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Sex & Nudity

  • A woman is pregnant. The woman's husband points and says "I made that".

Violence & Gore

  • There are a lot of fighting sequences in which zombies are knocked down by punches and strong blows.
  • When the zombies bite the humans, there is some blood, occasionally splatters, and rarely the wounds are shown.
  • A deer is seen being run over and is believed to have died from the incident. However after the car drives away, the deer stands up with grey eyes.
  • When people are bitten they turn into zombies almost instantly.
  • The violence is a strong moderate or a light severe, depending on the person who is watching
  • The portrayal of infliction of pain and injuries is depicted with some detail of blood and gore, but is not prolonged and/or frequent.
  • Frequent portrayals of zombies on a rampage who bite and feed on uninfected people, whose bodies convulse and eyes turn white after being bitten.
  • Apart from scenes of zombies biting the victims, the characters also bludgeon the zombies' heads using baseball bats.
  • Several scenes of a horde of zombies feeding on individuals, with blood splattering onto train doors and windows.


  • '*ss' is said three times and said paired with 'hole' twice.
  • 'Godd*mn' is said once.
  • 'H*ll' is said four times.
  • 'D*mn' is said four times.
  • 'B*tch' is said once.
  • 'B*stard' is said once.
  • 'Sh*t' is said three times.
  • 1 misuse of Jesus's name

Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking

  • Some drinking is shown early in the film.

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • The movie includes some emotionally intense moments throughout, particularly the final act.
  • The intense violence and many deaths throughout are frightening.
  • The deaths of several main characters is intense.
  • The intense sequences in the film are heightened by a gripping soundtrack, quick pacing and brilliant sound design, giving rise to a sense of sustained threat and danger.


The Parents Guide items below may give away important plot points.

Violence & Gore

  • At the end of the film, Gong Yoo becomes infected and jumps off of a train to protect a pregnant woman and his daughter. His shadow letting go of the train can be seen.
  • A teen is attacked and bitten by a zombie. He coughs up blood. This may be disturbing to some viewers
  • A sniper is told to shoot a pregnant woman and a young girl, but is stopped when he notices they are not zombies.

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • Gong Yoo's character dies at the end of the film. This is an extremely upsetting, sad, emotional and heartbreaking scene. It can cause a lot of viewers to cry. It can also be very uncomfortable and hard to watch. This is definitely by far the most saddest scene in the entire movie.

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