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Developed an appetite for thrilling zombie flicks after watching All of Us Are Dead? Here are other Korean zombie movies and shows to check out

Upon its release on Netflix on January 28, zombie high school K-drama All of Us Are Dead is already trending worldwide on Netflix. It even topped the streaming giant’s non-English language list with 124.79 million hours viewed so far.

It’s also the fourth Korean series to top Netflix’s global weekly charts after Squid Game, Hellbound and The Silent SeaIf you’ve finished watching the series and developed an appetite for the zombie genre or you’re just looking to watch (or rewatch) more zombie flicks, we’ve got you covered.

Below, we listed down more Korean zombie movies and shows that you should check out if you’re still hungry for more zombie content.

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1. Train to Busan

Train to Busan is probably the most successful Korean zombie movie, which also further cementing Gong Yoo’s fame to international status and launched Ma Dong-seok into the limelight.

The movie directed by Yeon Sang-ho follows Seok-woo (Yoo) and his daughter (Kim Su-an) who are on a train heading to Busan. However, their journey takes a stop when they become trapped in a zombie outbreak in South Korea.

Due to the popularity and success of the movie, an English-language remake has been announced with Indonesian director, Timo Tjahjanto helming the film while Saw co-creator, James Wan serves as co-producer.

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2. Kingdom

Kingdom is Netflix’s first original Korean title and premiered to critical acclaim. Penned by Kim Eun-hee and based on a webtoon series, the historical horror drama revolves around Lee Chang (Ju Ji-hoon), the Crown Prince of Joseon, who is investigating a mysterious illness ravaging his kingdom.

In addition to saving his kingdom from the deadly plague, he’s also caught in the middle of a political powerplay to take his throne.

Its special episode, Kingdom: Ashin of the North is also worth a watch as it explores the backstory of Ashin (Gianna Jun) and the origin of the resurrection plant that turns people into flesh-eating monsters.

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3. #Alive

#Alive centres around a video game live streamer, Oh Joon-woo (Yoo Ah-in) and his fight for survival in his apartment in Seoul during a zombie apocalypse.

The film also stars Park Shin-hye as Kim Yoo-bin, another survivor who helps Oh. As #Alive was released during the height of the pandemic, many viewers echo the feelings of panic, fear, loneliness, uncertainty and isolation depicted in the movie.

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4. Happiness

Happiness marks the return of both its lead stars—Han Hyo-joo to the small screen and Park Hyung-sik since finishing his military service. The Korean drama is set in the near future following the release of a failed treatment drug which instead caused a pandemic known as the Rita Virus or mad person disease.

Those with the virus exhibit symptoms of deep bloodlust and eventually becoming a zombie. The South Korean military try to contain the spread of the virus through extensive measures, causing civil rights groups to protest against them.

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5. Zombie Detective

If you’re looking for a break from the ravaging flesh-eating zombies then watch Zombie Detective which borders more on fantasy mystery rather than a horror thriller.

The K-drama follows Kang Min-ho (Choi Jin-hyuk) who wakes up and discovers he not only has amnesia but has also turned into a zombie. In order to blend into society, he trains himself to walk and talk like everybody else and eventually takes on the identity of a private detective while he works on solving his past.

He teams up with ex-investigate journalist Gong Sun-ji (Park Ju-hyun) who discovers his secret. The two work together to solve crimes and find out what’s happening to Kang.

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6. Rampant

Before Kingdom graced our screens, there was Rampant—the first historical zombie film.

Starring Hyun Bin and Jang Dong-gun, the movie centres around the clash between exiled prince Lee Chung (Hyun Bin) and Minister of War, Kim Ja-joon (Jang Don-gun), all while a zombie virus plagues the kingdom.

The movie sees the reunion of Hyun Bin and director Kim Sung-hoon who previously worked on Confidential Assignment.

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7. The Odd Family: Zombie on Sale

If you don’t have the stomach for all the gore but still love zombie stories, then The Odd Family: Zombie on Sale is for you. This zombie comedy film revolves around the Park family whose lives turns upside down when their father gets bidden by a zombie.

The movie marks the debut feature of director Lee Min-jae and stars Jung Jae-young, Kim Nam-gil, Uhm Ji-won, Lee Soo-kyung, Jung Ga-ram, park In-hwan and more.

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8. Seoul Station

Don’t pass on Seoul Station just because it’s an animated film. Written and directed by Yeon Sang-ho, the movie actually serves as a prequel to smash hit, Train to Busan and shows how the zombie virus began in the country.

The movie takes place around Seoul Station and follows three characters: Suk-gyu, a father looking for his runaway daughter, Hye-sun the runaway daughter and her boyfriend, Ki-woong.

More than a zombie movie, Seoul Station received praise for addressing some of South Korea’s societal issues.

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