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Rec is a Spanish found-footage horror film co-written and directed by Jaume Balagueró and Paco Plaza. The film centers on a news reporter and her cameraman covering a firefighter intervention at an apartment building in Barcelona. As the situation escalates, after some of the building’s occupants show animalistic and murderous behavior, the reporter and cameraman find themselves confined inside the perilous building.
The film was a commercial and critical success. It is now recognized as one of the early successes, and one of the best films in the found footage genre. Rec placed at number 60 on Time Out’s list of the top 100 best horror films.
Reporter Ángela Vidal and her cameraman Pablo are covering the night shift in one of Barcelona’s local fire stations for the documentary television series While You’re Sleeping. While they are recording, the firehouse receives a call about an old woman, Mrs. Izquierdo, who is trapped in her apartment and screaming. Ángela and Pablo accompany two of the firefighters, Álex and Manu, to the apartment building, where two police officers are waiting. As they approach, the old woman becomes aggressive and attacks one of the officers, biting his neck. As they carry the injured officer downstairs, they find the building residents gathered in the lobby. The police and military have sealed off the building and trapped them inside.
Directors: Jaume Balagueró, Paco Plaza
Writers: Jaume Balagueró (screenplay), Luiso Berdejo (screenplay) (as Luis Berdejo), Paco Plaza (screenplay)
Stars: Manuela Velasco, Ferran Terraza, Jorge-Yamam Serrano, Pablo Rosso, David Vert, Vicente Gil, Martha Carbonell
|Jorge-Yamam Serrano||…||Policía joven|
|Vicente Gil||…||Policía Adulto|
|Martha Carbonell||…||Sra. Izquierdo|
|María Teresa Ortega||…||Abuela (as Mª Teresa Ortega)|
|Chen Min Kao||…||Japonés (as Kao Chen-Min)|
|Maria Lanau||…||Madre histérica|
|Javier Botet||…||Niña Medeiros|
|Ana Isabel Velásquez||…||Chica colombiana|
|Daniel Trinh||…||Niño japonés|
|Marita Borrego||…||Operadora Cuartel Bomberos|
|Jana Prats||…||Operadora Cuartel Bomberos (as Ana Prats)|
|Víctor Massagué||…||Niño Buhardilla|
|Javier Coromina||…||Pablo (voice)|
|Joe Lewis||…||Pablo (uncredited)|
Sources: imdb & wikipedia