Walking STDs; hordes of infected humans; killer mutant sheep; viral demons; flesh-eating bacteria; or even alien slugs that are determined to take over the world; the movies on this Best of Viral/Infected Horror list are sure to give you nightmares. Or even daymares. Some of them are really that scary.
- Because there are so many great movies that could fit into both categories, we split up "Zombie" and "Infected" movies into two separate lists. Too many worthy movies would have been left out in the cold if we hadn't done so.
- As this is the 11th list that we've done since July, you're going to see more repeat titles spread out across the lists. If a movie makes more than one list, it's because it's a great movie, and it needs to be on those lists. Black Sheep is a good example of this.
- The Best of Zombie Horror list will follow later today, so that the whole Zombie/Infected category can be complete.
- Out of all of the movies on this list, we recommend that you start with The Children and Splinter; mainly because both are smaller, lesser-known movies that deserve some extra hype, and both are excellent.
If you're in the mood for a truly quality Viral/Infected Horror flick, any of the movies in our Top Six will do you right. For our money, [REC] and 28 Days Later are probably the best of them, but then again they all bring their own unique and terrifying vision to the Viral/Infected Sub-Genre.
*Most of the links go to Amazon so that you can stream or grab yourself a copy of the movies; our review of the movie (when applicable); or in the case of some of the older & more obscure titles, IMDB, because they simply aren't available to stream or purchase.