“Viral” tries to make diseases outbreaks and slight zombie action interesting again. Watching these little worms torture a quarantined area shouldn’t be this interesting. But, a lot of that seems to be due to the Blumhouse light budget and the abilities of our two leads. I buy the sisterly relationship and their work to save each other makes sense. It also helps that we get high quality gore including a nice neck wound.

The film plays short and that’s good for the material. However, it feels more like a play than a film. When I think of similar kinds of tales working, my mind wanders to movies like “Bug”. I admire the ambition of this film, but it seems like it undercuts the potential of the film. Still, this film will have its supporters and I’d recommend checking it out.


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  • 2.39:1 standard definition transfer
  • Dolby Digital 5.1

RELEASE DATE: 8/2/2016

  • 86%
    Video - 86%
  • 85%
    Audio - 85%
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    Supplemental Material - %

The Plot Thus Far

Following the outbreak of a virus that wipes out the majority of the human population, a young woman documents her family’s new life in quarantine and tries to protect her infected sister.


Troy Anderson is the Owner/Editor-in-Chief of AndersonVision. He uses a crack team of unknown heroes to bring you the latest and greatest in Entertainment News.


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