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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:
Ferran Terraza ...
Jorge-Yamam Serrano ...
Pablo Rosso ...
David Vert ...
Vicente Gil ...
Policía Adulto
Martha Carbonell ...
Sra. Izquierdo
María Teresa Ortega ...
Abuela (as Mª Teresa Ortega)
Manuel Bronchud ...
Akemi Goto ...
Chen Min Kao ...
Japonés (as Kao Chen-Min)
Madre histérica


"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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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)  »

Also Known As:

[Rec]  »

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Box Office


€1,500,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$32,492,948, 23 November 2007
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1.85 : 1
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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 »


(at around 24 mins) The old man at the start says that their mobile phones, TV, etc. don't work but when Pablo and Angela go up to the third floor to get the keys (at around 1h) 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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One of the best horror movies I've ever seen
5 December 2007 | by See all my reviews

This is the kind of movie that you go to the cinema and watch, and then haunts you for weeks. Not that it will make you afraid of the dark or it will make you question your vision of life. This is the kind of movie that is all about the experience, the feeling, the atmosphere. This is the kind of movie you wish you hadn't seen because then you'd be able to experience it again for the first time.

It doesn't have amazing dialogues, it doesn't have a compelling story, but still is one of the best cinematic experiences I've had in my life. It's a short movie, short enough to have you interested all along, and everything is well packed, the pace being almost perfect. It goes from a quiet, even boring documentary from a cheap local TV to an atmosphere full of tension and expectation. Truly a unique experience. It has some flaws but the movie as a whole made me forgive them all.

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