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*** Another Terrifying possability due to this scene, [[spoiler: Children aren't as naturally attuned to rage as adults, and even less to to the concept of murderous rage, the Child being able to speak may be due to his age meaning he just can't summon up the actual rage the virus is trying to induce, unlike adults who turn into berserkers children are just in constant temper tantrum mode.]]


*** The ''real'' nightmare is the realization it took them ''only a month'' to reach that state, from what was passable and adjusted to [[spoiler: preparing a gang rape of a girl that can barely be even called a teenager]].

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*** The ''real'' nightmare is the realization it took them ''only a month'' to reach that state, from what was passable and adjusted to [[spoiler: preparing a gang rape of a girl that can barely be even called a teenager]].teenager. Though the fact that all the threats are directed at Selena might suggest even they weren't actually willing to go ''that'' far]].

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*** It was actually explained that the Rage virus was an experiment that went horrifyingly wrong, what they were actually trying to make was a rage ''inhibitor'' for use on more violent prisoners and the like, but something went wrong and instead of calming people down, it most definatly did the opposite, then the government tried to take a look at weaponizing it, and for added horror, the lab tech at the start? he ''purposely'' called the AnimalWrongsGroup to break the chimps out, knowing what was wrong with them.

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** To add more fear to the Rage Virus in comparison to ''any'' other "zombie" virus: The Infected don't want to eat you nor feast on your flesh: They just ''want to '''fucking kill you''' with any chance they got''. It is literally as the old saying of seeing a "red filter" over your eyes.


*** The ''real'' nightmare is the realization it took them ''a month'' to reach that state, from what was passable and adjusted to [[spoiler: preparing a gang rape of a girl that can barely be even called a teenager]].

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*** The ''real'' nightmare is the realization it took them ''a ''only a month'' to reach that state, from what was passable and adjusted to [[spoiler: preparing a gang rape of a girl that can barely be even called a teenager]].


* The Rage Virus itself is probably one of the most horrifying fictional viruses ever put to cinema. A bloodborne virus that turns anyone it infects into a feral, screaming, shadow of their former self within seconds, filled with intense rage, bloodlust and a desire to kill or infect anyone around them in any way they possibly can.
** Plus the very notion of a plague that creates zombiefied killers by infecting people and making them very, very angry.

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* The Rage Virus itself is probably one of the most horrifying fictional viruses ever put to cinema. A bloodborne virus that turns anyone it infects into a feral, screaming, shadow of their former self within seconds, filled with intense rage, bloodlust and a desire to kill or infect anyone around them in any way that they possibly can.
** Plus the very notion of a plague that creates zombiefied zombified killers by infecting people and making them very, very angry.


** Plus the very notion of a plague that creates zombiefied killers by making them very, very angry.

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** Plus the very notion of a plague that creates zombiefied killers by infecting people and making them very, very angry.


* The Rage Virus itself is probably one of the most horrifying fictional viruses ever put to cinema. A bloodborne infection that turns anyone it infects into a feral, screaming, shadow of their former self within seconds, filled with intense rage, bloodlust and a desire to kill or infect anyone around them in any way they possibly can.

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* The Rage Virus itself is probably one of the most horrifying fictional viruses ever put to cinema. A bloodborne infection virus that turns anyone it infects into a feral, screaming, shadow of their former self within seconds, filled with intense rage, bloodlust and a desire to kill or infect anyone around them in any way they possibly can.


* The Rage Virus itself is probably one of the most horrifying fictional viruses ever put to cinema. A virus that turns anyone it infects into a feral, screaming, shadow of their former self, filled with intense rage, bloodlust and a desire to kill anyone around them in any way they possibly can.

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* The Rage Virus itself is probably one of the most horrifying fictional viruses ever put to cinema. A virus bloodborne infection that turns anyone it infects into a feral, screaming, shadow of their former self, self within seconds, filled with intense rage, bloodlust and a desire to kill or infect anyone around them in any way they possibly can.


* The Rage Virus itself is probably one of the most horrifying fictional diseases put to cinema. A virus that turns anyone it infects into a feral, screaming, shadow of their former self, filled with intense rage, bloodlust and a desire to kill anyone around them in any way they possibly can.

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* The Rage Virus itself is probably one of the most horrifying fictional diseases viruses ever put to cinema. A virus that turns anyone it infects into a feral, screaming, shadow of their former self, filled with intense rage, bloodlust and a desire to kill anyone around them in any way they possibly can.



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*The Rage Virus itself is probably one of the most horrifying fictional diseases put to cinema. A virus that turns anyone it infects into a feral, screaming, shadow of their former self, filled with intense rage, bloodlust and a desire to kill anyone around them in any way they possibly can.
**Plus the very notion of a plague that creates zombiefied killers by making them very, very angry.



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** Pretty unlikely that the goal of the research project was "super soldiers." A soldier who cannot be controlled, trained, or use tools is pretty useless. There are two much more plausible reasons for the research into the "Rage virus:"
*** Psychology Research - The causes of particular behaviors are still not universally known, understood, and accepted. The purpose of the research may have been to determine the causes and neural structures involved in anger disinhibition to potentially create treatments or cures for people with anger management issues, psychopathy, or sociopathy. Since the easiest way to trace the source of a malfunction is to turn it UpToEleven, the Rage virus may have been a simple diagnostic tool to help researchers home in on what they needed to find.
*** Weaponization - Far more likely, the Rage virus could have been under development for use as a weapon. While useless to improve one's own troops, dropping it on an enemy and letting him wipe himself out has always been attractive to military research. Of course, the problem with a weapon like this is that once it's off its chain, getting it back under control is a problem. So, before it could be properly militarized, it would need a reliable cure. Thus, the research being conducted was Part 2 of the program: finding a way to put the weapon on a leash.


* How about the opening? Sure, the activists were [[AssholeVictim Asshole Victims]], but it's still quite terrifying.

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* How about The fate of the opening? Sure, the activists were [[AssholeVictim Asshole Victims]], but it's still quite terrifying.chimpanzee(s). Taken against their will to be used in a hideous experiment, most likely one to help create super soldiers.


* The bit when Jim goes into the church and finds the pile of what look like dead bodies, but when he says "hello", some of them sit up and stare with those vacant red eyes.

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* The bit when Jim goes into the church and he passes a huge part of graffiti saying [[TheEndIsNigh 'THE END IS EXTREMELY FUCKING NIGH']] and finds the pile entire floor of what look like dead bodies, the church covered in bodies but when he softly says "hello", some of them sit up and stare up at him with gaping mouths and those vacant red eyes.

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