The genre of zombie shows is like the zombies themselves, every time a pundit declares the genre dead the is yet another one waiting in the wings to pop out. I skipped what is now being called the interminable The Walking Dead so I’m not yet tired of this genre, and the Korean production teams have been doing their own take on zombie shows in new and entertaining ways such as Train to Busan and Kingdom. Another entry into the Korean zombie world is June 2020 premiering movie #Alive which looks self-contained and will require male lead Yoo Ah In to hard carry this movie. Park Shin Hye is in it as well but she doesn’t show up until later in the movie and really it’s a Yoo Ah In show as everyone outside of his apartment building for the most part are now ravenous zombies. He needs to find cell service to summon help and later meets up with fellow stranded survivor in Park Shin Hye and the two appear to stage coordinated separate escapes. The movie looks good from the just released main trailer but one wonders if right now there is an appetite (har har) in South Korea for pandemic turning people into ravenous zombies.
Movie trailer for #Alive: