Korean zombie horror movie, “Alive,” has premiered internationally on streaming entertainment service Netflix on Tuesday, after its theatrical run in South Korea.
#Alive, based on an original script of screenwriter Matt Naylor, tells the story of a mysterious virus outbreak that suddenly spreads throughout modern day Seoul and rapidly grows out of control. People struggle to stay alive when the unknown infection causes victims to eat each other, turning them into zombies.
In this latest zombie flick, Oh Jun-u, portrayed by Yoo Ah-in, and Kim Yu-bin, played by Park Shin-hye, struggle to survive in an apartment complex from those infected with the virus.
They are trapped alone inside their apartments without access to cellular data, Wi-Fi, text, or phone calls. Their only source of information about the outside world is the news on TV and what they can see from outside their apartment windows.
While they are neighbors, Jun-u and Yu-bin have opposite personalities. Jun-u is a typical middle-class boy who enjoys computer games and social networking. He utilizes technology to survive.
Meanwhile, Yu-bin incorporates more traditional items like camping tools and telescopes to survive. With their different specialties, the pair work together to stay alive.
The sneak-peek video provides an exclusive look at Jun-u suddenly discovering the zombie outbreak spreading to his neighborhood. From the window of his home, he witnesses the horrifying pandemonium as some neighbors become zombies and some try to flee.
“Alive” is directed by Il Cho and produced by Zip Cinema and Perspective Pictures. —Rosette Adel