Horror Case Files: 28 Days Later (2002)

Soldier Infected28 Days Later

28 Days Later is one of those movies that I felt introduced zombies that could run. There could be earlier movies, that did this, but all the movies I was exposed to before this came out, the zombies were slow and did a stagger walk. Zombies that can run, sign me up. Too scared to watch it? The Horror Case Files reveal the background story, kill count, most creative kill, the killer(s), and what happened to the killer(s). WARNING! SPOILERS if you continue.

Story

After a bicycle accident, Jim wakes up in a deserted hospital, to find that the world is taken over by fast running zombies.

Kill Count

13 people 16 zombies

Most Creative Kill

Zombie blows up a mine, then his left over body remains ends up landing on another mine.

The Killers

They’re not labeled as zombies, but are called the infected. The infected came in contact with a virus called Rage. Rage came from test monkeys that were constantly fed violent media while chained up to tables. Rage can spread through bites, scratches, or their blood getting into you internally (mouth, eyes, and etc).

What Happened to the Killers

Jim and his 2 fellow survivors Selena and Hannah end up escaping to a secluded field. They manage to spell a huge “hello” sign made out of cloth on the field, while a jet place soars above them. It hints at the end of the movie that the Infected are slowly dying from starvation.
The Rage virus at work

Horror Case Files Verdict

28 Days Later is a must for zombie fans. It was one of the first times a film introduced zombies who could run, which can make for very terrifying scenerios. For everybody else, it is an exciting ride and definitely has its share of scary moments. I did feel the pacing was a little uneven and predictable towards the end. Rental or cheap DVD buy.

Random Info I got from this File:
  • Being in shape for the zombie apocalypse is important
  • Cabs in the apopcalypse don’t take checks or credit cards
  • Screw the jack when fixing a tire. Just lift the car with a buddy
File Status: 7 out of 10
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Graphic designer by day, and movie blogger whenever I can. Been watching films in the 80s and never lost the love for it. Started Movie Case Files in 2012, and kept writing random reviews ever since. Besides movies, I like watching UFC, collecting retro video games, spending time with the wife, and bacon.

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