Train to Busan, or by its original title “Busanhaeng”, is a South Korean zombie apocalypse action thriller film released in 2016. The film takes place on a train to Busan, as a zombie apocalypse suddenly breaks out and compromises the safety of the passengers.
Fast moving zombies. Fast infection. Zombieism also affects animals (<– very slight spoiler). Hordes of zombies like in World War Z — and this film could easily be the South Korea part of the WWZ outbreak (same universe). People on a train feels like Snowpiercer (which if you’re a sci-fi fan and you haven’t seen Snowpiercer you are seriously missing out – IMDB/Wikipedia). It even has little touches that remind you of Speed. This has got to be one of the best Z-films I’ve seen since 28 Days Later! OH YEAH, this isn’t just a Green Ooze film, it’s in my BagpiperDon’s +/- Top 10 Z-movies list!
The zombies move in this totally different than any I’ve seen in other films …. and having both been a zombie in a film and having been in a car accident and gotten whiplash, what these actors did not only looks amazing for a zombie film but from my perspective now …. painful. The Z-film journey element is in this film, but works totally different (well, the way it’s applied maybe one could say ‘re-imagined’) than I’ve seen in previous films. There’s also something I haven’t seen in zombie films before in how the zombies do and don’t notice non-infected people. And there were a few old lady wigs.