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A reporter and her cameraman are trapped in downtown Los Angeles where a mysterious, deadly, and highly contagious strain of rabies has broken out, resulting in a quarantine of the building and all its residents.

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common sense

0 out of 5
Drinking, drugs, & smoking
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Grim, grisly horror film only for mature viewers.

what parents need to know

Parents need to know that this horror movie is absolutely terrifying, full of gore and terror and violence. Grisly wounds are shown in great detail, and tension builds to a fever pitch. The victims -- hungry, angry, mindless zombie-like creatures -- are the stuff that nightmares are made of. Parents should also know that the film's style -- all of the action is seen through the lens of a single news camera as it follows a group of firefighters on a "routine" call -- makes for an upsetting, frenetic, and intense viewing experience. There's also some swearing and sexual innuendo.

what families can talk about

  • Families can talk about why zombie-style films are so popular. What anxieties do they speak to?
  • How have modern "zombie" movies changed from the original examples of the genre?
  • Also, do you think the movie's single-camera technique makes the filmmore frightening, or is it a gimmick designed to cover up a weak,familiar plot?
  • Families can also discuss the film's scenario -- what law enforcementand medical procedures are in place in the event of a biologicalemergency? Would they be effective?

movie reviews from Rotten Tomatoes®

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Top Critic Reviews

Fresh: Quarantine, yet another pseudo-documentary horror movie, delivers the heebie-jeebies with solid acting and perfectly calibrated shocks.

- Jeannette Catsoulis, New York Times, Monday, October 13, 2008

Audience Reviews

4 stars

Okay, it's cliche and predictable.. but this movie really scared the shit out of me. It's so way underrated.

- citawijaya, Monday, January 18, 2010

1 star

What people actually didnt notice this Movie was the American answer to Rec. It was awfull and horrible. I couldnt believe a remake made in America copied from Spanish? lol Not even tiny bit good as the orginial one. Go watch Rec, if you are seeking for Blood.

- ScoopOnline, Tuesday, December 8, 2009

4 stars

A really great horror film, made apparently just months after the Spanish original Rec. What I don't understand is so many people saying this is not as good? It's almost the same film scene for scene, but with a different cast and set in LA. Only changes from the original are a few more attacks and the origin of the virus was changed slightly. The only real problem if you have seen the original first is you know what is coming and when second time round so less scary. Otherwise almost a carbon copy of the original but in English. Watch out for Rec2!

- Deano78, Tuesday, December 1, 2009