After the remarkable success of Train To Busan (The Train of Life and Death) 4 years ago with Kingdom fever (Kingdom of the Dead) on Netflix with 2 shocking seasons, audiences around the world have gradually nodded in recognition of the increasing quality of zombie movies on the Korean screen.
Full of novelty compared to American movies, unsuccessful success when focusing on the emotional element to the strange story built under antiquity, Vietnamese audiences will soon be “in the presence” of another zombie project. Korean original with another attractive launch named Peninsula (Peninsula) – is considered the “sequel” (after story) of the famous Train To Busan. And to get ready for the opening of the Vietnamese box office from July 17, the following five films will be the perfect choice to “introduce” Korean zombies alongside the two overturned projects. Train to Busan and Kingdom.
Referring to the Korean zombie movie, Train To Busan and Kingdom are two names that cannot be ignored.
1. Rampant (Hyun): Hyun Bin leads the army to “destroy” the undead
Although still considered a “bomb” when spending huge amounts of money but the results were not as expected, Rampant is still one of the rare films depicting haunting the battleground of the corpses, opening. A retro zombie movie in Korea before Kingdom premiered season 1 in January 2019. With the appearance of Hyun Bin and “beautiful sister” Seo Ji Hye, adding Crash Landing on You fever (Love Landing) By the end of 2019, the film is still suitable for a lot of easy-going audiences for the bloody horror genre revolving around the corpses, possessing a huge cast and even expect little interaction between Hyun Bin and Seo Ji Hye.
Although Rampant is a project that has not really achieved expectations with a huge investment, having Hyun Bin and Jang Dong Gun was enough to pull a crowd of people to “watch the movie” quickly.
Set in the Joseon Dynasty, Rampant at the same time built a battle of “demons” and the battle of throne power in the turbulent Joseon period, when Prince Lee Chung (Hyun Bin) was finally crowned by his brother as the crown prince. Lee Young (Kim Tae Woo) takes him home after a long time as a hostage of the Qing Dynasty. As an outstanding swordsman, Lee Chung is trusted to destroy the “evil” group with Kim Ja Jun (Jang Dong Gun).
Rampant converges many familiar names with Vietnamese audiences.
In addition to Hyun Bin, Rampant also welcomed the return of Jang Dong Gun.
2. Seoul Station (Seoul Station): Korean horror cartoon about zombies, prequel to Train To Busan
Written and directed by Yeon Sang Ho, Seoul Station is the prequel (prequel) of Train To Busan. With the quality praised by the Korean audience, Seoul Station revolves around three main characters: a father named Suk Kyu began the search for daughter Hye Sun who soon left home, now a prostitute. and live with a boyfriend. Much of what happened was a search for a shelter when a strange virus fired its head around the city and caused a “zombie storm”, Seoul Station has a similar opening to Train To Busan. A person infected with the virus – this time it was a homeless old man with a neck and hand injury who plunged into Seoul Station, the source of a bloody riot that devastated the city.
Seoul Station is a pre-animated film of Train To Busan.
Focusing on the father to find a girl, Seoul Station brings a bit of context in Korea just before the event on the train to Busan.
3. The Odd Family: Zombie on Sale: The comedy corpses are strong, international fans are very rewarding to see?
If you’re too obsessed with heavy bloody violence projects, The Odd Family: Zombie on Sale (Big Sale Zombie) is a fresh breeze with content like “no one else”, in the genre of humor instead of horror. The Odd Family: Zombie on Sale started with Man Deok (Park In Hwa) running a gas station in peaceful countryside. He has three children: Joon Gul (Jung Jae Young), Min Gul (Kim Nam Gil) and Hae Gul (Lee Soo Kyung). Man Deok always dreams of spending the rest of the waiting in the beautiful, beautiful waters of Hawaii.
Zombie Great Discount has a way of telling super funny stories about a storm of zombies flooding the small village.
The oldest son – Joon Gul is married to Nam Joo (Uhm Ji Won). Min Gul is the second son, the only college graduate in the family. He was fired from his job and returned to his hometown, while Hae Gul is the youngest daughter. One day, a strange boy (Jung Ga Ram) appears and causes the whole village to be in turmoil.
And the project also brings together many familiar faces with Korean movie fans.
4. Doomsday Book: A collection of quality science fiction
Doomsday Book is a collection of science fiction films directed by Kim Ji Won and Yim Pil Sung. The project was launched with three strange stories about the self-destruction of people in the period of modern science and technology. In it, Doomsday Book includes three stories: A Brave New World in the theme of political satire through the outbreak of a mysterious virus that turns people into zombies, all from an apple that poisoned cows, become the root of the pathway for human transmission.
A Brave New World is a project revolving around the theme of the zombie in the three movies of Doomsday Book.
Doomsday has a total budget of up to 5 million USD.
In addition, Doomsday Book also has The Heavenly Creature revolves around the story of robots and Happy Birthday about the apocalypse, attracting attention when there is a “photo” Bae Doona taking on the main role of Min Seo. The film won Best Film at the Fantasia Film Festival in 2012.
Out of the 3 projects, Happy Birthday is the movie with the most faces familiar to Asian audiences.
5. #ALIVE: The return of “Yoo Im In” Yoo Ah In to a zombie storm survival story
Although no information has been officially released in Vietnam, #ALIVE (Survival) is a project that revolves around the subject of a zombie walk less than a month from the Peninsula in Korea. The film was made based on an American land film project called Alone (Single), revolves around a city affected by the mysterious virus and only two people survive in their own homes. Food runs out and the “zombie army” can enter the house at any time, two survivors – Joon Woo (Yoo Ah In) and Yoo Bin (Park Shin Hye) must find a way to survive when both are on. high floor of the apartment.
#ALIVE has no information released in Vietnam, but there is even an original Alone for the audience to know about the main content.
And of course, if you have never seen Train To Busan and Kingdom, these two projects are two must-watch names before you embark on the Peninsula.
Not to mention that Train To Busan can be considered a Peninsula prequel.