Let’s face it. We’re all stuck at home or wherever with this rampant Coronavirus scare hitting the world. So if you’re as bored as I am you are most likely sitting around lazily on the Internet or a gaming console or just laying around binge watching bad television shows or something on Netflix or other streaming service.
So if you are a fan of the horror and sci-fi genres as I am you have most likely already started to watch the many various films that pop up on certain streaming services, all you have to do is watch a horror movie and the services algorithm has stuck you in to that category of films. With that being said here is a list of my top ten horror/sci-films that deal with virus infection.
Directed by David Cronenberg
The residents of a suburban high-rise apartment building are being infected by a strain of parasites that turn them into mindless, sex-crazed fiends out to infect others by the slightest sexual contact.
Directed by Toby Wilkins
Trapped in an isolated gas station by a voracious Splinter parasite that transforms its still-living victims into deadly hosts, a young couple and an escaped convict must find a way to work together to survive this primal terror.
Directed by Luigi Cozzi
A former astronaut helps a government agent and a police detective track the source of mysterious alien pod spores, filled with lethal flesh-dissolving acid, to a South American coffee plantation controlled by alien pod clones.
Directed by Peter Jackson
A young man’s mother is bitten by a Sumatran rat-monkey. She gets sick and dies, at which time she comes back to life, killing and eating dogs, nurses, friends, and neighbors.
Directed by John Bruno
When the crew of an American tugboat boards an abandoned Russian research vessel, the alien life form aboard regards them as a virus which must be destroyed.
Directed by Danny Boyle
Four weeks after a mysterious, incurable virus spreads throughout the UK, a handful of survivors try to find sanctuary.
Directed by Jaume Balagueró, Paco Plaza
A television reporter and cameraman follow emergency workers into a dark apartment building and are quickly locked inside with something terrifying.
Directed by Fred Dekker
Alien brain parasites, entering humans through the mouth, turn their host into a killing zombie. Some teenagers start to fight against them.
Directed by James Gunn
A small town is taken over by an alien plague, turning residents into zombies and all forms of mutant monsters.
1. The Crazies
Directed by George A. Romero
The military attempts to contain a man-made combat virus that causes death and permanent insanity in those infected, as it overtakes a small Pennsylvania town.