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First Frightdays: [REC]
May 5, 2017 @ 9:45 pm
“A brilliantly staged early scare signals that the safety rails are off and, despite an unexpected, last-minute swerve into the supernatural realm, the edge-of-the-seat tension is sustained to the very last second.” – Time Out
“[REC] has it all and is probably one of the best Spanish horror films in recent memory.” – Bloody Disgusting
Reporter Angela (Manuela Velasco) and her trusty cameraman Pablo are following a local fire crew for a segment of their reality television series “When You’re Asleep” when the firefighters receive a distress call from a nearby apartment building. An elderly woman has become locked in her apartment; a routine call by any account. The police are already on the scene, so now it’s up to firemen Manu (Ferran Terraza) and Alex (David Vert) to break down the door and ensure that no harm has come to her. Upon arriving at the building, everything appears normal. But the calm atmosphere at the moment betrays the horrors that begin to unfold after the firemen break down the tenant’s door and experience something that no one would believe had it not been captured on camera.
Dir. Jaume Balagueró & Paco Plaza. 2007. 75 min.
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