Wednesday, October 14, 2009


Quarantine is a 2008 horror film remake of the Spanish film, [REC]. After seeing Paranormal Activity I thought it fitting to review this one a few days later.

The film is about a late night television reporting crew, Angela Vidal (Jennifer Carpenter) and Scott Percival (Steve Harris), who were sent to do a ride-along with the Los Angles fire department.

While at the station, a call is received and the fire department is sent in. Arriving at the scene of the crime, they meet the building manager (played by "that Eastern European 'guy'", Rade Serbedzija). They enter the building, and work their way up to the apartment where screaming had been heard. What happens from here is utter mayhem. As they try to leave the building, they realize that authorities have sealed off the building, and jammed all communications from being able to leave the building.

Quarantine is a pretty intense horror film, fast paced, and quite startling.

*** 1/2 out of *****

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