Horrorfest 2013 Presents: [Rec] (2007, Jaume Balagueró, Paco Plaza)


Alright so found footage horror movies might be my weakness seeing as I’ve liked every one I’ve viewed so far. However most of them have been easy to defend and in the case this 2007 zombie film that was quickly remade only a year or two later what we have here is a great and scary film. Its been a while since a zombie movie has scared me and this due to the last couple of them being more focused on parody and comedy.

The film’s short run time works in its favor as the movie is intense and goes from being slow to rapid and terrifying. The firefighting crew sent to investigate with a reporter and cameraman in tow quickly discover the awful situation they are trapped in. Things only get worse from there, as the truth emerges and the tenants of the apartment complex begin to panic.

[Rec] has some flaws, sure-I wasn’t a huge fan of some of the last act-yet it is still a great film. It properly utilizes its format and sticks to the found footage style of film making without fail. Also its incredibly frightening to the point where I wasn’t sure if I wanted to continue. Few horror movies have ever done that to me. I’m amused that they not only remade this film but that both the original and the remake have sequels. I doubt any of them live up to the original yet I still want to check them out regardless.

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3 thoughts on “Horrorfest 2013 Presents: [Rec] (2007, Jaume Balagueró, Paco Plaza)

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  1. It’s been a long time since I’ve seen the 1st one, but if you’re talking about what I think you are, you may not like the direction they went in for the 2nd…

    …still though, dat action. SWAT zombies!

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