Before the Spanish sensation [Rec] 2 hits cinemas, why not check out the following horror gems…
The highly anticipated sequel to one of the scariest films of all time, [REC] 2 is arriving in Irish cinemas. Picking up just 15 minutes from where we left off, the sequel takes us back into the quarantined apartment building where a terrifying virus has run rampant, turning the occupants into mindlessly violent, raging beasts. Now, a heavily armed SWAT team and a mysterious government official are sent in to assess and attempt to neutralize the situation.
Not up for subtitles? Relax, those boys and gals in Hollywood won’t have you reading for two hours. Essentially a shot-for-shot remake of Spanish horror flick [REC], Quarantine stars Jennifer Carpenter as Angela, a perky TV news reporter who’s shadowing a Los Angeles firehouse for the night, along with her cameraman Scott (Steve Harris). After an uneventful few hours, things liven up considerably when the firemen (including Jay Hernandez as Jake) get called to an apartment building to investigate reports that an old lady is acting strangely.
Another masterpiece of shaky cam, director Matt Reeves (and producer J. J. Abrams turn a mysterious monster loose in Manhattan in this disaster flick. The movie begins at a party for Rob (Michael Stahl-David), who has accepted a promotion that will send him to Japan. Hud (T. J. Miller) is entrusted with the responsibility of videotaping the party–and as the trouble grows, he holds on to the camera, recording everything that happens… A genuine roller-coaster ride, Cloverfield will leave you nauseated, feeling claustrophobic and yet entertained.
28 Days Later
28 Days Later things spark off when an infection spreads from person to person, turning your average Joe-average into ravenous killers. Our hero Jim (played by our very own Cillian Murphy) awakes from a coma 28 days after the outbreak and now, he and those few remaining survivors must face the reality of a deserted London… More than your average horror, Danny Boyle’s ’28 Days Later’ works as both a superior/terrifying zombie pic and a sharp political allegory.