Excerpt: Angela Vidal and her camera man Scott are doing a feature on the LA fire department when a call comes in regarding a small appartment building where inhabitants heard an old woman scream very loudly.
Excerpt: “Scary” movies, by and large, are mainly subjective. In that I mean what’s scary to one person might not be scary to another. Heck, a movie about someone losing their job might be the scariest movie of the year right now.
Excerpt: is an effectively simple one. In short, on the evening March 11, 2008 a reporter named Angela Vidal (Jennifer Carpenter) and her camera man followed a crew of firefighters into an apartment building in the heart of Los Angeles.
Conclusion: As the credits roll, audiences familiar with Cloverfield will inevitably begin to draw comparisons between the two films, centered on the eerily similar styles the two share. It's hard to shake the notion that Quarantine is nothing but a "wannabe" film trying to capitalize on the success of 2007's...
Conclusion: As far as Hollywood remakes of foreign horror movies go, 'Quarantine' may be better than average, but that's not saying much. Although well-staged and slickly-produced, in the end it's a rather generic zombie thriller.
Excerpt: John Erick Dowdle's coldly calculating Quarantine plugs simultaneously into three of the hottest trends sweeping horror movies since masked, seemingly indestructible madmen began disemboweling horny, beer-drinking teenagers.
Excerpt: Quarantine is Saved By The Bell and Shaft and shoulder pads in women’s clothing. It’s Ross Perot briefly leading the 1992 Presidential Election and John Lennon’s bed-in for peace. It’s Hoovervilles, Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? , and Andy Warhol’s soup cans.
Summary: Predicated on the idea that whiplash pans, inconstant focusing and other faux cinema verite embellishments can refresh even the moldiest of zombie-movie tropes, "Quarantine" is a modestly inventive, sporadically exciting thriller that nonetheless proves too faithful to its central conceit for its...
Summary: And the award for fastest Hollywood remake of a foreign film goes to everyone involved in this. The original Spanish version, [REC] , was playing on local screens only a few months ago, and man did it deliver in the scary stakes.