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We have to tape everything, Pablo. For fuck's sake.

Since watching the film "Quarantine", I've been on tenterhooks to see this film. And what I got was a messy mash of a so-called horror documentary, which follows the exact lines as the former film. Which isn't surprising, since "Quarantine" was supposed to be the remake of this one. The ONE good thing about this film is that we were given a clearer explanation of what happened, unlike the other film, which left us hanging, in a way.
The shots are eerie, which does add to the terror that slowly builds until the final shot of Angela being dragged away by some unseen force. But due to the shaky camera movements AND that I had to focus on the subtitles as well, didn't make me enjoy the film very much, even for a second time.
The storyline is the same: a reporter and her cameraman are sent to follow a group of firefighters as they go on their nightly rounds. It just so happens that they are sent into an apartment building where an old woman is screaming her lungs out. She appears to be in a state of shock, but when the firemen and police try to calm her down, she suddenly snaps out of her stupor and attacks one of the firemen, savagely biting at his throat. This is where all hell breaks loose, as the tenants demand to know what is happening and the authorities outside suddenly sealing the building shut. When a medical team is sent in to look at the situation, they learn that a virus has spread, and that one of the tenants' dog, Max, suddenly went rabid and attacked the other animals in the local pet store when it was taken in for a check-up. Now, the tenants have to find a way to stay alive, while it is left to the news crew to record every painstaking moment of their stay in the apartment... even if it kills them.
You might want to watch both films and see how the two compare to each other, but all I can say is: if you've seen one, you've seen both. ;)
Added by moviebuffgirl
7 years ago on 27 July 2010 15:52

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