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28 WEEKS LATER – Rowan Joffé

28 Weeks Later Book Cover 28 Weeks Later
2007
Juan Carlos Fresnadillo
Rowan Joffé, Juan Carlos Fresnadillo, E. L. Lavigne, Jesus Olmo

Six months after the original epidemic, the rage virus has all but annihilated the population of the British Isles. Nevertheless the U.S. Army declares the danger past, and American soldiers arrive to restore order and begin reconstruction. Refugees return to British soil, but one of them carries a deadly secret: The virus is not gone and is even more dangerous than before.

Of all the horror genres, I’ve always liked the zombies the best. The prequel to this film, 28 Days Later, directed by British filmmaker Danny Boyle three years prior, was such a big box office hit, that (of course!) Fox queued up its sequel soon after. But when writers and directors change hands, you get very different movies, almost unrecognizable from each other.

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