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Devil * John Erick Dowdle (2010)

From the director of “As Above, So Below” and “Quarantine”. I did not like either film, so why did I pick “Devil”?

“Devil”, like “Quarantine” plays in the small confinement of a single building, this time an skyscraper office. The tension is slowly built up, which is not badly done. Basically this film is an old fashioned horror in a current setting.

The film is not horrible, but certainly not exceptionally good either.

Quarantine * John Erick Dowdle (2008)

Boy this film is corny. I even have the idea that I already saw it, but this was very long ago or I found it too bad to review.

Angela (Jennifer Carpenter, ‘Dexter’s sister’) and Scott form a tv-crew that are going to spend a night with the local fire department. It takes a long while before the first call, but the men are called for a medical call (which are most, the commander says) in the middle of the night. A woman in an appartment building went berzerk and soon several people are wounded. Assembling all inhabitents in the lobby below, it soon becomes clear that people outside do not want anyone to leave the building. Of course things go from bad to worse when the story takes a very predictable turn.