Contagion. Pandemic. Now it's the word viral's time to shine with Viral, a movie unrelated to 2014's V/H/S/ Viral. This one's from directorial duo Ariel Schulman and Henry Joost (Catfish, Paranormal Activity 3 and 4), and its McGuffin is the disgusting worm flu. Once you've got it, a character explains, "you can't stop this thing, it takes over your body and turns you into something else."
What kind of something else? One that terrorizes suburbia with projectile blood-vomiting and freaky eyeball tricks. Good thing everyone's hitting up a Solo Cup–sponsored house party during this turbulent, wormy time!
Check out the revolting poster if you need just a dollop more nightmarishness:
Viral stars Sofia Black-D'Elia (Gossip Girl, Skins), Analeigh Tipton (Lucy, Hung), Travis Tope (Boardwalk Empire, Independence Day: Resurgence) and House of Cards' Michael Kelly. The script comes from four-time Paranormal Activity writer Christopher Landon (who also did Disturbia) and Barbara Marshall (Terra Nova). It opens July 29.
Listen to Fuse's Back of the Class podcast talk about horror movies and The Witch at the 11:40 mark in the episode below: