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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

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Ángela Vidal
Ferran Terraza ...
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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Storyline

"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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One Witness. One Camera See more »

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Horror | Mystery

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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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Trivia

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

Near the end when Angela and Pablo are listening to the recorder in the penthouse, Angela is obviously rewinding the tape. However, the second time when she rewinds the tape, the audio implies that it was fast-forwarded, as the recording is a diary describing events in chronological order. Watch the tape reel when she rewinds the tape. As it plays forward the reel turns more times than it was rewound. It is impossible for her to hear very much different dialogue without rewinding the tape much more than she does, and then it wouldn't make sense as the dialogue is chronological. In reality, she would be hearing the same spoken passage repeatedly. See more »

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Ángela: Good evening, this is Angela Vidal speaking. Tonight, as usual, we will share this time...
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Scary !
1 April 2008 | by (Netherlands) – See all my reviews

I am not usually commenting on movies here (i rather read other people's comments) but i just finished watching REC and i felt i really had to comment, even if it's just to get my heart rate down ! First of all let me say this is one hell of a terrifying movie, i think i don't have to repeat the synopsis (several people already did that before me)...the story doesn't seem to be very original, we all have seen zombie movies before. But because of the claustrophobic setting this is totally different after all. It's a brilliant move to let it take place in an apartment building, with limited space. Also the first person way it's shot (which has done before as well) adds to the claustrophobic atmosphere of the movie. That and quite few great scares (which you really won't see coming from a mile away like a lot of (Hollywood) "horror" movies) and the great (and shocking) ending, makes this movies one of the best horror flicks i have ever seen. Literally. And believe me, i have seen a lot of them. Hollywood...watch and learn ! You don't need gallons of blood and body parts flying around to make a movie that will scare the living hell out of you !


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