Steve, a young professional snowboarder, ruins a high-paying photo shoot by playing a silly prank. He, his girlfriend Branka and fellow snowboarder Joschi are left behind on the mountain. They seek shelter in an après-ski tavern that is hosting an all-night party. Things go from bad to worse when a scientific experiment unleashes an epidemic of zombies and mutant wildlife. This is mostly lost on the local drunkards, as they are not always easy to distinguish from zombies themselves. But Steve, Branka and Joschi have to find a way to survive this hellish night.
|Release Date||:||December 1, 2016|
|Production Company||:||Fischer Film|
|Writers||:||Armin Prediger, Dominik Hartl|
|Casts||:||Gabriela Marcinková, Laurie Calvert, Margarete Tiesel, Karl Fischer, Patricia Aulitzky, Oscar Dyekjær Giese, Kari Rakkola|
|Plot Keywords||:||zombie, alps, snowboard|
A worth addition to the zombie spoof genre, Attack of the Lederhosen Zombies does a fantastic job of retaining the theatricality of slasher films and blending it with colorful twists that I thought were both unique and fun. The heroes are a ragtag trio of snowboarders whose chemistry is something I haven't seen in many movies before. The plot takes a thrilling turn as the gang finds themselves trapped on the Alps in a log cabin bar surrounded by zombies poisoned by a rogue science experiment. They then must devise imaginative ways of battling the undead as they try to make it to safety. The movie does not fall short on its graphic scenes of decapitation and laceration. Though I am not usually a big fan of slasher films, the violent scenes were done in an entertaining and classic horror way. And I loved how all of it was paired with catchphrase dialogue, slapstick fun and solid character development. A surprisingly lighthearted comedy punctuated by timeless zombie graphics, Attack of the Lederhosen Zombies was a good choice when I was looking for an easy and entertaining watch.