Just a little note: This is one of my favourite horrors of all time. Rvery time I watch this movie, it gets more fun and still stays scary!
A young reporter and camera guy from a small late-night show follow a group of firefighters as they answer a call at an apartment building. When they arrive, they realize this isn’t a routine call and are suddenly quarantined by the police along with all the people living in the building. Among all the confusion, people start getting infected by a mystery illness. Lots of yelling and running happens.
STRAIN OF ZOMBIE
The more infected than zombified zombie. An infection has broken out and it makes these undead crazies fast, noisy, strong and real angry. They’re the 28 Days Later new style speedy zombie.
HOW IT FLESHED OUT THE GENRE
This category of zombie movies seems to be reflecting the general fear of illness — if you can get sick from just about anything these days, then you can become a zombie just as easily! But the thing that makes this zombie movie stand out in my eyes is the pace and the scares. The filmmakers seemed to learn a lot from other hand-held horrors and take advantage of what happens off-camera to build suspense. The pacing is also pretty good, in that once they start with the action, it doesn’t really let up.
Also, this is a Spanish movie, so there’s a slightly different take on the genre. I saw this movie in the theatre with a bunch of horror fans and when the movie ended, everyone was pushing each other out of the theatre like little babies. (P.S. – Never see the American remake, Quarantine.)
(UN)DEAD ON DEATH SCENE
The big scene at the end if a winner, but I don’t want to give it away, so I’ll choose the crazy zombie grandma! They’re trying to gather all the residents of the building to make sure everyone’s safe and realize grandma’s missing. They go to her apartment and find her in her nightgown all bloody. She doesn’t take too kindly to being disturbed and takes a couple chunks out of some firefighters.