Guest Post: Michael Robertson #WinterofZombie

Posted: November 16, 2015 in Uncategorized

Dying Days

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A Love Letter to 28 Days Later

 

Not only do I think 28 Days Later is a great horror film, but I think it’s one of the greatest horror films of all time. For me, it’s up there with The Shining at the top of the genre.

I know that’s a bold statement, but here’s what I loved about it.

The film starts with a prologue that’s an introduction to the virus through an enraged chimp. While this shows us exactly what’s to come in the film, it only shows enough to whet the palette and doesn’t take away from the gut punch at the end of the next scene.

Much like The Walking Dead, 28 Days Later opens with the main character, Jim, waking up in a broken world. A cycling accident puts him into a coma. When he wakes up, the world as he knew it…

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