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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
Unusually for a Hollywood production, this film does not feature a musical score. See more »
When the bio-suited CDC doctors enter the building, you hear the sounds of a self-contained breathing apparatus. However, the doctors are wearing standard gas masks with NBC filters, which are almost silent and don't use an external air supply. However, on the DVD/Blu-ray commentary for this film, the director/executive producer explain that because there was no musical score for this picture, they chose to "score" it using sound effects throughout. This is evidenced on the filmmaker commentary in the above scene, where the filmmakers further discuss the process by which the post-production sound department began creating sound effects as soon as the film editing process began, thus allowing the editor to "test out different breathing sounds" to see what worked best for dramatic effect. One could deduce that the sound effects used were intentionally inaccurate so as to add to the suspense of the moment rather than to be factually accurate. See more »
I watched this movie a few months ago. Last night, I watched REC, the movie this one was based on. All I can say is I have no idea why they felt the need to remake it. the original is far better, whereas this one is...OK, at best.
I almost feel insulted, as this movie was a stripped down version of the original. The plot isn't as dynamic, and the tension is not nearly as contagious - as if they felt a need to "dumb it down" for the American Audience. So - if you want to see what a GOOD low budget horror film is like, leave this one on the shelf and rent the original
you won't regret it.
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