You know what I love? Zombies! I can't get enough of them. Romero, Snider (yes, I like Zack Snider's Dawn remake. Don't give me your purist crap, it's a great movie), Brooks, Shaun of the Dead, Undead (great Aussie film).
What is it about the End Of The World that I love so much? On Snider's Dawn DVD, there's a great bonus short called "We Interrupt This Broadcast". It's presented as a series of news break-ins where you just watch the world totally unravel over the course of a day-and-a-half or so. I've watched it probably a dozen times.
And localized outbreak stories just don't do it for me, no matter how well crafted. It's gotta be grandiose. The more apocalyptic the better.Tear it all down. All of it. The more wholesale the chaos the more I love it. I've never been able to figure it out.
There's just something about the shit hitting the fan...