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‘Attack of the Lederhosen Zombies’ Film Review

‘Attack of the Lederhosen Zombies’ Film Review

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Snowboards, skis, Schnapps, and zombies.

That about sums up everything that you need to know about Attack of the Lederhosen Zombies. Well, maybe not everything, but with a title like that you should know what to expect. The good news, it is 77 minutes that is a fun watch for any fan of the living dead.

Shot in the Austrian Alps, we are graced by some amazing scenery in the movies opening panning shots. These shots help provide the broad sense of the scale of the wilderness surrounding the storyline showing. Further up the mountain, we meet our snowboarding zombie killing crew. Steve (Laurie Calvert), is a professional snowboarder with a wild streak, and his girlfriend Blanca (Gabriela Marcinkova) is mostly responsible for where he is at in his career. And then there is Josh (Oscar Dyekjaer), an up and coming snowboarder who also happens to have a cousin who loves zombie movies. What follows on the last day of the season is some great snowboarding. Marc Swoboda, who is currently a professional Snowboard Rider for Red Bull, performs the snowboarding stunts in the movie.

 

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Weather manipulation — what’s the worst that could go wrong?

With the season coming to an end the local entrepreneur of the ski lodge has discovered a way to extend the season. How do you do that? Well, of course, you engineer snow with a special green liquid. While it isn’t Trioxin from Return of the Living Dead, it was a nice nod and the effects are the same. Once someone is infected, you know what happens next: Bite. Infect. Repeat.

 

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Surviving the winter apocalypse

As the apocalypse unfolds, our heroes Steve, Josh, and Blanca are joined by Rita (Margarete Tiesel), the local barmaid. Of all the characters, Rita stands out the most. The others, well there just aren’t enough reasons to get attached to them. They also manage to do some rather stupid things in the process of trying to survive. Still, zombie killers on snowboards, guys. That’s something you don’t see every day.

 

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There are a wide variety of zombie deaths, which is where the makeup department shines. Quite a lot of thought went into these different effects and while not all of them hit the mark, there are some great kills to be seen.

As a horror comedy, this movie holds it own. It isn’t something that nails every line, but there are some jewels to be heard. On a scale of 5 severed hands, I give this one a 3.

You can check out the trailer for Attack of the Lederhosen Zombies below then watch the movie on iTunes, Amazon, Vudu, and OnDemand.

 

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Brad Zipprich

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