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Quarantine Gets Viral

October 17th may seem like a long time away, but at least John Dowdle’s remake of REC (review), titled Quarantine is revving its engine with some viral marketing (““>Diary and Quarantine Release Dates!” – November 2007).

YouTube video blogger named Eric has released an interesting video shot outside a building that has been roped off. Check it out below.

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  • gabrielenriquez

    loved the original! and i too love viral marketing!

    cant wait to see this with Jennifer Carpenter and Jonathon Schaech!

  • Terminal

    I agree, TDA. If anything it may be a good time at the movies. But “REC” just had me from minute one and I couldn’t turn away.

  • thedudeabides

    They probably won’t be able to match the absolute chaos and horror of the original, but at least they’ll have an intricate backstory that probably won’t be featured in the actual movie for us to catch up on.

    I too love viral marketing. It brings such a fun angle to a movie.

  • Terminal

    WOOO! I love it! I love viral marketing.