Theatrical Release: October 10, 2008


Television reporter Angela Vidal (Jennifer Carpenter) and her cameraman (Steve Harris) are assigned to spend the night shift with a Los Angeles Fire Station. After a routine 911 call takes them to a small apartment building, they find police officers already on the scene in response to blood curdling screams coming from one of the apartment units. They soon learn that a woman living in the building has been infected by something unknown. After a few of the residents are viciously attacked, they try to escape with the news crew in tow, only to find that the CDC has quarantined the building. Phones, internet, televisions and cell phone access have been cut-off, and officials are not relaying information to those locked inside. When the quarantine is finally lifted, the only evidence of what took place is the news crew’s videotape.

Dove Review

Blood, infections, and people shoved over railings. Very jumpy camera shots during some of the frightening moments. This film will not go down into history as a classic, and it won’t go next to our Dove “Family-Approved” films which have received our Seal.

There is a lot of blood and violence in the film, with some strong sexual innuendos and remarks. The frightening images of dogs attacking people would be a bit much for some viewers as well. Do yourself a favor and go see “Beverly Hills Chihuahua” or “City of Ember”, as both films received our Dove “Family-Approved” Seal, and are both currently showing in your local theater. At least the camera doesn’t shake a lot.

Content Description

Faith: None
Integrity: None
Sex: Several sexual innuendos and a few graphic sexual remarks.
Language: J-7; JC-3; G/OMG-11; F-17; S-20; Slang for male genitalia-1; H-7; A-2; D-2
Violence: Dog bites man's neck; characters lies in pool of blood; a running person slams into door and it's stated the person is dead; a crazed woman with blood on her clothes is shot; a rat is squashed in a gory scene; a girl attacks a man; a woman is killed with a mallet; a character is repeatedly kicked; a character is thrown over a railing and lands with a great impact below; a couple of other attacks and more blood; a broken bone is seen sticking out of one character; guns used as a threat.
Drugs: A character is drunk; a character comments on the vast supply of Vicodin he has in his apartment.
Nudity: Cleavage; part of a woman's panties are seen; shirtless men.
Other: A vomiting scene in the film; the spreading infections which wreaks havoc.


Company: Sony/Screen Gems
Writer: John Erick Dowdle and Drew Dowdle
Producer: Sergio Aguero
Genre: Horror
Runtime: 89 min.
Reviewer: Edwin L. Carpenter