Thursday, 27 October 2016

Thursday Movie Picks: Halloween Edition: Epidemic/Pandemic/Outbreak


Another Thursday Movie Picks, this week it’s about Epidemic, Pandemic, and Outbreaks. Please check out WanderingThrough the Shelves


One of the best zombie movies of recent years, Train to Busan is a film about a contagious outbreak on a train that turns people into ravenous monsters. It combines the best elements of the zombie movie genre, gore, themes, tension and emotion. It’s one of the best zombies ever made.

From director Steven Soderbergh, an all star cast feature in this medical disaster movie where a worldwide pandemic threatens to kill of much of the world’s population.
There are horror movies about zombie epidemics, wasp/bees epidemics, and there’s even a movie about a slug epidemic. Speed and agility isn’t the slugs strong point but they managed to cause mayhem in a rural town in America

16 comments:

  1. I thought CONTAGION was a pretty average movie. I've never heard of the other 2.

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    1. Train to busan is worth checking out when you can.

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  2. Contagion was just okay to me, the cast was excellent though. I haven't seen the other two, but Train to Busan sounds like something I'd enjoy.

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    1. I think it would. Best zombie film for a long, long time.

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  3. I've only seen Contagion which I figured would be the title of the week and is shaping up to be. I thought it was okay, and that cast was amazing, but it was just missing that certain something that would have taken it for just okay to great.

    I'm not much for horror or zombies but Train to Busan sounds interesting. Slugs would be a no for me.

    Contagion is the first film I thought of too but guessing that it would be everywhere I looked elsewhere and went a non horror route.

    Longtime Companion (1989)-The AIDS epidemic is viewed through the prism of its impact on a small group of friends. We begin with young Willy (Campbell Scott), his best friend John (Dermot Mulroney) and a few others going about their day both in Manhattan and Fire Island during the summer of 1981 as one of them, Lisa (Mary Louise Parker) notices a small article in The New York Times mentioning a new disease at first called "GRID: Gay-Related-Immune-Disorder". As time passes and the government remains indifferent to the disease’s spread the group is slowly decimated by the disease. At times searingly sad but also balanced with humor and beautifully acted. Bruce Davison was deservedly nominated for a Best Supporting Actor Oscar.

    Panic in the Streets (1950)-When called in to do a routine autopsy on an unknown gunshot victim in New Orleans Dr. Clint Reed (Richard Widmark) discovers he also has signs of the infectious pneumonic plague. He alerts the authorities who at first are skeptical but when he explains they have only 48 hours to locate anyone he came into contact with to prevent a pandemic the chief of police (Paul Douglas) goes into action. Meanwhile the dead man’s killer (Jack Palance) and associates begin to fall victim to the disease. Probably the only film noir pandemic movie you’ll ever find.

    Outbreak (1995)-A deadly contagion breaks out in a California town and once alerted a group of scientists realize that it could spread through the rest of the country in a matter of days. But as the military quarantine tightens, the head scientist (Dustin Hoffman) begins to suspect that there’s more than the outbreak to worry about, and that he himself might be in danger for knowing it.

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    1. Longtime Companion sonds like a very important film...one that I haven't heard of.

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  4. I keep hearing good things about Train to Busan.

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    1. You're gonna keep hearing good thngs about it.

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  5. Train to Busan is something I have not heard of and not sure I would see it since it sounds scary. I would like to see Contagion and Slugs sounds bad enough that i may one day see it

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    1. Yeah. If zombie films or horror film ain't your thing I doubt Train to Busan will float your boat.

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  6. I love Contagion. Never heard of the others, but that first sounds amazing.

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    1. It is. Best film at Frighfest 2016.

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  7. Not heard of Train to Busan but I like the premise.

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    1. Check it out. It's out in the UK now.

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  8. I haven't seen any of these but I have heard nothing but good things about Train to Busan.

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