Sunday, November 23, 2008



In March 2008.
The U.S Government Issued an Emergency Order Sealing Off an Apartment Complex in Los Angeles, California.

48 Hours Later a Hazmat Team was Sent to Investigate the Quarantined Building.

Authorities has Denied Any Knowlegde of the Incident

The Residents were Never Heard from Again.

No Details.
No Witnesses.
No Evidence.

Untill Now...

Television reporter Angela Vidal and her cameraman are assigned to spend the night shift with a Los Angeles Fire Station. After a routine 911 call takes them to a small apartment building, they find police officers already on the scene in response to blood curdling screams coming from one of the apartment units. They soon learn that a woman living in the building has been infected by something unknown. After a few of the residents are viciously attacked, they try to escape with the news crew in tow, only to find that the CDC has quarantined the building. Phones, Internet, televisions and cell phone access have been cut-off, and officials are not relaying information to those locked inside. When the quarantine is finally lifted, the only evidence of what took place is the news crew's videotape. October 2008

Genre: Horror / Thriller

Director: John Erick Dowdle

Cast: Jennider Carpenter, Steve Harris, Jay Hernandez, Jonathan Schaech, Columbus Short

Ratings: All ratings shall be evaluated in 5 grades.
5 = Excellent, 4 = Good, 3 = Fair, 2 = Bad, 1 = Disastrous.

Storyline: 5
Acting: 5
Camera Angles: 2
Gory Scenes: 4

A remake of a spanish horror film REC, Quarantine certainly has the edge to make you close your eyes but makes you open it just a lil bit peeping and wanting to know wad's up next. Most films end with a sudden scene and leave the rest of it hanging, but this was a brilliant idea. After a slow start to the show, just when you think "it's gonna be a long one", you think wrong... Plus, most american horror films dont really give you the creeps but only a shock. For e.g: Sudden appearance of the entity / zombie and the background music increases loudly, but this one really got my attention. I prefer movies which tells you what goes and what happened instead of the ones which requires you to create a whole plot by yourself and there's only one possible plot, this one was a no brainer. The only discomfort i find in watching this was the nonstandard camera angles which was a lil hard to make up was happening at first but given the storyline, it was fully ample. All in all, if you wanna watch flesh eating for real, plus a dose of gruesome bloodthristy hunting, this one is an all timer.

Total: 4 out of 5 for this movie

Next up, Twilight....

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