THE ODD FAMILY: ZOMBIE ON SALE is a new brilliant zombie movie from South Korea. The horror-comedy just screened at Fantasia 2019 and even manages to give beautiful homage to another huge zombie hit-movie from South Korea. Full The Odd Family: Zombie on Sale review here.

The Odd Family: Zombie on Sale is a new zombie horror-comedy from South Korea. The brilliant new movie just screened at Fantasia 2019 and it is definitely worth your time!

This movie isn’t a horror comedy in the way One Cut of The Dead was (a Japanese horror-comedy), but it does compare to Shaun of the Dead or Scouts Guide to the Zombie ApocalypseIn other words, this is one hell of a treat.

Read more in the rest of our The Odd Family: Zombie on Sale review below.

How do you explain zombies?

Whenever somebody needs to explains zombies, they tend to refer to a famous zombie movie. The Odd Family: Zombie on Sale is no exception and now South Korea has their own zombie movie to reference.

Yes, we get to see a clip from Train to Busan and this made me downright giddy. I do love both zombies, South Korean movies and horror-comedies, so The Odd Family: Zombie on Sale is almost like a dream come true.

You should also like: Our top-rating review of the South Korean zombie movie Train to Busan >

Overall, this is the kind of South Korean movie that also reminded me of The Host which is one of the biggest movies ever in South Korea. The comparison to The Host is mostly due to the fact that we’re dealing with a whole family that seems both sweet and very strange.

The Odd Family: Zombie on Sale – Review

New and familiar faces

If you’ve watched some of the best horror movies or thrillers from South Korea, then at least one face should be familiar. We have Nam-gil Kim who you might recognize from Pandora (2016) or Memoir of a Murderer (2017).

You could also read: Our review of the disaster movie Pandora right here >

Most of the other actors in The Odd Family: Zombie on Sale might not be familiar, but it really doesn’t matter. The humor and the characters are the driving forces for this interesting story.

Overall, the story of this movie could be described as a combination of Cocoon mixed with a classic zombie story.

The ending of The Odd Family: Zombie on Sale rules!

If you love a good horror-comedy and you’re ready for the quirky style of South Korean humor, then The Odd Family: Zombie on Sale is definitely for you.

At first, it does have some of the weirder element of Asian humor with excessive sound effects. You’ll hear an odd “doink” or “pling” sound when a punchline is showed. This is definitely not my kind of thing, but fortunately it’s not used in any excessive way. 

Also, the ending of The Odd Family: Zombie on Sale was seriously good in both a funny, fair and heartfelt way!

The Odd Family: Zombie on Sale just screened at Fantasia 2019 and you should watch it whenever you get the chance!

Details

DIRECTOR: Lee Min-jae
WRITER: Lee Min-jae, Jung Seo-in
STARS: Jung Ga-ram, Park In-hwan, Jung Jae-young, Um Ji-won, Kim Nam-gil, Lee Soo-kyung

Plot

A pharmaceutical company has been experimenting illegally on human beings, sometimes causing a few unfortunate side effects in the process. Somewhere in a barren field used to dump its body, a deceased test subject rises and starts walking towards the village of Poongsan. After several fruitless attempted attacks, the very sympathetic zombie finally bites Man-duk, the Park family patriarch. The latter manages to capture his attacker with the help of his eclectic clan that includes Min-gul, the king of bad planning, Hye-gul, the youngest with a psychotic streak, and Jun-gul, the oldest, who’s trying to keep some sense of order with the help of a wife who mostly communicates with her swinging frying pan. Upon waking the next day, the old man finds his virility renewed and becomes the envy of the village elders. Soon, seniors are lining up for miles to get bitten. Seeing as the Parks always opt for profit over reason, they decide to make the most of the situation. The entire region will pay for their greed, though — in liquid funds!

Karina "ScreamQueen" Adelgaard

I write reviews and recaps on Heaven of Horror. And yes, it does happen that I find myself screaming, when watching a good horror movie. I love psychological horror, survival horror and kick-ass women. Also, I have a huge soft spot for a good horror-comedy. Oh yeah, and I absolutely HATE when animals are harmed in movies, so I will immediately think less of any movie, where animals are harmed for entertainment (even if the animals are just really good actors). Fortunately, horror doesn't use this nearly as much as comedy. And people assume horror lovers are the messed up ones. Go figure!
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