'[Rec]' Review By Geekster
Spanish is the way to go
And is the result any good, since Blair Witch, which heralded the mock doc, though various old controversial 80's features had this as a staple, Blair Witches stuck, with its nerving lighting, sound design and set up, how will a zombie mock doc be suffice, so why will a foreign language make any difference bar the deference of tongue and budgetary reasons?
Well it does, not only does it feel huge in scope, the whole compendium and rare stock and roll loop holing is so fast and never abrupt but go -go-go going, its raw, gritty, and the designing with sound and the edit is a creep enduing aura, slanted and knifed and edged with thorough in your face gore, splicing and dicing.
Paco Plaza both bring a humorous and bleak outlook all the while being a dirty, bloody ride, full of great stand out gore, and the further sequels in the franchise not only allow it to grow as a great series but one that doers not wear its heart on its sleeve, never self referential nor self deprecated, never falling into that spiteful mockery but never either way beyond the yonder and the merging off the two main thematic of late are ZOMBIES/Possession and to see a film work this well as a scientific approach and a religious occult bearing is something else, the narrative perfectly ensemble, quick on form, intriguing and just a nail biter.
Dark, brooding, good looking, gory, vastly intriguing, unique and puts the rare stock into lock stock found footage.