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ZOMBIE FRIEND

What to know: Funny and entertaining student-made short with a simple plot and lots of humor.
ZOMBIE FRIEND is in the KIDS FIRST! Film Festival - it may not be a regular, endorsed title
Recommended age 8-16
30 minutes
VIDEO
SANG-CHUL PARK
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Zombie Friend is a funny and entertaining short student-made film with a simple plot and humor. The young actors are charming. While the sound effects and camera work is not much to write home about, this short film makes a coherent story that is great for little kids.

The story follows Jin-il, a student that gets no help when he is bullied at school. After a chemical incident in the bathroom, he turns into a zombie and the school must figure out how to cure him before the entire school turns into zombies.

The story isn't super creative, but it is decently comical. I even laughed a couple times!

The overall camera work is poorly done and many of the shots are choppy. The transitions are pretty arbitrary, but the lighting is pretty good. I like that the film takes advantage of all the locations in the school including classrooms, the library, the hallways and even the bathroom. It shows lots of variety and makes the film a bit more interesting as the students race around the school trying to escape the zombies.

The sound effects are not very good, but they work well enough to drive their purpose across in the story. At times, there is considerable background noise during the audio recording. While the acting is not anything to brad about, the young students' ability carries the storyline well enough. They are definitely enthusiastic and put in a lot of effort. The kids who play zombies are especially impressive with their clumsy zombie walks. My favorite part of the film is all the young actors. They seem to have a lot of fun acting in the film and pretending to be zombies!

This film probably doesn't meet the standards for screening on a big screen, but it is silly and fun. However, I do think that little kids would have a lot of fun watching it.

The message is "never leave anyone behind, and always look out for your friends! You should know that it does contain bloody images. There is blood in the movie, which is obviously fake and not at all gruesome.

I give this film 3 out of 5 stars and recommend it for ages 6 to 12. It is funny and teaches kids about the value of friendship. The dialogue is in Korean with English subtitles. Reviewed by Abigail L.

Zombie Friend is a funny and entertaining short student-made film with a simple plot and humor. The young actors are charming. While the sound effects and camera work is not much to write home about, this short film makes a coherent story that is great for little kids.

The story follows Jin-il, a student that gets no help when he is bullied at school. After a chemical incident in the bathroom, he turns into a zombie and the school must figure out how to cure him before the entire school turns into zombies.

The story isn't super creative, but it is decently comical. I even laughed a couple times!

The overall camera work is poorly done and many of the shots are choppy. The transitions are pretty arbitrary, but the lighting is pretty good. I like that the film takes advantage of all the locations in the school including classrooms, the library, the hallways and even the bathroom. It shows lots of variety and makes the film a bit more interesting as the students race around the school trying to escape the zombies.

The sound effects are not very good, but they work well enough to drive their purpose across in the story. At times, there is considerable background noise during the audio recording. While the acting is not anything to brad about, the young students' ability carries the storyline well enough. They are definitely enthusiastic and put in a lot of effort. The kids who play zombies are especially impressive with their clumsy zombie walks. My favorite part of the film is all the young actors. They seem to have a lot of fun acting in the film and pretending to be zombies!

This film probably doesn't meet the standards for screening on a big screen, but it is silly and fun. However, I do think that little kids would have a lot of fun watching it.

The message is "never leave anyone behind, and always look out for your friends! You should know that it does contain bloody images. There is blood in the movie, which is obviously fake and not at all gruesome.

I give this film 3 out of 5 stars and recommend it for ages 6 to 12. It is funny and teaches kids about the value of friendship. The dialogue is in Korean with English subtitles. Reviewed by Abigail L.

There is no friend who helps Jin-il and Go-bong who are subjected to school violence, and Jung-woo, who was a friend, but everyone turns a blind eye. One day, Ddawang is bullied by Jinil and Gobong and trapped in the bathroom while cleaning up scientific chemicals. And the king turns into a zombie, the children gradually become bitten, and then into a zombie. The plot is that friends and teachers who find out the contents of the zombie notebook found in the library and learn how to cure the problem together.
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