The infected chasing a woman through a street in London
About this creation
One of the infected already dead from starvation. As the film is set in London I tried to capture details of a London street including the curved rail and the double red lines on the road.
The infected chase a non-infected woman. Here a traffic light can be seen. Another attempt to make it look like a London street.
According to some sources the reason the infected attack non-infected rather than each other is because a) the virus can only spread that way and b) the uninfected give off aromas that attract the infected.
The curved rail, dead infected and the road
A missing person poster on the floor next to a dead infected
An overall view of the woman being chased by those infected with the rage virus.
The Rage virus begins as a genetically engineered strain of the Ebola virus designed to carry an unspecified treatment to inhibit violent impulses.
However, instead of inhibiting violent impulses it somehow has the opposite effect, causing the infected to indulge in extreme violent behavior. The virus is released into the population of England accidently, when, at the beginning of 28 Days Later, Animal Rights Activists break into the lab where the Virus is housed, and release a Chimpanzee infected with the Virus. From there, it rapidly spreads to the general population.
The virus is sometimes shown as being passed from person to person by the carrier vomiting blood in the face of the victim, causing the infection in their blood to enter the victim through the eyes, nose or mouth. However, any contact with a carrier's bodily fluids will also communicate the virus - The character of Don in 28 Weeks Later is infected during a kiss from his wife - and a bite from an infected person will also spread the virus. After a human character is infected, the virus seems to affect them within 10-20 seconds although depending on the pace of the scene in which this happens, this may vary. The virus is shown as having a 100% communicability rate and in the currently released films and graphic novel, there is no known cure.
The Infected characters experience spasms in the extremities, and their irises and Sclera become blood red. They can also vomit copious amounts of infected blood and scream incoherently when they attack.
The Rage virus does not directly cause the death of its host, but because the host is solely focused on infecting or killing the non-Infected, it causes those infected to become disinterested in self-nourishment which will eventually cause death by starvation
*Shudder* I saw that movie, and now i sleep facing the door every night. Seriously, i was so scared, i never saw the end of it, and when some of my mates put it on when i was on holiday, i went and watched Austin Powers! Thanks for bringing up bad memories! Anyways, very nice sidewalk AKA pavement. The dead guy and the missing poster are a nice effect, though the skin shouldn't have decayed in just 0-28 days depending on when he was infected, and how long it took to spread to the whole world.