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This movie was filmed in France/Romania, it is sub-titled in english. It is a smart, creepy, anxiety-driven suspense horror movie! Apparently I am scared of being terrorized by unknowns things while alone in the dark, running away from something that you can't see, hearing noises and being taunted. This movie; like The Strangers is all psychological. It was full of intense moments and once it starts it doesn't let up. The movie opens with a mother and daughter that almost hit someone on the road, they end up getting killed by "them". In the same area these people terrorize a couple that lives near by. (Wrong place at the wrong time). This movie was similar to The Strangers method but the outcome is totally different, and goes in many different area's, starting in their house, moving outside into the woods, and eventually into an underground tunnel. This movie plays with your mind not showing you much at all (until near the end). I'm not sure how I never saw this movie until now when it came out in 2007/2008.
REC.4 brings back Manuela Velasco "Angela" from REC.1 and REC.2, she is rescued and brought to a research facility on a ship, she is carrying the virus now (like we saw at the end of REC.2) and they are trying to develop a serum to cure it. There are a few surprising twists though to keep you guessing....It was a solid movie overall, it drops the found footage part all together, which is totally fine by me, the movie does tie in the side-story of REC.3 which focused on a couple's wedding day where the virus spreads to the guests, the only survivor (the mother of the groom from REC.3 is in this movie.) These movie's are high anxiety, high tension, gory and fun! Spanish horror directors know how to make a good horror movie, I'll give you that. The infected are always running at you full out and their are creepy infected monkey's flying out of cages and running loose attacking people also.
I was looking forward to seeing this movie for some time now, finally got to see it and it was really good. Incredibly heavy at times and lighter at other times to break up the tension and seriousness, the movie focus's on real life issues like depression, being in the closet, gay relationship issues, parental abandonment issues, suicide, and dysfunctional relationships within a straight marriage, the movie really did seem authentic, and was well done! Many people could relate to something going on in the story as nothing in life is perfect. Kristen Wiig seems to take on both roles quite well. A whole new respect for her. The on-screen chemistry between her and Bill was noticeable. Luke Wilson and Ty Burrell are also a great addition. I hope this movie gets a lot of attention and I would recommend it to anyone.
The hype for this movie had been chaotic because of the terrorism threats, well it was your average comedy, nothing more, nothing less. It was raunchy, dirty filthy humour and does make fun of Kim Jong-un at every second they get. I don't understand why Korea would be so offended by it? Seriously laugh at yourself it's ok.....Family Guy and South Park are going to have fun with this movie.
The follow-up wasn't anywhere near as good as the first one, although the first one wasn't awesome to begin with. It had a few raunchy laughs; mostly the Jennifer Aniston sex addiction parts but besides that it's not worth seeing really...which is unfortunate.