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Thursday, August 14, 2008
With the upcoming movie Quarantine about to come out, some out there may not realize it’s based on this film. In fact the trailer alone for Quarantine makes it look like a near shot for shot remake, except in the English language. Of the one hand held camera POV films in recent memory, this one is the most horrific, thrilling and well executed. The main difference that will mark this one is the sense of realism and the directors constant choice to go for live practical effects versus CGI. The story revolves around Angela (Manuela Velasco) who does a late night TV show. Cut to just another night where she is covering a local fire station and ventures out with them on a routine call at an apartment building. With her lone cameraman in tow and terror just around the corner… things quickly spiral into a dizzying ascent of all out hell once they reach the apartment building. Filmmakers Jaume Balaguere and Paco Plaza are crafting a new voice to be reckoned with in horror cinema and their sequel, [REC] 2, couldn’t get here soon enough.
Expect a US release of this film sometime later this year or next year, though probably on DVD/Blu-Ray and not theaters.
Related Coverage – My Interview with [REC] co-director Jaume Balaguere:
::: NIFFF 2008 – Jaume BalaguerÃ³ Talks [REC] 2
::: NIFFF 2008 – Jaume BalaguerÃ³ Talks [REC] Continuedâ€¦
::: NIFFF 2008 – Jaume BalaguerÃ³ Talks [REC] – Final Part
Official still that was used in the original international release of the film.
::: IMDb Profile