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40 Days of Halloween Part 02: [*REC] (2007)

Posted by invizweb on September 24, 2012

courtesy of WikiPedia

Directors:  Jaume Balaguero and Paco Plaza

Starring:  Manuela Velasco, Ferran Terraza, Jorge-Yamam Serrano, Pablo Rosso, David Vert, and Vicente Gil

Writers:  Jaume Balaguero, Paco Plaza, and Luis A. Berdejo

Producer:  Julio Fernandez

Distributors:  Filmax International/ Fox Searchlight Pictures

Run Time:  1 hour 18 minutes (78 minutes)

[*REC]is a zombie/outbreak film from Spain, which has been heralded by horror fans for years. It was remade in 2008 as Outbreak in the US. Angela, a television host, with her cameraman Pablo, are filming a story on the local fire department when an emergency call in the night sets the story in motion. Employing the shaky camera technique of found footage movies, this indy feature may be the best in its genre with the camcorder creating an atmosphere of authenticity as if this was news footage. It also brilliantly sets up the pacing and the action sequences. I definitely would rewatch just to study the camera.

**** 1/2

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