7 Horror Movies That Make You Care More About The Environment

Posted 2016/05/03 6113 0

The horror films depicting the results of environmental pollution might leave you sleepless!

Nature is one of the most wonderful in this world, however, we are destroying it in many different ways. The horror films listed below will expose the consequences of environmental pollution or how nature might respond to our bad treatment.

1. The Host (2007)

The Host had set a new Korean box office record by reaching 10 million tickets in just 21 days. It concerns a monster kidnapping a man's daughter, and his attempts to rescue her. The monster was born due to extremely hazardous toxics directly discharged in the river.

2. Contagion (2011)

When Beth Emhoff (Gwyneth Paltrow) returns to Minnesota from a Hong Kong business trip, she attributes the malaise she feels to jet lag. However, two days later, Beth is dead, and doctors tell her shocked husband (Matt Damon) that they have no idea what killed her. Soon, many others start to exhibit the same symptoms, and a global pandemic explodes. Doctors try to contain the lethal microbe, but society begins to collapse as a blogger (Jude Law) fans the flames of paranoia.

Budgeted at $60 million, Contagion attained $135 million in box office revenue during its theatrical run. Although the virus in the movie is only fictional, however, it's really similar to SARS. The film itself is prized for depicting genuine panic and fear as the world faced SARS years ago.

3. Deranged (2012)

Just before dawn, gruesomely skeletal bodies surface on the Han River. The cause of death is determined to be a mutant parasite-a hairworm, that brainwashes its hosts, ultimately making them jump into bodies of water and to their death. Jae-hyuk, a salesman for a pharmaceutical firm, faces an enormous terror: his entire family has become host to the fatal parasite. But while he searches for the cure to save his family, the parasite becomes a nationwide epidemic. The government takes action and builds a camp for the patients, experiencing only a series of failures in their attempts to cure them of the horrifying disease.

The film grossed a total of ₩31,992,014,698 after five weeks of screening, with 4,515,665 total tickets sold nationwide. The film is not only about the race for survival but also a wicked conspiracy when the root of the disaster comes from humans' greed.

4. The Happening (2008)

The Happening has a very impressive opening with everyone in Central Park suddenly feeling stiff and attempting to commit suicide in many different ways. Everything is getting more and more chaotic and the origin of this phenomenon has been confirmed that humans have become a threat to the planet and that is why the plants have responded aggressively by secreting a toxic chemical to protect themselves.

5. The Crazies (2010)

Anarchy reigns when an unknown toxin turns the peaceful citizens of Ogden Marsh into bloodthirsty lunatics. In an effort to contain the spread of the infection, authorities blockade the town and use deadly force to keep anyone from getting in or out. Now trapped among killers, Sheriff Dutten (Timothy Olyphant) and his wife (Radha Mitchell) and two companions must band together to find a way out before madness and death overtake them.

It is a reboot of a 1973 film of the same name directed by the legendary director George A. Rome and exposing an ugly truth that pandemics might not be as terrible as the authorities who are willing to sacrifice the entire population of a town.

6. The Flu (2013)

The worst epidemic ever seen is sweeping through Bundang, the suburb of Seoul. After smuggling illegal immigrants into the country, Byung-woo dies from an unknown virus. Soon after that, the same symptoms are plaguing scores of residents in Bundang. People are helpless against the airborne disease and the number of infected increases quickly, spreading chaos. As the worst-case scenario precaution, the city of half a million people, just 19 kilometers from Seoul, is about to be sealed off. The government orders a complete shutdown. Meanwhile, infectious disease specialist In-hye and rescue worker Ji-goo go into the closed city to find the blood serum of the index case, a crucial part of developing the vaccine.

7. The Bay (2012)

Two million fish washed ashore. One thousand blackbirds dropped from the sky. On July 4, 2009 a deadly menace swept through the quaint seaside town of Claridge, Maryland, but the harrowing story of what happened that Independence Day has never been told - until now. The authorities believed they had buried the truth about the tragedy that claimed over 700 human lives. Now, three years later, a reporter has emerged with footage revealing the cover-up and an unimaginable killer: a mysterious parasitic outbreak. Told from the perspective of those who were there and saw what happened, The Bay unfolds over 24 hours though people's iPhones, Androids, 911 calls, web cams, and whatever else could be used to document the nightmare in Claridge.

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