28 Days Later is mainly a scored soundtrack, written by John Murphy – who has worked with Danny Boyle a few times before and since. There are a couple of pop songs on here too and the overall effect is rather eclectic. It’s not my favourite soundtrack by any stretch, but it is a cool one to own.
I was so pleased when I bought it – I purchased it in 2011, second-hand but still pretty much in mint condition. It cost about £20 but at the time there weren’t many copies of it around so I was just glad to get hold of it. I may have been tipsy when I ordered it. That does happen.
I’m a huge fan of John Murphy, as well as the film. Most people will know the hugely atmospheric track “In the House / In a Heartbeat” which was used in both this movie and the 2007 sequel 28 Weeks Later.
So not only was I very excited to buy this CD, but imagine but sheer delight when I opened it up to find this artwork and comic strip. So cool!!
My favourite track is:
In the House / In a Heartbeat