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[Rec] (2007)

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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

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Ángela Vidal
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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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"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 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 »

Goofs

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 »

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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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The old king of raging fear that makes adrenaline flow
26 October 2007 | by (Spain) – See all my reviews

Watched it at Sitges Internation Film Festival.

Now.. Not being a fan of "home-made" cinema I was extremely suspecting about this film. The first 5 minutes really put you down.. I was thinking "Oh no.. Not another amateur experiment please!".. But that's exactly what they are meant for.

After you relax and even prepare for occasional laughter at how bad a film it is the story slowly swirls and sinks in you with pulsating intensity and believe me: You are going to jump all over your seat for the rest of the film.

Please: Do not take kids with you unless they are grown up enough to deal with horror movies or you are up to a few non-sleep nights full of tears and nightmares.

If you love good horror movies you'll love this one.


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