Synopsis: A television reporter and her cameraman 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.
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Director(s): John Erick Dowdle
Production: Screen Gems
  6 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
89 min

an ass-monkey...

...that would be considered

a swear too, right?

It's gonna be a long night.

- So this thing?

- Yeah?

Is this some sort of torture device

when you don't get in your turnouts?

- That's what it is.

- Can you get it?

Yes. This is called a hook ladder.

We use this in the...

The firemen would use this...

- We should bring it down?

- Yes.

- Okay.

- All right.

Can you grab the hook?

So this was used

in the '20s and the '30s.

- Oh, my God.

- Yeah.

And as you can see...

...these are the rungs,

and the hook at the end...

...they would grasp onto one window

and then pull themselves up.

And then when they got to that

windowsill, they would hook it again.

- And then pull themselves up.

- Okay.

Did you get the hook, Scott?

You see this?

Used in the '20s and '30s.

They stopped using it around...

- Hold it up higher.

- Replaced it...

- That's good, right?

- Good.

Replaced it

with a regular ladder that extends?

Yeah, and rope.

They must have tiny feet.

Those are little rungs.

Yeah. Firemen

were a lot smaller back then.

The fires were bigger

and they were smaller.

- Don't tell captain we took this down.

- I'm not gonna tell him I touched it.

I wanna introduce you to somebody.

This is Wilshire. Mark.

- Good boy.

- Hey, Wilshire.

- Say hi.

- Dog right out of the cartoons.

Well, there's a reason

why the Dalmatians were in cartoons.

The fire department

has a great sense of tradition.

Yeah, we do.


got along well with horses.

Important when the fire trucks

were horse-drawn.

Now they're used as mascots.

But what they're trained to do

is run in and stop the traffic.

- Kind of like Fletch.

- Yeah.

That's what I do, I run out there.

Sort of like what a siren does today.

Okay, well, Wilshire can show you

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John Erick Dowdle

John Erick Dowdle (born December 1973) is an American film director and screenwriter, best known for horror films. He usually works with his brother Drew Dowdle as a producer and co-screenwriter. more…

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Submitted on August 05, 2018


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