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A television reporter and her cameraman are trapped inside a building quarantined by the CDC, after the outbreak of a mysterious virus which turns humans into bloodthirsty killers.

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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 Screen Gems

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On March 11 2008, the government sealed off an apartment complex in Los Angeles. The residents were never seen again. No details. No witnesses. No evidence. Until now. See more »


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Rated R for bloody violent and disturbing content, terror and language | See all certifications »

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10 October 2008 (USA)  »

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Quarantined  »

Box Office

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$12,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$14,211,321 (USA) (10 October 2008)

Gross:

$31,691,811 (USA) (14 November 2008)
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Shot in chronological order. See more »

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Although it's a necessary resource for the finale, the main character's video camera model does not have a "night-vision" feature. This function is commonly found on domestic Handycam camcorders but hardly on a big professional news reporter camera. See more »

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Yuri Ivanov: They won't let us out.
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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 »

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Suspenseful but ordinary
10 October 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I had high hopes for this movie when I saw the trailer and felt that the movie delivered what it intended to.

The movie itself takes place from the point of view from a cameraman named Scott. The cameraman is shooting a take on what firemen go through on an ordinary day when their ordinary day turns into extraordinary. They get a call to an apartment complex and get locked inside with what appear to be zombie like creatures.

It is a movie that I would place in between the 28 days/weeks movies and Cloverfield. It has suspense (will be great on DVD w/surround sound in the future) but some of the characters lack common sense. The fact that the movie is shot from one camera had some people disappointed since it didn't involve too much of a story as to what is being "quarantined", but that is to be expected.

I would say that the movie could have been a heck of a lot better with a solid story and a bigger climax/plot. It is worth your time to watch, but if you don't like shaky cameras like Cloverfield and Blairwitch Project, then I wouldn't watch it.


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