Zombie for Sale – previously referred to as The Odd Family: Zombie on Sale – brought an always-welcome new genre twist after hitting festival circuits. It’s a quirky film out of South Korea – a country that’s been nailing it with zombie classics lately. And as we discussed in our Toronto After Dark Film Festival review, the film was immediately set to be a classic.
Fortunately, you don’t have to face hoards of the potentially infected (i.e. COVID-19) in order to catch this at a festival any longer. A release date has been set – and it came equipped with its own awesome trailer.
Zombie for Sale Trailer
The comment section for the Zombie for Sale trailer has praise littered throughout. The one “review” that most stands out, though, is from user TheGamingStudio: “Bit of ‘Warm Bodies’, bit of ‘Train to Busan’, bit of ‘Double Tap’.” If that’s not a resounding endorsement, I don’t know what is.
Check out the trailer below:
You can tell two things from this trailer: A) It’s a decent new twist on the zombie subgenre and B) It probably contains just as much comedy as it does horror. Even with this being the case, it’s still got a solid score on Rotten Tomatoes and IMDb. Here’s the official synopsis if you didn’t catch the drift from the trailer:
“When the illegal human experiments of Korea’s biggest pharmaceutical company go wrong, one of their “undead” test subjects escapes and ends up in a shabby gas station owned by the Park family — a band of misfits spanning three generations who hustle passersby to make ends meet. When the Park family uncover their undead visitor, he bites the head of their household, who instead of transforming into an undead ghoul becomes revitalised and full of life! The family then hatch a plan to exploit this unexpected fountain of youth, allowing locals to pay to be bitten too, until things go wrong.”
If you weren’t lucky enough to catch it at a horror film festival – or if you’re just ready for a second watch – Zombie for Sale became available on the Arrow Video Channel on July 1st in both the U.S. and U.K.
The Blu-Ray and Digital HD release will take place on July 6-7 in both countries and Canada.