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Rec

(DVD - 2009 - Spanish)
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
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A beautiful, young TV reporter and her crew cover the night shift at the local fire station. When the station receives a call from an old lady trapped in the her apartment, the reporter and crew decide to ride along. Once the building is sealed off, the news crew, firefighters, and residents all become trapped inside, and with the camera running, nothing may survive but the film itself.

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Dec 27, 2014
  • Nursebob rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Zombies go primetime in this ferociously effective shocker from Spain! When the crew of a reality-based television show decide to film a typical nightshift at a Barcelona fire station they end up getting more footage than they bargained for. It all starts when the station receives a report of an elderly woman screaming in her apartment. As they arrive on the scene they are joined by the police and a lobby full of concerned residents. With cameraman in tow Angela, the lovely anchorwoman of “While You Were Asleep”, manages to stay just one step behind the men as they force their way into the old lady’s home. That’s when the party really starts! Grandma, it would appear, is not herself tonight and this prompts everyone to make a hasty retreat....only to discover that the building is now under quarantine and surrounded by armed soldiers. Balaguero and Plaza film the entire movie from the TV cameraman’s point of view. The result is a heightened sense of immediacy and stifling claustrophobia as the camera continually jerks and pans while Angela shouts, “Keep filming, keep filming!” Once the tension begins it never lets up until you find yourself squirming in your seat. With a running time of only 75 minutes not one shot is wasted, not one line of dialogue superfluous. The ending, when it comes, is one of the creepiest sequences I’ve seen in a long time. The Americans have already made their own version of [REC] and are releasing it as “Quarantine”, but it can’t possibly be better than the Spanish original. Scary, scary stuff.

Jul 05, 2014
  • aaa5756 rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

This DVD movie was entertaining and interesting but not one of my favorite for this year. Not too bad---good performance. Very predictable but still entertaining.

Jul 01, 2014
  • Bazooka_Joe rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

If you, like me, are totally annoyed by shaky, hand-held camera horror movies of the "found footage" kind, then, believe me, Rec is certain to be a real test of your patience.

Rec contains so much hysterical screaming that, you can be sure, when filming was all over these actors must've had seriously ruptured vocal chords, one and all.

Not only that, but, the number of furious rages over petty concerns (such as, who's in charge here) were so frequent in this low-budget, horror flick that, sure enough, it became downright laughable after awhile, and not in the least bit frightening.

Yes. When all hell finally breaks loose in Rec things certainly did get mighty deranged and twisted, alright. But, unfortunately, things also got unbelievably confused and sloppy, too.

The gravest mistake that Rec made was to try to cram the following 4 horror movie sub-genres into its story - Zombies, virus infection, the supernatural, and demon possession. And, on top of that, its story lead to no real conclusion, whatsoever.

Even though having to read sub-titles greatly distracted this viewer from getting completely involved in the story, Rec did actually contain a couple of first-rate moments of the truly horrific kind.

But, after all was said and done, Rec (with its 80-minute running time) was only an average fright flick, at best.

Dec 12, 2013
  • friendlyfaceca rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Very good. Watch it in the dark. Even better! lol
In Spanish, w English subtitles.

Dec 20, 2012
  • whydoIhavetodothis rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

A totally original take on evil, I won't give it away other to say, that the afflicted are not actually zombies as we know them. Ending truly scary.

Mar 05, 2012
  • tmarineo rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

This one scared me! Watch it in Spanish with subtitles for best effect (dubbing almost makes it corny).

Oct 08, 2011
  • emprunteur581 rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

Very good zombie flick with the usual doomed residents quarrantined after a virus outbreak.

Sep 06, 2011
  • lasertravis rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Above average "infected"/zombie movie. Some actual scares. However, although this movie is the supposed "inspiration" for Quarantine...this movie IS Quarantine. I enjoyed Quarantine much more because it lacked the bad dubbing and I think had slightly better effects/camera work. Not worth watching both movies in my opinion.

May 07, 2011
  • noisexorcist rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

I almost NEVER say this because I usually despise remakes - but I have to say I think the American version of this film - Quarantine is much scarier. This original is worth watching, but Quarantine is one of the scarier movies I've seen in awhile.

Dec 23, 2010
  • GreatestJourney rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

If you love horror movies , then this one you must watch. This directer makes you feel the horror as if you were there.

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Oct 07, 2011
  • Boobychuk rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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Jul 05, 2014
  • aaa5756 rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

“One person can make a difference and every person should try.” –John F Kennedy

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