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Must See: 28 Days Later

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Must-see movies are futuristic classics that shouldn't be missed. Of course, not every must-see is perfect. That's why we've rated them 1-5 on the patented "crunchy goodness" scale.

Title: 28 Days Later
Date: 2002

Vitals: Animal rights activists release monkeys infected with a virus called Rage that quickly converts all of England into drooling, zombified speed freaks who want nothing more than to bite and infect more people. Cillian Murphy is part of a small band of survivors who must hide from the infected - and escape a group of surviving soldiers who have gone even more buggy than the zombies. A post-apocalyptic nail-biter with a serious political message, 28 Days Later is one of the most terrifying movies of the early twenty-first century.

Famous names: Danny Boyle, Cillian Murphy, Christopher Eccleston

Crunchy goodness: 5

Life lesson: Sometimes one rogue military unit is worse than a nation of zombies.


Sight you'll never unsee: Cillian Murphy poking out Christopher Eccleston's eyes with his bare hands.

Design breakthrough: Boyle revolutionized the zombie genre by turning the traditional shambling, rotting zombie into a fast-moving menace, making subsequent flicks like the Dawn of the Dead remake twenty times scarier - and parody Shaun of the Dead forty times funnier.


28 Days Later Review at Movie Freak