Quarantine comes less than a year after [REC], the Spanish horror flick it was adapted from, so you get an an idea of how much time and effort was invested in it. Surprisingly, though, this tale of a news crew, cops, firemen, and residents trapped inside an apartment building by an unexplained Center for Disease Control quarantine doesnt blow as much as you might expect. Hell, its even fun. Sure, it utilizes the same subjective home-video gimmicks done better by The Blair Witch Project and Cloverfield; sure, said gimmicks barely worked in those movies to begin with; and sure, the acting is downright laughable. But Quarantine is much better than a lot of the other allegedly scary movies released this year (89 min.).
Director: John Erick Dowdle
Writer: John Erick Dowdle and Drew Dowdle
Producer: Anne Clements
Cast: Columbus Short, Jay Hernandez, Jennifer Carpenter, Johnathon Schaech, Marin Hinkle, Rade Serbedzija, Denis O'Hare, Steve Harris, Greg Germann and Joey King