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'[Rec] 4: Apocalypse' Director Jaume Balagueró Lines Up a Bank-Robbery Thriller, Plus a New Horror Movie

18 December 2014 8:30 PM, PST | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

In just a few weeks Magnola Pictures will release [Rec] 4: Apocalypse, the latest sequel in the fantastic Spanish zombie series first started by Paco Plaza and Jaume Balagueró back in 2007. What's particularly cool about the [Rec] sequels is that they have yet to just rehash what made the first movie so terrifying. 2 is more of an action movie, 3 is a fun, playful party movie, and now 4 has a bit of a sci-fi flavor to it. Directed by Balagueró, [Rec] 4: Apocalypse involves characters from the first three movies all being brought together on a boat by scientists who are trying to prevent the further spread of the zombielike virus. Their plan is to reverse engineer a cure from Angela (Manuela Velasco), but as you can guess, things do not go...

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'Rec 4' Red Band Trailer

11 December 2014 9:53 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

The horror franchise that started with 2009's [Rec] comes to a close next month with the final chapter, [Rec] Apocalypse, and you can check out some of the particularly gruesome scenes in a new red band trailer. Manuela Velasco returns as Angela Vidal, after sitting out 2012's [Rec] 3 Genesis, to bring this beloved series to an end with this final chapter. As you can see in the age-restricted footage below, [Rec] Apocalypse is not skimping on the gory violence.

&#193ngela Vidal, the young television reporter who entered the building with the fireman, manages to make it out alive. But what the soldiers don't know is that she carries the seed of the strange infection. She is to be taken to a provisional quarantine facility, a high-security installation where she will have to stay in isolation for several days. An old oil tanker, miles off shore and surrounded by water on all sides, has been especially equipped for the quarantine. »

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[Rec] 4: Apocalypse Red Band Trailer Released

10 December 2014 4:56 PM, PST | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

The zombie virus of the influential [Rec] franchise worked its way through the residents of an apartment building and the celebratory guests at a massive wedding reception, and in the soon-to-be-released [Rec] 4: Apocalypse, it looks to ravage the crew of a ship at sea. But, as the film’s new red band trailer shows, the living aren’t going down without a fight, using firearms and even a propellor against the relentless zombies.

“Several hours have passed since the terrible events that ravaged the old building in Barcelona. After the chaos of the first few moments, the army decided to intervene and an elite group of soldiers infiltrated the building in order to plant detonators and put an end to this nightmare once and for all. The mission is a success; quick and precise. Angela Vidal, the young television reporter who entered the building with the fireman just hours before, manages to make it out alive. »

- Derek Anderson

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[Rec] 4: Apocalypse Photos Feature Close Encounters with the Living Dead

5 December 2014 9:02 AM, PST | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

After the blood-soaked wedding reception of [Rec] 3: Genesis, the influential Spanish zombie franchise is going back to its roots in its fourth entry with familiar faces behind and in front of the camera. This time around the zombie virus breaks out on an isolated ship at sea, and a new batch of stills from the film feature up-close looks at the ravenous living dead as they hunt the vessel’s crew.

“Several hours have passed since the terrible events that ravaged the old building in Barcelona. After the chaos of the first few moments, the army decided to intervene and an elite group of soldiers infiltrated the building in order to plant detonators and put an end to this nightmare once and for all. The mission is a success; quick and precise. Angela Vidal, the young television reporter who entered the building with the fireman just hours before, manages to make it out alive. »

- Derek Anderson

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[Rec] 4: Apocalypse Acquired by Magnet Releasing, Gets Release Date

18 November 2014 9:01 AM, PST | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

After showing us a bloodbath of a wedding reception in [Rec] 3: Genesis, the influential Spanish zombie franchise is going back to its roots in its fourth entry with familiar faces behind and in front of the camera, with the living dead virus this time spreading throughout the claustrophobic confines of a ship at sea. Magnet Releasing has acquired the film and set a release date.

“Angela Vidal, the young television reporter who entered the building with the fireman, manages to make it out alive. But what the soldiers don’t know is that she carries the seed of the strange infection. She is to be taken to a provisional quarantine facility, a high-security installation where she will have to stay in isolation for several days. An old oil tanker, miles off shore and surrounded by water on all sides, has been especially equipped for the quarantine.”

Actress Manuela Velasco reprises »

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Magnet Takes Rights to Rec 4: Apocalypse, Release Date Set!

17 November 2014 12:07 PM, PST | shocktillyoudrop.com | See recent shocktillyoudrop news »

Magnet Releasing announced today that they have acquired Us rights to Rec 4: Apocalypse, the fourth and final installment in the Spanish horror series. Magnet will release the film day and date in theaters, on iTunes and On Demand everywhere on Friday, January 2nd, 2015.

The last chapter was helmed by Jaume Balaguero, co-director of the first two films (his co-director Paco Plaza helmed Rec 3).

The post Magnet Takes Rights to Rec 4: Apocalypse, Release Date Set! appeared first on Shock Till You Drop. »

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Film Review: ‘[Rec] 4: Apocalypse’

30 October 2014 4:04 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

After stumbling with its third entry, Filmax’s horror series is more or less back on track with “[Rec] 4: Apocalypse.” Picking up where the first sequel ended — with a desultory nod to “[Rec] 3’s” underwhelming wedding-party digression — this supposedly final though none-too-conclusive chapter is fast-paced and entertaining, if not especially scary. It should do good biz in territories already infected by the earlier fright flicks. International theatrical rollouts begin Oct. 30 after fest preems at Toronto and Sitges.

After army doctor Guzman (Paco Manzanedo) and soldier Lucas rescue TV reporter Angela Vidal (Manuela Velasco) from the apartment building where the viral outbreak of “[Rec]” and its immediate follow-up occurred, they all find themselves at sea on a ship that’s been commandeered as a temporary quarantine. (Also aboard is Maria Alfonso Rosso as a little-old-lady wedding guest who slept through the third film’s massacre, and thus was the only person to survive it. »

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Sitges 2014 Review: [REC4] Is Still Fun But Overly Familar

5 October 2014 6:10 PM, PDT | Twitch | See recent Twitch news »

It's certainly been a while, but the Sitges Film Festival and its audience hasn't forgotten about Rec and the impression it left in its 2007 edition. The film, co-directed by Paco Plaza and Jaume Balagueró won the best director and best actress amongst other awards, and most importantly, managed to scare and delight both critics and audiences alike. The film was a tremendous success, so it was only natural that they tried to iterate upon the formula again with REC2 in 2009, once again co-directed by Plaza and Balagueró, and REC3 in 2012, directed only by Paco Plaza. Sadly, the results were far from the original. The first Rec was a truly breath of fresh air to the zombie genre, with its smart use of...

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Boyhood wins top Fipresci critics award

5 September 2014 4:33 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Richard Linklater’s 12-year project beats Ida, The Grand Budapest Hotel and Winter Sleep.

Richard Linklater’s Boyhood has been named the best film of the past year by the members of the International Federation of Film Critics, Fipresci.

The poll for the Fipresci Grand Prix 2014 - Best Film of the Year gathered votes from 553 members throughout the world.

In the first phase, participants nominated feature-length films that received their world premiere no earlier than July 1, 2013. This led to a final round between the four finalists: Boyhood by Richard Linklater, Ida by Pawel Pawlikowski, The Grand Budapest Hotel by Wes Anderson, and Winter Sleep by Nuri Bilge Ceylan.

This is the first Linklater has won the prize, which has previously gone to Michael Haneke, Paul Thomas Anderson, Jafar Panahi, Pedro Almodóvar, Jean-Luc Godard and Nuri Bilge Ceylan, among others, since its establishment in 1999.

Boyhood will have a special screening at the San Sebastián Film Festival on Sept »

- michael.rosser@screendaily.com (Michael Rosser)

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New trailer for [Rec] 4: Apocalypse

31 August 2014 10:34 AM, PDT | 24framespersecond.net | See recent 24FramesPerSecond news »

It seems like we've been waiting an eternity for this, but finally, [Rec] 4: Apocalypse has a tasty new trailer. In case you’ve been living in an abandoned apartment complex for the past five years, the [Rec] films play out in much the same way as the early entries of the Alien saga. The first film is very claustrophobic, tightly constructed and dripping in tension, much like Ridley Scott’s original entry in the Alien franchise. [Rec] 2 plays out in similar fashion but ups the ante with extra firepower and more attention to action. It’s also in many ways the superior picture. Thankfully that’s where comparisons end. [Rec] 3 shares nothing in common with Alien 3, in fact some might argue it’s the polar opposite. Alien 3 took us into darker, more forsaken territory, whereas [Rec] 3 – a film that runs parallel with the original movie in the series – is happy to drown itself in colour, »

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New Spanish trailer for Rec 4

28 August 2014 11:04 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

The Spanish horror series Rec 4 takes to the high seas for its latest movie. Here's an action-filled new trailer...

After two extraordinarily terrifying and claustrophobic films, the Rec series headed off to a wedding in Rec 3: Genesis. And while the comic flourishes weren't entirely unwelcome, it felt more like a spin-off (a kind of Rec Gaiden) rather than a proper sequel to Luiso Berdejo and Paco Plaza's previous pair of films.

The good news is that Rec 4 takes the series back to its murky (and hopefully scary) roots. It takes place immediately after the second movie, and catches up with news reporter and zombie outbreak survivor Angela Vidal (Manuela Valesco).

More good news: Rec 4 looks about as close as we'll ever get to an Under Siege sequel with added zombies. The movie takes place on a ship in the middle of the ocean - presumably, the last refuge from the outbreak, »

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New Trailer for [Rec] 4: Apocalypse

28 August 2014 2:31 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Early next month, horror fans attending the Toronto International Film Festival will be treated to the world premiere of [Rec] 4: Apocalypse. If you’d like a better idea of what to expect from the latest installment, we have a look at the brand new trailer from Filmax:

“Angela Vidal, the young television reporter who entered the building with the fireman, manages to make it out alive. But what the soldiers don’t know is that she carries the seed of the strange infection. She is to be taken to a provisional quarantine facility, a high-security installation where she will have to stay in isolation for several days. An old oil tanker, miles off shore and surrounded by water on all sides, has been especially equipped for the quarantine.”

Actress Manuela Velasco reprises her role as Angela Vidal from the first [Rec]. Director Jaume Balagueró, who co-helmed the first two entries in the franchise with Paco Plaza, »

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‘Her Time Has Come…’ The Zombie Boat Comes in for New Poster for [Rec]4 Apocalypse

11 August 2014 2:19 PM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

It is unusual to be anticipating a third sequel to a horror franchise quite this much. However the [Rec] series from directors Paco Plaza and Jaume Balaguerno made the most of the hand held camera horror trend with two tense instalments investigating a quarantined apartment block. A third film followed with Plaza going solo with a prequel, breaking free from the first person format and ending up with a decent, if slightly less fearsome film.

Now the end is properly nigh with Balaguerno’s solo effort, the final chapter in the series, [Rec] 4: Apocalypse. This new poster isn’t exactly what I expected, looking a little too Wild Things for me, but as you’ll know (because you’ve seen the trailer) our heroine of sorts Ángela Vidal  (Manuela Velascoa) is taken on board a ship as everything landbound goes to hell in a flesh eating handbasket.

Here’s your poster, »

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The Definitive Foreign Language Horror Films: 20-11

25 July 2014 6:41 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

In an odd turn of events, this list has a number of films that don’t have English-language titles. They just go by whatever the original title was. Good for us. What we do see in this portion of the list is a few movies that weren’t really created specifically to be horror films, but their themes and visuals made it so. In addition, we have some heavyweights of non-horror cinema creating horror films that push the genre all the more upward. “Thinking man horror,” if you will.

20. Le locataire (1976)

English Language Title: The Tenant

Directed by: Roman Polanski

Roman Polanski has made one of the greatest horror “trilogies” of all time with 1965′s British production Repulsion, 1968′s American production Rosemary’s Baby, and 1976′s French production The Tenant, completing his “Apartment Trilogy.” Unlike the other two, Polanski actually stars in The Tenant as Trelkovsky, a reserved man renting an apartment in Paris. »

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Cannes: Spanish Filmmakers Aim for Wider Audience with Genre Fare

16 May 2014 3:31 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

This may well be a record year for Spanish-language cinema, fueled by booming Latin American pay TV sales, buoyant U.S. VOD, rising demand in Asia and Eastern Europe and synergies from Brazil’s 2014 FIFA World Cup.

But back in the Old World, Spanish producers are still struggling to finance their movies, with faltering subsidy and television funding and dwindling revenue streams due to vanishing DVD sales and widespread piracy.

Hedging their bets, Spanish producers increasingly focus on popular genres executed for the widest possible audience.

“What works now in Spain are comedies and romantic comedies,” says Imagina’s Geraldine Gonard. “People need to laugh. But these films are the hardest projects to sell abroad.”

A key test will be Spain’s all-time local blockbuster “Spanish Affair,” sold by Vicente Canales’ Film Factory.

“This is a unique phenomenon, like France’s ‘The Intouchables’ or ‘Welcome to the Sticks’,” Canales says. »

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[Rec] 4: Apocalypse trailer - Manuela Velasco returns for final time

25 April 2014 2:23 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

A new trailer has been released for [Rec] 4: Apocalypse.

Manuela Velasco returns as reporter Angela in the fourth and final instalment of the horror franchise.

Velasco's character did not appear in the third film Genesis, which dropped the first two films' found footage style and took place at a wedding.

The first two films were directed by Jaume Balaguero and Paco Plaza, while Plaza took the reins of Genesis, adopting a more slapstick style.

Balaguero has helmed the fourth film, which returns to the first two films' main storyline and brings back a darker atmosphere.

It sees Angela getting rescued and taken to an oil tanker base, before the quarantine is broken and survivors are attacked by infected victims of the zombie virus.

[Rec] 4: Apocalypse will be released in Spain on October 31. A UK and Us release date is yet to be confirmed. »

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New Trailer For [.Rec] 4: Genesis Online

24 April 2014 5:01 PM, PDT | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

First announced together way back in 2010, the original idea was that [.Rec] 3: Genesis and [.Rec] 4: Apocalypse would film more-or-less concurrently and be released close together. Clearly that didn't pan out, since Genesis arrived a couple of years ago. But here, finally, is a trailer for Apocalypse, picking up Manuela Velasco's story, left hanging at the end of [.Rec] 2.Series honchos Jaume Balaguero and Paco Plaza directed the first two [.Rec]s in tandem, but went solo for the prequel and this threequel, taking one each. Plaza handled Genesis, so Apocalypse is Balaguero's, and sees Velasco's Angela rescued and taken to an impromptu base set up on an oil tanker. Inevitably, however, the quarantine doesn't hold, and the survivors are soon once again faced with infected victims of the franchise's unique, peculiarily Catholic zombie rabies virus.Genesis abandoned the first two films' chaotic handheld found footage style after its first few minutes, »

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Angela & The Infected Are Back In [Rec 4]: Apocalypse Trailer!

24 April 2014 2:24 PM, PDT | iconsoffright.com | See recent Icons of Fright news »

It feels like we’ve been waiting forever, but Jaume Balaguero’s final installment in his & Paco Plaza’s horror series is finally here! [Rec 4]: Apocalypse looks to be taking the terror out to sea, picking up where it left off with Angela (once again played by Manuela Velasco) awaking on a ship filled with an infected horde. The found footage narrative of the first two (and half of [Rec 3]) is notably gone, but I’m not complaining. The scale of this look pretty big and wild, and I cannot wait to see how it all ends.

Watch the trailer below!

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[Rec]4: Apocalypse kicks off at the point where Ángela Vidal, the only survivor of the terrible infection, is evacuated from the building. When the situation finally appears to be under control, chaos prevails once again and the seed of evil takes on new and horrible forms.

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Watch: First Trailer, Images & Poster For '[Rec] 4: Apocalypse'

24 April 2014 2:08 PM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Hey wait, they're still making these? In case you missed out on the barely there sensation, in 2007, Jaume Balagueró and Paco Plaza turned horror heads with their riff on the found footage genre, "[Rec]." It was reasonably effective take on the style, and it caused enough of a stir that two years later Hollywood dropped a remake that no one really cared about. But the original franchise kept going with "[Rec] 2" dropping in 2009, followed by "[Rec] 3: Genesis" in 2012. And now another installment is coming, "[Rec] 4: Apocalypse," with Balagueró back behind the camera for this time since the first sequel, and it looks like not much has changed. This time around Manuela Velasco, also returning from part two, is back in the lead, with the story now relocated to an oil tanker (!?) where some untrustworthy doctors have unleashed the virus packing undead once again. It seems like another excuse to contain a lot »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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[Rec] 4: Apocalypse Trailer Released

24 April 2014 11:34 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

After showing us a bloodbath of a wedding reception in [Rec] 3: Genesis, the influential Spanish zombie franchise is going back to its roots in its fourth entry with familiar faces behind and in front of the camera. We’ve shown you a teaser poster and a behind-the-scenes video from [Rec] 4: Apocalypse, and now we have the first official trailer for you to check out:

“Angela Vidal, the young television reporter who entered the building with the fireman, manages to make it out alive. But what the soldiers don’t know is that she carries the seed of the strange infection. She is to be taken to a provisional quarantine facility, a high-security installation where she will have to stay in isolation for several days. An old oil tanker, miles off shore and surrounded by water on all sides, has been especially equipped for the quarantine.”

Actress Manuela Velasco reprises her »

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