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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Ángela Vidal
Ferran Terraza ...
Jorge-Yamam Serrano ...
Pablo Rosso ...
David Vert ...
Vicente Gil ...
Martha Carbonell ...
María Teresa Ortega ...
Abuela (as Mª Teresa Ortega)
Manuel Bronchud ...
Akemi Goto ...
Chen Min Kao ...
Japonés (as Kao Chen-Min)
Maria Lanau ...
Madre histérica
Carlos Lasarte ...


"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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Whatever You Witness..... Never Stop Recording. See more »

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

23 November 2007 (Spain)  »

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[Rec]  »

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€1,500,000 (estimated)

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


The directors originally toyed with the idea of having the TV camera crew shadow some policemen. They decided to go with firemen instead as they tend to be more popular and accepted by the general public, especially following 9/11. See more »


The old man at the start says that their mobile phones, TV etc don't work but when the Pablo and Angela go up to the third floor to get keys the TV is obviously on and working. See more »


[first lines]
Ángela: Good evening, this is Angela Vidal speaking. Tonight, as usual, we will share this time...
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Referenced in Phelous & the Movies: Phlorentine 2 (2011) See more »


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User Reviews

It shocked me!
17 December 2007 | by (Spain) – See all my reviews

I just liked the movie. That's all! I was alone in the movie theater, and after the movie, I went shopping to the supermarket, and I felt like everybody was strange, and moved strange. I was lucky it wasn't dark yet. The movie looks simple, but sure there is a script, and I like the humor in it, too. Next day, while having a shower, I started laughing thinking about some parts of the movie. The way the movie is recorded, it looks difficult to know how it will be possible for the movie to go on. But it gets on, and better! The fear increases because you do NOT see completely what it's happening. That's the tricky part: You (and the actors) know/don't know, see/don't see. The action and the images are not completely evident and clear. But it can be good for the movie. It's not Dawn of the Dead, it's different, but I also liked it a lot!

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