Late Night Zombie Movie

Renaissance Hotel

Friday August 25, 2017 - 10:00 pm

Join us in this animated action, Zombie on the tracks thriller. Director Yeon Sang-ho returns with his second feature of the year 'Seoul Station'. Strictly speaking, however, it’s less a follow-up and more a prologue-prequel to his earlier release Train to Busan. Seoul Station charts the spread of an undead outbreak at the titular railway terminus where one can catch, well, a train to Busan. Seoul Station, however, is an entirely different creature from its bombastic predecessor. Set at the outset of the epidemic that prompted so much chomping of flesh further down the line, it follows the attempts of Hye-sun to reunite with her callow boyfriend Ki-woong, before either of them get bitten. A full-on lockdown imposed by the callous Seoul authorities, seemingly unable or unwilling to distinguish between man or monster, complicates matters. Where Busan was a brash and frequently deafening spectacle, this is notably more downbeat, cast in a muted, perma-grey hue and focusing on those desolate souls trapped in life’s margins. All the while still reaching an agreeably nasty conclusion.