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Welcome to Everything Trying to Kill You, the comedy podcast that talks about horror movies! For episode 63, join Mary Kay McBrayer, Mary Beyer, and Rachel Estridge and their lovely friend of the podcast, Stephen Rouse, as they discuss 28 Days Later. They answer important horror comedy questions like these:
Which horror movie would you choose to wake up and live through? Do Americans make everything worse when we adapt narratives from other cultures? Are these “infected” zombies? Did that little boy one talk? Is “Rage” ebola+rabies? Is it just amplifying a regular human condition? Why identify it with ebola specifically? What makes the zombies stop chasing the car? Did The Walking Dead rip off a LOT of these ideas in its first season? (Yes.) What’s the benefit of your POV character waking from coma? Is this movie scary? Does the score work? Why do they call them “the infected?” What if it HASN’T spread? How is this similar to what’s happening right now? How can you tell if someone has never played Plague, Inc.? Why do men use SO MUCH toilet paper? What is the point of surviving the apocalypse? How did our beloved ninth doctor “promise them women” and not realize that one of them was a child?
28 Days Later (2002) – Directed by Danny Boyle, starring Cillian Murphy and Brendan Gleeson
Genre: Horror, Zombies, Thriller, Suspense, Apocalypse, Pandemic, epidemic, plague, Survivalism
Where to watch: Netflix
Summary: Four weeks after a mysterious, incurable virus spreads throughout the UK, a handful of survivors try to find sanctuary.