|release date||October 10 2008|
|studio||Sony Screen Gems|
|director||John Erick Dowdle|
|writer||John Erick Dowdle and Drew Dowdle|
|starring||Columbus Short, Jay Hernandez, Jennifer Carpenter, Steve Harris, Jonathan Schaech, Rade Serbedzija, Greg Germann, Bernard White, Zulay Haneo, Marin Hinkle, Denis O'Hare, Stacy Chbosky|
|trailer 1||Trailer #1|
SynopsisWhen a news crew decides to trail a brave fire-fighting team, they never suspect that the first call for help they respond to that night may be their last. Now they're trapped in an apartment complex sealed off by the government. With no way of escape, they find themselves surrounded by frightened residents who are infected with a deadly mutant virus. What happens next is only known because of the footage they left behind.
In a lot of ways, it seems quizzical to label QUARANTINE a remake of the Spanish horror film [REC]. After all, U.S. filmmakers John and Drew Dowdle (THE POUGHKEEPSIE TAPES) were hired to direct this film while Paco Plaza and Jaume Belaguero’s now legendary overseas hit was still in production. Of course QUARANTINE is a remake—a Hollywood production looking to capitalize on the cult success of another film. This year’s THE RING or THE GRUDGE. What makes QUARANTINE a little more interesting in concept is that it was essentially greenlit before the prior film’s success has even occurred. It’s a momentary glimpse of insight into how desperate the American studio system has become searching for the next big thing in horror. …Read More