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REC (2007)

[Rec] (original title)
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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.

Writers:

Jaume Balagueró (screenplay), Luiso Berdejo (screenplay) (as Luis Berdejo) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Manuela Velasco ... Ángela
Ferran Terraza Ferran Terraza ... Manu
Jorge-Yamam Serrano ... Policía joven
Pablo Rosso Pablo Rosso ... Pablo
David Vert ... Álex
Vicente Gil ... Policía Adulto
Martha Carbonell Martha Carbonell ... Sra. Izquierdo
Carlos Vicente ... Guillem
María Teresa Ortega María Teresa Ortega ... Abuela (as Mª Teresa Ortega)
Manuel Bronchud Manuel Bronchud ... Abuelo
Akemi Goto Akemi Goto ... Japonesa
Chen Min Kao Chen Min Kao ... Japonés (as Kao Chen-Min)
Maria Lanau ... Madre histérica
Claudia Silva ... Jennifer
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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Trapped. No mercy. No escape. No one gets out alive. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for bloody horror violence and language | See all certifications »

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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 »

Quotes

[first lines]
Ángela: Good evening, this is Angela Vidal speaking. Tonight, as usual, we will share this time...
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Connections

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Written and Performed by Carlos Ann
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Scary !
1 April 2008 | by morpheus27See 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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Spain

Language:

Spanish | Japanese

Release Date:

23 November 2007 (Spain) See more »

Also Known As:

[Rec] See more »

Filming Locations:

Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain

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Budget:

EUR1,500,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$32,511,655
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