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THE ODD FAMILY: ZOMBIE ON SALE Books Valentine’s Day Release
Jan 21, 2019
- Writerby Pierce Conran
Horror-Comedy Features KIM Nam-gil, UHM Ji-won and JUNG Jae-young
Korean horror-comedy The Odd Family: Zombie On Sale will hit screens on February 14. From new director LEE Min-jae, the film stars KIM Nam-gil (The Shameless, 2015), UHM Ji-won (MISSING, 2016), JUNG Jae-young (Right Now, Wrong Then, 2015), LEE Su-gyeong (Heart Blackened, 2017), JUNG Ga-ram (The Poet and The Boy, 2017) and PARK In-hwan (Miss Granny, 2014).
LEE’s film focuses on a rural family comprising a patriarch who runs a gas station and his three grown-up children who encounter a young man who happens to be a zombie.
The film will make something of a comeback for veteran star JUNG Jae-young, who hasn’t had a leading role since 2015’s YOU CALL IT PASSION, though he did appear in Hong Sangsoo’s On the Beach at Night Alone in 2017.
Zombie-themed films and TV shows have become increasingly prominent in the Korean market, following the success of YEON Sang-ho’s smash hit action-horror TRAIN TO BUSAN in 2016. Recent additions to the genre have included KIM Sung-hoon’s period zombie horror-thriller Rampant (2018) with HYUN Bin and the upcoming Netflix Original Series Kingdom, directed by KIM Seong-hun and featuring RYU Seung-ryong, BAE Doo-na and JU Ji-hoon.