[HanCinema’s News] ‘All of Us Are Dead’ Gains Traction in International Media @ HanCinema

The Netflix high school zombie series “All of Us Are Dead” has been at the top of the international Netflix leaderboard for five days, ranking in the top ten list of 91 countries according to FlixPatrol. The official trailer has been viewed over 14 million times on YouTube. And while the show hasn’t reached the viral popularity of “Squid Game” As of yet the international press has started to take notice of the project’s popularity.


Indie Wire reported in their review that “All of Us Are Dead” has everything a person could expect from a high school zombie drama, just more of it. NME reported that it had the mostly grisly opening sequence of any K-Drama in recent memory. The Indian Express reported that “All of Us Are Dead” is paced like a bullet. The Times of India review reported that this show is why all should pay close attention to artists from Korea.

“All of Us Are Dead” has also been amassing reviews from Rotten Tomatoes which can be seen here. As of this writing, fourteen approved reviews have been mosted for an overall rating of 79%. Though not all the reviews are positive, there’s no denying that “All of Us Are Dead” is making a big international pop culture impact.

Written by William Schwartz


“All of Us Are Dead” is directed by Kim Nam-soo, Lee Jae-gyoowritten by Cheon Seong-iland features Park Ji-hu, Yoon Chan-young, Cho Yi-hyun, Lomon, Yoo In-soo, Lee Yoo-mi. Broadcasting information in Korea: 01/28/2022, on Netflix.

William Schwartz

Staff writer. Has been writing articles for HanCinema since 2012, having lived in South Korea since 2011. Started out in Gyeongju, then to Daegu, then to Ansan, then to Yeongju, then to Seoul, lived on the road for HanCinema’s travel diaries series in the summer of 2016, and is currently settled in Anyang. Has good tips for utilizing South Korea’s public bus system. William Schwartz can be contacted via william@hancinema.net. He also has a substack at williamschwartz.substack.com where he discusses the South Korean film industry in broader terms and takes suggestions for future movies to review.

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