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BLASTERMIND Viral Threats

NOW WITH ANSWERS Can you identify these virus films, shows and games?

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This week saw the release of director Steven Soderbergh’s Contagion , the latest – and some critics are saying possibly the greatest – in a noble tradition of killer virus movies ( you can read our Contagion review here ).

Contagion follows the rapid progress of a lethal airborne virus that kills within days. As the fast-moving epidemic grows, the worldwide medical community races to find a cure and control the panic that spreads faster than the virus itself. At the same time, ordinary people struggle to survive in a society coming apart. The films stars Marion Cotillard ( Inception ), Matt Damon ( Good Will Hunting ), Laurence Fishburne ( The Matrix ), Jude Law ( Sherlock Holmes , AI ), Gwyneth Paltrow ( Iron Man ) and Kate Winslet ( Titanic ).

All of which got us in a virusy frame of mind for this week’s quiz. Yon know the drill. Ten pictures from killer virus films, TV shows and games below. All you have to do is identify them. No prizes. Just a fun challenge for the weekend an enormous feeling of well-being if you get a few (and the bragging rights of the century if you get them all).

Usual request: Please don’t put answers in the comments section below (though feel free to use it to boast/bemoan how well/badly you’re doing) but the folks on this thread are quite happy for you to post and discuss answers if you follow the golden rule of only posting answers in invisible text (if you don’t know how ask somebody there – they’re very friendly).

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Survivors (’70s version)

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12 Monkeys

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28 Days Later

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Outbreak

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The Crazies

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The Andromeda Strain

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Carriers

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Resident Evil

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Virus

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Supernatural

Dave Golder
Dave Golder

Dave is a TV and film journalist who specializes in the science fiction and fantasy genres. He's written books about film posters and post-apocalypses, alongside writing for SFX Magazine for many years.