All the kills, and there are many, are so over the top and excessively gory that you can’t help but laugh at the absurdity of it all. I bet you’ve never seen somebody rappel off a cliff off a zombie’s intestine before. And if you have I guarantee it wasn’t with a nazi zombie’s guts.
Yes the film is a tongue in cheek cheese fest, but that’s not the point. Dead Snow is one of those films that needs to be seen just so you can tell other people that you have and can brag about it. After all how many other nazi zombies movies are there?
Well, besides Dead Snow 2: Red vs Dead.
9. Zombeavers (2014)
Best For: Two words. Zombie Beavers.
It’s no surprise Zombeavers is another entry in the popular horror comedy genre. Three pretty girls take a vacation up in the woods to bask in the sun and swim in the cool waters of the nearby lake. Everything goes fine until the boys show up and ruin everything like they always do. Something else isn’t right as strange noises assault the cabin at night. Further investigation reveals the young campers have woken up a dam’s worth of zombiefied beavers intent on gnawing them all to death.
Despite being low budget, zombeavers has a few things going for it. There are some genuinely funny parts, especially the opening scene with John Mayer of all people acting as a dopey medical waste disposer. The girls are cute, and I guess the guys are handsome as well. But the highlight for me were of course the zombeavers. They look like somebody from Jim Henson’s creature workshop took a hit of meth laced acid to create these stuffed undeaded puppets. It makes it even more hilarious when the actors try to play everything straight as if they really are living in the middle of the zombeavepocaplyse.
Yes, Zombeavers may not be for everyone, but if the title and concept fills you with giddy delight then this movie won’t let you down. It’s exactly what you expect it to be.
You’ll all be damned!