Teenaged sisters Emma and Stacey live a normal life, until their small suburban neighbourhood is stricken with a mysterious parasitic virus. As the disease rapidly spreads throughout the town, the two band together to barricade themselves from infection. But it may already to be too late—when the virus enters their home, the sisters are faced with an impossible choice: protect each other, or survive the virus.
Why we’re looking forward to this: Nothing gets the tension cranked up quite like a horror film set in a small confined space—witness 2006’s underrated Right At Your Door or 2012’s intense The Divide—and Viral, from Paranormal Activity 3 and 4 directors Henry Joost and Ariel Schulman looks like it could be another claustrophobic, not to mention gory movie to add to this list.
Starring Sofia Black-D Elia, Analeigh Tipton and House of Cards’ Michael Kelly, Viral’s trailer suggests that we could be in for an intense, pseudo zombie flick with a side order of Cronenberg style body horror which is enough to have us here at This Is Horror eager to be infected by this flick.
Viral is out on 29 July, 2016.
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