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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

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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