Movie Moments Podcast Ep. 004: 28 Days Later (2002)

Movie Moments Podcast is a heart-felt and funny podcast where every episode one movie is picked to watch, and one separately meaningful moment is chosen to discuss.

In Episode 004, William welcomes returning special guest Jason Pyles (aka “Jay of the Dead”) of Movie Podcast Weekly and Horror Movie Podcast to discuss movie moments from 28 Days Later (2002).  Join us!


Special guest Jason Pyles





[ 0:09:25 ] William’s Movie Moment: 28 Days Later (2002)

[ 0:12:55 ] Jason’s Movie Moment: 28 Days Later (2002)

Below is a photo that directly relates to the movie moment Jason chooses to share with us. It’s of Jason as a boy, playing together with his father on the beach, and is the most beautiful and haunting picture I have ever seen. You’ll understand after you listen and thank you, Jason, for sharing something so personal with us all.


Hear Jason on Movie Podcast Weekly

Hear Jay of the Dead on Horror Movie Podcast

You can hear more from me, William Rowan Jr. (aka Solo, aka Kill Bill Kill or Rowan the Des… oh, never mind) by checking out my other podcast listed below:

The Sci-Fi Podcast: A bi-monthly podcast focused on in-depth discussion of all things Science Fiction. Each episode we’ll look at a science fiction theme or franchise and take it where no podcast has gone before!


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6 thoughts on “Movie Moments Podcast Ep. 004: 28 Days Later (2002)”

  1. I’m glad that you have the word “heartfelt” in your podcast description. I took it somewhat for granted at first, even glossing over it although I think I might have used a similar word when I left a review on iTunes. Even with the “heartfelt” disclaimer I was taken completely aback at both hosts vulnerability on this episode as well as the subsequent one where we are treated to our first “Magic Moment”.

    I’ve been smiling to myself each time William Rowan describes the “Magic Moment” and waiting for it to come. But when it does… (in episode 5) it’s better than I ever thought it would be. You kept the spirit of the awkwardness of the whole premise and dived right in with the second most tender moment I’ve ever heard on a podcast. And Josh (Super Human that he is) stays right with you. I was riveted and inspired. And super touched.

    And that was on the heels of THIS episode, where Jason tells the Story of the Beach, which I had never heard before. Again, guys. Jason. Super cool of you to share. I loved it. I loved the context and the spirit with which you told it. I love the photos. I’ve listened to hundreds of hours of podcasting. These two episodes are my favorites.

    1. Wow, thank you, Jenifer. That’s very humbling. I genuinely appreciate your comments here. I think this is why we movie-lovers are so crazy about the cinema: Of all the art forms, film art can conjure within us a universal relation or fellowship of our journey and toils of the human condition. We are all subjects, sometimes victors and sometimes victims, to the unpredictable paths of our unfolding lives. And I believe that movies allow us to step back together, from the outside looking in, and collectively say, “Yeah, we get that. We’ve been there. We’ve felt that very thing that’s depicted onscreen in real life.” -J

  2. I wasn’t prepared for this episode when I put it on during my morning commute. I didn’t know it would affect me the way it did and it was so good. Whether intentional or not this podcast has really supplemented the Horror Movie Podcast by highlighting the past experiences of Jay and Josh. I never expected a 28 Days Later scene to be interpreted through such a tragic life event. Bravo to William as the podcast stands for itself, but it has been a treat getting to know the other hosts better.

    1. Frank,
      Thanks for what you wrote here. This bizarre Internet Age is truly amazing, because we can somehow feel a genuine connection of friendship with people we’ve never met before and people we may never meet in person. Thanks for being willing to “go there” with us in this episode. And thanks for what you wrote.
      Sincerely, your friend—

  3. I’ve heard Jason talk about this tragic event from his childhood once or twice before but it still makes me wish so hard that I could invent a time machine and go back to that day and stop it happening. It amazes me how bravely and candidly Jay speaks about this. It makes my heart ache and I just want to go and tell my own Dad how much he means to me.

    This is a really weird thing to say but it’s something I always find strange comfort in when I think about times spent with people who aren’t here anymore; light reflected from the earth carries those moments far out into the universe and from some great distance with some insanely powerful hypothetical telescope a similarly hypothetical observer might at this very minute be seeing those moments occur. Jay playing with his dad on the beach is still happening out there in some way. If you zoomed in to that location from far enough away from the earth then that would be exactly what you’d see right this minute. Those times will always be as much a part of the universe as they will be a part of who Jay is now. And I’m certain his dad would be super proud of who that person is.

    1. David,
      It’s so good to hear from you, Brother. It’s been too long, my friend. This doesn’t happen too often, Sir, but when I read your comment, it actually made me cry. It was truly a beautiful sentiment, and I’m touched to sense your genuine care for me as a person. I want you to know that I’m sending what you wrote to my mom. I want her to read it, too. And I’m saving it forever. Thanks again, David.

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