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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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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

REC was one of the major inspirations for the first person survival - horror game Outlast (2013). The game explores lines between science and religion much like the REC series does with medical science, viruses and possession. Also the POV in the game was also inspired by the shaky found footage style used in REC. 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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Vudú (Extended Version)
Written and Performed by Carlos Ann
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another turn of the screw
9 December 2007 | by me-lasierraSee all my reviews

WOW! I'm so proud of you Jaume!!! By some weird psychological mechanism: Balagueró being from my area in Spain, and i being a fan of terror movies, it feels so good to witness the next turn of the screw in the history of this genre! It's hard to comment on this movie without spoiling it, but i'll try. It's very difficult, after 40 years of terror movies, to make something new or special anymore. Balagueró manages to master the false documentary style to create a really scary atmosphere and the movie beats all resistance to destroy the suspension of disbelieve. The jumps in your seat are guaranteed, and the adrenaline flow is sure, so good a medicine for us lovers of terror cinema. In the process, the film has certain social issues, a message against racism, a portrayal of more than 10 characters, and the sweet drops of necessary humor. We saw a interview in the Spanish TV last week, and the directors explained that most of the "actors" didn't know what was gonna happen to them and the camera never stopped recording whatever were their reactions to horrible surprises. Only one actor knows what to do, where to go, and he is the one leading the action from one place to the other of the house. The effect is a rushed and hysteric spontaneity, pure madness... WOW! Try to watch it in a good theatre, with a good sound quality and a good screen. I hope our fellow Americans will be able to watch this before watching the Hollywood replica (Quarantined). Our small cinema industry deserves it.


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Country:

Spain

Language:

Spanish | Japanese

Release Date:

23 November 2007 (Spain) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain

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Budget:

EUR1,500,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$32,511,655
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