#1 #ALIVE 2020 – Movie Review

A new disease is spreading fast in downtown Seoul, causing bleeding from the eyes and an aggressive demeanor leading to cannibalistic behaviors. Stay inside your home and try to stay alive.

Movie description:

ALIVE is a South Korean horror movie that was directed by Cho Il-hyung. This film stars Yoo Ah-in and Park Shin-hye and was released in South Korea on June 24, 2020. Afterward, on September 8, 2020, #ALIVE was made globally available through Netflix.


The story revolves around Oh Joon-woo, a young video game streamer who is confined in his family’s apartment due to a virulent virus turning people into flesh-eating zombies. Soon after exhausting the food and water that was left in his home, he is forced to venture outside his apartment to gather some provisions to survive. Oh Joon-woo will soon discover that his undertaking is much more perilous than he thought.

Praises and critiques:

This South Korean motion picture turned out to be a really good zombie movie. The zombies were creepy and the visual effects when the characters turn into them were pretty damn good. Subsequently, the movie had a good pace and was entertaining from the beginning until the end.

Furthermore, the storyline of #ALIVE was interesting, and since it was released in 2020 amid the covid-19 pandemic it kind of had some of the elements of the real lockdown that we all experienced in a way or another lately. Stay at home and stay safe.


I think that all zombie movie fans will be enthralled by this South Korean horror flick. The only downside of #ALIVE is that it does not have an English soundtrack, so unless you understand Korean you will have to do a little bit of reading.


I am going to give this movie a solid 4.5 stars because it was fun to watch and it was somewhat refreshing and different from all the recent zombie movies.

Rating: 4.5 out of 5.

Reviewed by Steven Morrissette


  1. This sounds like a great movie! I love zombie movies, and I recently discovered South Korean film and TV. They have some great stuff!


  2. I already watched this movie two times and it was really great.
    I have a plan to watchh it again with my siblings.


  3. What a coincidence! I just watched Train to Busan 2 last night with my family. I need to add this next to my movie as it sounds awesome. I am quite interested to explore the works of Cho Il-hyung.


  4. I watched this movies on Netflix. Zombies. The young man is a gamer who struggled survived when his families left him alone. He almost hangs himself after hearing his family killed by zombies, but he finds new hope after knowing there is another survivor. They will working together to survive.


  5. It seems like a good movie. I haven’t watched that many far eastern movies before. I’ll definitely keep it in the list.


  6. This sounds so interesting! I love all the zombie related movies, will definitely watch this one! Although, since we are experiencing a pandemic too, it´s sad to realize that reality can be even worse than fiction sometimes!


  7. It sounds like so many of us could relate to this movie. I’m not usually a fan of these types of movies, but given these crazy times, I ready to grab the popcorn and be scared!


  8. This movie sounds great! I’m such a scaredy cat when it comes to these types of movies but it must be good if you’ve given it 4.5 stars.


  9. I love a good zombie movie especially when done right! I will have to check this out with my husband, thanks for sharing this as it is the first time I’ve heard of it.


  10. I usually don’t watch a lot of Korean movies nor a lot of Zombie movies. Your excellent movie review makes me want to see this movie!


  11. I watched this movie and I liked it a lot. I didn’t expect much of it but it definitely exceeded my expectations


  12. I’ve never been a big zombie movie fan. If you’ve seen one, you’ve seen them all kind of thoughts. But, Alive sounds like it is definitely different than most basic zombie movies, and would be worth my time to watch. I’ll check it out and add it to my Netflix list. Which is perfect because I’ve been looking for new stuff to add to my Netflix watch list.


  13. I have always enjoyed zombie movies, but I’ve never tried watching one that was international. Not that I’m against them, it’s just not something that has come up before this point. That being said, this might just have to be a first! I think the whole zombie/killer virus storyline is going to hit in a different way with everything going on in the world today lol


  14. This sounds a little scarier than what I usually go for, but also like a very timely movie with all that is going on in the world. Sounds like horror fans would really enjoy it.


  15. I usually don’t like zombie movies, but this one sounds interesting given the current pandemic. I might just watch this one to remind myself that even though we’re all stuck inside right now, at least there aren’t zombies out there! 😀


  16. Back to comment again because I had a chance to watch it! I thought it was pretty good! I wasn’t a fan of the ending, and I felt it was rushed, but the rest of it was good.


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