Saturday, February 16, 2019

Kingdom Episodes 2 And 3

I am half way though this Korean zombie story and it was a great slow burn, until it suddenly wasn't and we are thrust into the most horrifying night of undead massacre that you can imagine. Mothers killing their own children kind of stuff. The neat thing about these zombies is that they only come alive at night. During the day you have the chance to kill them or contain them in some way. At least long enough to save yourself by nightfall. But not when a whole city of them rampages through the countryside. This situation is not getting better anytime soon.

The deaths here are gruesome but especially terrifying when the friend you were just with gets bit and turns to zombie almost immediately. Plus that crawling and cracking that their bones make might be the sound that I never get out of my head. These are those fast kind of zombies too so if you are not a good runner you are dog food.

I have also decided that little kid zombies are the scariest zombies of them all.

Humans also tend to become pretty selfish when the zombies are about. Everyone tends to look out for number one. I would act the exact same way given similar circumstances. The government officials, however, are particularly loathsome. I can't wait for them to get what is coming to them. The death of a soulless bureaucrat always makes a zombie movie better in my opinion.

Unlike other zombie films, these undead do not like the sun and they run to dark places or under floorboards once the day begins. That gives the non-bit a chance to recover and do something to protect themselves before sunset and the whole terrifying cycle begins again. That gives the viewer hope that maybe we could have something resembling at happy ending when we get to the end but I doubt that is even possible at this point. It's also some nice quiet time after all the chaos that we just viewed and before the whole cycle begins again.

Three more episodes to go but I am with this one until the end.

1 comment:

Margaret Benbow said...

I love Korean films. In the gory horror ones, I've noted that the actors' fake blood is cerise (sort of deep rose) rather than boring old tomatoey, as in American horror.