Starring: Manuela Velasco, Paco Manzanedo, Hector Colome, Ismael Fritschi, Crispulo Cabezas
Running Time: 95 minutes
Rec exploded onto the horror scene, given us an incredible collaboration of zombie madness and found-footage. It breathed new life into both its medium and its genre, and offered up one of the most terrifying films of recent years. The first person perspective kept us hunkered in to the film’s premise. The third instalment gleefully toyed with the found-footage, before dropping it altogether, and now Rec 4: Apocalypse completely rids itself of its oppressive chains. This should allow for the film to explore new avenues and offer up greater exploration of characters and mythology. It doesn’t. Instead we get just another generic zombie (infected, whatever) film.
Setting up the scene aboard a huge oil tanker, the film immediately confines itself once again. Although this can often work out well, and