28 Days Later

28 Days Later ★★★★

Hoop-Tober 2.0 Film #3

"I promised them women."

Quite possibly the most terrifying sentence I have ever heard in a film. And that is why I love horror movies like this -- because the true horror lies not in what the monsters do to people, but in what normal people choose to do to each other. After all, the infection here is just that: a disease. It has no agency, no motive. But people do. They choose to deceive, to kill, to rape. And then they justify it.

"This is what I've seen in the four weeks since infection: People killing people. Which is much what I saw in the four weeks before infection, and the four weeks before that, and before that, and as far back as I care to remember. People killing people. Which to my mind, puts us in a state of normality right now."

Well, you would know, fucker.

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