[Rec] 2 (2009)
"[Rec]²" (original title)

R  |   |  Horror  |  2 October 2009 (Spain)
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In order to ascertain the current situation inside, a supposed medical officer and a GEO team step into the quarantined and ill-fated apartment building.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Dr. Owen (as Jonathan Mellor)
Óscar Zafra ...
Jefe (as Oscar Sánchez Zafra)
Ariel Casas ...
Pablo Rosso ...
Rafa Parra ...
Rosso (voice)
Pep Molina ...
Padre Jennifer
Andrea Ros ...
Àlex Batllori ...
Juli Fàbregas ...
Ferran Terraza ...
Martha Carbonell ...
Jorge-Yamam Serrano ...


The medical Dr. Owen leads a three-men SWAT team inside the sealed off building to get blood sample from the girl Medeiros to develop an antidote. They are attacked by the zombie-like creatures and Dr. Owen locks a zombie inside a room using a crucifix. He discloses that the patient zero was possessed by the evil and the Vatican sent him to save mankind. Further, they will only leave the building under his voice command. Meanwhile, three teenagers follow a fireman and a man that breaks into the building through the sewage system to rescue his colleague and daughter respectively and they are trapped inside. They are lured and release the evil creature that was locked by Dr. Owen in a room. Out of the blue, the lead team meets the journalist Ângela Vidal hidden inside the building. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong bloody violence, disturbing images and pervasive language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

2 October 2009 (Spain)  »

Also Known As:

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$5,600,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£70,367 (UK) (28 May 2010)


$27,024 (USA) (6 August 2010)

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A lot of the zombie shrieking was added in at post-production stage. To shoot with numerous actors shrieking constantly would have meant that all the dialog would have been drowned out. Adding it in afterward meant that the sound technicians could manipulate the noise to its best advantage. See more »


When the doctor's testing the blood, the plate changes from being 80% filled with thick blood to being fully covered with a thin layer of blood, just before busting into flames, after a soldier passes in front of the camera. See more »


[first lines]
Ángela Vidal: We have to tape everything, Pablo. For fuck's sake.
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Written by Manuel Penella (as Manuel Penella Moreno) and Antonio Álvarez Alonso
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User Reviews

A highly anticipated sequel that (mostly) delivers.
23 July 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Not as cohesive or frightening, as the first REC (which is one of my favorite modern horror movies), but still a tense and thrilling horror ride, more often than not. This is a direct continuation of the original, and happens in and around the same apartment building on the same night. 

REC 2 takes the supernatural elements of the first movie and further explores them, which sets it apart from some similar zombie-type films. No complaints from me there, I enjoyed the expansion of the overall mythos and the added backstory/explanation for some of the people and events of the first film. On the negative side, I did find the new characters introduced in this one to be almost universally unlikable and annoying. Did that ruin the movie? No, but I definitely cared about the well-being and survival of these people less than those that came before. There's also a slight feeling of repetition that comes with using the same location again, but that's understandable considering the direct plot continuance.  

REC 2 is basically more of the same, so if you enjoyed the first, there's no real reason why you shouldn't see this. It's not quite up to the same quality, but it's worth checking out to see the interesting direction the story goes in. 

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