Published on Sep. 5, 2013
The Stand - A Stephen King's Film: The Plague, The Dreams, The Betrayal, The Stand (1994)
As the pandemic intensifies, a multi-faceted narrative -- told partly from the perspective of primary characters -- outlines the total breakdown and destruction of society through widespread violence; the failure of martial law to contain the outbreak; the military's increasingly violent efforts to censor information; and, finally, the near-extinction of mankind. The emotional toll is also dealt with, as the few survivors must care for their families and friends, dealing with confusion and grief as virtually everyone they know succumbs to the flu.
The expanded edition opens with a prologue titled "The Circle Opens" that offers greater detail into the circumstances surrounding the development of the virus and the security breach that allowed its escape from the secret laboratory compound where it was created:
After Armageddon - A SHTF scenario. [Virus]: