Danny Boyle's post-apocalyptic thriller made great pains to distance itself from the zombie genre by claiming its creatures weren't undead but simply "infected." No matter, the real fear instilled in these monsters is that of the chaos caused by terrorist attacks. The infection gets its start when animal activists break into a government lab to release the animals who have been filled with a "rage virus" -- not unlike the rage that consumed the 9/11 hijackers. The havoc the virus unleashes empties London's streets of people, creating visions eerily reminiscent of downtown Manhattan in the days following the World Trade Center destruction.
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