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Zombie Horror Film Rec 2 poster

Rec 2

Released - 2009
Genre - Horror, Thriller
Directors - Jaume Balaguero, Paco Plaza
Starring - Jonathan Mellor, Ariel Casas, Alejandro Casaseca, Pablo Rosso, Manuela Velasco

The original Rec was like a breath of fresh air for the zombie genre and it spawned a US remake. It was probably inevitable that a sequel would follow. Usually the sequel is rubbish because the original writers or directors don't take part but Rec 2 actually features the same team that was behind the first film, although it's hard to believe they had this change of direction in mind from the start. Rec 2 picks up in the same apartment block where the first film left off and this time we follow a SWAT team and a doctor as they go in to find a blood sample. The same raw energy and handheld camera style is employed but obviously the impact is reduced because we've seen it before. There's also an unexpected plot twist as they seek to explain the zombie outbreak. Truthfully the plot is weak and many of the stupid character actions are contrived, but there are still some great, inventive scary moments. In fact there are just enough of them to make it worth watching but expect to be shouting "what the *@$# are you doing?" at the screen a lot.

Gore - good make-up and the odd splash of blood but nothing over the top

Zombies - these are demonic, roaring, super strong and fast zombies

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