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Teen Critic Gives Thumbs Up to Quarantine

Quarantine is a "must see" horror pic but could that chick please stop screaming (Screen Gems)

By Janeane White

The movie Quarantine (opened October 10 throughout San Diego) was absolutely amazing and thrilling! If you liked Cloverfield then this would be a good movie for you. It took the perspective of a TV news cameraman. He and the TV reporter (Jennifer Carpenter) are doing a piece on firefighters and what it is like to be one. The firefighters get a call to a building where a women screamed. They check it out and everything goes downhill from there. While the TV people and firefighters are inside investigating the problem, the FBI comes up behind them and locks them in, telling them they are not allowed to leave. One by one, everyone comes down with some sort of disease and then it's a fight to stay alive.

This was an extremely suspenseful, horror-packed film that had the audience at the edge of their seats. One scream after another proved the audience was engaged with the film, telling the main characters not to go here, there or even to turn around.


The majority of the movie was awesome. The end scenes were good too except for what happens to the main character. I thought she deserved a better fate than she got. In the end there was some over acting and the main character wouldn't stop screaming and it became annoying. Another thing I thought was weird was that a scrawny old lady could take out a full-size, built man. The guy had taken people down left and right yet he couldn't defeat this little skeleton-like thing. I just thought it was weird. Overall the storyline and plot were excellent.

Quarantine (rated & R for bloody violent and disturbing content, terror and language) is one of the best scary movies I've seen in a long time. I definitely recommend this movie to be on your "must see" list.

--Janeane White is a senior at Mount Miguel High School. She enjoys movies and spends all her time at the theater. She is also interested in special effects makeup done in the movies.She is an honors student and is currently working towards early graduation. Some of her favorite movies include Queen of the Damed, Hellboy, The Descent, the Underworld series, and the Saw series.