After a foray into the studio system for Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters, writer/director Tommy Wirkola returns to the indie franchise that he made his name with in Dead Snow 2: Red vs. Dead. If you enjoyed the first film, you’ll love this one – it’s bigger and better in every way. And if you’re unfamiliar with the franchise I’d still suggest giving this one a whirl, it’s got some seriously f*cked up moments that will make you gasp and cringe (hopefully with delight).
I recently hopped on the phone with Wirkola and Martin Starr (Knocked Up, Silicon Valley) to talk about the film, its increased scope, and the demanding shooting conditions Starr had to endure. We also talk about the new direction Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters 2 will be heading in. Dead Snow 2: Red vs. Dead is currently in theaters and on VOD/iTunes. Read Perri’s review and hit the jump for the interview.