October 25, 2015

The 31 Days of Horror #7: [REC] 2 (2009)

Title: [REC] 2
Year: 2009.
Sub-Genre: Found Footage, Virus/Infected.

Yes, we're putting [Rec] 2 on our list instead of [REC]... because it was better than the first one! I know that it's a controversial take, but it's true; [REC 2] is better than the excellent [REC], and that really is saying something.

This sequel picks up right where the first one left off, and takes us even deeper into the viral zombie madness that made it such a great, intense watch. I had always believed that the "infection" in [REC] was a form of Demonic Possession, and what do you know, I was right! *It's a small victory, but I'll take it.

The possession angle made the already effective Infected storyline of the first one even better, and it added another level of creepiness to the whole thing. Tristana Medeiros is one terrifying movie monster, Angela is an even better heroine, and watching the two duke it out Found Footage style made for one overall terrifying experience. We really loved the twist at the end of this one too.

This is the last [REC] movie that we truly enjoyed (as the final two sequels in the series went in different ways, and never really lived up to the high standard set by the first two movies), but that's fine with us. I can't really see how they could have ever topped this one anyhow.

[REC] 2 is just about as good as a Horror sequel gets, and if you've never seen it (or the first one), then you should seek them out immediately.



See you tomorrow with #6!

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