Reelz Looks at Outbreak Movies
08.30.12 by BJSprecher
Humanity is constantly under attack from horrific viruses and other infectious diseases — the Center for Disease Control (CDC) is currently tracking nine outbreaks just in the U.S. alone, including the rapid spread of the deadly West Nile Virus. But, leave it to Hollywood to come up with even scarier and deadlier outbreaks than the real ones, such as the mysterious outbreak in Contagion (2011) for which the CDC had "no treatment protocol and no vaccine" or the crazy neurotoxin in The Happening (2008) that caused people to kill themselves. Stock up on hand sanitizer and latex gloves and join us as we take a look at some the scariest outbreak movies.