This Norwegian flick about undead Nazi soldiers attacking a group of skiiers more than makes up for a slow start by delivering non-stop, bloody action and a twisted sense of humor that makes its second half perhaps the greatest cinematic achievement of the 21st century. OK, maybe not, but it's close.
This dark, simple Spanish production doesn't need much dialogue to creep you out. The prolonged silence, broken by the shuffling of skeletal zombies (and the occasional zombie horse), is enough to give you nightmares. The added dimension of the zombies' blindness makes the action more intriguing, although really, all you have to do is kick their canes out from under them.
Night of the Living Dead co-writer John Russo is generally acknowledged as the Andrew Ridgeley to George Romero's George Michael, but at least he did help create the great Return of the Living Dead. Its campy, lighthearted approach differs drastically from Romero's films, but it proves to be just as entertaining and introduces the classic zombie call: "Braaaaaiiins..."