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Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP26 Jan 2018 10:06 p.m. PST

Or was it a mind-altering virus?

At least this movie didn't have them turning into creatures with long tentacles coming out their mouths or some reanimated corpses or something like that. Because I can't be scared about things that aren't even remotely believable.

Insane and sick I can believe.



TheWhiteDog27 Jan 2018 6:31 a.m. PST

I believe it was either mentioned in the '73 original, or the '10 remake, that it is a modified member of the rhabdoviridae (like rabies). Somewhat similar to the "Rage-virus" in 28 Days Later.

rvandusen27 Jan 2018 7:15 a.m. PST

I forgot about the re-make, though I enjoyed it when I saw it.

If you enjoy the rage virus theme, I recommend the novel Tooth and Nail by Craig Dilouie. It is hard military SF/horror about a rifle platoon recalled from the Middle East and deployed in Manhattan to guard a medical clinic during a rage virus outbreak.

It would make a gripping movie with the right director and a good budget: 28 Days Later meets Black Hawk Down.

pzivh43 Supporting Member of TMP27 Jan 2018 8:35 a.m. PST

rvandusen---agree that Tooth and Nail was an excellent rage zombie book.

Another one, with several books in the series, is John Ringo, Under a Graveyard Sky novels.

rvandusen27 Jan 2018 4:46 p.m. PST

Thanks for the tip on the John Ringo titles. I'll have to pick those up.

Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP27 Jan 2018 4:46 p.m. PST

I'll have to check them out. Like I said, the believable stuff is the scariest stuff to me.

Reanimated corpses just don't do it for me. I spend half the time laughing, which is not the reaction you want when you want to see a horror flick.

Thanks guys!


Katzbalger28 Jan 2018 7:57 a.m. PST

The John Ringo books are pretty good, if you can get over the…uh, not sure what to call it, but "fan service" is the closest I can come up with.

The virus is very interesting and the stories are mostly about survival and rebuilding society.


Zephyr128 Jan 2018 2:44 p.m. PST

The first 2 Ringo books were the best, the third was just a quick wrap-up. Thought the series was going to have a hunt for the people that started the virus, but that was dropped in favor of "zombie battle pr0n"…

Personal logo capncarp Supporting Member of TMP28 Jan 2018 5:52 p.m. PST

I think what you're thinking of with the "Trixie" compound may be the Trioxin 2-4-5 from "Return of the Living Dead 2"
A heavy leaning play on "Agent Orange"'s name compound--Dioxin 2-4-5, T

Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP01 Feb 2018 9:13 p.m. PST

In The Crazies (2010), when they try to stop the speeding black SUV and instead make it flip over, the guy that was inside the car said that the substance was called "Trixie".

PS. And the plane that crashed and spilled it was big:
YouTube link

Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP01 Feb 2018 9:39 p.m. PST

Well, well … check out what I just found:

YouTube link


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