• Quarantine (2008)


Release Date: October 10th, 2008

DVD Release Date: February 17th, 2009

R |1 hr 29 min

Plot Summary

Reporter Angela (Jennifer Carpenter) and her cameraman Scott (Steve Harris) are doing a story on night-shift firefighters for a reality-TV program. A late-night distress call takes them to a Los Angeles apartment building, where the police are investigating a report of horrific screams. The TV team and emergency workers find an old woman, who suddenly attacks with teeth bared. What's more, Angela and company find that the building has been sealed by CDC workers. Then the attacks really begin.

Cast: Jennifer Carpenter, Steve Harris, Jay Hernandez, Johnathon Schaech, Columbus Short, Andrew Fiscella, Rade Serbedzija, Greg Germann

Director: John Erick Dowdle

Genres: Horror , Thriller

Production Co: Vertigo, Andale Pictures

Distributors: Sony Pictures Entertainment, Screen Gems

Keywords: Suspenseful, Escape, Mystery, Survival, 2000s, Los Angeles

Ratings & Reviews

  • 50
    Frank ScheckThe Hollywood Reporter

    Oh, "Blair Witch," what hath thou wrought? It has taken less than a decade, but the concept of horror films filmed documentary-style has officially become a tiresome cliche. show more

  • 75
    TV Guide Magazine

    Claustrophobic, jittery at times, and electric in pace, Quarantine is a stripped-down bloody thrill ride that -- while certainly not catering to everyone's tastes -- should satisfy gore-hounds looking to step up their theatrical horror cuisine beyond the usual creepy little kid rehashes. show more

  • 63
    Liam LaceyThe Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    Give Quarantine credit: Without resorting to computer-generated monsters or supernatural explanations, it uses consistent logic and confinement to find new ways of being scary. show more

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