[Rec]

Critic Score

96%

User Score

81%
In theaters Nov 23, 2007
R, 1 hr. 18 min.

Trailer

Movie Info

Synopsis: After teaming up in 2002 for the dramatic music documentary OT: The Movie, Spanish horror specialists Jaume Balagueró (Darkness) and Paco Plaza (Second Name) join forces once again for this
Director: Jaume Balagueró, Paco Plaza
Rated: R
Running Time: 1 hr. 18 min.
Genre: Horror, Art House & International, Special Interest
Theater Release: Nov 23, 2007
DVD Release: Jul 14, 2009

Cast

Manuel Bronchud

Grandfather
Maria Lanau

Jennifer's Mother
Martha Carbonell

Sra. Izquierdo
Javier Botet

Niña Medeiros

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Critic Reviews

Consensus: Plunging viewers into the nightmarish hellscape of an apartment complex under siege, [Rec] proves that found footage can still be used as an effective delivery mechanism for sparse, economic horror.
  • A brilliantly staged early scare signals that the safety rails are off and, despite an unexpected, last-minute swerve into the supernatural realm, the edge-of-the-seat tension is sustained to the very last second.More...
  • Lazily scripted, without even a pretense of character development or psychological depth, it offers nothing new for genre fans and no reason for mainstream auds to bite.More...
  • Quick and to the point when it comes to delivering scares.More...
  • Superbly acted, brilliantly directed and absolutely bloody terrifying, this is one of the best films of the year.More...
  • Directors Jaume Balagueró and Paco Plaza, rising stars in the Spanish horror scene, create a buzzing urgency in a familiar premise...More...
  • Not since John Carpenter's one-shot intro to Halloween has POV horror been this good.More...
  • This short, stripped-down, first-person horror picture delivers some brutally effective shocks and gradually conjures a haunting atmosphere of ever-escalating panic and despair.More...
  • Impressiona pelo ritmo, pelas atuações, pela intensidade e pela excepcional edição de som, revelando-se sempre tenso e, nos melhores momentos, absolutamente assustador.More...
  • This Spanish horror thriller is based on a great idea that takes a new bite at the zombie genre, combined with a different way of telling the story," says AndrewMore...
  • A well-made funhouse ride of pure terror and near-breathless dread.More...

User Reviews

  • Suspenseful, intense, scary, and gory, [Rec] is without a doubt one of the best Horror movies of the past decade, if not of all time. 2007 had not...
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  • A fun, inventive, and jumpy found-footage horror film that has it's share of thrills, especially in the final act. The acting for the most part is...
  • I'm gonna give [Rec] more credit then the american counterpart, "Quarantine". Though they're carbon copies, [Rec]'s acting is far more superior. Turn...
  • I kicked myself for waiting so long to watch this film, when it first came out I was just not in the mood for yet another infection/zombie type movie...
  • A TV crew follows firemen into an apartment building on a routine rescue call, but soon find themselves trapped inside the building where the...
  • Great acting, great script. A must see for anyone who likes a good scary movie.
  • The absolute best and scariest horror film of the 21st century. One of the most intense film experiences of all time and the beginning of an...
  • Now this good spanish movie directed by Balagueró. Good shots, claustrophobic and good score. Good choice for the weekend.
  • The spanish masterpiece of a horror film. Keeps you on the edge of your seat and delivers terrifying chills. Not as good as Quarantine though. Grade:...