A news crew follows a team of firemen as they go on what looks like a routine call to an apartment building. It seems an old lady has been screaming a lot, and it’s scaring the neighbors. They head inside, go to visit the old lady, and very bad things happen … zombie style! Filmed Cloverfield-style, with shaky camera and an operator who manages to keep filming no matter what is going one. He even beats a zombie to death with the camera at one point. Jennifer Carpenter does a nice job acting scared out her wits as TV reporter Angela Vidal, who picked the wrong night to do a ride along. The cast is peppered with a few familiar faces, including Jay Hernandez (Hostel) as a fireman and Greg Germann (Ally McBeal) as a veterinarian who picked a lousy place to rent a room. There are plenty of good scares, and director John Erick Dowdle does a nice job keeping things very tense. Not a classic by any means, but good enough if you like your horror movies nasty. Not screened for critics, so apparently somebody at the top thought they had a stinker. It’s actually pretty good.

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