REC (film series)

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 (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.

The first REC film was remade in the United States as the 2008 film Quarantine.[2]

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.[3] Spanish company Filmax International is responsible for the production of the REC franchise and released all four installments.[4][5]

The series lead protagonist, Ángela Vidal, is portrayed by actress Manuela Velasco in all the films except REC 3: Génesis.[6]

Actor Javier Botet portrays Tristana Medeiros, the series main antagonist.[7]


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

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