If you love Korean culture and zombies, “Rampant” is a movie that should be on your watchlist! When we think of zombies, we probably picture the ones from “The Walking Dead.” However, Korean zombies are on a whole other level like in the movie ‘Train to Busan” and the show “Kingdom.”
“Rampant” is a 2018 Korean movie that takes place during the Joseon Dynasty with zombies known as ‘night demons.’ The zombie film is produced by Kim Sung-hoon featuring the famous actor by the name of Hyun-bin. Despite receiving mixed reviews in the box office, “Rampant” keeps you on your toes till the end. Furthermore, the movie provided inspiration towards the Netflix series, “Kingdom.”
Once zombies begin to threaten the people of the land, the crown prince commits suicide to keep those close to him alive. The crown prince leaves a request for his brother Lee Chung (Hyun Bin) to take his family to China for safety. But Lee Chung is attacked by assassins driving attention to the hungry zombies. However, the infection starts to spread past the villages into the king’s palace. The king tries to escape the flesh-eating zombies only to become part of the monsters. In turn, Kim decides to slain the king and declare himself as the new ruler. Kim’s greediness for the throne soon leads to his demise after a tense fight with Lee Chung. Will the land of Joseon have any hope for the future? We can only hope that there are people who are willing to fight for their homes.
“Rampant” Korean Movie Review:
If you’re like us, we try to dive into every movie and television show that our favorite Korean actors starred in. “Rampant” provides no exception for both zombie and Korean culture lovers! Despite the movie being two hours, it’s no surprise that the movie sent us at the edge of our seats. “Rampant” might not be as anxiety-driven as the television show “Kingdom,” but we still love a good zombie movie to fulfill our horror desires.
Let us know in the comments what your favorite zombie film is!
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