Quarantine 2: The Terminal John Pogue

Quarantine 2: The Terminal John Pogue
Horror film buffs familiar with the zombie-infested REC series will be either aghast or unfazed by the release of the horror sequel to the remake of the popular franchise. Unlike the first instalment, Quarantine 2 isn't a shot-for-shot Americanizing of Rec 2, but rather a sub-par, straight-to-DVD film simply made for unsuspecting horror fans and online bloggers desperate for kiss-ass and inaccurate blurbs on DVD covers. Completely ignoring Rec 2's possession story line, Quarantine 2 takes place in a Las Vegas airport terminal where the unexplained virus is still Rabies-driven. While the crew, passengers and stewardesses (sorry, female flight attendants) of a Los Angeles flight are quarantined in the airport terminal, they end up fighting for their lives against the infected, who are thirsty for blood. Aside from a fairly surprisingly effective chase sequence and a goose bump-inducing needle injection to a character's eye, director John Pogue's thriller fails to capture the eerie tone and feelings of trepidation and claustrophobia that both Rec and Quarantine managed to achieve. Instead, viewers are subjected to the non-existent development of one-dimensional characters played by no-name actors (who will most likely stay that way), Troma-like death sequences and a Justin Bieber doppelganger that will annoy even the most unaffected and bored spectators. The film also fails to apply the generic, but efficient, hand-held horror aspect, which ironically would have saved the horror sequel from its incredibly low-budget pitfalls. As far as straight-to-DVD horror sequels go, Quarantine 2 is definitely far more tolerable than others. However, it would have been far more successful as a standalone horror film rather than an unworthy and unneeded sequel to an inevitable straight-to-DVD franchise. (Sony)