Monsters and Zombies attack period Korea in MONSTRUM and RAMPANT


There are a couple new genre flicks coming out of South Korea soon that fans may want to keep an eye on, especially after the success and popularity from the last high profile zombie flick to come outta the country: TRAIN TO BUSAN (which recently announced a sequel is in the works). Coincidentally both movies take place in period Korea, which is a nice change since films normally set in the Korean past tend to mainly focus on drama or action, but I digress. 

First up is RAMPANT (also known as OUTBREAK), which is apparently a zombie flick that comes to us from Well Go USA (who also distributed TRAIN TO BUSAN)

A darkness looms over ancient Korea: murderous creatures known as Night Demons have overrun the country. Returning from a long imprisonment abroad, Prince Ganglim discovers that it will take the strength of his entire kingdom to stop the bloody rampage spreading across the nation.

Next up is a movie called MONSTRUM that's also set in period Korea and focuses on some sort of giant creature

It’s the 22nd year of Jungjong. The plague has taken over Joseon, and fear runs rampant in the streets. When rumours of a vicious beast roaming Mount Inwangsan – called “Monstrum” by the terrified masses – begin to spread, fear turns into panic. In order to quell the rising panic, Jungjong brings back his most trusted general, Yoon-gyeom from retirement. Joined by his daughter Myeong, his right-hand man Seong-han, and royal court officer Heo, Yoon-gyeom sets out to find the mysterious creature.

At the moment RAMPAGE list a November 2nd release in the US, while there's no US release for MONSTRUM at the moment.