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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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Sofia Black-D'Elia ... Emma Drakeford
Analeigh Tipton ... Stacey Drakeford
Travis Tope ... Evan Klein
Michael Kelly ... Michael Drakeford
Machine Gun Kelly ... CJ (as Colson Baker)
John Cothran ... Mr. Toomey
Stoney Westmoreland ... Bill
Linzie Gray Linzie Gray ... Gracie Lemay
Judyann Elder ... Mrs. Toomey
Philip Labes ... Gangly Kid
Brianne Howey ... Tara Dannelly
Alexa Fischer ... CDC Investigator
Brendon Eggertsen Brendon Eggertsen ... Party Jock
Jennifer Say Gan ... CDC Agent
Matt Knudsen ... CDC Agent
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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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Rated R for disturbing violent content, some language including sexual references, and teen partying | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

29 July 2016 (USA) See more »

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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 »

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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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A not too bad little virus/zombie flick with an emotional component...
7 August 2016 | by s3276169See all my reviews

Viral is a not too bad little virus/zombie flick. Its pitched squarely at the late teen, early twenty something demographic but its accessible to older movie goers too.

Its a predictable, well worn formula for the most part. Virus leads to end of the world style zombie outbreak. There's something of an emotional component and focus to this film, that somewhat "softens" it and makes it more thought provoking than your standard zombie fare. What happens to families and people in general, when a disaster occurs, how does it shape our behaviour and influence our loyalties?

Its a nice touch that lifts this film above a lot of similar films in the survivalist/zombie horror genre. Its reasonably well acted too, which is also a plus.

All in all, a well scripted, directed and acted film that's an enjoyable, if at times sad watch. Seven out of ten from me.


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