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Review: Dead Snow Has Every Horror Movie Cliche. It’s Funny!

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You and a group of friends will enjoy Dead Snow’ take on the horror comedy genre so long as you don’t take the movie seriously.

I would typically never ever watch something like Dead Snow, but my friend and I are horror movie fanatics. She told me it was awesome, so I was obliged to give it a shot. Despite being a hardcore horror movie fan, I am not fond of the zombie genre. Even so, I was pleasantly surprise by what I saw. You have to love the Swedes for putting this little gem of a zombie flick together.

The story begins as most other horror films start: A group of 20 something friends (they are medical students) drive into the woods to a cabin way out past even the boonies. And guess what? There is no cell reception. The group makes the best of it by snowboarding, skiing, and just have a great time. I counted at least 6 clichés in the first half hour.

At nighttime, around dinner, a stranger arrives on their doorstep. He sits around with the group talking and sharing. He starts to share a story of how Germany invaded the area during World Word War II and ran things until the disturbed locals kicked them out. Before leaving them to their merry fun, the stranger warns the group that an evil presence still lurks in the area. Something about some gold coins unleashing an evil curse. As you would expect, they just “happen” to stumble upon them, unleashing some pretty gnarly Nazi zombies.

All things go straight to hell from there, literally speaking. There are people disappearing left and right. You have Nazi zombies versus dumb, but entertaining 20 something med students. This movie is to be watched and not taken seriously. There are lots of bloods, guts, carnage, some tits and some guy hanging from Nazi zombie intestines over a cliff. The action scenes are very well done.

It has all the elements of a boring, predictable horror movie, but for some reason I couldn’t stop watching. I wonder how the Swedish horror fans felt about this after the release of the critically acclaimed Let The Right One In. Hell, that movie was so good we (Americans) even made our own version of it.

7/10 Dead Snow had almost every horror movie cliché you can think of but doesn’t pretend to be some kind of high brow horror comedy. It has a certain X-factor that I can’t put my finger on. It deserves a 7 out of 10, a rating that may have been higher had there not been one cliché was missing — token black person! But then again, there aren’t many blacks in Sweden. Regardless, this is one movie I would recommend to any horror movie fan.

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Toyota Celebrates Back to the Future Day, Recreates Marty McFly’s Truck

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October 21, 2015, was the day visited by Back to the Future Part II, and to pay homage, Toyota recreated Marty McFly’s famous truck from the classic movie.

When people think Back to the Future, the first thing that usually comes to mind is Doc Brown’s time-traveling DeLorean. Now, while Marty’s 1985 Toyota pickup is by no means the car star of the franchise, it too enjoyed a level of notoriety that has made it nearly as timeless as the DeLorean.

Toyota’s recreated dream truck is 2016 Tacoma with quite a few extra bits that mimic the look of Marty’s ride. Key highlights include vintage headlight and taillight designs, custom 1985 Toyota truck paint, KC HiLites auxiliary lights, an off-road suspension, TRD wheels, and a custom tailgate featuring the “TOYOTA” logo.

Front and rear tubular bumpers, a custom light bar and vintage 1985 Toyota truck mud flaps round out its spiffy design.

As cool as Marty McFly’s recreated, 1985-inspired Toyota Tacoma is, it will likely never be made, and no amount of time traveling or wishful thinking is going to change that. Sorry, Back to the Future fans.

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Ernie Hudson Will Be In New Ghostbusters

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Ernie Hudson, one of the stars of the original Ghostbusters, will make an appearance in the new Ghostbusters movie, which has completed filming.

Hudson played Winston Zeddemore in the 1980s films and previously expressed concern over the idea of having an all-female cast:

“I love females. I hope that if they go that way at least they’ll be funny, and if they’re not funny at least hopefully it’ll be sexy. I love the idea of including women, I think that’s great. But all-female I think would be a bad idea. I don’t think the fans want to see that.”

Do you share those sentiments?

Hudson has since changed his mind, telling THR that the four actresses involved were “Four fiercely funny, foxy, females busting ghosts,” and “phenomenal!”

Staring Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, Leslie Jones and Kate McKinnon, the new Ghostbusters movie releases in July 22nd, 2016, and will also see Bill Murray and Dan Aykroyd make appearances.

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New Ghostbusters Movie is a Total Reboot With Funny Women

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Director Paul Feig has shared some details about his plans for the new Ghostbusters movie. Not only will the film be a total reboot of the Ghostbusters franchise, but it will also star very funny women.

Speaking with EW, Feig — the director of The Head and Oscar-nominated Bridesmaids — revealed that the new Ghostbusters movie will not be a follow-up to the original 1980s film, but rather a reboot featuring women as the titular ghost-fighting heroes. He has in fact enlisted The Heat‘s writer, Katie Dippold, to write the script with him.

With regard to how he is approaching the new Ghostbusters, Feig told EW:

“I thought, well, what if we just make it new? It’s not coming into the world that existed before. It’s always hard if the world has gone through this big ghost attack, how do you do it again?”

“I wanted to come into our world where there’s talk of ghosts but they’re not really credible, and so what would happen in our world if this happened today… Everything is up for grabs right now.”

For those wondering if the new Ghostbusters movie will take place in a totally different world, it will have a modern setting with modern technology and social references:

“I look at this the same way a superhero movie launches where it’s always fun to see, like, what are they going to do with the costumes this time? What are they going to do with the hardware this time? It’s not going to be, here is the exact same stuff. It’s also not going to go, screw you if you like that stuff, it’s all completely different. We’re going to have fun with it, but again, bring it into our time period.”

And then there is the whole “issue” of the original Ghostbusters being recasted as female characters…Feig is apparently baffled that such a notion is even a talking point:

“I really cannot believe we’re still having this conversation,” says the director. “Some people accused it of kind of being a gimmick and it’s like, it would be a gimmick if I wasn’t somebody whose brain doesn’t automatically go to like, ‘I want to just do more stuff with women. I just find funny women so great. For me it’s just more of a no-brainer. I just go, ‘what would make me excited to do it?’ I go, ‘four female Ghostbusters to me is really fun.’ I want to see that dynamic.”

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