If you are looking to see stories that scare you, we tell you that Rec, a Spanish horror film from 2007, can now be seen on Paramount+. The production is directed by Jaume Balaquero (Assault on the mint) Y Paco Square (Veronica’s possession)shot using the mockumentary technique.
The main plot of the film follows a couple of journalists who, in the middle of filming a documentary, get caught in the middle of an outbreak of a deadly virus in the center of Barcelona. More in detail, the film tells that every night a young local television reporter named Ángela follows a different professional group with her camera. She one night she has to interview the fire department, with whom she has the secret illusion of attending a shocking fire live.
Being with them, the night passes quietly until they receive a call from an old woman who has been locked in her house, so she has no choice but to follow them during the rescue mission. However, something unexpected happens. In the building where the old woman lives, the neighbors are terrified because the woman locked in her apartment makes heartbreaking screams. This is how she begins the long nightmare of a dramatic report.
The horror movie stars Manuela Velasco (Spanish actress and television presenter) as the young reporter, accompanied by Ferran Terrace (Pedralta, 2017), Jorge Serrano (Diary of a Nymphomaniac, 2008), paul rosso (OT The Movie, 2002) Y David Green (Diary of a Nymphomaniac, 2008); among others. The production company in charge of it was the Spanish film company Filmax.
In 2007, she was awarded at the Sitges Festival in the categories of Best Director and Best Actress (Velasco). This was a public award. In that same year she obtained two Goya Awards for Best New Actress (Velasco) and Best Editing. And in 2008 she was nominated in the awards of the European cinemato the Audience Award.
Despite the fact that it had a very low budget and a limited international projection, The film was a critical and box office success, spawning a franchise with three sequels, a comic book series, and an American remake.