Manila Velasco (Ángela Vidal), Ferrán Terraza (Manu),
Jorge Serrano (Sergio), Pablo Rosso (Pablo), David Vert (Álex)
God bless the Spanish! Just when Hollywood has all but
given up on truly scary horror movies, churning out an endless stream of formula-driven garbage, two Spanish directors collaborate to bring us something truly terrifying.
In a nutshell, it's 28 Days Later meets Cloverfield, but
very much in a style of it's own with plenty of jumps, jolts, atmosphere and moments which have you second guessing.
On a routine documentary following a group of fire
fighters, a small film crew find themselves quarantined inside an apartment complex where the infected attack with violent rage.
It's quite unlike the majority of zombie films and would
really be appreciated by those who quite literally want the shit scared out of them.
Remade in America under the title Quarantine, but take
that version out of the DVD player and press play on this instead.
[REC] 2 (18)
D: Jaume Balaguero & Paco Plaza
Magnolia/Filmax/Castelao (Julio Fernandez & Carlos
W: Jaume Balaguero, Paco Plaza & Manu
DP: Pablo Rosso
Ed: Xavi Giminez
Manuela Velasco (Angela Vidal), Jonathan Mellor (Dr.
Owen), Oscar Sanchez Zafra (Chief Fernandez), Ariel Casas (Larra), Alejandro Casaseca (Martos), Claudio Silva (Jennifer)
The first of many sequels and, sadly, not a patch on the
It's pretty much the same thing, except it changes the
virus from the original film into something more akin to demonic possession.
It's unfortunate that the filmmakers of the first film had
to resort to this cash-grab sequel, but it's still better than the piss-poor American remake of the original film.