Scaretober-Movie Review: Train to Busan

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Welcome to the twenty second day of October! I hope that your year has been going well. If you have been with me a while, you will know that every year I attempt to watch a lot of scary movies for October mostly to cure myself of my wariness of scary movies. When I started this series several years ago, I could barely sit through a scary movie to save my life. Now since doing this series I can say that I am much better. Last year, I decided to attempt to add books to this series. Unfortunately, I didn’t end up completing this series last year, but I have high hopes for this year 😉

On the twenty second day, today’s movie is Train to Busan. This movie came highly recommend by several people, since it was an award winning foreign film.

Here’s a quick rundown of the movie in case you haven’t heard of it: This is Korean horror film from director Yeon Sang-ho. The movie begins with a daughter wanting to see her mother in the country for her birthday, since she lives with her father in the city. At first her father refuses to take her but after encouragement from his mother agrees to take her thinking that it will be a short train ride. The train ride goes awry shortly after the train leaves the city. The father also gets words that towns all along the train route are being infected by a virus , which make the train ride to the country a bit more scary.

As promised I won’t spoil the ending for the movie for you in case you want to watch it. I couldn’t believe that I was watching yet another zombie movie this year and this movie was just as scary and sad as the rest I watched if not more so, since I watched it with English subtitles. I couldn’t believe how surprisingly sad this movie was for a scary movie, which is actually kind of strange for a scary movie. I would recommend this movie if you haven’t already seen it because it is definitely worth watching.

Let me know if you have seen this movie and what you thought of it. I hope that you have been enjoying this series even though some of the movies have been bad. I hope that you will continue to stay tuned throughout the month to see what other posts I have planned. See you again soon!

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