Top 5 most intense scenes in viral outbreak horror movies

Top 5 most intense scenes in viral outbreak horror movies

Horrorific content by dusan on November 24th, 2018 | Horror Lists |

Not sure if this has been done before but here we will talk about those great and memorable scenes that got us hooked on this specific subgenre of horror. After watching hundreds and hundreds of horror movies I have selected 5 scenes that I still watch from time to time just to admire them.

We will start this list with a Korean horror Train to Busan (2016). What separates this scene from others is the incredibly high level of tension it creates. It focuses on the bond between a father and his daughter while the infected overrun the Daejeon station where the train had stopped in hopes of getting assistance from the military.

As number 4, again a foreign film, but this time from Japan. I am a Hero (2015) is an adaptation of a 2009 manga of the same name. An outbreak of the ZQN virus causes the infected to rage and attack the bystanders while our Hero must make his escape out of town. The creepy part about this zombie horror is that infected continue to act out on their last living memory and this makes the scene even more intense.

Coming up on the third spot, it’s World War Z (2013). I know what some of you are thinking. Why did this way overrated horror with fast moving CGI zombies and Brad Pitt earn such a high spot on the list? Well, instead of giving us just one intense scene this movie gave two separate spine chilling scenes, the initial outbreak in the streets of Philadelphia and the Jerusalem chase scene.

If we look at these as independent, ignoring the plane crash plot hole and the Pepsi commercial we could agree that the director did a good job.

Placed at number 2, it is a sequel to the British 28 Days Later rage virus film. The 28 Weeks Later (2007) has an opening scene that surpasses all of the ones we mentioned so far and it places you in an awkward position where you question yourself. Would I have done it differently? Hard to say, but in a world filled with fast running, rage infected humans I don’t think I would even survive this long.

The scene that takes first place is from Zack Snyder’s Dawn of the Dead (2004), a remake of George A. Romero’s original Dawn of the Dead. This is the scene that got me hooked back in 2004 and I’m still not letting go. Enjoy…

And that’s it. What do you think of the list? What horror scene was the one that made you into a hardcore horror fan?

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