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4th Feb '18 3:21:01 AM RedScharlach
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''[REC]'' (2007) is a [[SpanishFilms Spanish]] horror film following a news reporter, Ángela Vidal, and her cameraman, Pablo, as they cover the night shift in one of Barcelona's local fire stations for the fictional documentary ''While You Sleep''. However, the two intrepid reporters get much more than they bargained for when the firehouse receives a call from an apartment building about a woman who is trapped. As they tag along with the rescue effort, Ángela and Pablo find themselves actually chronicling the discovery and progression of an apparent zombie outbreak in an apartment building, which forces the police and military to seal off the building, trapping everyone inside. Soon they are forced to fight for their lives, as the virus slowly takes over the residents and firemen around them.

In 2008, the first ''[REC]'' was [[ForeignRemake remade in America]] as ''Film/{{Quarantine}}''. In 2009 a sequel, ''[REC] 2'', was released. The third film, called ''[REC] 3: Génesis'' takes place at roughly the same time as the events of the first two films are happening, and the fourth and final film, ''[REC] 4: Apocalipsis'', has been announced, from the same writers and directors as the first two ''[REC]'' films. ''[REC] Apocalipsis'' will end the saga with the infection spreading to unknown proportions; the film was released in Spain on October 31, 2014.

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''[REC]'' (2007) is a [[SpanishFilms Spanish]] horror film following a news reporter, Ángela Vidal, and her cameraman, Pablo, as they cover the night shift in one of Barcelona's local fire stations for the fictional documentary ''While You Sleep''. However, the two intrepid reporters get much more than they bargained for when the firehouse receives a call from an apartment building about a woman who is trapped. As they tag along with the rescue effort, Ángela and Pablo find themselves actually chronicling the discovery and progression of an apparent zombie outbreak in an the apartment building, which forces the police and military to seal off the building, trapping everyone inside. Soon they are forced to fight for their lives, as the virus slowly takes over the residents and firemen around them.

In 2008, the first ''[REC]'' was [[ForeignRemake remade in America]] as ''Film/{{Quarantine}}''. In 2009 a sequel, ''[REC] 2'', was released. The third film, called ''[REC] 3: Génesis'' takes place at roughly the same time as the events of the first two films are happening, and the fourth and final film, ''[REC] 4: Apocalipsis'', has been announced, from the same writers and directors as the first two ''[REC]'' films. ''[REC] Apocalipsis'' will end concludes the saga with the infection spreading to unknown proportions; the film was released in Spain on October 31, 2014.



** [[spoiler: The second film confirms it: the virus is actually the vehicle of a worm-like [[DemonicallyPossessed demonic entity]] which uses it to [[HiveMind control the infected]] and [[HiveQueen jump its mind from one to another]], and is able to talk with different voices in different bodies (an infected 40 year old talking with the voice of the infected little girl is disturbing).]]

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** [[spoiler: The second film confirms it: the virus is actually the vehicle of a worm-like [[DemonicallyPossessed demonic entity]] which uses it to [[HiveMind control the infected]] and [[HiveQueen jump its mind from one to another]], and is able to talk with different voices in different bodies (an infected 40 year old 40-year-old talking with the voice of the infected little girl is disturbing).]]



* OrificeInvasion: [[spoiler:At the end, we see an extension of the ending scene of the first one, showing Medieros vomiting a worm into Ángela's mouth.]]

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* OrificeInvasion: [[spoiler:At the end, we see an extension of the ending scene of the first one, showing Medieros Medeiros vomiting a worm into Ángela's mouth.]]



* YourMom: The demon, when asked where it [that is, the Medieros girl] is hiding, retorts, "Your mother's cunt!"

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* YourMom: The demon, when asked where it [that is, the Medieros Medeiros girl] is hiding, retorts, "Your mother's cunt!"



* AndIMustScream: [[spoiler: Hinted at the end of "Génesis''. Clara becomes infected and is shot by the soldiers, but Koldo and her reach for each other while they are dying in the ground. This actually could mean that possesed people are aware of their status, but cannot fight against it.]]

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* AndIMustScream: [[spoiler: Hinted at the end of "Génesis''. Clara becomes infected and is shot by the soldiers, but Koldo and her reach for each other while they are dying in the ground. This actually could mean that possesed possessed people are aware of their status, but cannot fight against it.]]



** The switchblade Atun accidently drops down the sewer.

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** The switchblade Atun accidently accidentally drops down the sewer.



* GlamourFailure: [[spoiler: The Medeiros girl appears as the reflection of the infected/posessed people, giving more evidence to the fact that all the infected, no matter what their location, are directly under her control.]]

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* GlamourFailure: [[spoiler: The Medeiros girl appears as the reflection of the infected/posessed infected/possessed people, giving more evidence to the fact that all the infected, no matter what their location, are directly under her control.]]



* SomethingCompletelyDifferent: This movie differed significantly from the formula associated with the saga so far. [[spoiler: At first it seems like it's gonna be a FoundFootageFilms like the other movies, but at the end of the first act the camera gets smashed and then it jumps to a traditional style of filming. Besides, no main characters from the first two movies appear on the third. Lastly, it has more parodic elements, it is more of a dark comedy than a horror film at times]]

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* SomethingCompletelyDifferent: This movie differed significantly from the formula associated with the saga so far. [[spoiler: At first it seems like it's gonna be a FoundFootageFilms [[FoundFootageFilms found-footage film]] like the other movies, but at the end of the first act the camera gets smashed and then it jumps to a traditional style of filming. Besides, no main characters from the first two movies appear on the third. Lastly, it has more parodic elements, elements; it is more of a dark comedy than a horror film at times]]times.]]



* BittersweetEnding: The only movie in the franchise to not end on a complete [[DownerEnding downer]] - [[spoiler: Ángela and Nic both survive, escaping the ship and making it back to dry land. On the other hand, the demon is still alive, and is last seen utilising a fish as its next host, before presumably going off to start the whole nightmare once again.]]

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* BittersweetEnding: The only movie in the franchise to not end on a complete [[DownerEnding downer]] - [[spoiler: Ángela and Nic both survive, escaping the ship and making it back to dry land. On the other hand, the demon is still alive, and is last seen utilising using a fish as its next host, before presumably going off to start the whole nightmare once again.]]
26th Dec '17 3:02:22 PM marcoasalazarm
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* SocialMediaBeforeReason: "Keep recording, for your fucking mother!!!". Throughout two-and-one-act-of-the-third films, people are given to record the whole situation because they either believe (or are ordered to) keep a record of all the craziness that is going on. Obviously many characters are ''not'' happy about it.



* InternalDeconstruction: To the previous two films' SocialMediaBeforeReason: Koldo gets enraged when the cameraman doesn't stops recording to help (this is something that also happened even all the way back on the first film, but Angela ordered the cameraman to continue) and smashes the camera as a result.



* WeddingSmashers

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* WeddingSmashersWeddingSmashers: Doesn't gets more smashed than most of the crowd getting zombified.
28th Sep '17 7:28:53 PM arrgh
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* RealityEnsues: [[spoiler: The last part of the film has Pablo and Angela trying to sneak past the Medeiros girl - in a crowded apartment they're unfamiliar with, in pitch darkness. ''Of course'' they bump into something and make enough noise to get themselves killed.]]
28th Sep '17 7:26:07 PM arrgh
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** The cop who goes to get Jennifer knows the virus is spread by biting and that people who are infected can become aggressive at any time. And yet he tries to carefully walk up to her with no gloves or protection on to inject her with a tranquilizer.

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** The cop who goes to get Jennifer knows the virus is spread by biting and that people who are infected can become aggressive at any time. And yet he tries to carefully walk up to her with no gloves or protection on to inject her with a tranquilizer. He even takes his eyes off her once he's within arms reach of her.
16th Jun '17 6:30:56 PM eroock
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''[REC]'' (2007) is a Spanish horror film following a news reporter, Ángela Vidal, and her cameraman, Pablo, as they cover the night shift in one of Barcelona's local fire stations for the fictional documentary ''While You Sleep''. However, the two intrepid reporters get much more than they bargained for when the firehouse receives a call from an apartment building about a woman who is trapped. As they tag along with the rescue effort, Ángela and Pablo find themselves actually chronicling the discovery and progression of an apparent zombie outbreak in an apartment building, which forces the police and military to seal off the building, trapping everyone inside. Soon they are forced to fight for their lives, as the virus slowly takes over the residents and firemen around them.

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''[REC]'' (2007) is a Spanish [[SpanishFilms Spanish]] horror film following a news reporter, Ángela Vidal, and her cameraman, Pablo, as they cover the night shift in one of Barcelona's local fire stations for the fictional documentary ''While You Sleep''. However, the two intrepid reporters get much more than they bargained for when the firehouse receives a call from an apartment building about a woman who is trapped. As they tag along with the rescue effort, Ángela and Pablo find themselves actually chronicling the discovery and progression of an apparent zombie outbreak in an apartment building, which forces the police and military to seal off the building, trapping everyone inside. Soon they are forced to fight for their lives, as the virus slowly takes over the residents and firemen around them.
3rd Apr '17 8:43:57 AM Fan
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* TankTopTomboy: Angela simply wears a white tank top in all 3 films she's on.
27th Feb '17 7:38:23 AM TheAimz
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* DownerEnding: The first three movies end this way. The fourth, however, has more of a BittersweetEnding.
12th Feb '16 2:19:05 AM TheAimz
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* CoversAlwaysLie: Several of the film's posters, such as [[http://cdn.bloody-disgusting.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/REC-4-poster-717x1024.jpg these]] [[http://bloody-disgusting.com/news/3231637/exclusive-rec4-apocalypse-teaser-poster-sees-red/ ones]], depict Ángela with [[spoiler: red irises. She not only never becomes infected, she's also apparently immune due to the fact that she was once the demon's host.]]



* NeverTrustATrailer: Several of the film's posters, such as [[http://cdn.bloody-disgusting.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/REC-4-poster-717x1024.jpg these]] [[http://bloody-disgusting.com/news/3231637/exclusive-rec4-apocalypse-teaser-poster-sees-red/ ones]], depict Ángela with [[spoiler: red irises. She not only never become infected, she's also immune due to the fact that she was once the demon's host.]]
24th Jan '16 9:04:31 AM TheAimz
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* NeverTrustATrailer: Several of the film's posters, such as [[http://cdn.bloody-disgusting.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/REC-4-poster-717x1024.jpg these]] [[http://bloody-disgusting.com/news/3231637/exclusive-rec4-apocalypse-teaser-poster-sees-red/]], depict Ángela with [[spoiler: red irises. She not only never become infected, she's also immune due to the fact that she was once the demon's host.]]

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* NeverTrustATrailer: Several of the film's posters, such as [[http://cdn.bloody-disgusting.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/REC-4-poster-717x1024.jpg these]] [[http://bloody-disgusting.com/news/3231637/exclusive-rec4-apocalypse-teaser-poster-sees-red/]], com/news/3231637/exclusive-rec4-apocalypse-teaser-poster-sees-red/ ones]], depict Ángela with [[spoiler: red irises. She not only never become infected, she's also immune due to the fact that she was once the demon's host.]]
24th Jan '16 9:04:10 AM TheAimz
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* NeverTrustATrailer: Several of the film's posters, such as [[http://cdn.bloody-disgusting.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/REC-4-poster-717x1024.jpg these]] [[http://bloody-disgusting.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/rec-4-apocalypse-teaser-watermarked.jpg ones]], depict Ángela with [[spoiler: red irises. She not only never become infected, she's also immune due to the fact that she was once the demon's host.]]

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* NeverTrustATrailer: Several of the film's posters, such as [[http://cdn.bloody-disgusting.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/REC-4-poster-717x1024.jpg these]] [[http://bloody-disgusting.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/rec-4-apocalypse-teaser-watermarked.jpg ones]], com/news/3231637/exclusive-rec4-apocalypse-teaser-poster-sees-red/]], depict Ángela with [[spoiler: red irises. She not only never become infected, she's also immune due to the fact that she was once the demon's host.]]
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