Posted by: Mark | September 11, 2009

Quarantine: Movie Review

Quarantine Theatrical Poster

Quarantine Theatrical Poster

Quarantine (2008)

Screen Gems

Director: John Erick Dowdle

Running time: 89 mins.

Genre: Horror

Starring: Jennifer Carpenter, Steve Harris, Jay Hernandez, Johnathon Schaech, Dania Ramirez, Rade Serbedzija, Greg Germann, Bernard White, Columbus Short, Sharon Ferguson, Jermaine Jackson, Marin Hinkle, Joey King, Denis O’Hare and Jeannie Epper.

Story: 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. When the quarantine is finally lifted, the only evidence of what took place is the news crew’s videotape.

“Contain The Truth

One of the most horrifying and stand-up-in-your-chair movies I’ve ever soon. When I saw the theatrical poster, I was like.. whoa I’m gonna watch this movie. Why? Because I know that the movie had caught my attention very well. Especially the taglines on the poster? That “On March 11 2008, the government sealed off an apartment in Los Angeles. No Deatils. No Witnesses. No Evidence. Until now” Very catchy right? It will surely catch up all of your attentions.

Quarantine received a lot of movie reviews from different professional critics. The movie was a tense, full intense. I can say it was the best of 2008. Quarantine is better than other remakes like the Shutter, and the Eye. It was pretty entertaining because it was a horror zombie flick.quarantine2

I enjoyed the movie with fairly enough expectations. Because I am a big fan when it comes to horror movies. Quarantine was horribly superb and excellent movie. A good adaptation of the film Rec (Spanish 2007) It was really amazing, seriously Jennifer Carpenter is the right girl to play Angela. She was fantastic! She made the movie more fun and awesome.

The shaky camera did a great shot in this movie. But if you don’t like shaky cameras like the ones in Blair Witch Project and Cloverfield, then I’m telling you, don’t watch this movie if you don’t like shaky cameras. Because that is the bomb you know, it has put some great effect on the movie. That splatter of the blood in the cameras can totally freak you out. So, that’s one of the effects I mostly like in Quarantine.

The Actors. Most of the actors in zombie and horror flicks must definitely be an awesome actor/actresses. And that’s Jennifer Carpenter and Jay Hernandez. Good thing is, they’re the one who is picked to play the role of Angela and Jake.

There’s one thing important in this movie: The THRILL and SUSPENSE. The scare level never go down, you were asking yourself” What will happen next! What will happen next!” You’ll never get bored in this movie. Instead you will increase the thrill and suspense. Because you don’t know what will happen next in the movie. Who will die, and who will survive. Is it a closed ending or an open ended movie?  You decide what will happen at the end of the story. If Angela will survive or she will die.

quarantine_450x300 The movie was very successful, believe it or not it grossed out 37 million. and it means the movie hits the bang. Very good at those person who really loves zombie flicks and horror. It will surely freak your soul out. If you’re scared enough, don’t try to watch this movie kay?

So, I’ll give this movie a 8/10 Very Awesome.



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