“Seoul Station,” The Animated Prequel To The Blockbuster “Train To Busan” Provides A Horrifyingly Realistic Look At A Zombie Outbreak


June 20, 2017 — In 2016, the South Korean zombie movie Train to Busan broke records and won awards. Its plot — a zombie epidemic breaks out in South Korea and passengers on a train from Seoul to Busan are making an effort to survive — was both terrifying and involving.

Now, Seoul Station, also by director Sang-ho Yeon, is an accomplished animated prequel to the blockbuster movie, one which stands alone as a frightening and horrifying film. 

It’s a movie with mature themes and character depths, but it never forgets it is a horror movie first.

Set among the urban inhabitants of a gritty Seoul, it gives a real sense of modern-day South Korea, as a group of people try to find a way to deal with a nightmare none of them could have imagined. 

The government believes it is an insurrection, because it involves the disenfranchised; they do not realize that their insurrection is caused by zombies and the few survivors left in the city.

In Korean with English subtitles.

Stream Seoul Station on Amazon Video, or it is now available on DVD and Blu-ray.
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