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REC (film series)

REC (stylized as [•REC]) is a Spanish zombie horror film series.[1] The original 2007 film was shot in Barcelona, Spain and the title is an abbreviation of the word "record", as it appears on a video camera.

Rec poster.jpg
REC theatrical release poster
Directed by
Produced by Julio Fernández
Written by
  • Paco Plaza
  • Luis Berdejo
  • Jaume Balagueró
  • Manu Diez
  • David Gallart
Starring Manuela Velasco
Cinematography Pablo Rosso
Edited by David Gallart
Distributed by Filmax International
Release date
Country Spain
Language Spanish

REC was followed by three sequels; REC 2 in 2009, REC 3: Génesis in 2012, and REC 4: Apocalypse in 2014 as the final installment in the franchise.[2] Spanish company Filmax International is responsible for the production of the REC franchise and released all four installments.[3][4]

The series lead protagonist, Ángela Vidal, is portrayed by actress Manuela Velasco in all the films except REC 3: Génesis.[5]

Actor Javier Botet portrays Tristana Medeiros, the series main antagonist.[6]

The first film was remade in the United States as the 2008 film Quarantine.[7] Quarantine 2: Terminal was released in 2011. Although the sequel's plot picks up directly from where Quarantine leaves off, it is not a remake of REC 2. Quarantine 2: Terminal takes the series in a completely different direction with its own rules and mythology different from those of the REC series, making it its own distinguishable franchise.


Character Film
[•REC]³: Genesis
[•REC]⁴: Apocalypse
Ángela Vidal Manuela Velasco Manuela Velasco
Pablo Pablo Rosso Archive footage
Manu Ferrán Terraza Ferrán Terraza
Álex David Vert
Sergio Jorge-Yaman Serrano
Guillem Marimón Carlos Vicente
César Carlos Lasarte Carlos Lasarte
Mari Carmen María Lanau
Jennifer Claudia Silva
Mrs. Izquierdo Martha Carbonell
Japanese Family Akemi Goto
Chen Min Kao
Daniel Trinh
Older Policeman Vicente Gil
Elder Couple María Teresa Ortega
Manuel Bronchud
Colombian Girl Ana Velasquez
Tristana Medeiros Javier Botet Archive footage
Dr. Owen Jonathan Mellor
Chief Fernández Oscar Sánchez Zafra
Martos Alejandro Casaseca
Larra Ariel Casas
Rosso Pablo Rosso
Jennifer's Father Mentioned Pep Molina
Mire Andrea Ros
Tito Pau Poch
Ori Àlex Batllori
Clara Leticia Dolera
Koldo Diego Martin
Rafa Ismael Martinez
Adrián Àlex Monner
Pepe Victor Emilio Mencheta
Menchu Mireia Ros
Atun Sr. B
Guzmán Paco Manzanedo
Nick Ismael Fritschi
Lucas Crispulo Cabezas
Old Lady Uncredited María Alfonsa Rosso
Dr. Ricarte Héctor Colomé
Jesu Emilio Baule
Dr. Ginard Paco Obregón
Edwin Cristian Aquino


  1. ^ "REC (2007)". The New York Times. Retrieved 2015-02-09. 
  2. ^ Miska, Brad (6 May 2013). "Exclusive: '[REC]4 Apocalypse' Teaser Poster Sees Red!". Bloody Disgusting. Bloody Disgusting LLC. Retrieved 22 June 2013. 
  3. ^ "[REC]3 GENESIS". Filmax International. Filmax International. 2013. Archived from the original on September 14, 2014. Retrieved 22 June 2013. 
  4. ^ Miska, Brad (29 November 2012). "Official '[REC] 4 Apocalypse' Teaser Trailer Infects The Web!". Bloody Disgusting. Bloody Disgusting LLC. Retrieved 22 June 2013. 
  5. ^ "Manuela Velasco". The New York Times. 
  6. ^ Turek, Ryan (October 11, 2009). "Exclusive Interview: Rec & Rec 2's Javier Botet". 
  7. ^ Catsoulis, Jeannette (October 10, 2008). "Infection's Bad Symptoms". The New York Times. 

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