This animated zombie film (92 minutes) from director Yeon
Sang-ho was the lead up to his live film in the same year - Train to Busan.
Train to Busan is a terrific film mixing horror, adventure and extreme pathos
as it completely sucks you in to the lives of a few people trying to escape
- often unsuccessfully. Both films revolve around an unexplained outbreak
of very hungry zombies on a rampage in the capital city of Korea and both
are also an indictment of Korean society and class differences. But other
than the overlaying zombie attack, the plots are very different. In Busan
it centered primarily around a father trying to keep his young daughter safe
on a train out of the city, while here it is a father and his daughter's
pimp/boyfriend trying to find the daughter while avoiding being eaten. Zombies
are everywhere and these ones can run really fast. There is a twist at the
end that comes out of nowhere and is really nasty and bleak, but for me it
is a little harder to be vested in the lives of animated character and so
it didn't bother me as much. But it is still nervous going where the few
acts of heroism rarely work out right.