I didn’t know what to expect from REC when I first saw the previews. European trailers for the movie showed little of the movie, instead they had footage of audiences watching the movie. The audiences they showed were jumping and screaming, and it was a fun way to market the movie.
One of these days, I’d like to sit down and write about how the architecture of the building is what helps to make this movie so successful. Once the layout is established and the problems are introduced, the real terror kicks in. Because everytime the protagonist runs or backs off, she’s cutting off her chances of escape. Higher and higher she goes to save herself, but we know the awful truth long before she does. That said, though we know it’s over for her once she enters that final apartment, nothing can quite prepare us for what’s inside.
It’s amazing what five minutes can do, because the ending transformed the movie from something moderately interesting into extremely frightening. Yeah, these last five minutes screwed me up for the night.
Let’s see if they do the same for you:
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