After experiencing what they think are a series of "break-ins", a family sets up security cameras around their home, only to realize that the events unfolding before them are more sinister than they seem.
A television reporter and her cameraman 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. Written by
The average shot was between 4 and 6 minutes long. See more »
(at around 48 mins) Lawrence says the only way to test for rabies is a brain sample; a blood test will not work. A brain sample is the most reliable way to diagnose rabies, but it can also be diagnosed through saliva, urine, or cerebro-spinal fluid samples. See more »
[camera is on him in the shower]
You know, I hope that's a wide-angle lens.
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At the very end of the credits, the sound of the camera shutting down can be heard, signaling the end of the tape. See more »
This movie is based off the 2007 Spanish movie named "Rec". Quaratine is definitely a Hollywoodfied if you will version of the original. In "Rec" the camera work was not near as bad as Quaratine and the passion of the acting was MUCH better. Even with Jennifer Carpenter as the lead actress whom I believe is a great talent, especially for the horror/suspense genre, it is my opinion that this movie just wasn't written sufficiently to show her talent here. The end of the movie is where one can see the largest difference within the movie as well... overall Quaratine with its highly nauseating camera work and mediocre acting was a great disappointment. If the plot of this movie intrigues you I say stick with the original "Rec" as you will not be disappointed.
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