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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:
... Ángela
Ferran Terraza ... Manu
Jorge-Yamam Serrano ... Policía joven
Pablo Rosso ... Pablo
David Vert ... Álex
Vicente Gil ... Policía Adulto
Martha Carbonell ... Sra. Izquierdo
... Guillem
María Teresa Ortega ... Abuela (as Mª Teresa Ortega)
Manuel Bronchud ... Abuelo
Akemi Goto ... Japonesa
Chen Min Kao ... Japonés (as Kao Chen-Min)
... Madre histérica
... Jennifer
... 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)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$32,492,948, 23 November 2007
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Trivia

Directors Jaume Balagueró and Paco Plaza made a deal prior to shooting in which if one of them pitched an idea and the other one didn't like it, the idea would be tossed out without further explanation. See more »

Goofs

(at around 24 mins) The old man at the start says that their mobile phones, TV, etc. don't work but when Pablo and Angela go up to the third floor to get the keys (at around 1h) 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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Remade as Quarantine (2008) See more »

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I was a wreck after watching this (ho ho)
24 February 2008 | by See all my reviews

There's a lot of these shaky-cam movies around at the moment, and among your "Cloverfield"s and "Diary Of The Dead"s this low budget Spanish movie may seem like the underdog, but it's punching way above its weight.

Filmed by a TV crew stumbling upon something very nasty happening in an apartment block, the movie is shot and acted brilliantly, the sense of unease gradually giving way to all out terror. While it's obviously derivative of movies like "The Last Broadcast" and "The Blair Witch Project" it manages to deliver in a way that those movies couldn't thanks to some brilliant set-pieces. It's not even out in the UK yet and Hollywood have already remade it (the inevitably inferior "Quarantine") but do yourself a favor and spend an evening in the dark with the original. You'll regret it, but in the best possible way. Terrific.


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