Six months after the rage virus was inflicted on the population of Great Britain, the US Army helps to secure a small area of London for the survivors to repopulate and start again. But not everything goes to plan.
Four interwoven stories that occur on Halloween: An everyday high school principal has a secret life as a serial killer; a college virgin might have just met the one guy for her; a group of teenagers pull a mean prank; a woman who loathes the night has to contend with her holiday-obsessed husband.
A loan officer who evicts an old woman from her home finds herself the recipient of a supernatural curse. Desperate, she turns to a seer to try and save her soul, while evil forces work to push her to a breaking point.
The television reporter Ángela is rescued from the building and taken to an oil tanker to be examined. However, it is unbeknown to the soldiers that she carries the seed of the mysterious demonic virus.
María Alfonsa Rosso
The medical Dr. Owen leads a three-men SWAT team inside the sealed off building to get blood sample from the girl Medeiros to develop an antidote. They are attacked by the zombie-like creatures and Dr. Owen locks a zombie inside a room using a crucifix. He discloses that the patient zero was possessed by the evil and the Vatican sent him to save mankind. Further, they will only leave the building under his voice command. Meanwhile, three teenagers follow a fireman and a man that breaks into the building through the sewage system to rescue his colleague and daughter respectively and they are trapped inside. They are lured and release the evil creature that was locked by Dr. Owen in a room. Out of the blue, the lead team meets the journalist Ângela Vidal hidden inside the building. Written by
Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
A much bigger production than its predecessor, this employed over 300 extras. See more »
The teenagers' video camera imprints the battery level indicator on the recording. Video cameras do not record the battery level with the video, they just display it through the viewfinder for the person operating the camera to see. See more »
There is unfortunately one thing in this sequel that really killed it for me: the behaviour of the Spanish special forces team (think SWAT) who enter the quarantined building. They basically acted totally out of character, panicking right away, and acting like frightened school girls instead of trained professionals. I could have bought it if it was gradual unease building up slowly to panic, but nooo, it's instant overboard hysterical reactions, shouting at each other and acting stupidly.
Other than that, I didn't mind too much that they changed the nature of the threat to something more supernatural, kept things "fresh" I suppose, although some things only being there in the dark (ex.: the basin) bugged me. I thought that for an over-the-shoulder camera filming, it was very well done and stress-inducing without being too jittery and cheap-looking. The "creatures" were basically bloodied up humans with scary contact lenses, but they were suitably menacing to me, mostly because of their speed and the way it was filmed. The last female creature, looking different from the others, was quite creepy. I even wondered how they did "her".
I also liked the structure where basically half-way through, the main protagonists changed. As I implied, the acting by the Spanish SWAT team members was totally over the top and unbelievable really hurting my suspension of disbelief, and making me actively dislike them. I enjoyed the character of the "doctor" though who had the calm intensity down. This is something I won't say often, but I wish the Americans remade this flawed sequel as Quarantine 2, but it seems the story will be totally different (in an airport...).
Rating: 4 out of 10 (Poor)
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