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[Rec] (2007)

R  |   |  Horror, Mystery, Thriller  |  23 November 2007 (Spain)
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A television reporter and cameraman follow emergency workers into a dark apartment building and are quickly locked inside with something terrifying.

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Ángela Vidal
Ferran Terraza ...
Jorge-Yamam Serrano ...
Pablo Rosso ...
David Vert ...
Álex
Vicente Gil ...
Martha Carbonell ...
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María Teresa Ortega ...
Abuela (as Mª Teresa Ortega)
Manuel Bronchud ...
Abuelo
Akemi Goto ...
Japonesa
Chen Min Kao ...
Japonés (as Kao Chen-Min)
Maria Lanau ...
Madre histérica
Claudia Silva ...
Carlos Lasarte ...
César
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Storyline

"REC" turns on a young TV reporter and her cameraman who cover the night shift at the local fire station. Receiving a call from an old lady trapped in her house, they reach her building to hear horrifying screams -- which begin a long nightmare and a uniquely dramatic TV report. Written by Davi Silva

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Rated R for bloody horror violence and language | See all certifications »

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€1,500,000 (estimated)
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The actors were never given the script in its entirety so none of them knew of their character's fates, sometimes not until the day they were actually filming their scenes. This meant that the actors were - more often than not - stressed, nervous and apprehensive on the day of filming, ideal qualities for the film itself. See more »

Goofs

Near the end when Angela and Pablo are listening to the recorder in the penthouse, Angela is obviously rewinding the tape. However, the second time when she rewinds the tape, the audio implies that it was fast-forwarded, as the recording is a diary describing events in chronological order. Watch the tape reel when she rewinds the tape. As it plays forward the reel turns more times than it was rewound. It is impossible for her to hear very much different dialogue without rewinding the tape much more than she does, and then it wouldn't make sense as the dialogue is chronological. In reality, she would be hearing the same spoken passage repeatedly. See more »

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[first lines]
Ángela: Good evening, this is Angela Vidal speaking. Tonight, as usual, we will share this time...
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Followed by [REC] 4: Apocalypse (2014) See more »

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I was a wreck after watching this (ho ho)
24 February 2008 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

There's a lot of these shaky-cam movies around at the moment, and among your "Cloverfield"s and "Diary Of The Dead"s this low budget Spanish movie may seem like the underdog, but it's punching way above its weight.

Filmed by a TV crew stumbling upon something very nasty happening in an apartment block, the movie is shot and acted brilliantly, the sense of unease gradually giving way to all out terror. While it's obviously derivative of movies like "The Last Broadcast" and "The Blair Witch Project" it manages to deliver in a way that those movies couldn't thanks to some brilliant set-pieces. It's not even out in the UK yet and Hollywood have already remade it (the inevitably inferior "Quarantine") but do yourself a favor and spend an evening in the dark with the original. You'll regret it, but in the best possible way. Terrific.


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