Disaster movies always wake up cultist followers from the past and the present.  There is no doubt that today’s disaster movies and cult movies attract movie goers because the special effects and often 3D format seem more realistic and exciting than similar films back in the day.  It has been said that even this genre’s worst critics often find it irresistible to “sneak a peek”.  “Contagion” is a movie whose cast of award-winning superstars can send this movie soaring at the box office.

Matt Damon movies are sure to bring in box office big bucks.  Add Kate Winslet,  Jude Law, Gwyneth Paltrow, Lawrence Fishburne, and Marion Cotillard, to have movie watchdogs saying “Contagion” could be the next blockbuster thriller.

“Contagion” is a story of the rapid killer effect of a lethal airborne virus that kills multitudes in just a few days without any quick hope for slowing it down.

Medical research is brought to its brink in trying to find a cure and control panic that threatens to cause more problems than the virus itself.

ComingSoon calls it a “stellar cast… Each will play a character somehow affected by a virus outbreak.”   The sit also reports that “Steven Soderbergh’s Contagion now has a release date.  Warner Bros. Pictures is planning to release the thriller in 3D on October 21, 2011.”