The Things That Keep Us Up at Night: Reel Bio Horror
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The continually evolving influenzas and the newly emerging infectious diseases which can be carried around the world in twenty-four hours are the stuff that pandemics are made of. They are also the stuff that bioweapons are made of, and combine that with an evil hand and you have the makings of true biohorror. Whether the biohorror comes from Mother Nature or the despicable terrorist, these fictional stories can help us prepare for the worst. In this book, you will find the movies from 1922 to the present that make up the biohorror and biothriller subgenre. You will also find discussions of the psychology of fear, the cinematic depictions of terror and the questions these raise for the rule of law, our civil liberties and the science that can be used for both good and bad.