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[REC] 4: Apocalypse -- Angela Vidal wakes up in a high-security quarantine facility, sole survivor and witness to the horrific events inside the building. But does she remember what happened to her? Is she carrying the virus? Distrust spreads through the isolated facility while new, even more deadly forms of evil spread even faster.
[REC] 4: Apocalypse -- Angela Vidal wakes up in a high-security quarantine facility, sole survivor and witness to the horrific events inside the building. But does she remember what happened to her? Is she carrying the virus? Distrust spreads through the isolated facility while new, even more deadly forms of evil spread even faster.
[REC] 4: Apocalypse -- It's Too Late
[REC] 4: Apocalypse -- It's Too Late
[REC] 4: Apocalypse -- It's Time To Get Out


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Jaume Balagueró (screenplay) &
Manu Díez (screenplay)
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Release Date:
30 October 2014 (Argentina) See more »
It's time to get out. See more »
An ill-fated television reporter is rescued and sent on a voyage across the ocean, but she is followed by the deadly virus that has plagued her and numerous others. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Notable sequel packs tension , shocks , thrills , chills and this time spreading virus throughout the claustrophobic confines of a ship at sea See more (49 total) »


  (in credits order) (complete, awaiting verification)

Manuela Velasco ... Ángela Vidal
Paco Manzanedo ... Guzmán

Héctor Colomé ... Dr. Ricarte
Ismael Fritschi ... Nic
Críspulo Cabezas ... Lucas

Mariano Venancio ... Capitán Ortega

María Alfonsa Rosso ... Old Lady (as Mª Alfonsa Rosso)
Carlos Zabala ... Goro
Cristian Aquino ... Edwin
Emilio Buale ... Jesu
Paco Obregón ... Dr. Ginard

Javier Laorden ... Médico Auxiliar
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Javier Botet ... Niña Medeiros (uncredited)

Directed by
Jaume Balagueró 
Writing credits
Jaume Balagueró (screenplay) &
Manu Díez (screenplay)

Produced by
Valentina Chidichino .... associate producer
Carlos Fernández .... executive producer
Julio Fernández .... producer
Laura Fernández .... executive producer
Teresa Gefaell .... line producer
Oriol Maymó .... line producer
Adrià Monés .... executive producer
Alberto Álvarez .... line producer
Original Music by
Arnau Bataller (original music by)
Cinematography by
Pablo Rosso 
Film Editing by
David Gallart 
Casting by
Cristina Campos 
Art Direction by
Javier Alvariño 
Costume Design by
Marian Coromina 
Makeup Department
Daniel Carrasco .... character designer: DDT SFX
Alma Casal .... makeup designer
Haridian Nóbrega .... daily makeup artist
Lucía Salanueva .... makeup artist
Production Management
Oriol Maymó .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Anna Aran .... second assistant director
Fernando Sánchez-Izquierdo .... first assistant director
Art Department
Pau Albin .... set dresser
Abdón Alcañiz .... assistant set dresser
Jaime Anduiza .... assistant art director
Cayetana H. Cuyas .... prop assistant
Carlos de la Sotilla .... concept artist
Jose Ramon Fernandez .... assistant props
Elena Machado Hernández .... set dresser (as Elena Machado Hernandez)
Adolfo Martín Crespo .... props
Jun Matsuura .... storyboard artist
Iñaki Rubio .... prop buyer
Antonio Sánchez-Romo .... props
Oscar Troitiño .... head painter
Oscar Troitiño .... property master
Sound Department
Tamara Arévalo .... sound assistant
Marc Bech .... sound effects editor
Marc Bech .... sound mix technician
Laia Casanovas .... foley recordist
Alayn Crespo .... boom operator
Laura Díez Mora .... dialogue editor
Marc Orts .... re-recording mixer
Pepe Pleguezuelos .... facility sound manager
Albert Ribas .... foley artist
Oriol Tarragó .... sound designer
Marco A. Toledo .... second unit soundman: assistant
Javier Valdés .... facilities manager: and head stage manager
Special Effects by
David Ambit .... special effects makeup
Xavi Bastida .... animatronics: DDTSFX
Josep Claret .... special effects
Lolo López Egea .... special effects technician
Jordi Morera .... special effects makeup: DDT SFX Crew
Raquel Munuera .... special effects makeup: DDT SFX Crew
Lluís Rivera .... special effects coordinator (as Lluis Rivera)
Marcos Sagasta .... special effects crew: DDT SFX
Visual Effects by
Kepa Casado .... cg supervisor
Gerard Casas Rué .... cg artist (as Gerard Casas)
Ivan Cipriani .... digital compositor
Txetxu de la Portilla .... rotoscope artist
Carlos de la Sotilla .... digital compositor
Albert Garcia Gil .... digital compositor
Konstantinos Pontikidis .... matchmove artist
Sonny Pye .... digital compositor
Roger Serrabassa Vilar .... digital compositor
Neus Trullén .... visual effects coordinator
Àlex Villagrasa .... visual effects supervisor
Victor Cerezuela .... stunts
Carlos Cortés .... stunt performer
Dani Medina .... stunts
Marc Padró .... stunts
Josep Pla .... stunts
Dany Ramos .... stunts
Sergi Subirà .... stunt coordinator
Sergi Subirà .... stunts
Camera and Electrical Department
Chisko Blanco .... electrician
Alayn Crespo .... underwater camera assistant
Laura Fernández .... dit
Gabi Garcia .... focus puller
Nacho Martinez .... additional electrician: Asturias
Cris Noda .... first assistant camera
Tenesor Quintana .... dolly grip
Pablo Rosso .... camera operator
Xavi Ruiz .... additional electrician
Xavier Sarasa .... pre-lighting gaffer
Eric Solé .... additional electrician
Álvaro Solís .... assistant camera
Txema Vega .... underwater camera operator: underwater scenes
Quim Vives .... still photographer: Barcelona
Casting Department
Diego Betancor .... casting director: canary islands
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Paloma Bomé .... assistant costume designer
Sara Cabrera .... set costumer
Natalia López Quesada .... costume assistant
Editorial Department
Quique Cañadas .... digital intermediate colorist
Pau Itarte .... assistant editor
Pau Itarte .... promo editor: trailer
Laura Sánchez .... digital intermediate coordinator
Music Department
Marc Blanes Matas .... score mixer
Martin Roller .... score recording engineer
Òscar Senén .... orchestrator
Alfred Tapscott .... composer: Teaser music
Pablo Uroz .... score mix assistant
Other crew
Eduardo Albaladejo .... management of rights: Filmax Entertainment
Julieta Bernabó .... production accountant
Marta Bordón .... runner
Marta del Río .... production assistant
Jesús Martínez .... production assistant
Jose Mellinas .... additional voices
Martin Samper .... making-of interviewer
Guillermo Tato .... development executive
Albert Val .... head of development
Yadira Ávalos .... production staff
Alberto Marini .... special thanks
Carmen Diaz Medina .... special thanks

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"[REC] 4: Apocalipsis" - Spain (original title)
"Rec 4: Apocalypse" - International (English title) (informal English title)
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Rated R for strong horror violence/gore, and language
95 min
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Argentina:16 | Australia:MA15+ (2015) | Canada:18A (Alberta/British Columbia/Ontario) | Canada:13+ (Quebec) | Chile:14 | Finland:K-18 | France:12 | Germany:16 | Hong Kong:III | Japan:R15+ | Mexico:B-15 | Netherlands:16 | South Korea:18 | UK:18 | USA:R (certificate #49507)

Did You Know?

Comic book artist Charlie Adlard known for his work in "The Walking Dead" (2010) comics drew a poster for this film's US release, as did Tony Moore for [REC] 3: Genesis (2012).See more »
Revealing mistakes: The boat motor that is being used as a weapon and also to propel the escape raft has no fuel source.See more »
Movie Connections:
References Aliens (1986)See more »


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7 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
Notable sequel packs tension , shocks , thrills , chills and this time spreading virus throughout the claustrophobic confines of a ship at sea, 30 July 2015
Author: ma-cortes from Santander Spain

This follow-up packs a sinister and horrifying atmosphere by means of shaky camera as well as the former Spanish films titled Rec 1 , 2 and 3 . Horror story plenty of suspense , restless terror and in thrilling style . The story starts with an elite squad of soldiers attempting to rescue to the young reporter Angela Vidal (Manuela Velasco) at a Barcelona apartment complex teeming with the victims of a demonic possession virus that has transformed them into vicious killers . After army doctor Guzman (Paco Manzanedo) and soldier Lucas rescue TV reporter Angela Vidal from the apartment building where occurred the viral outbreak and its immediate follow-up occurred , they all find themselves at sea on a ship that's been commandeered as a temporary quarantine . Then the action now takes place miles away from the original location and giving the film an entirely fresh yet disturbing new reality . As Angela Vidal 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 . As our starring Television reporter Ángela is rescued from the building and taken to an oil tanker commanded by Capitán Ortega (Mariano Venancio) to be examined by a medical team run by Dr Ricarte (Héctor Colomé) . However, it is unknown whether it is her who is carrying the seed of the mysterious demonic virus whose origin results to be the possessed girl (Tristana Medeiros is the only character to appear in all four films) who started the outbreak . But the infection has contaminated the tanker and events go wrong . Later on , the ship turns into a nightmare when horrific events take place as some of the crew start showing signs of a strange illness . Also aboard is a little-old-lady wedding guest (Maria Alfonso Rosso) who slept through the third film's massacre, and thus was the only person to survive it . As our protagonists find seamen have been possessed by strange demoniac forces . They are brutally attacked by psycho people ; they soon learn that people on the boat have been infected by something unknown .

This fast paced and entertaining fourth entry contains familiar faces behind and in front of the camera and with the ordinary living dead virus . Highly engrossing horror , this exciting movie contains noisy action , thrills , chills and loads of blood and gore . The film was well produced by Julio Fernandez and Castelao Pictures, and co-written by Balaguero and Manu Diez . This is the only installment of the franchise that is not filmed as found footage at all and it took 8 months to film and only 3 to edit . 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 . This sequel to one of the highest earning horror movies of the last years titled ¨Rec¨ is realized in similar premise to original and displays a good cast such as Manuela Velasco , Paco Manzanedo , Mariano Venancio and special mention for recently deceased Héctor Colomé as Dr. Ricarte . And Maria Alfonso Rosso as the elderly woman on the ship is a survivor of the Rec ³: Genesis (2012) wedding massacre , although she believes she is still attending the party . This stirring terror picture displays horrific scenes , drama , action, suspense, and results to be quite entertaining . The frightening as well as scary story begins well and grows more and more until a surprising finale . The horror moments are compactly made and fast moving . The origins of the demonic outbreak are explained in the graphic novel ¨Rec : Untold Stories¨ , released alongside "Génesis" in Europe . In a clever twist that draws together the plots of the first three movies, this fourth part of the saga also works as a decoder to uncover information hidden in the first two films . The movie is a great sequel as well as a parallel story to the events of ¨Rec¨ , as the writers provide a well-knit plot with mystery and horror, giving full rein to Jaume Balaguero natural talent for the terror genre .

Most of the film was shot on an actual oil rig ship , some of the sets had to be recreated from the ship at the studio in order to allow space to film and do stunts . Appropriate cinematography by Pablo Grosso , series's usual , and atmospheric musical score by Arnau Bataller fitted perfectly to action . The flick was nicely produced by the chairman of Filmax and Castelao Productions , Julio Fernandez who along with his brother Carlos Fernandez are two successful producers and experts on Horror genre , producers of hits as ¨The machinist¨ ,¨ Fragiles¨, ¨Darkness¨, and many others . The picture was professionally directed by Jaume Balaguero . Balaguero along with Paco Plaza are the main Spanish filmmakers expert on terror cinema , both of whom have realized the box-office big successes such as these ¨Rec 1¨ , ¨Rec 2¨, stumbling with third entry ¨Rec¨ 3 , but the original is far superior , it did good biz in territories already infected by the earlier fright flicks . It's an entertaining terror and sometimes graphically gory and turns out to be an acceptable attempt to cash in the Zombie sub-genre .

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