While we wait for REC 2 to be released on DVD/Blu-ray here in the States, the UK is already getting a viral campaign rolling for their home video release. Exclusively produced for the UK DVD and Blu-ray release comes an ‘In Case of a Zombie Emergency’ guide video! The highly anticipated sequel to one of the scariest films of all time, [REC] 2 picks up 15 minutes from where we left off, taking us back into the quarantined apartment building where a terrifying virus has run rampant, turning the occupants into mindlessly violent, raging beasts. A heavily armed SWAT team and a mysterious government official are sent in to assess and attempt to neutralize the situation. What they find inside lies beyond the scope of medical science–a demonic nightmare of biblical proportions more terrifying than they could have possibly imagined. Above all it must be contained, before it escapes to wreak havoc on the unsuspecting world outside.
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After terrifying audiences with their nerve-shredding cult hit `REC’, acclaimed filmmakers Jaume Balaguero (Darkness; Fragile) and Paco Plaza (Romasanta: The Werewolf Hunt) return to crank the fear factor to unprecedented levels with the highly anticipated sequel.
A rare thing in being a sequel that actually improves on its predecessor and exceeds all expectations, REC 2 has been described as “one of the best horror sequels in recent years” (Shortlist), “bloody terrifying” (Metro), “an intense watch” (The Sun) and “absolutely brilliant” (The People, Five Star Review).
When a small, local TV news crew consisting of anchorwoman Angela Vidal and her cameraman Pablo signed on to film the work of a squad of firemen working the night shift in the suburbs of Barcelona, they had no idea of the nightmare they were about to encounter. Answering a routine call to rescue an old lady trapped in her apartment, they become caught up in the middle of an inexplicable situation that rapidly spirals out of control. Sealed within the apartment block along with its residents by the city’s authorities, who believe there is a deadly virus on the loose, Angela, Pablo and the firemen struggle to survive against a growing menace within their midst while trying to find a way out. As the terror unfolds, Pablo continues filming, documenting a series of shocking events that are way beyond human comprehension…
REC 2 picks up mere minutes after the `conclusion’ of the first film, just after the authorities have lost contact with the few survivors left within the building. Quickly realising the gravity of the situation at hand, the Spanish government has sent in a heavily armed SWAT team, accompanied by a government medical official, on a search and rescue mission. But all is not as it seems, and soon these highly trained soldiers find themselves at the mercy of an unspeakable evil that must be contained at all costs. Meanwhile, a small group of thrill-seeking teenagers has also infiltrated the building, unaware of the horrors they are about to face.
An “adrenaline-filled rollercoaster ride” (Daily Express) that “makes `The Exorcist’ seem like a soothing therapy” (The Daily Star), REC 2 is “so scary it will make your head spin” (News Of The World, Four Star Review).
REC 2 (cert. 18) will be released on DVD (