• Fri. Apr 19th, 2024

“28 Days Later” is a post-apocalyptic horror film directed by and written by Alex Garland. The movie follows Jim, a bicycle courier who wakes up from a coma 28 days after a virus has spread throughout the UK, turning most of the population into aggressive, zombie-like creatures. Jim joins a small group of survivors and they try to find a safe haven while avoiding the infected.


“28 Days Later” is a suspenseful and terrifying film that explores the breakdown of society and the survival instincts of its characters. The film features strong performances from its cast, including , , and . The direction by is effective in creating a tense and haunting atmosphere, and the use of digital cameras gives the film a gritty and realistic feel.


The film won several awards, including the Audience Award at the 2002 Cannes Film Festival, Best Horror Film at the 2003 Saturn Awards, and Best British Film at the 2003 Empire Awards.


“28 Days Later” was a commercial and critical success upon its release in 2002 and has since gained a cult following. The film currently holds an 87% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes and an 8.0 rating on IMDb.


The film was made on a budget of £5 million and grossed $82.7 million at the box office worldwide. “28 Days Later” was praised for its unique take on the zombie genre, its use of digital cameras, and its commentary on societal breakdown. The film also helped to launch the careers of both and Alex Garland, who went on to collaborate on other successful projects.

Directed by
Produced by Andrew Macdonald
Written by Alex Garland
Starring , , , , ,
Music by John Murphy
Cinematography Anthony Dod Mantle
Edited by Chris Gill
DNA Films UK Film Council
Distributed by Fox Searchlight Pictures
Release date 1 November 2002 (United Kingdom & Ireland) 27 June 2003 (United States)
Running time 113 minutes
Country United Kingdom
Language English
Budget $8 million
Box office $85.7 million

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