Phil's Quick Capsule Review

#Alive (2020) – A ’31 Films Of Halloween’ Quick Capsule Review

Phil’s Quick Capsule Review:
It’s pretty hard to do anything new in the Zombie genre.  After all from Romero’s cult classics through to reinventions like 28 Days and now The Walking Dead, zombies have gone from indie under the counter horror fair to the mainstream and beyond.  So it’s fair to say then that #Alive doesn’t do much new.  But that doesn’t stop it from being a fun, well crafted and intimate horror that’s kinda a nice counter point to other South Korean zombie films like the much larger and showier Train To Busan. #Alive has a charming cast that you care about, used its limited budget well and creates a believable world.  What more could you ask for?

Best Bit: The escape

Buy, Stream, Avoid: Stream

If You Liked this Try: Train to Busan, Peninsula, 28 Day Later 

7 out of 10 stars


Phil Hobden

Phil Hobden is the former Film Editor & Writer for renowned martial arts focused COMBAT MAGAZINE in the UK. He is also a filmmaker in his own right, having produced two cult Independent action films in LEFT FOR DEAD and TEN DEAD MEN. He was the host for the award nominated Filmsploitation podcast for 4 years, currently co-hosts Ross And Phil Talk Movies and is a writer/editor for his own blog Phil's Quick Capsule Review...