The Austrian Alps are besieged with the living dead in this snowy zomcom without the lederhosen
Watch out where the Huskies go and don’t you eat that green snow!
Attack of the Lederhosen Zombies review
by TS Alan
On the last day of the ski season, Alpine resort owner Franz (Karl Fischer) is demonstrating his new invention that will produce environmentally friendly snow. Unfortunately a miscalculation in the chemical structure leads to the device misfiring, and giving prospective Russian investor Chekov (Kari Rakkola) a face full of contaminated green goo.
To get Chekov back on his feet, and in order to seal the deal, Franz and his assistant Knaup (Karl Loos) takes Chekov for a drink at the chalet where an end of the season party is underway. It doesn’t take long before Chekov is a full blown zombie and unleashes his viral infection on the revelers.
Stranded in the tavern, snowboarders Josh (Oscar Dyekjær Giese) and Steve (Laurie Calvert) join forces with Steve’s girlfriend Branka (Gabriela Marcinková) and landlady Rita (Margarete Tiesel) to fight off the ravenous party goers.
The younger members of the cast are not as seasoned as the older and it shows. Nothing too horrible but at times they feel a little stiff (pun intended). The special effects are pretty good considering its a low budget film. There’s plenty of kills by snowboard, ski pole, a snowblower, and even a Maschinengewehr 34 machine gun from WWII. Director Dominik Hartl also does a very good job at making a energetic effort and keeping the film short and to the point.
Attack of the Lederhosen Zombies is not a laugh out loud film filled with gruesomeness, but there’s plenty of humor and splatter to make this a fun watch.
Attack of the Lederhosen Zombies
Directed by Dominik Hartl
Written by Armin Prediger, Dominik Hartl
Cast: Laurie Calvert, Gabriela Marcinková, Oscar Dyekjær Giese, Margarete Tiesel, Karl Fischer, Kari Rakkola, Martin Loos, Patricia Aulitzky
Run Time: 78 minutes
Release Date: January 13, 2017 (USA)