QuarantineDirector: John E. Dowdle
Jay Hernandez, Jennifer Carpenter, and Johnathon Schaech star in this remake of Jaume Balagueró and Paco Plaza's successful, Spanish-language horror film [REC], which follows a television reporter and her cameraman as they fall under a mysterious quarantine issued on an inner-city apartment building. Television reporter Angela Vidal (Carpenter) and her trusty cameraman (Steve Harris) were documenting a night in the life of a Los Angeles fire station crew when the firefighters were summoned to a nearby apartment building to answer a routine 911 call. Upon arriving at the scene, Angela and company discover that police have already arrived to investigate the blood-curdling screams ringing out from one of the apartments. One of the women living in the building has been infected with something terrible, but what? When a few of the other residents are viciously attacked, they try to escape and discover that the CDC has quarantined the building. The officials in charge won't relay any information to those trapped inside the building, and it's impossible to seek information from the outside since telephone, Internet, television, and cell-phone access have all been cut off. By the time the quarantine is lifted, the intrepid cameraman's chilling footage provides the only evidence of the horrors that unfolded on that terrible night.
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- Sony Pictures
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- [Wide Screen]
- [Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound]
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Cast & Crew
|Jennifer Carpenter||Angela Vidal|
|Steve Harris||Scott Percival|
|Johnathon Schaech||George Fletcher|
|Columbus Short||Danny Wilensky|
|Andrew Fiscella||James McCreedy|
|Rade Serbedzija||Yuri Ivanov|
|Elaine Kagan||Wanda Marimon|
|Sharon Ferguson||Ahir, JW|
|Stacy Chbosky||Elise Jackson|
|Jeannie Epper||Ms. Espinoza|
|Barry Sigismonde||Bob Orton|
|Ace Hatem||Wounded Woman|
|Christian Svensson||Armed Guard|
|Scott Donovan||Armed Guard|
|Michael Potter||Chief of Police|
|Jane Park Smith||News Reporter|
|Craig Susser||Hazmat Guard|
|Bert Jernigan||Hazmat Guard|
|Doug Jones||Thin Infected Man|
|John Meier||Repelling Guard|
|Troy M. Gilbert||Rebelling Guard|
|Ben Stockham||Infected Child|
|Mike Hyland||Video Guy|
|John E. Dowdle||Director,Screenwriter|
|Jaume Balagueró||Original Story,Screenwriter|
|Luis A. Berdejo||Original Story,Screenwriter|
|Chris Cornwell||Art Director|
|Drew Dowdle||Executive Producer,Screenwriter|
|Carlos Fernandez||Executive Producer|
|Glenn S. Gainor||Executive Producer|
|Julio Fernández||Executive Producer|
|Lindsey Hayes Kroeger||Casting|
|Maya Lieberman||Costumes/Costume Designer|
|Paco Plaza||Original Story,Screenwriter|
|Jon Gary Steele||Production Designer|
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I saw this when it came out with really high hopes, sort of kind of let down but i thought it was an interesting plot.. the commercials lead you to believe it will be no stop action... but the action kicks in like 45 min into the movie and its really slow... this movie is from the camera point of view so if u get motion sickness then dont bother.. like blare witch for 2009...the whole conceprt of "the infection" is kind of stupid as well as the "operation" scene... but whatever you begin to feel bad for these ppl since they are stuck there and cant get out... the best part is twards the end when the light falls off and its all nite vision... you see what they dont and it does kind of freak you out.. the ending was ok, but i knew "that" would happen... it wasnt too bad.. it was interesting i wouldnt buy the DVD
Fair warning - the movie is shot documentary style (like Blair Witch Project) which is equal parts annoying and effective. Seriously, it's 2009 - doesn't every pro camera have some sort of image stabilizer on it? The technique works, though and it's actually part of the suspense. There's no happy ending, so don't wait for it. In fact, if you've seen any of the previews for this movie (or actually look at the cover for the DVD), they gave away the ending. Jennifer Carpenter (Deb from DEXTER) is pretty good. There's a couple of good jumps, but other than that, it's more disturbing than scary.
I did not like this movie at all. It was incredibly predictable, there was very little action/gore, Jennifer Carpenter's acting was getting on my nerves, and I am just not a fan of the 'documentary shooting'. A lot of aspects concerning Quarantine's plot, style, and ending are found in Cloverfied. I do not recommend.
Quarantine...not exactly anything completely new but it's at least something worth watching. It begins with a TV crew that follows late night professions. This night, it's a group of firemen. When they get a distress call at an apartment complex, they rush to the scene, cameraman and interviewer in tow. When they arrive, they find an old woman who seems out of her mind. Upon attacking them, they soon find out they've been locked in this building, along with all of its residents (infected and not) with no way out. The view of the camera isn't as annoying as you may think it would be. It's actually done fairly well and doesn't hinder the view of what's going on in about 98% of the movie. The visuals are also done pretty well. The images of those who are infected really do look creepy and those who are wounded like gruesomely realistic. The acting is alright. There are moments where they seem to lose a grip on the character and there are a few times that they act so stupid you may want to bash your head against a wall for them...but hey, what's a horror movie without stupid people? Now...the plot itself is where it falls a little short. There are some parts that do not seem to match up with the rest of what's "known" in the movie and even by the end, there are some leftover questions. Luckily, these questions aren't so pressing that they ruin the rest of the movie. Overall, it's worth seeing. It's not mind blowing or spectacular in the least but it's good enough for a rental.
This was an Awesome movie. I liked how it appeared at the begining to look like a documentary like another movie I had seen. I just appeard like they went into the house after words and all they found was the video camera.
overall it wasn't to bad but the lead caracter gets anoying quick and i noticed a lot of places that they could have made the storyline better, it also leaves way to many questions unanswerd looks wise though it was good
Decent film from the beginning, suspenseful, weak ending.
Actually a very decent movie - I didn't have high hopes for it, but I was pleasantly surprised. Full of action and very suspenseful. I would rate this in the same category with Night of the Living Dead (the good one), and the Blair Witch Project.