- Jan 16
- The weird weird world of THE NEIGHBOUR ZOMBIE
- Posted by Deljhp - 16/01/10 at 11:51 AM
Premiered at the 13th Puchon International Fantastic Film Festival (where it won both the Audience Award and Jury’s Special Award) in 2009, the low-budget experimental zombie film The Neighbour Zombie is to get a theatrical release in Korea next month. Set in the aftermath of a zombie outbreak in Seoul 2010, TNZ is comprised of six episodes - filmed in a documentary news cast style - centring on the theme of a zombie virus outbreak, from 6 very different peoples, points of view. The whole thing look like a complete hoot, here’s hoping some bright spark picks it for up for release outside Korea soon.
Synopsis: The government orders the execution of those that are infected with the Zombie virus. People who have infected family members or lovers try to defend them from the government policy. Eventually, a vaccine is developed, but the transition from Zomebie-hood back to humanity, is stressful and difficult.
Episode 1 directed by OH Young-doo An action figure collector accidentally gets infected by the zombie virus. Episode 2: directed by OH Young-doo A special love story of a beautiful girl, and her romantic boyfriend, who gets infected and slowly transforms into a Zombie. Episode 3: directed by HONG Young-geun A woman having to witness her infected mother slowly deteriorate each day. Episode 4: directed by RYU Hoon Dr. Park, who acts as a guinea-pig himself, tries to make a vaccine to cure zombie virus. He finally develops the cure but he’s left with a big debt he must run from. Episode 5: directed by JANG Yoon-jung After the development of vaccine, Seoul once again finds peace. However, the future is still uncertain for those who were cured. Episode 6: directed by HONG Young-geun A story about strained life of a writer, who always has to work under tight deadline.
Thanks to Indiestory for the English translation.