Apart from the message, the use of the 360 degree camera gives the film a unique and surreal feel. It contributes to the feeling of Arjan being in control of his environment. The background music also shifts to a more upbeat tone as the film progresses and as Arjan unlocks more discoveries in his little planet. It gives the film a sense of wonder and adventure and helps the the audience grow more excited for Arjan and his exploits.

After fearing the zombies for the better part of two seasons of Kingdom, Ashin of the North made me want to root for them somewhat because of this special episode. As usual, I was blown away by everything, from the production, to the story (Kim Eun Hee), to the masterful direction (Kim Seong Hoon) — and to think this was shot during a pandemic. Amazing. The level of badassery in this installment was nothing short of masterful. Bravo! Well done, Netflix!

Props to lead star Matilda Ana Ingrid Luz (that’s a mouthful) and co-directors Roberto De Feo and Paolo Strippoli who also wrote the screenplay with Lucio Besana. They really made the film stand out. It delivered its fair share of scares and you really feel for the female lead in her struggle to survive. I think that is what is lacking these days — a rootable main character that viewers can really get behind. In this sense, the film was a success and put itself alongside some of the more memorable horror features released during the pande