Set in Norway, this movie has a half-dozen college students finding themselves embroiled in crazy supernatural peril. It seems they’re camping in an area that’s home to a number of frozen Nazi zombies, a bold choice for a premise.
Fortunately, “Attack of the Frozen Nazi Zombies” still manages to serve as a workable backdrop for a lot of very cool things:
1) We get to see a Norwegian interpretation of the standard teen vacation horror film.
2) We get the local’s sharing a bit of their history, recollecting the years their land was occupied by Germany.
3) We see beautiful snowy mountains and gorgeous white forests, providing a stark and captivating look at a part of the world I rarely see.
4) There’s a surreal scene at the 01:00:00 mark that has a David Lynch meets Lucio Fulci mash-up feel to it.
5) A later self-surgery scene involves duct tape, always a welcome addition.
6) A custom-built zombie fighting ski mobile.
7) The film’s action scenes are all set to some very eclectic pieces of music.
8) We get Nazi zombies. It’s even better than “Zombies on a Plane.”
It does suffer from some uneven acting, schizophrenic pacing that ranged from slow to frenetic, and a really weak story. It’s not a great movie. But it was very cool to look at, had a balls to the wall mentality and enough fun and interesting moments that I didn’t feel I’d wasted my time.