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Every week, Imported Horror brings you the best of fiendish ghouls, bloodthirsty zombies and creepy ghosts from beyond the shining seas. We explore international horror movies and television shows from around the globe that are readily available on American streaming services. All episodes are spoiler-free.

Sep 19, 2019

Some zombie movies start from scratch. Director Sang-ho Yeon wanted the first South Korean zombie blockbuster to be down-to-Earth and relatable for Korean audiences, not over-the-top like American films. As a result, Train to Busan feels like the freshest take on the living dead in years. Also, Marcus and Melissa drag their feet hard on a discussed American remake and break down two major types of horror movie endings.

Quality: 5/5. MPTS: 3 (Marcus) / 2+ (Melissa). Did my future wife watch it? No. She was busy. Bechdel Test: Passes.


Articles mentioned in this episode:

Yeon Sang-ho talks Korean zombie hit 'Train To Busan' by Jean Noh in “Screen Daily”

‘Train To Busan’ Creative Team Describes Difficulty of Shooting a Zombie Movie in Korea and How Film Reflects Society by Casey Coit in “IndieWire”

Yeon Sang-Ho and the train of horror in the Cannes Film Festival retrospective

TRAIN TO BUSAN Cast Experiences Cannes Film Festival by Pierce Conran in Korean Film News

Gong Yoo Shares His Own Personal Fears in ‘Train to Busan’ Interview by Ben Cho in Koogle News