After the success of the Korean zombie film “Train to Busan,” South Korea has been producing a ton of zombie films. And the people seem to be eating them up. According to the Korea Times, the latest Korean zombie movie “#Alive” became the most popular film in the world on Netflix, according to FlixPatrol. This makes “#Alive” the first Korean movie to top Netflix’s worldwide chart.
“Through Netflix, international viewers can enjoy #Alive and grow their interests in Korean content and new hallyu,” a Netflix spokesperson said. “We hope that outstanding works by Korean creators continue to be enjoyed by viewers from diverse cultural backgrounds.”
The movie dropped on September 8th and it only took two days to become number one. In 35 countries, it came in as the most-streamed movie in the region. Unfortunately what goes up must come down and as of today the movie has dropped to the second position behind the “The Babysitter Killer Queen.”
As for the movie, it’s about a man stuck in his apartment during the zombie invasion who seeks a way to find out after he’s digitally cut off from the world.
On Rottentomatoes, it’s got 90% by critics but only 64% by the audience. Whatever the quality of the movie is, it’s still an incredible feat to be Netflix’s most-watched movie at any given time.