This Netflix film, shot in South Korea, has been compared to the acclaimed Squid Game. In both films, the characters have to pass a test of survival with trials that can be seen only in a nightmare. The scene is an ordinary city and an ordinary school, which are attacked by hordes of zombies. But if adults die under the onslaught of the living dead, teenagers not only do not give up, but also try to come up with a rescue plan. At the same time, the guys have to overcome many traps and survive under the oncoming fire of “their own” – the military, who deal with zombies, not distinguishing between people or evil spirits in the heat of battle. In the final, they get to the secret hideout and count the losses.
So far, only the first season has been filmed, and the content of the second has not been disclosed, so viewers are left to speculate who will win – people or the living dead, and whether it turns out that the name of the series hints at how this exciting story will end. Seven college students who survived the zombie apocalypse miraculously find each other. Perhaps they are the only inhabitants of the city who managed to survive both after the invasion of zombies and after the bombing, especially since all means of communication have been destroyed.
However, one of the company – young Namru – can hardly be called a person. Since she was bitten by a zombie, she began to turn into one of them, having the ability to see in the dark, unusually sensitive hearing and other superpowers. But at the same time, the girl becomes a ticking time bomb. ready to explode at any moment, for their comrades. And they do not dare to do with her the same way as with other zombies, although they understand perfectly well. what danger she now poses and have seen many times how zombies deal with their comrades, and at the same time with adults.
In the finale, Namru, found by her schoolmates, talks about how glad she is to see them, and immediately throws herself down from the roof. At the same time, she says: “See you!” It remains a mystery whether the girl hopes for her invulnerability, or she has gone crazy from the tests she has endured, or whether she believes that her friends will follow her into the world of zombies. This is how the fate of many characters of the series, who lost their human “I” and joined the ranks of the living dead, happened.
Korean directors are masters at telling “horror stories” with a cleverly twisted plot, based both on the anxieties and fears of everyday life, and on images of national folklore. Until the last minute, the audience is guessing whether the heroes of the film will be able to find a secret shelter or a reliable weapon against the invulnerable zombies, whose army is multiplying every day. Will they leave the usual teenage showdown in the face of formidable danger, forcing even inveterate enemies to rally? And what happens in the outside world, from which the inhabitants of the city are cut off? Will he come to the rescue, or are zombies reigning there, who finally dealt with people? It is hoped that the answer to these mysteries will be given, if not in the second, then in the next season, and that he will not disappoint viewers who are tired of looking for clues, monitoring the news and speculating.