Posted by: Johnny Loftus on May 2, 2008 at 2:00 pm

Quarantine (John Erick Dowdle, 2008)

Make way for the Cloverfieldian “found footage” nightmare movies. The upcoming Quarantine is actually a remake of the 2007 Spanish film [rec], but with its premise of what’s revealed in the aftermath of an unknown terror, and its use of “recovered” footage to advance the plot, it’s similar to the setup for JJ Abrams’s monster movie. Quarantine gives us shaky, Blair Witch Project-esque camera work from a news crew busy screaming, “Oh My God!” a bunch of times, instead of finding answers. But this is new horror, so that might be all we get. And as omniscience in horror goes, the blinking red LED of a video camera is the new scary child. — Johnny Loftus

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[tags]Quarantine, [rec], Sony, Cloverfield, JJ Abrams, Jennifer Carpenter[/tags]


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