How much do you know about the movie 28 Days Later?



By: J. Reinoehl

4 Min Quiz

About This Quiz

28 Days Later is a new take on the old zombie film, set in a post-apocalyptic world. Created on a meager 8 million dollar budget, it did well at the box office and was considered a success. How well do you remember 28 Days Later? Find out by taking the quiz below.

Who directed 28 Days Later?

Danny Boyle (born October 20, 1956) also directed Slumdog Millionaire and 127 Hours. He went on to produce the sequel to 28 Days Later, which was titled 28 Weeks Later.


Which character did Noah Huntley portray?

Noah Huntley (born September 7, 1974) played Mark, who was bitten near the beginning of the movie and killed by Selena. He also portrayed Luke McAllister in the British soap opera Emmerdale, Peter in The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, King Mangus in Snow White and the Huntsman, and Captain Petru in Dracula Untold.


Which actor portrayed Jim?

Jim was considered to be the breakout role for Cillian Murphy (born May 25, 1976). Murphy is also noted for his work as Dr. Jonathan Crane, the alternate ego for the Scarecrow, in Batman Begins, The Dark Knight, and the Dark Knight Rises.


What animal started the spread of the infection?

The movie began in a primate research lab with a chimpanzee watching violence on television. Although the director examined many actual riots to develop this footage, all images with dead bodies were staged out of respect for the real people who lost their lives in the riots.


How long did it take for the infection to take over once it was passed?

"Look if someone gets infected, you got between 10 and 20 seconds to kill them. It might be your brother or your sister or your oldest friend. It makes no difference."


How many people broke into the research lab?

Two men and one woman broke into the lab as animal liberation activists. Although Margaret Cavendish, Duchess (1623-1673) of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, was probably one of the first animal rights activists, the animal rights movement did not gain momentum until the 1800s.


What famous landmark did Jim walk past when he was looking for people after waking up?

To film Jim walking around London, including the scenes of him walking past Big Ben, the police would close off sections of the city at 4:00 AM and reopen them an hour later. They used attractive women to ask the drivers to find a different way home to help reduce the likelihood of them getting angry.


What was the name of the virus?

Rage is an emotion the exemplifies the most extreme form of anger. The Rage disease was based on Ebola, which causes outward symptoms that include bleeding, red eyes, and a rash.


In what type of building did Jim encounter his first person?

The first building Jim entered was a church where he ran into a mass of infected people, including the first person who tried to attack him—a priest. As he was running away, Selena and Mark blew up a gas station and saved him.


Finish the quote: "A man walks into a bar with a _______."

"A man walks into a bar with a giraffe. They both get pissed. The giraffe falls over. The man goes to leave, and the bartender says, 'Oi. You can't leave that lying there.' And the man says, 'No. It's not a lion. It's a giraffe.'"


What song was sung in the background when they went to find Jim's parents?

John Murphy (born March 4, 1965) composed the score for the movie and included "Abide with Me" for the scene on the way to Jim's parents' house. "East Hastings" by Godspeed You! Black Emperor was used in the movie but was not on the soundtrack, due to rights issues.


How did Jim's parent die?

"They died peacefully. You should be grateful," Selena said after Jim found his parents dead in their bed from an overdose. His mother was gripping a picture of him with a message on the back.


What drew Selena and Jim into Frank's apartment?

The tower block that provided the home for Frank and Hannah has since been demolished because it was condemned. In the movie, they hung Christmas lights on the porch of their upper apartment to attract other uninfected humans to them.


What special drink did Hannah and Frank offer Selena and Jim?

"Calls for a celebration, I'd say. Why don't you all sit down, and, uh, Hannah, what have we got to offer?" "We've got Mum's crème de menthe."


Why did Frank and Hannah have to leave the apartment?

"Hasn't rained in ten days. You'd never think it… needing rain so badly… in… England."


Why did Frank think there were other uninfected people?

Frank used a radio to play the repeating recording of a man saying there were other survivors and soldiers. It told them they needed to make it to the "42nd Blockade, the M602, 27 miles northeast of Manchester."


What kind of vehicle did Frank offer them for escape?

Before leaving in the taxi, Frank turned on the meter, and then he said, "Just so you know, I don't take checks or credit cards."


Why did the car stop in the tunnel?

After driving over the barricade, the taxi got a flat and came to a stop. The director cast athletes as infected, which increased the dangerous feel of this scene because of the speed and agility with which they moved.


What was the only kind of chocolate Selena said she still wanted?

"If I never see another chocolate bar again it will be too soon. Not counting Terry's Chocolate Orange, of course." When they left the store, Frank set his Access credit card at the checkout. MasterCard bought out Access in 1996.


How many people did Jim find infected in the diner where they got gas?

Although Jim walked past several dead bodies, including a mother lying on the floor holding a dead baby, only one child was still alive and Jim was forced to kill him. The mother and baby lying dead on the floor were inspired by an actual picture the director saw of Kurds who had been gassed.


What farm animals ran past them when they stopped at the ruins?

Four horses are running past them in the field when they arrive. Although monkeys can pass the disease to humans, most diseases can only attack a few types of animals. Therefore, it makes sense that many of the animals, including the horses and crows, do not become infected.


What was Selena's job before the outbreak?

"Must've needed a hell of a prescription for that lot." "I didn't need a prescription. I qualified as a chemist."


What did Selena and Hannah do in the back of the car together?

Selena and Hannah played cards while in the back of the car. During most of the trip, "In Paradisum: Requiem in D Minor" by Gabriel Faure was the background music.


How did Frank get blood in his eye?

At the barricade, a crow was eating a dead infected in the rafters overhead and blood fell in Frank's eye. The barricade was supposed to be 27 miles northeast of Manchester on M602, but the M602 only runs to the west of Manchester. Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, is 27 miles northeast of Manchester.


What is the name of the military commander at the blockade?

Major Henry West was played by Christopher Eccleston (born February 16, 1964). Eccleston also appeared in Gone in 60 Seconds, The Others, and Thor: The Dark World.


What is the name of the infected man they keep on a chain?

"And lastly meet Mailer… Mailer, Jim. Jim, Mailer. Got infected two days ago. Mitchell managed to knock him out cold, and we got a chain around his neck."


What was the main course at the dinner they had in the military protected mansion?

"I was going to prepare a toast, but this omelet will do just as well. To new friends… Jones, did you notice while cooking that those eggs were a little off?" "I thought the salt might cover the taste, sir."


What did Hannah want to do instead of eating?

Hannah wants to bury her dad. The character is played by Megan Burns (born June 25, 1986), who was also seen in the movie Liam. Currently, Megan sings under the pseudonym Betty Curse.


"See, that's what they're doing a few hundred miles away, across the channel, across the Atlantic. They're eating dinner, and they're watching _________."

"See, that's what they're doing a few hundred miles away, across the channel, across the Atlantic. They're eating dinner, and they're watching 'The… Simpson's.'"


Which soldier did not like the idea of raping the women?

Sergeant Farrell was willing to risk his life to protect the women. Ironically, this scene took place in the front hall with the statue of Laocoon. Laocoon tried to warn the Trojans that the horse should not be trusted.


What did Major West promise the other men, to keep them from committing suicide?

"Eight days ago I found Jones with a gun in his mouth. He said he was going to kill himself because there was no future. What could I say to him? I moved us from the blockade; I set the radio broadcasting, and I promised them women… 'cause women mean a future."


How did Jim escape from getting killed?

Jim pretended to be dead by lying in the pile of bodies. When he escaped, he jumped over the wall and lost his shirt on the razor wire. Jim spent thirty percent of the movie either naked or shirtless.


What did Jim see when he fell on the other side of the wall?

Although at the beginning of the movie we are told the virus has spread to New York and Paris, Sergeant Farrell stated that the rest of the world had just quarantined the United Kingdom. When Jim saw the plane flying overhead, it gave him hope that Farrell was correct.


How did Jim get some of the soldiers back to the blockade?

When Jim sounded the siren, there was a sign in the background with "M55 Blackpool and Fleetwood." This places the blockade north of Preston near the Broughton area.


There were several alternate endings planned. Which one was not a way the director considered ending it?

Although Jim died in several endings the director considered, having Mailer bite him was never on the agenda. The most radical ending considered was for Jim and Frank to exchange blood, allowing Frank to live but killing Jim.


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