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Quarantine

About as scary as a creaky door
By TOM MEEK  |  October 15, 2008  |  SHOWTIMES + MORE
1.5 1.5 Stars
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Every second horror film these days seems to be shot by some desperate character with a hand-held digital camera who half the time is running for his or her life from whatever monstrosity is splattering carnage everywhere. This unsettling jostle effect might have seemed fresh in The Blair Witch Project and even Cloverfield, but in the hands of Quarantine writer/director John Erick Dowdle, it’s just another generic cliché. A TV film crew and some firefighters and policemen get sealed off in a dilapidated LA apartment building where an accelerated strain of rabies has turned the residents into — who would guess? — flesh-eating ghouls. Goosebumps might rise in the first few minutes as reporter Angela Vidal (Jennifer Carpenter) shadows two firemen into the building and they are suddenly, inexplicably sealed in. But after the first bite, this one’s about as scary as a creaky door.
Movie: Quarantine:
Movie type: Horror, Suspense/Thriller
MPAA rating: R
Released: October 10, 2008
Run time: 89 min
Directed By: John Erick Dowdle
Cast: Columbus Short, Jay Hernandez, Jennifer Carpenter, Johnathon Schaech, Marin Hinkle, Rade Serbedzija, Denis O'Hare, Steve Harris, Greg Germann, Joey King
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  Topics: Reviews , John Erick Dowdle, zombies, John Erick Dowdle
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