Attack of the Lederhosen Zombies – Austria, 2016 – overview and reviews

Lederhosen-Zombies

‘It’s all downhill from here’

Attack of the Lederhosen Zombies – aka Angriff der Lederhosen Zombies – is a 2016 Austrian science fiction comedy horror feature film directed by Dominik Hartl from a screenplay co-written with Armin Prediger. It stars Laurie Calvert, Gabriela Marcinková, Margarete Tiesel.

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Steve, a young professional snowboarder, ruins a high-paying photoshoot with a silly prank, causing him, his girlfriend Branka and fellow snowboarder Josh to be left behind on the mountain. They seek shelter in a garish, loud aprés-ski tavern that is hosting an all-night party for the last night of the season.

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Things go from bad to worse when a scientific experiment conducted by a local entrepreneur unleashes an epidemic of zombies and mutant wildlife, but this is mostly lost on the local drunkards as they themselves are not always so easy to distinguish from zombies…

 

Reviews:

“At less than 80 minutes and smartly paced, Attack of the Lederhosenzombies never gets the chance to outstay its welcome. It’s a surprisingly quiet zombie film too, even during the scenes of carnage when we are given the chance to drink in the comedic aspects of the violence rather than being pummelled into forced excitement.” Kevan Farrow, Scream magazine

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” …the zombies lulled by cheesy music bit was much funnier in Infested (when drone ‘Da-Da-Da’ prompted automatic dancing), the zombie deer aren’t as creepy as the one in Train to Busan (just how many zombie deer movies do we need?), a supposedly hilarious bit as Rita opens fire with a machine gun and destroys her bar without killing a single zombie just gets a ‘huh’ reaction, and the Dead Snow movies go a lot farther than this. Still, it’s likeable enough.” The Kim Newman Web Site

“It might not necessarily be the most extravagant or (even remotely) thoughtful of films, but Attack of the Lederhosen Zombies is a considerable slice of genre-based silliness that’s highly likely to excite any seasoned fan of cinema’s most consistent flesh-eaters.” Ben Robins, Flickering Myth

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” … the makeup and effects work is great, using practical effects to portray a vast variety of zombie related injuries and kills. There’s ski-poles through the eyes, a zombie split in two halves, and a manic deer also affected by the disease. Kitsch, wacky and gory, Attack of the Lederhosen Zombies is a fun-filled, blood-soaked ski lift ride crammed full of zombies.” Kat Hughes, The Hollywood News

Main cast:

  • Laurie Calvert
  • Gabriela Marcinková
  • Margarete Tiesel
  • Karl Fischer
  • Patricia Aulitzky
  • Julia Stipsits

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