Friday, July 10, 2009

[REC] vs. Quarantine


Virtually the same -- except for the whole Spanish/English thing. [REC] has a supernatural explanation that I liked a lot more than the virus gone wild angle used in "Quarantine" -- truthfully, neither makes a lick of sense. There's some smart filmmaking going on here. They found an interesting way to exploit a well-worn sub-genre: Blair Witch/Cloverfield meets typical zombie flick. I usually don't go ga-ga over zombie films, but I found these two entertaining.

4 comments:

K J Gillenwater said...

I mentioned I'd watched "Quarantine" a few months' back. What bothered me the most was the 'closed in' feeling of the camera. It would've made a much better movie just filmed the regular way. It was so dark and hard to see, which I guess was some of the point.

Also, did not like the 'discovery' at the end and how much time the two characters spent looking at the stuff they uncovered. Survival mode, you would not be reading news articles or anything...you'd just be *running for your life*!

Curious to know what the 'supernatural' angle was in the original...

screamwriter said...

The little girl was the source of the trouble, demonic possession. The Vatican was experimenting on a vaccine when something went horribly wrong. Doesn't make a lot of sense, but the idea of a demonic virus is intriguing.

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Princess said...

Awesome!

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