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LAist at Sundance: Day 4

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My fourth day at the Sundance Film Festival began bright and early at seven am. Thankfully, the night before had been a fairly casual one so I was actually feeling full of bounce and vigor. That energy was quickly sapped by a twenty minute wait for the shuttle bus (in twenty degree weather) but soon enough I made it to the Festival Headquarters and quickly jumped into one of the screening booths. Since I had an empty stomach, I figured it was the perfect time to watch the Norwegian zombie movie about Nazis, Dead Snow.

As the film opens, we see that a young woman is running through knee-high snow in the mountains, desperate to escape from whatever is chasing her. Since it is a horror movie, she gets killed pretty quickly and we move on to our main group of future victims. They are seven Norwegian medical students heading to the mountains for their easter vacation. Each one of them fits into their own narrow type: there is the horny guy, the nerdy guy, the movie guy, the athlete guy, the good girlfriend, the scared girl and the hot babe.