Daily Bread for 2.24.24: Inside Korea’s Zombie Factory

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Saturday in Whitewater will be sunny with a high of 35. Sunrise is 6:37 and sunset 5:38 for 11h 00m 43s of daytime. The moon is full with all of its visible disk illuminated.

On this day in 1803, in Marbury v. Madison, the Supreme Court of the United States establishes the principle of judicial review.

Inside Korea’s Zombie Factory:

Ever wondered how they create those terrifying zombies in movies? Creating a convincing zombie isn’t easy, as it requires a special expertise and CELL Technical Art Studios are the masters. Working on hugely-popular zombie films such as ‘Train to Busan,’ Netflix’s ‘Kingdom’ and many more, the small team have mastered the art of making rotting flesh.

And they don’t just do gore – they made props for Bong Joon-ho’s acclaimed films ‘Parasite’ and ‘Okja.’ The founder and CEO, Hwang Hyo-Kyun lives and breathes SFX, and has been deceiving audiences for more than twenty years.

This cottage industry might be under threat by CGI, but Hwang’s team of experts are still in high demand. Disclaimer: This video contains gory imagery, but the props shown in this video are created solely for entertainment purposes. Viewer discretion is advised.

If you like horror films, and you’ve not seen a Korean zombie film, then you’re missing out. Korean cinema is excellent across many genres, including zombie films. Train to Busan and Kingdom are both quite good. 

Here’s the trailer for Kingdom

In a kingdom defeated by corruption and famine, a mysterious plague spreads to turn the infected into monsters. The crown prince, framed for treason and desperate to save his people, sets out on a journey to unveil what evil lurks in the dark.

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