*This is a spoiler-free review so feel free to read on!*
“There’s no hope for survival…”
All of Us Are Dead premiered on January 28th 2022 on Netflix. The South Korean horror series consists of twelve episodes available to stream now. The show stars Park Solomon, Park Ji-hoo, Chan-Young Yoon, Cho Yi-hyun and Yoo In-soo. Each episode runs for approximately 60-70 minutes.
High school students find themselves at the center of ground zero for a zombie outbreak as they work together to survive.
Here is the trailer:
All of Us Are Dead finally gives us a zombie series worth talking about. It’s brutal, intense, and full of insane surprises that will keep you hooked until the very end. Is it worthy of YOUR next watch? Let’s find out…
Nails the setting.
I’ve seen one too many zombie shows or films lately and I have to say that I LOVED the high school setting for this one. It made things fresh and interesting while presenting us with plenty of compartmentalized scares and survival tactics in different classrooms.
Focusing on the younger generation also worked to the show’s advantage. Sure, we got a lot of tropes thrown our way, but I immediately started to care about these characters, which is not always easy to do in a show like this. In a lot of ways, this was a coming-of-age story too but the drama never felt overdone or annoying. Everything just worked seamlessly and added to the overall story.
Bloody and brutal!
Even though these are high school students, we witness plenty of horrifying and bloody events that will have you squirming. The gore delivered and I loved all of the twists thrown our way, which really made this an unpredictable zombie thriller. We got bits and pieces of new reveals along the way and PLENTY of edge-of-your-seat moments. That library scene though…
The events taking place outside the school are less interesting…
I personally loved the idea of being trapped in the high school along with the main characters, but the story also branches off into the chaos outside of the school. The adults don’t really know what they are doing (which I’m assuming is sort of the point) and some of the measures taken have been seen before in other films and shows.
That being said, I still loved some of the characters we met outside of the high school walls and there was one side plot in particular that kept me completely me hooked.
So am I in or out?
I’m in 100 percent!
I almost passed on this show because I have been so exhausted from all of the zombie series that have worn out their welcome. Well, this show changed my tune and then some!
Brutal, bloody, and consuming watch from start to finish! This is what a zombie series should be!
I hope you enjoyed the review and feel free to post your own thoughts and theories on All of Us Are Dead in the comments section below. Thanks so much for reading and happy viewing!
Amy Koto, TV Fanatic Girl
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Winning is now a necessity as their lives are at stake. As old wounds and memories re-surface, Shay and Adriana attempt to unmask the threat before the night is over, but soon learn that Scream Hunt is not done with them just yet…
My new young adult horror thriller is out now! I hope you enjoy!
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