If you like a great tale of zombies taking over the world, one fleshy bite at a time, then you’ll love “28 Days Later.” This is a classic zombie movie with a couple of twists you won’t see in any other zombie movie. The story is believable, entertaining, and will keep you on the edge of your seat right up to the shocking climax. This movie did so well that a sequel was made. To get your zombie fix, keep reading.
Our tale kicks off with a cursory synopsis of what has happened in the world. Some not so bright scientists were experimenting with a new kind of drug that evoked pure fury in their test subjects. It also turned them into flesh eating zombies. They, being not so smart scientists, thought they had the syndrome under control. That was until some activists broke into their laboratory, and let loose some monkeys that were apparently being used as test subjects. That was, of course, the start of the end.
After that succinct introduction, the real movie begins. We unearth our leading man waking up in a infirmary, only there are no nurses, doctors, or other people in the hospital. He manages to disengage all of the wires and tubes, and finds his way outside, only to find the roads just as forsaken as his infirmary. He sees a house of worship, and goes inside. He is troubled when he finds some enigmatic writing on the walls, which seemingly, and exactly predict the impending conclusion of the world.
He is troubled by a racket and is horribly stunned to find the church is filled with flesh eating zombies who have taken sanctuary from the sun. It would seem that these zombies can only come out at night, when they hunt humans to eat. But these zombies aren’t like your regular everyday movie zombies that mosey pointlessly in search of food. These zombies are rapid on their feet, and can find you more rapidly that you’d think.
There is also another disturbing thing about these zombies. Unlike zombies of other films, that were polluted by some celestial happenstance, the ailment which dooms these zombies was produced in a laboratory. All it takes is a splash of zombie blood on your hide, and it’s only a matter of minutes before you need a yummy morsel of human flesh.
Of course, the only way to exterminate a zombie is to shoot it in the head. What makes this precise strain of zombie difficult is there is a bit of lag time between getting splashed with zombie blood, and the effects kicking in. But they do kick in, which makes it difficult for your buddy to all of a sudden have to put a bullet in your head when you still seem moderately normal. This zombie movie continues, as our brave man meets up with other standard people. They work to find pockets of humans in a sea of growing zombies. And depending on which ending you choose, the way it turns out is good, or bad. That’s another great thing about this movie.