But the real find this weekend was Quarantine.
Before any of you film nerds out there start shaking your heads and fists at me, I know it is a nearly shot-by-shot remake of the Spanish horror film [Rec]. I don't care. I haven't seen the original, although I plan to someday, and if I have my druthers (and I do) I generally prefer my films in English. It's the arrogant American in me.
That being said...what a creepy fucking film!
A little slow in the beginning as the filmmaker's are setting up the action. But after that it rapidly descends into the kind of madness that only the best horror films can aspire to. Yeah, I ended that sentence in a preposition. I also used "descend" and "aspire" in a relational way. Fuck it. I'm writing this on a holiday, so the grammar police will just have to let it slide.
It's a story that never gets old. A bunch of folks trapped in some kind of situation with a host of baddies. In the dark. The gimmick on this one is that it is all filmed like a documentary as a reporter and her cameraman were on-site for a story. OK, it's an old gimmick...but it worked.
Someone, however, has to give Jennifer Carpenter a sandwich. That woman is way too skinny!
Note: Remember to play the Bug-Eyed Trivia Challenge every day. And I know it's not a zombie film, but it sure smelled like one.