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About the inhabitants of a small Iowa town suddenly plagued by insanity and then death after a mysterious toxin contaminates their water supply.

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As a toxin begins to turn the residents of Ogden Marsh, Iowa into violent psychopaths, sheriff David Dutton tries to make sense of the situation while he, his wife, and two other unaffected townspeople band together in a fight for survival. Written by IMDb Editors

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sheriff | deputy | iowa | army | fight | See more »

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Insanity Is Infectious (UK poster) See more »


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Rated R for bloody violence and language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

26 February 2010 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El día del apocalipsis  »

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Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£1,194,207 (UK) (26 February 2010)

Gross:

$39,103,378 (USA) (14 May 2010)
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The twelfth film released in select D-BOX enabled cinemas, located in the US and Canada. In D-BOX's words, the motion control technology "adds to the movie's plot and underlying themes of fear, terror and explosive action by offering realistic sensations during most of the film's action scenes." See more »

Goofs

During the scene with Judy and Becca in the beginning at Judy's office, her last name is spelled "Dutton" on her desk. When David is called by the medical examiner in his office at the Sheriff's building, his last name is spelled "Dutten" on his desk. See more »

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[first lines]
Becca Darling: Um, Dr. Dutton, my aunt's in town.
Judy Dutton: Um hmm...
Becca Darling: And she's sick too.
Judy Dutton: Phew, I'm going to need you to stay late tonight. You know, you should probably text your aunt - Scotty - and tell him you can't make it to the baseball game tonight.
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All Things Bright and Beautiful
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Fills that "I really need a small town blighted with terror movie now! need.
26 March 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Firstly, I have to say this would make a great Double Feature with Nathan Fillian's Slither. I think they would make a rockin' pair - that or possibly Stephen King's The Mist.

At any rate, this is a fun film that offers all the action/suspense/horror that movies like this are supposed to do. And it does that pretty darn well. One of the strongest points are the filming itself. This film moved nicely between heavy and lighter scenes. Some of the shots are both memorable and downright amazing. The people behind the cameras knew what they were doing. The characters were a little light, but likable and played well by their actors. I felt suspense, which is rare for me these days.

Downsides:

A. The plot jumps a little too quickly

B. Would have liked to see more "crazy"

C. A couple scenes were a little cliché

D. Oh darn! It's a re-make.


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