Summary: This horror movie from Spain, remade as the inferior Quarantine here in America, is one hell of a ride. This is another movie with where people are being filmed but the results are far to gory and riveting to dismiss as just one of this overused trend.
Excerpt: [Rec] is a Spanish horror in which a camera crew following the local fire department stumble on an outbreak of a lethal virus and find themselves quarantined in an apartment building with the resulting flesh eating victims.
Summary: Pure and unadulterated terror. This film takes a little while to get going, but, once it does, it's one of the best zombie flicks out there. The film builds its characters and then lets them loose in an apartment building that quickly becomes a nightmarish setting.
Excerpt: [REC]. Now, I know this was spawned from the loins of The Blair Witch Project, and that there amny other films in this vein, such as Cloverfield and the ass sucking Diary of the Dead (that couldn't have sounded good in the Romero's head...
Summary: I was really looking forward to this. I'm a sucker for real style horror faux documentary films and the reviews to be fair, have been very positive for it. But i was very disappointed. I felt they were trying too hard to make this 'real' and by doing so, the seams were visible.
Excerpt: Finally saw this original version. As I had seen Quarantine first, I wasn't sure how this would hold up, but it was surprisingly good despite almost the exact same story. This one felt a little more raw and unpolished, but it helped rather than hindered.
Summary: Action: 2/3 + Comedy: 0.5/2 + Good vs Evil: 1/1 + Love/Sex: 1/1 + Special Effects: 0.5/1 + Plot: 1/1 + Music: 1/1 = 7/10 or 70%. [REC] basks in the simplicity of how horrible reality can become. It exploits the old "what if?
Excerpt: Enter a cool idea, have a midnight news show go on a ride with firefighters, get stuck in a building with zombies. Much in the spirit of Diary Of The Dead with the exception of the allusions and social commentary being explained in a running voice over.
Conclusion: Angela is a tv reporter she and Pablo (camera man) are on a mission to film a fire crew while they work their shift through the night for a show called, While You Are Asleep. The fire crew are called out to attend to an elderly lady who seems to be in some kind of trouble.