[REC] is a groundbreaking cult classic and the movies jut get better as the go on through the collection. My favourite is [REC]3 which is the first of the trilogy to use both cam footage and professional footage. Great for zombie lovers and horror movie/gore fest enthusiasts alike
Again I purchased my fiancé this trilogy of scariness and he was super happy. It has freed up space in his DVD cupboard where the singles were taking up. The DVDs were packaged very well and arrived very quickly.
Warning - This review contains spoilers. Note: These films are in Spanish with English subtitles. I was going to buy REC 3 Genesis (9.99) after watching; and enjoying; the first 2 REC movies, when I saw the trilogy for 12.99. In the first, a reporter/camera crew join a fire crew for an evening shift. They get called to an apartment complex where a virus has broken out. They find a woman in a room upstairs, and whilst investigating the woman bites one of the emergency service men; thus infecting them in the process. Other people enter the complex in hazmat suits to try and ascertain what the virus is. Meanwhile, outside, the building is secured and everyone inside is not allowed to leave. When one survivor stands by the window, they are shot dead by a sniper. In another room, the reporter finds a hidden room inhabited by a girl who can sense by hearing only. She flees but, in the final scene she is dragged back into the complex. In REC 2 another team of investigators/police enter the complex where they are attacked. They place the "victim" in a bedroom, and hang a crucifix on the door. They also find three teenagers who are trespassing and filming on their own. They let the infected victim out, and they consequently bite a police officer. One of the team is revealed to be a priest, and admits the virus is the basis of demonic possession. Somehow, the reporter from the first film has survived and it is revealed how at the end. She is possessed, and kills the priest. She mimics the dead priest's voice and radios that he (the priest) was staying inside and that one female survivor would be leaving - thus spreading the virus further. The third film Genesis takes place at a wedding, where the first to be infected is the grooms uncle. As the cameraman films him throwing up, he notices in the background people in hazmat suits, and a police car drive up. The uncle is later seen atop of a balcony in the reception area where he topples backwards. He bites a female relative and then all hell breaks loose - literally as it turns out. Bride and groom are separated and the film then concentrates on them getting back together. One thing I do like, is that where you see two infected relatives as they appear to the family, in a glass they appear as the creature in the first movie. So it is consistent. The bride, armed with a chainsaw goes on the rampage and is finally reunited with her husband. In the kitchen, they are surrounded by the infected. All of a sudden, the minister starts reading from Genesis and being demons, the infected stand stock still, allowing bride and groom to escape. All seems well, but the bride is then bitten by the groom's hearing-aid wearing grandfather. To stop the spread of infection, the groom chops his wife's hand off. He then picks her up and carries her out of the white plastic tunnel, where the police and hazmats are waiting. They tell him to put her down, as she is infected and they instead share a kiss. She succumbs to the infection and maims the groom, and they are both shot by the emergency services. All in all they are very effective horror movies. Recommended.
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