Who else suffers from cabin fever, the stress of self-isolation and how many have rearranged their whole apartment? More than us? Good. In honor of staying home and staying safe, we have collected a few of the wide selection of quarantine movies and how it effects us. At least, we’re not as crazy as these right here!
The lighthouse (2019)
Robert Pattinson has made some weird movies. And this is no exception. And that is precisely why we love him. Two lighthouse keepers try to maintain their sanity whilst living on a remote and mysterious New England island in the 1890s. The story is very loosely based on a real-life tragedy from 1801 (called “The Smalls Lighthouse Tragedy”), in which two Welsh lighthouse keepers, both named Thomas, became trapped on their lighthouse station during a storm. When one man died, it is said to have driven the other mad. Other influences were seafaring literary classics by Herman Melville and Robert Louis Stevenson, and supernaturally tinged cosmic horror tales of H.P. Lovecraft, as well as Algernon Blackwood.
The thing (1982)
This one is a classic. At leas we’re not in Antarctica when thing goes wrong. However, when reading about those scientists, it looks like they have a more care free and pandemic free life right now. That is nit the case here, however.
The Thing is a film directed by John Carpenter and written by Bill Lancaster. Based on the 1938 John W. Campbell Jr. novella Who Goes There?, it tells the story of a group of American researchers in Antarctica who encounter the eponymous “Thing”, a parasitic extraterrestrial life-form. The group is overcome by paranoia and conflict as they learn that they can no longer trust each other and that any one of them could be the Thing.
DO NOT WATCH THE AMERICAN REMAKE. Watch the Spanish now cult classic. A great addition to the found footage genre. It has spawned a whole franchise now, from series, sequels, spin offs, and yes, remakes.
Reporter Ángela Vidal (Manuela Velasco) and her cameraman Pablo are covering the night shift in one of Barcelona‘s local fire stations for the documentary television series While You’re Sleeping. While they are recording, the firehouse receives a call about an old woman, Mrs. Izquierdo, who is trapped in her apartment and screaming. Ángela and Pablo accompany two of the firefighters, Álex and Manu, to the apartment building, where two police officers are waiting. As they approach, the old woman becomes aggressive and attacks one of the officers, biting his neck. As they carry the injured officer downstairs, they find the building residents gathered in the lobby. The police and military have sealed off the building and trapped them inside.
Directed and written by The Duffer Brothers, creators of the popular Stranger Things. The film stars Alexander Skarsgård, Andrea Riseborough, and Emily Alyn Lind. This was producer Richard D. Zanuck’s last film; he died before filming began. It was well received, but didn’t get many reviews because of its limited release.
An unknown strange outbreak has devastated the area of the United States. A family of three, Ray (Alexander Skarsgård), Claire (Andrea Riseborough) and their daughter Zoe (Emily Alyn Lind), have taken refuge in an abandoned fallout shelter shortly after the catastrophe to hide from the monsters outside
On a remote Irish farm, five people become unwilling participants in an experiment that goes nightmarishly wrong. The broken farmer Dan rents his farm for the scientist John from the Bovine Genetics Technology that is researching genetic modifications of cattle to increase its fertilization. The veterinarian Orla is bitten by the calf while helping the cow to deliver, and she feels that something went wrong with the experiment.
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