Release Date: October 10, 2008
Starring: Jennifer Carpenter, Steve
Harris, Jay Hernandez,
Johnathon Schaech, Columbus
Short, Andrew Fiscella, Rade
Serbedzija, Greg Germann,
Bernard White, and Dania
Audience: Older teenagers and adults
Runtime: 89 minutes
Distributor: Screen Gems/Sony Pictures
Director: John Erick Dowdle
Executive Producer: Drew Dowdle, Carlos Fernandez,
Julio Fernandez, and Glenn S.
Producer: Sergio Aguero, Clint
Culpepper, Doug Davison, and
Writer: John Erick Dowdle and Drew
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Reporter Angela Vidal (Jennifer Carpenter) is assigned to follow and document a couple of Los Angeles firemen on a night shift. Little does she know that a routine 911 call to a small apartment building will become the worst night of her life.
When the fire truck arrives at the building, Angela and her cameraman follow the firemen inside. Inside the ominous building, the team finds an elderly woman who has an abnormal strength and a vicious streak. She violently attacks several residents as well as one of the firemen. Soon, those who have been attacked turn into zombies and begin attacking the remaining residents. Before the firemen can get the healthy members of the building evacuated, the apartment building is sealed off by the CDC and city officials.
Soon, Angela and her cameraman are fighting for survival as well as a way out of the building as the residents, who are all being quickly infected with what seems to be an aggressive rabies virus, kill each other in the most horrific flesh-eating ways.
QUARANTINE takes its cue from every other zombie movie that has come before it. The only difference is that the movie is done with a single camera in a documentary style, which adds a first-person tension to certain sequences. However, the movie, which runs at a very bloated 89 minutes, brings nothing new to the exhausted, formulaic zombie genre. The movie rehashes every hackneyed horror cliché ever used, and it is a useless exercise in nihilism, as even the commercial trailer the fate of every character in the movie. It states, “The residents were never seen again. No details. No witnesses.”
The movie contains an abundance of violence, an abundance of foul language, and an abundance of negative paganism with nothing redeemable whatsoever. Media-wise viewers would be well served to quarantine this movie from their eyes and avoid it like a plague of human rabies. To find which movies are morally uplifting, please go to www.movieguide.org.
QUARANTINE takes its cue from every other zombie movie that has come before it. The only difference is that the movie is done with a single camera in a documentary style, which adds a first-person tension to certain sequences. However, the movie brings nothing new to the formulaic zombie genre. The movie contains an abundance of graphic violence, foul language and negative paganism with nothing redeemable. Media-wise viewers would be well served to quarantine this movie from their eyes and avoid it like a real plague of human rabies.