There's nothing I love more than and end of the world, apocalyptic movie so when I learned about a new movie from the executive producer of Paranormal Activity 1 and 2, I knew that I needed to watch it. Phase 7 is the official selection of South by Southwest 2011, Fantasia International Film Festival 2011, and Puchon International Fantastic Film Festival 2011. It is the Best Script Winner of the Stiges Film Festival in 2010.
Coco (Daniel Hendler) and his pregnant wife Pipi (Jazmin Stuart) live in an apartment building in Argentina. They have a life pretty much like every one else. Coco is rather annoying in a lazy, have your wife do everything for you kind of way. They have the typical married couple spats. One day, they go grocery shopping together to stock up on groceries. While there, they see a huge rush of people running into the store to shop.
On the way home, they see signs of chaos in the streets but they are more concerned with their petty bickering than what's really happening. They return to the building and their apartment unknowingly while the world around them falls apart. While making dinner, the phone rings and they're told to have one person go downstairs to the lobby.
When they arrive, they are told that the entire building has been quarantined because of a deadly virus that is sweeping the world. Men in hazmat suits outside the building inform them should stay in their apartments and avoid contact with neighbors. No one can leave the apartment building. As expected, some people have more or less resources stored for this emergency and no one is allowed to go out and get more food, etc. Because Coco and Pipi have just returned from the store, they have more supplies than many.