If someone asks me to list movie genres in the order of my preference, zombie movies would be somewhere near the bottom; yet they have a strange lure for movie goers. So when I decided to watch 28 Days Later, directed by Danny Boyle (of Trainspotting fame), it was simply for old times’ sake and nothing more. However what I ended up watching was something unique in this cult genre. Apart from the chills, the blood, the gore and the zombies, the movie has subtle political, social, psychological and existential overtones. But all that aside, this is a first rate horror movie for the simple reason that it is damn terrifying. The direction, editing and cinematography have combined very well to create this (literally) heart-stopping post-apocalyptic movie – on the human population in England inflicted by a virus that produces uncontrollable and blood-curling rage – that lingered in my ‘blood’ for quite some time after the final credits had rolled.