Rec 2

Rec 2 review

Shaky camera low budget Spanish horror about demonically possessed zombies quarantined in a block of flats. Pretty much ever horror film sounds ridiculous. And most of them are. But a few years ago Rec did pretty well with a decent concept built around a tiny budget that enhanced the scares rather than hindered them.

Rec 2 is more of the same and loses out on the strongest point of its predecessor—originality—but it makes up for it by offering a more intriguing story with interweaving plots and a nice twist at the end, especially nice for those familiar with the first film. For the most part you don’t need to be familiar with what has gone before (Rec 2 takes place straight after the events of Rec) although it does help and the final 20-minutes might seem to have come out of nowhere if you’re not. The filmmakers probably could have done a little more to make this more of a self-contained movie.

Following the grand horror tradition the film is still full of absurdities but if you can let them wash over you you’re left with a pretty good, certainly above-average, horror flick.

3 out of 5

30th May 2010 | Official site | On IMDb