The New ‘Quarantine’ Trailer

9 07 2008

Basically, if you mix The Blair Witch Project with Cloverfield with Diary of the Dead, you get the movie, Quarantine. This shot-for-shot remake of the Spanish zombie film, [REC], contains all of the necessary cliches one would expect from such a film.


‘Does it have fearful weeping delivered directly into the camera? Yes, it does. Seemingly scary things happening that the cameraman barely catches a glimpse of? Yes. Someone insisting the cameraman keeps taping? Yes again. The assurance that many will leave the theater complaining about feeling motion sick? Yes! All those clich├ęs and more!’

Now, I liked The Blair Witch Project, I thought Cloverfield kinda sucked, and Diary of the Dead was okay, so I’m not really sure what to think of this movie yet. When it comes to shot-for-shot remakes, it can be hit-or-miss. For example, I loved Funny Games, but hated Gus Van Sant’s Psycho. I’ve heard good things about [REC], so I hope Quarantine is at least half-decent.