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.
Searching for a missing student, two private investigators break into his house and find collection of VHS tapes. Viewing the horrific contents of each cassette, they realize there may be dark motives behind the student's disappearance.
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
(at around 51 mins) 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 »
[camera is on him in the shower]
You know, I hope that's a wide-angle lens.
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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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