While not quite as scary as I thought it might be, Contagion definitely has you leaving the theater a bit more wary. Someone coughing on popcorn during the film had me holding my breath for a bit.
The film follows a handful of people during an epidemic. There’s the husband who’s wife mysteriously dies, the blogger/conspiracy “reporter”, and a few people from the Center for Disease Control and World Health Organization.
There’s a fairly persistent level of tension throughout the film. And it all starts with something small. Reminded me of all the warnings they make during time travel films where the smallest change when you go back to the past could have a dramatic effect on the future. Makes me wonder if there’s a story about someone who travels to the past only to unleash an epidemic through bacteria they accidentally carried with them.