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28 Days Later... -- Hailed as the most frightening film since The Exorcist, acclaimed Director Danny Boyle's visionary take on zombie horror "isn't just's absolutely terrifying" (Access Hollywood).
28 Days Later... -- Four weeks after a mysterious, incurable virus spreads throughout the UK, a handful of survivors try to find sanctuary.
28 Days Later... -- Four weeks after a mysterious, incurable virus spreads throughout the UK, a handful of survivors try to find sanctuary.


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His fear began when he woke up alone. His terror began when he realised he wasn't. See more »
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Directed by
Danny Boyle 
Writing credits
Alex Garland (written by)

Produced by
Robert How .... line producer
Andrew Macdonald .... producer
Original Music by
John Murphy 
Cinematography by
Anthony Dod Mantle 
Film Editing by
Chris Gill 
Casting by
Gail Stevens 
Production Design by
Mark Tildesley 
Art Direction by
Mark Digby (supervising art director)
Rod Gorwood  (as Rob Gorwood)
Patrick Rolfe 
Denis Schnegg 
Set Decoration by
Fanny Taylor 
Costume Design by
Rachael Fleming 
Makeup Department
Nuala Conway .... additional makeup artist
Lisa Crawley .... prosthetic makeup artist
Polly Earnshaw .... additional makeup artist
Andy Garner .... special makeup effects artist
Adrian Getley .... prosthetic makeup artist
Richard Glass .... contact lens optician
Barrie Gower .... prosthetic makeup artist
Sian Grigg .... makeup artist
Alan Hedgcock .... prosthetics makeup effects
Kate Hill .... prosthetic makeup artist
Kerry Hormbrey .... makeup trainee: FT2
Deborah Jarvis .... additional makeup artist
Sallie Jaye .... makeup designer
Melissa Lackersteen .... additional makeup artist
Chris Lyons .... special effects teeth
Ian Morse .... prosthetic makeup artist
Anthony Parker .... prosthetic makeup artist
Susan Parkinson .... additional makeup artist (as Sue Parkinson)
Justin Pitkethly .... prosthetic makeup artist (as Justin Pitkethley)
John Schoonraad .... prosthetic makeup artist
Robin Schoonraad .... prosthetic makeup artist
Tristan Schoonraad .... prosthetic makeup artist
Jemma Scott-Knox-Gore .... contact lens technician
Dee Sherwood-Wallace .... prosthetic makeup artist
Miho Suzuki .... prosthetic makeup artist
Cliff Wallace .... prosthetics makeup effects
Norma Webb .... additional makeup artist
Production Management
Monika Kintner .... production manager: German production crew
Anje Krutz .... unit manager: Germany (as Antje Krutz)
Clare St. John .... post-production supervisor
Claire Tovey .... unit manager
Sara Desmond .... production manager: reshoots (uncredited)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Vicki Allen .... additional third assistant director
Sara Desmond .... second assistant director
Carlos Fidel .... third assistant director
Richard Styles .... first assistant director
Sallie Anne Hard .... second assistant director: re-shoots (uncredited)
Eliot Mathews .... third assistant director: re-shoots (uncredited)
Alex Oakley .... additional second assistant director (uncredited)
Chris Stoaling .... third assistant director (uncredited)
Art Department
Britta Albert .... prop buyer: Germany
Bruce Barnes .... carpenter
Mark Bewley .... plasterer
Mark Buck .... plasterer
John Burgess .... carpenter
Gillian Campbell .... scenic painter
Joe Casey .... plasterer
Jamie Churchouse .... plasterer
Raymond Churchouse .... head plasterer (as Ray Churchouse)
Charlie Cobb .... art department assistant
David Cooper .... carpenter
Andrea Couch .... art department assistant
Dan Crandon .... construction manager
Hannah Crick .... scenic painter
Quentin Davies .... stand-by props
Michelle Day .... art department assistant
Sophie Geliot .... scenic painter
Rod Gorwood .... draughtsman (as Rob Gorwood)
Claire Gould .... art department trainee: FT2
Chris Grace .... carpenter
Ben Green .... carpenter
Mark Guest .... stand-by props
Paul Halter .... carpenter
Martin Kelly .... art department trainee: FT2
Tim Leadley .... stand-by carpenter
Warren Lever .... carpenter
Chris Lightburn-Jones .... assistant construction manager
Charlie Malik .... storeman
Kam-Lan Man .... stand-by art director (as Kam Lan Man)
Jane Matthews .... scenic painter
Toby Neville .... carpenter
Tim Powis .... carpenter
Tim Powis .... foreman
Jody Raynes .... scenic painter
Beth Roberts .... dressing props
Stuart Rushbrook .... carpenter
Simon Scullion .... scenic painter
Nick Slater .... stand-by carpenter
Matthew Streatfield .... art department trainee: FT2
Paul Tappin .... plasterer
Marc Telford .... carpenter
Nick Thomas .... prop master
Daniel Vernon .... art department trainee: FT2
Kip Walker .... dressing props
Mark Wallis .... carpenter
Kellie Waugh .... prop buyer (as Kelly Waugh)
John Weller .... supervising rigger
Matthew Button .... carpenter (uncredited)
Brendan Houghton .... storyboard artist (uncredited)
Thomas Jones .... foam technician (uncredited)
Mike Rawlings .... props (uncredited)
Sound Department
Orin Beaton .... boom operator
Ricky Butt .... foley artist
Roberto Cappannelli .... sound re-recording mixer
Paul Carr .... adr mixer
Felicity Cottrell .... foley artist
Adam Daniel .... sound re-recordist: final mix
Graham Daniel .... re-recording mixer: final mix
Gillian Dodders .... adr editor
Gillian Dodders .... dialogue editor
Glenn Freemantle .... sound designer
Glenn Freemantle .... supervising sound editor
Peter Gleaves .... adr mixer
John Hayward .... sound re-recording mixer: pre-mix
Alex Hudd .... sound consultant: dolby
Nicolas Le Messurier .... re-recording mixer: pre-mix (as Nick Lemessurier)
Mitch Low .... assistant sound (as Mitch Lowe)
Tim Maxwell .... sound re-recordist
Ray Merrin .... re-recording mixer: final mix
Grahame Peters .... foley editor
John Rodda .... sound recordist
Tom Sayers .... sound effects editor
Lyle Scott-Darling .... sound re-recordist: final mix
Mike Stewart .... adr mixer (2002)
Ruth Sullivan .... foley artist
Ted Swanscott .... adr mixer
Kevin Tayler .... foley mixer
Andrew Wilkinson .... assistant sound editor (as Andy Wilkinson)
Andrew Caller .... sound technician (uncredited)
Colin Cooper .... adr recordist (uncredited)
Mitch Low .... sound recordist: pick-ups (uncredited)
Richard Pryke .... sound re-recording mixer (uncredited)
John Soukup .... sound transfer (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Richard Conway .... special effects supervisor
Sam Conway .... special effects technician
Bob Hollow .... special effects supervisor
Andrew Kelly .... special effects technician
Stephen Paton .... special effects technician (as Steve Paton)
Nick Smith .... special effects technician
Mark White .... special effects technician
Nigel Nixon .... special effects senior technician (uncredited)
Tez Palmer .... special effects technician (uncredited)
Visual Effects by
Peter Bach .... digital effects consultant
Matthew Bristowe .... producer: MPC
Greg Caplan .... visual effects executive producer: Clear
Michael Elson .... head of production: MPC
Richard Etchells .... Filmtel operator
Moriah Etherington-Sparks .... visual effects production staff (as Moriah Sparks)
Simon Fallon .... visual effects executive producer: Clear
Symi Fuchs .... visual effects production staff
Steve Garrad .... digital effects producer (as Steve Garrard)
Josh George .... 3D animator
Will Goodchild .... visual effects editor: video tape
Tom Harding .... digital artist
John Harvey .... 3D animator
Jonny Hicks .... digital artist
Simon Hutala .... digital artist (as Simon Huhtala)
Tony Lawrence .... digital effects supervisor
Begoña Lopez .... producer: MPC
Andrew Merlino .... digital artist
Hollie Moreton .... visual effects production staff
Ben Murray .... digital artist
Olly Nash .... 3D animator
Matthew Packham .... Filmtel operator
Jim Parsons .... digital artist
Damien Raymond-Barker .... visual effects production staff
Adrian Russell .... 3D animator
Gary Sandbrook .... visual effects editor: video tape
Jean-Clement Soret .... colourist (as Jean Clement Sorret)
Aleks Ugarow .... digital artist
Scott Winter .... visual effects editor: video tape
Marcus Wood .... visual effects editor: video tape
Melissa Agate .... data operator (uncredited)
Simon Cox .... data operator (uncredited)
Paddy Eason .... digital compositor (uncredited)
Rob Hill .... data operator (uncredited)
Sally Spencer .... data operator (uncredited)
John Van Hoey Smith .... data operator (uncredited)
David J. Zimmerman .... tape librarian: CLEAR (uncredited)
Tom Aitken .... stunts (as Tom Aitkin)
Dani Biernat .... stunt performer
Dani Biernat .... stunts
George Cottle .... stunts (as George Cottle Jnr.)
David Cronnelly .... stunts
Richard Dwyer .... stunts
Amanda Foster .... stunts
Eunice Huthart .... stunts
Rowley Irlam .... stunts
Charles Jarman .... stunts
Kim McGarrity .... stunts
Ray Nicholas .... stunts fire safety
Peter Pedrero .... stunts
Andreas Petrides .... stunts
Gary Powell .... stunts
Nick Powell .... stunt coordinator (as Nicholas Powell)
Seon Rogers .... stunts (as Séon Rogers)
Gordon Seed .... stunts
Colin Skeaping .... stunts
Julian Spencer .... stunts
Len Woodcock .... stunts (as Lenny Woodcock)
Camera and Electrical Department
Nick Allsop .... camera trainee
Bill Bullpit .... additional electrician
Ian Chisholm .... additional assistant camera
Andrew Cole .... best boy
Andy Cole .... best boy
Adam Dale .... camera operator: aerial unit
Wayne Mansell .... generator operator
Dave May .... additional grip (as David May)
Peter Mountain .... still photographer
Charlie Muspratt .... rigger
Thomas Neivelt .... gaffer
Ian Pape .... rigger
Neil Paul .... rigger
Barry Reid .... electrician
Peter Richardson .... additional electrician
John Rundle .... grip
Bob Shipsey .... daily camera operator
Simon Tindall .... assistant camera
Steve Wallace .... additional camera operator
Robert Weller .... rigger
Jaimz Williams .... video assist
Jaimz Williams .... video assist: re-shoots
Ray Wilson .... rigger
Charlie Woodburn .... assistant camera: Wescam
Marcel Zyskind .... Steadicam operator
Marcel Zyskind .... camera operator: "b" camera
Brandon Evans .... gaffer (uncredited)
Ian Speed .... libra technician (uncredited)
Thomas Townend .... cinematographer: second unit (uncredited)
Casting Department
Maureen Duff .... casting assistant
Louis Elman .... adr voice casting
Robin Hudson .... casting assistant
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Charlotte Child .... costume assistant
Anne Lavender-Jones .... wardrobe supervisor
Esme Young .... costume maker
Editorial Department
Emanuele Giraldo .... editor trainee: FT2
Nick Packer .... assistant editor
Jean-Clement Soret .... colorist (as Jean Clement Sorret)
Martin Walsh .... color timer
David Bernstein .... colorist: high definition mastering (uncredited)
Joanna Garrard .... assistant editor (uncredited)
Steve Harrow .... post-production consultant (uncredited)
Richard Rowntree .... assistant to post-production controller (uncredited)
Music Department
Hugo Adams .... music editor
Nicole Catino .... music coordinator: Avenger Entertainment
Simon Denny .... score engineer
Daniel L. Griffiths .... score mixer
Daniel L. Griffiths .... score producer
Lee Herrick .... music editor
Mike Hunter .... music recordist: strings and choir
Andrew Price .... musician: strings
Barrie Robinson .... music coordinator: Avenger Entertainment
Laura Ziffren .... music consultant (as Laura Z. Wasserman)
Transportation Department
Mike Beaven .... unit driver
Roy Clarke .... unit driver
Simon Hudnott .... unit driver
John Lelko .... transportation
Jara Pöhnitzsch .... driver: Germany
Ceva Ural .... driver: Germany
Keith Winyard .... stand-by driver: props
Ulrich Bohnefeld .... driver: Germany (uncredited)
Mandula Hilf .... driver: Germany (uncredited)
Other crew
Jennifer Allen .... aerial unit operations
John Almond .... paramedic
Tom Bayliss .... rushes runner
Carey Berlin .... assistant to producer
Volker Beyer .... location controller
Sophie Burden .... catering manager
Sally Burns .... chaperone
Jo Cameron Brown .... voice coach
Henry Camilleri .... military advisor
Donna Casey .... accounts trainee: FT2
Caroline Chapman .... floor runner
Sarah Clark .... unit publicist
Matt Dalton .... post-production accountant
Emma Dawson .... production assistant: DNA Films
Candice Fonseca .... production coordinator
Alex Gladstone .... location manager
Theodore Goddard .... production legal services
Jim Hajicosta .... production accountant
Matthew Horrocks .... production runner
Sylvia Hudlemaier .... chimpanzee trainer
Thomas Hudlemaier .... chimpanzee trainer
Christian Hünemörder .... production services: Germany
Lisa Inman .... continuity trainee: FT2
Michael Jungfleisch .... production services: Germany
Pat Karam .... location manager
Ged Lynch .... drums & percussion (as Ged 'God' Lynch)
Jill McCullough .... voice coach
Sarada McDermott .... production secretary
Maggie Murray .... accounting assistant
Ben Nicholas .... cutting room assistant
Stephen North .... helicopter safety engineer (as Steve North)
Dan Palmer .... assistant accountant
Nina Pickford .... tutor
Craig Pinney .... production assistant
Elvis Plese .... runner
Rima Schmidt .... accounts assistant: Germany
Jemma Scott-Knox-Gore .... contact lenses (as Gemma Scott)
Faujja Singh .... armorer
Phillip Small .... catering provider
Cory Smith .... catering assistant
Joanne Smith .... general manager: DNA Films
Eve Spence .... script supervisor
Paul Swann .... laboratory contact
Tracey Tucker .... assistant location manager
Simon Warne .... chef
Sarah Wiener .... caterer: Germany
Hayley Williams .... production runner
Birgit Wollny .... production coordinator: Germany
Dave Evans .... armorer: boot camp (uncredited)
Darren Helman .... location assistant (uncredited)
Carlton Jarvis .... medical advisor (uncredited)
Carlton Jarvis .... medical special effects (uncredited)
Oliver Kersey .... set production assistant: dailies (uncredited)
Jamie Lengyel .... location manager (uncredited)
Ian 'Fingers' Lisi .... facilities (uncredited)
Christian McWilliams .... location manager (uncredited)
Jeremy Pelzer .... studio manager 3 Mills (uncredited)
Alexander Xavier Ponce-Bonano .... production assistant (uncredited)
Paul Ralph .... production assistant (uncredited)
Sascha Robey .... weapons armorer (uncredited)
Katryna Samut-Tagliaferro .... production coordinator (uncredited)
Penny Skuse .... liaison: film commission (uncredited)
Tom Stourton .... location assistant (uncredited)
Cornell Chin .... thanks
Walter Donohue .... thanks
Masahiro Hirakubo .... thanks
Alwin H. Küchler .... thanks (as Alwin Kuchler)
Chris Lane .... thanks
Elaine Lane .... thanks
Lois Lane .... thanks
Tom Miller .... thanks
Richard Whelan .... thanks

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Rated R for strong violence and gore, language and nudity
113 min
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104 out of 151 people found the following review useful.
Flawed but thrilling British horror movie, 30 October 2002
Author: bob the moo from United Kingdom

In England a group of animal rights activists break into a research facility to free monkeys. However the monkeys are infected with a new developed virus called rage which is contagious by blood or bodily fluid - at the same time Jim lies in a coma. 28 days later Jim awakens from his state to find London deserted and populated only by a group of those infected by rage. Jim is rescued by Selena and her friend who tell him what has happened and start a search for other survivors and a quest to find the cure, promised by a military unit stationed in the north.

I excitedly arrived at the preview for this looking forward to a tense British horror movie to make me jump with fear. I got pretty much what I wanted. The plot is simple and omits much detail but not to it's disservice. Details as to what the virus is or what it was created in the first place (by putting monkeys in front of TV's Clockwork Orange style?) but the detail is not important seconds into the film when we wake up with Jim. At this point his fear becomes ours and what is important to him is not the detail but the bigger picture of the infected and the chances of survival.

The plot is told in two parts. First the big picture in London and then the smaller battle north of Manchester. Both are well told but for different reasons. The bridging section of the journey north is good as it helps us know the characters better. Of course is it scary? Well, not scary but thrilling all the way. To me scary is things like Ringu - creepy stuff, but most will be freaked by 28 days later. The infected are not zombies in definition or in action - they move silently and fast and with pure blood lust. I was always more scared by zombie flicks than anything else becomes they keep coming - here they do the same but fast!

The direction is good for the most part. The opening scene in London just shows how badly Crowe did his bit in Vanilla Sky. Here it is clever and chilling to see much of London totally empty. The direction is better when it is fast cutting and handheld style. We see things like the characters would see them out of the corner of their eyes, a flicker, a shadow etc and it works to great effect. The only downside is that, at one or two points, the attacks were signalled by a preceding talking 5 minutes, but this is minor. The final rain soaked action is excellent - fast, gripping and paced. This film doesn't rely on gore or special effects (although it is there) instead it has genuine tension and fear.

The film is very British. It is very low-key and realistic. The survivors are not Mad Max style heroes but people clinging to life by a thread or setting up survivalist measures that simply don't work. The ending is not as good as I had hoped but it wasn't bad and it fitted with the tone of reality that Jim had realised when lying on his back in the woods towards the end. It's not without flaws but the film is a very good British horror film - Americans will wonder `where are all the teenager girls to scream' or `why don't they all have guns' or `why is there no real dah-dah music to tell us when something is going to happen' but that is because this is a British film and not Hollywood.

Most reviews have praised the `unknown' cast. Well I agree the cast did very well - but unknown? Murphy certainly is not unknown (and won't be from now on) and he does Jim very well, from when the truth is first real to him, to his decision that he must learn to kill through to his transformation near the end. Harris is excellent again, I say again as she did well in miniseries `white teeth'. Her accent is British and she plays a younger role but she is a good actress. Brendan Gleeson is good in a fatherly role but Eccleston seems clipped and at odds with his military role. In fact all the military guys were laddish caricatures and only just did the job - but I never believed in their characters as I did with the others.

Overall I was glad to see this early. I really enjoyed it, the pace at times may have been uneven but to me that added to the tension - an attack could come at any time. The eventual small scale focus helped the tension and pace of the story. Thrilling, scary, tense and well written - even more surprising is that it's home grown!

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