…directed by Jaume Balaguero (Catalonia, Spain) and Paco Plaza (Comunitat Valenciana, Spain)
“A TV reporter and cameraman follow emergency workers into a dark apartment building and are quickly locked inside something terrifying.”
It was on TIFF Midnight Madness.
Rec 1 is what you see here. Rec 2 is a pickup from 1. Rec 3 is a prequel, and Rec 4 picks up from 2.
In film school, we studied “lazy” ways to set up horror films and one of them was isolation, meaning isolating the characters to a confined space and not leaving them much choice. It makes sense that it’s considered “lazy” but I think this is an exception to that theory. There is nothing lazy about the character development and the series of events in the movie at all.
Here’s my favorite scene from Rec 2 (LARRA_)
Great zombie film.
Check out the IMDB page here