The wide release of Tommy Wirkola’s Dead Snow: Red vs. Dead, the sequel to his surprisingly fun 2009 gorefest Dead Snow, is still presumably months away, but it will soon make a blood splash of a premiere when it hits the Sundance Film Festival next month. And what better way to get potential fans interested than releasing a teaser trailer that both calls back to the first film while giving us a humorous vision of things to come. I didn’t vocally holler out “Hell yes!” at the conclusion of the above video, I certainly thought it loudly enough.
The awkwardly titled sequel will take place soon after the gore-filled finale of Dead Snow, and the trailer shows us that lone survivor Martin (Vegar Hoel) ended up in the hospital after his huge car accident. Not only did the doctors nurse him back to health, but they also managed to reattach the arm that he so painfully chopped off with a chainsaw after it got bitten by a zombie. This has got to be one of the most horrifying feelings a person can go through, but it explains why he has both arms on the film’s first poster, seen below.
While it remains to be seen whether or not the zombie germs in the arm will work their way through Martin’s body and kill him, we do know that the arm now has superpowers or a mind of its own or something. As such, he can now just beat the shit out of zombies at will, making their heads explode on contact, and he doesn’t appear to be very fearful while doing so. I guess after one takes on an entire army of the Nazi undead, any follow-up battles are slightly less frightening.
He’ll have a team of American professional zombie killers backing him up this time, as the fight with Colonel Herzog will undoubtedly be taken to illogical extremes. The first film already had two of the most insanely horrific deaths imaginable. Both seen in this trailer, one featured a character getting all of his limbs simultaneously ripped off, and the other involved a guy getting his head torn completely in half. Wirkola promises even more hilariously over-the-top violence and action for the sequel, and I’m inclined to believe it. I’m ready to get back on his bandwagon after this year’s studio fiasco Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters.
The film also stars Martin Starr (Freaks and Geeks, Derek Mears (Friday the 13th), Ingrid Haas (That Burning Feeling), Amrita Acharia (Game of Thrones), Stig Frode Henriksen (Dead Snow), and Ørjan Gamst as the evil Herzog. Are you guys ready to see some more Nazi zombies making mincemeat out of their victims?