28 Weeks Later
Movies Like Train to Busan
Train to Busan excels in its portrayal of a zombie outbreak. One of the reasons it works so well, is that it tells a much smaller tale than a lot of its Hollywood counterparts, taking place almost entirely on a train, with very few characters involved. It shows a slice of a much bigger picture, and is all the better for it. Another film which benefits from keeping its focus on telling a smaller, more grounded tale is 28 Days Later. The film focuses on a man who, after waking up from a coma, must survive in a zombie-infested London Borough.
It focuses on a small group of survivors, and its depiction of the undead is very much in-line with that of Train to Busan. These aren’t your average, slow-moving zombies, instead being able to run at full sprint and take incredible amounts of damage. Much like in Train to Busan, those who get infected turn very quickly indeed, which lends itself nicely to the thriller feel of the film. There’s a sense of urgency that permeates through the whole thing, with tense close-quarter action and claustrophobic London environments used to convey tension and horror.