Film Club: 28 Days Later (2002)

Oct 10, 2019

07:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Becker Communication Studies Building, 101

25 South Madison Street, Iowa City, IA 52245

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There is no shortage of zombie movies in the horror genre canon. In fact, there are so many that is hard to differentiate between a good quality rendering of the undead apocalypse and lesser, derivative iterations  that tend to shamble along aimlessly. 28 Days Later, however, is a undisputed masterpiece of the sub-genre and one of the most engaging and high-octane British horror films of all time. Directed with finesse by Danny Boyle, the film follows a young Cillian Murphy as he awakes from a coma to find a zombie-infested London. His shellshocked walk through a deserted central  London is one of the most iconic film sequences  of the 21st century, and remains  breathtaking in its evocation of a quiet, almost beautiful sense of dread. Boyle's singular vision of a post-apocalyptic London, seething with the undead, is a masterclass in genre filmmaking. You won't want to miss it.

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