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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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John Erick Dowdle

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jennifer Carpenter ... Angela Vidal
Steve Harris ... Scott Percival
Jay Hernandez ... Jake
Johnathon Schaech ... George Fletcher
Columbus Short ... Danny Wilensky
Andrew Fiscella ... James McCreedy
Rade Serbedzija ... Yuri Ivanov (as Rade Sherbedgia)
Greg Germann ... Lawrence
Bernard White ... Bernard
Dania Ramirez ... Sadie
Elaine Kagan ... Wanda Marimon
Marin Hinkle ... Kathy
Joey King ... Briana
Jermaine Jackson ... Nadif
Sharon Ferguson ... Jwahir
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Storyline

A television reporter and her cameraman are assigned to spend the night shift with a Los Angeles fire crew. 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 apartments. 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 leave with the news crew, only to find the building has quarantined. All communication in and it is stopped; the only evidence of what took place is the news crew's videotape. Written by ahmetkozan

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

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 October 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$12,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$14,211,321, 12 October 2008, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$31,691,811, 16 November 2008
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1.85 : 1
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definitely not boring
12 February 2009 | by austrumubankaSee all my reviews

May be my vote is so high, because I haven't seen the original, however it makes my judgment more objective, because I didn't have to compare anything except other horror movies, which use cheap camera from first person, which seems like is a new trend of all horror movies. And this is the only thing I don't like - may be the movie would not be so capturing if it would be taken in classic style, in other words, in my opinion such technique does not make so much effort from the director to make the scenes scary. On the other hand, due to lack of frame cutting there is very high pressure on actors. Whatever some here comment that they did not like the play of leading actress, I think she was very good, surprisingly good for quite unknown actress. Perhaps many thought that those hysteria scenes were exaggerated, but I'm sure that people in similar situations act exactly so disconnectedly. It seems that Jay Hernandez is slowly gaining his future popularity and I have nothing against it, he has quite good potential.


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