Zombie fans lucky enough to be in attendance at the Sundance Film Festival later this month will be among the first to see Dead Snow 2, the sequel to the 2009 Norwegian zombie film from writer-director Tommy Wirkola.
Wirkola helms the new film, having written the script with the help of Stig Frode Henriksen and Vegar Hoel. Although separated by 5 years of real time, the sequel picks up immediately following the events of the first movie in which Martin pretty much had the worst day of his life.
Those who’ve seen Dead Snow will remember that the day consisted of accidentally killing his girlfriend with an axe, chain-sawing his own arm off, and watching in horror as his closest friends were devoured by a zombified Nazi battalion.
Combining wry humor with horrific worst-case scenarios, Dead Snow 2 promises to shock the weak-of-heart and delight even the most hard-core fans of the horror genre. As promotional material released in anticipation of the film’s Sundance screening puts it, “Colonel Herzog is back, and he is not to be fucked with.”
If you can make it to Park City, Utah, for the screenings, tickets are still available. The film shows Jan. 19 at 11:45 p.m. in the Library Center Theater, Jan. 20 at 7 p.m. in Redstone Cinema 2, Jan. 22 at 11:59 p.m. in Egyptian Theatre and Jan. 24 at 11:59 p.m. in Broadway Centre Cinema 6 in Salt Lake City.