Train to Busan (2016)

  • Director: Sang-ho Yeontrain to busan
  • Writer: Joo-Suk Park, Sang-ho Yeon
  • Main Cast: Yoo Gong, Su-an Kim, Yu-mi Jung

‘I’ll take you to Mum, no matter what’

A father and his young daughter board a train bound for Busan, unaware that a zombie outbreak is taking hold of the hometown they’re departing. Unfortunately, one of the infected boards the train at the last moment and chaos ensues. The belief that Busan has been secured against the outbreak leads the survivors to fight to reach their destination, at all costs.

This is a very well written Korean Zombie film, with a cast of strong characters who I really came to care about (or, in one case, loath with a passion – you’ll know who I mean if you watch it!). The actress playing the little girl Soo-an is a particularly impressive young actress.

The plot is fast paced, and the tension doesn’t really let up from the moment the characters board the train.  The scenes aboard the train are wonderfully claustrophobic, while some of the scenes set outside are truly spectacular. The special effects use on the zombies are striking, and there’s a slightly unusual take on zombie characteristics – these zombies don’t just run, they seem to move with supernatural speed.

An absolute must watch for zombie fans!

View the trailer here

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