Train to Busan
Horror isn't one of our usual genres but sometimes a film comes along that transcends the genre to offer something beyond thrills. Our next Rialto Recommends is the 2016 Korean film TRAIN TO BUSAN from writer/director Sang-ho Yeon. While a zombie virus breaks out in South Korea, passengers struggle to survive on the train from Seoul to Busan. TRAIN TO BUSAN delivers a thrillingly unique -- and purely entertaining -- take on the zombie genre, with fully realized characters and plenty of social commentary to underscore the bursts of skillfully staged action. The New York Times said "Sprinting right out of the gate, the director, Yeon Sang-ho, dives gleefully into a sandbox of spilled brains and smug entitlement." While Screen International said "An entertaining ride, as well as providing political commentary when it overtly references the Korean government's response to the MERS virus alongside commenting on the country's class system." This quote from the Hindustan Times also spoke to us "TRAIN TO BUSAN is one of the best surprises of the year; a redemption tale that reminds us how close we are to losing our humanity, but also the compassion we are capable of. All aboard." TRAIN TO BUSAN is available to stream on Amazon, Fubo, Hoopla, Tubi, Crackle, Shudder and other services or it can be rented for a modest fee from Amazon, Vudu, Apple, GooglePlay, YouTube, DirectTV and others. A big hit for us at the Elmwood, check out TRAIN TO BUSAN.