Q is for Quarantine (2008) #AtoZChallenge

I can’t believe it’s getting closer to the end of the A to Z Challenge, I can’t say I won’t be happy it will be over, only because I have felt like I had to do this, because I did commit, and I try to finish what I start, so on we go! Today is Q, I choose Quarantine it’s a remake of Spanish film-maker Jaume Balagueró’s [Rec] (2007). Balagueró wrote the original script for [REC], which was then adapted for Quarantine by American film-makers Drew and John Eric Dowdle (also director). I can speak, read and write in Spanish, so I probably could follow along with the film, although I have to say that sometimes, there have been some films that were made in Spanish but subtitled in English that I just couldn’t follow, as they spoke way too quick for my brain to catch up. So I try to stick to English speaking films So what’s this film about you ask?

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.

As I’ve mentioned before, I like scary gorey films, more blood and gore the better, but that’s just me. I also love any type of Zombie films, and/or anything related to the Apocalypse or when the CDC is involved, I guess I like to see worse case scenarios? Why I don’t know, it’s the darkness in me I suppose. Anyway, I hope you enjoy the trailer, and if you seen it, tell me what you think, or if you seen the Spanish version, I’d like to know what you thought of that one as well. There has been a sequel that came out in 2011, called Quarantine 2: Terminal, if you liked the first, you may want to see the second one as well, and I think I heard there is a third coming out, but there is no evidence that I found of that yet. Well that’s all for now, have a good day!


  1. Hi, some of the very best movies have been made about a place or group of people being quarantined. I love that kind of show or episode in series. It provides a possibility for great horror or suspense. Good post. Best regards to you. Ruby aka Grammy.
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