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Viral (2016)

Following the outbreak of a virus that wipes out the majority of the human population, a young woman documents her family's new life in quarantine and tries to protect her infected sister.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Emma Drakeford
... Stacey Drakeford
... Evan Klein
... Michael Drakeford
... CJ (as Colson Baker)
... Mr. Toomey
... Bill
Linzie Gray ... Gracie Lemay
... Mrs. Toomey
... Gangly Kid
... Tara Dannelly
... CDC Investigator
Brendon Eggertsen ... Party Jock
... CDC Agent
... CDC Agent


Emma and her sister Stacey are normal teenagers in a small town, when a mysterious infection begins to spread. With the town quarantined, and their parents stuck on the other side of the barrier, the girls have a blast eating junk food and sneaking out to go to parties. But when the disease starts to infect people they know, the girls, together with their neighbor Evan (Emma's secret crush), barricade themselves into their home. But it may already be too late, as the infection is already in their midst, and Emma will be faced with a choice: protect her sister or survive the virus. Written by Bryan Do

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for disturbing violent content, some language including sexual references, and teen partying | See all certifications »




Release Date:

29 July 2016 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Peste  »

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Michael Kelly play a character named CJ in Dawn of the Dead (2004) in this film Machine Gun Kelly plays a character named CJ. Both films are centered around zombies See more »


When Emma gets a text message from Stacey on the first day of the story, the date on her phone says Thursday, October 2. When Emma gets a text message from Evan on the night of the following day, her phone display still reads Thursday, October 2 even though story-wise it should be Friday, October 3. See more »

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Very enjoyable for the most part
2 August 2016 | by See all my reviews

This movie can surprise you the idea was well executed and the two leads felt like actual sisters, to me that's the high point in the movie how their relationship unfolds, they are complete opposites still in the situation they care for one another, and the roles from strong and weak will go back and forth.

Sadly everything else is fairly passable as it focuses on what happens when your cut off and teenagers make some dumb decisions, I can say this could have been better but the way it was executed was pretty enjoyable.

The parasite idea I thought was pretty good.

I recommend this one but be ready for a slow burn.

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