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Quarantine

Quarantine

John Erick Dowdle (2008)

85min
18 Certificate
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Review

Our Score
Director John Erick Dowdle's instant remake of the 2007 Spanish horror hit [Rec] relocates the action to Los Angeles, where a young TV reporter (Dexter's Jennifer Carpenter) and her cameraman are on assignment at a fire station. They're called to an emergency at an apartment block, and before long they find themselves recording a bloody nightmare in the now-quarantined building, where a rabies-like infection has taken hold. Dowdle's film is a virtual carbon copy of Jaume Balagueró and Paco Plaza's original, with its shaky handheld camerawork and an absence of music, though there's more emphasis here on the rabies theme and more establishing scenes at the fire station. Unfortunately, this version emphasises realism over the supernatural, and the suspense is diminished as a result. What raw energy and shock value there is will have more impact for those who haven't already seen [Rec] - for those who have, this is a near-pointless exercise.

Summary

A TV camera crew is assigned to follow a fire brigade on their night's work. When the firefighters head to an apartment building, they discover several of the residents have been infected by a deadly virus that turns them into bloodthirsty killers. However, the building has been quarantined and the reporters are soon trapped inside. Remake of Spanish horror Rec, starring Jennifer Carpenter and Steve Harris.

Cast & Crew

Angela Vidal Jennifer Carpenter
Scott Percival Steve Harris
Jake Jay Hernandez
George Fletcher Johnathon Schaech
Danny Wilensky Columbus Short
James McCreedy Andrew Fiscella
Yuri Ivanov Rade Serbedzija
Lawrence Greg Germann
Director John Erick Dowdle
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Other Information

Language: English Colour Theatrical distributor: Sony Pictures Guidance: Violence and swearing. Available on: Available on DVD and BluRay Released on: 21 Nov 2008

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