The American remake of “>REC, known as Quarantine, could go a long way if it stays as creepy as the original. It has a strong leading lady, and director John Erick Dowdle knows what he’s doing when it comes to cinema vérité. You’ll know what I am talking about whenever The Poughkeepsie Tapes is released.
Anyway, the Quarantine MySpace profile was updated this past weekend with a new pic of star Jennifer Carpenter. Sure, it’s nothing amazing like the recent viral videos (““>Quarantine gets Viral” – March 2008), but something’s better than nothing. And since I have nothing else to offer, let’s bring newcomers to the film up-to-speed with an official synopsis:
Television reporter Angela Vidal (Jennifer Carpenter) and her cameraman (Steve Harris) are assigned to spend the night shift with a Los Angeles Fire Station. After a routine 911 call takes them to a small apartment building, they find police officers already on the scene in response to blood-curdling screams coming from one of the apartment units. They soon learn that a woman living in the building has been infected by something unknown. After a few of the residents are viciously attacked, they try to escape with the news crew in tow, only to find that the CDC has quarantined the building. Phones, internet, televisions and cell phone access have been cut off, and officials are not relaying information to those locked inside. When the quarantine is finally lifted, the only evidence of what took place is the news crew’s videotape.
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