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[REC] 4: Apocalypse (2014)

[REC] 4: Apocalipsis (original title)
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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.

Director:

Jaume Balagueró

Writers:

Jaume Balagueró (screenplay), Manu Díez (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Manuela Velasco ... Ángela Vidal
Paco Manzanedo Paco Manzanedo ... Guzmán
Héctor Colomé ... Dr. Ricarte
Ismael Fritschi Ismael Fritschi ... Nic
Críspulo Cabezas Críspulo Cabezas ... Lucas
Mariano Venancio ... Capitán Ortega
María Alfonsa Rosso ... Invitada Boda (as Mª Alfonsa Rosso)
Carlos Zabala Carlos Zabala ... Goro
Cristian Aquino ... Edwin
Emilio Buale Emilio Buale ... Jesu
Paco Obregón Paco Obregón ... Dr. Ginard
Javier Laorden ... Médico Auxiliar
Ramiro Blas ... Sargento
Ferran Terraza Ferran Terraza ... Manu
Carlos Lasarte ... César
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Storyline

Ángela Vidal, the spunky young television reporter that entered the building in 2007 has exited with the swat team. Little do they know that she carries the seed of the strange demonic infection. She is taken to an oil tanker miles off shore which has been especially equipped for the quarantine... Written by michael mcsween

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Horror | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong horror violence/gore, and language | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

Official site [Spain]

Country:

Spain

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

31 October 2014 (Spain) See more »

Also Known As:

[REC] 4: Apocalypse See more »

Filming Locations:

Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

€3,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

€493,575 (Spain), 30 October 2014, Limited Release

Opening Weekend USA:

$708, 2 January 2015, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$708, 2 January 2015
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

The boat motor that is being used as a weapon and also to propel the escape raft has no fuel source. See more »

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There's a scene during the end credits. See more »

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References Deep Rising (1998) See more »

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Not a great way to end the series (if, indeed, this is the end).
28 January 2017 | by BA_HarrisonSee all my reviews

REC 4 opens as army doctor Guzmán (Paco Manzanedo) and soldier Lucas (Críspulo Cabezas) rescue TV reporter Ángela Vidal (Manuela Velasco) from the apartment block where the original movie took place. The trio are put on a quarantine ship where scientists conduct experiments into creating an antivirus. However, the true nature of the infection means that it isn't long before the survivors are running for their lives from drooling, crazed, flesh-hungry 'zombies'.

Part 3 of the REC series had quite a lot of detractors, but I enjoyed it for its refreshing change in approach, which saw the introduction of a touch of humour and a lot more splatter. REC 4: Apocalypse is a return to the dark, claustrophobic atmosphere of the first two films (but thankfully, with minimal found footage style camera-work); as such, it will be seen as a welcome case of 'back to basics' by many, but to me it felt very predictable, and, as a result, less satisfying. I also found the gore lacking and was surprised by how few scares there were.

Oh well, at least director Jaume Balagueró had his heroine strip to a tight white vest and got her good and sweaty for the finalé (sometimes, it's the simple things in life).

5.5 out of 10, generously rounded up to 6 for IMDb.


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