Quarantine L.A. (2013) Review: Boring Zombie Flick

Synopsis: A group of seven strangers try to survive and escape from isolated Los Angeles that has been infected by a strange, human changing virus.Quarantine L.A. (2013) Review Poster
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Calamity Brains:

I know plenty of people who claim that if you’ve seen one zombie movie, you’ve seen them all. I generally disagree with that point, but in the case of Quarantine L.A., it’s accurate. There’s no reason to watch this uninspired flick if you’ve ever seen a zombie movie before.

There are few special effects to speak of. All of the story “twists” are overdone and easily anticipated. And the acting is particularly bad. I’m not even referring to the actors being unconvincing while their loved ones die or while zombies eat their feet – most of the actors in Quarantine L.A. aren’t even believable when having a conversation. The military director doesn’t even seem to know how to walk like a human being when the camera is on her. The child actress is the best of the bunch, but that’s really not saying much here.

In fact, the only thing worthy of note in the entire movie was the cinematography. The camera work was surprisingly good for such a low quality movie. Generally, I find that if the filmmakers can’t even come up with good actors, the camera work will be uninspired at best, but somehow Quarantine L.A. managed have halfway decent shots. There were a couple of artsy angles and mood shots, and the overall feel of the camerawork was surprisingly gritty. It was much better than the movie deserved, and a little sad to see in a flick like this when that level of work could have been put to better use in so many other movies.

Just trust me – you’re safe missing out on this generic zombie snoozefest.

Calamity Brains’ Rating: D-
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The Codex Mortis Horror Hosts (Ludwig von Stroodle and Calamity Brains) are married and live in West Virginia. Pretty much everyone who sees their cabin agrees that it would be an ideal setting for a horror movie. Their pets include a black widow spider, a smart dog, and a stupid dog. When they aren’t watching horror movies, they can be found at whiskey festivals, Renaissance fairs, and board game nights.

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