Exclusive: ‘[REC]4 Apocalypse’ Teaser Poster Sees Red!

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It’s time to get out…

Bloody Disgusting is excited to exclusively premiere the official teaser poster for Filmax International’s hotly anticipated [REC]4 Apocalypse, which is now in pre-production.

In addition, we now have the English-language teaser trailer for the fourth film in the franchise, which Jaume Balagueró solo directs. Manuela Velasco returns as the beloved Angela Vidal.

Angela Vidal the young television reporter who entered the building with the fireman, manages to make it out alive. But what the soldiers don’t know is that she carries the seed of the strange infection.

Apocalypse is said to conclude the franchise.

  • Number1sikko

    Loved the first two REC films, but I hated the third one. Hopefully this one is as good as the first two.

    • DamienJohn

      Loved the first movie, a visceral horror experience that just kept building momentum until the truly terrifying closing scene. An instant classic.

      The second movie, although a great sequel, suffered from a disappointing final act. For me what makes REC so effective is it’s presentation of an established religious horror concept (demonic possession) under realistic, relatable circumstances (a viral infection). The implementation of unnecessary reality-bending plot devices, namely and solely the ‘invisible in light’ mechanic, really lessened the film for me. Don’t get me wrong, I still love the movie, it just doesn’t even compare to the first installment as a ‘horror experience’.

      I like to consider the third film as more of a spin-off from the franchise as opposed to a direct prequel. It’s a story from the same universe being displayed from a completely different perspective. I admire Paco Plaza’s bold decision to explore romanticism and satire within the rec universe.

  • Aaron Emery

    I liked but didn’t love the first two. I can appreciate the fast pace and violence within the found footage sub-genre and while I enjoyed them I didn’t think they were as brilliant as others think. Just my opinion though, I know there is a fondness in the horror community for these films.
    I haven’t see the third yet but from what I’ve heard I’m not really in a rush to see it.

    • djblack1313

      Aaron, i do mostly (kinda sorta) like the first film but i VERY much liked part 2. i think the combining of “infection movie” with “possession movie” was brilliant (and came as a big surprise to me at the reveal in the movie). when i say “brilliant” i don’t mean that the movie itself is brilliant or the 2nd coming of Christ, but was referring to the combining i mentioned above! :)

      REC3 was OK. not great but was watchable. i hope part 4 is bat shit insane since (if i’m not mistaken) the infection/possession is set free, outside of the building from the first 2 films, and into the world but i don’t think this movie/these movies have a big enough budget to be bat shit insane for this installment.

      • DamienJohn

        I still fail to see how people are surprised by the demonic angle in Rec 2 when it was revealed as a twist at the end of the first film.

  • revenant23

    I enjoyed the first one, as well as the frame-by-frame American remake “Quarantine”. [REC]2, on the other hand, I had a fuller appreciation for because it went in a direction that NO Hollywood film maker would dare head in. Instead, “Quarantine 2″ took place, yawn, on an airplane and inside an airplane hangar. Since “Flight of the Dead” came out at roughly the same time, the concept was already tired. [REC]3 literally blew me away with its combination of found footage and traditional film approach. The story was great, and, once again, something that Hollywood wouldn’t dare to reproduce. This leads me to have very high expectations for [REC]4. I am hoping they eschew the found footage approach and just go right for an exciting, frightening, and visceral movie. Unfortunately, I’ll have to wait until next year to find out.

    • DesignDeath

      I HATE when people say that Quarantine was a shot-for-shot remake of [REC]. Have you even seen either? The dialogue is entirely different, the scene order is different, there were entire scenes that happened in [REC] and didn’t happen in Quarantine, and vice versa. Even those that were copied were still altered. Characters were added, excluded, names changed. Death scenes were different. Gender of few characters was changed. The entire points of both movies are different and also let’s not forget the final twist and explanation for the outbreak being radically different… Shot for shot my ass.

  • n0nesuch

    Did you ever have a movie that was so horrid, that it actually ruined the other movies in a series? That was [REC]3 for me. Going to take a pass on this one.

    • djblack1313

      n0nesuch, i’m been a huge RESIDENT EVIL movie fan (i love Milla!) and i’ve loved/liked all the RE movies. then i went and saw RE:RETRIBUTION and it was (as you said) SO horrid that it actually quelled a lot of my love, excitement, etc for the entire series. i’ve always defended the RE movies and all who have made them but RETRIBUTION just killed it, it was that bad to me. lol.

      • Aaron Emery

        I had fun watching ‘Retribution’ (I’m surprised they didn’t call it ‘REtribution’!) but it served absolutely no purpose in the franchise. I’m still not sure I know just WTF happened in that damn movie.

  • ThunderDragoon

    Beautiful. I really wish this would get released in theaters here in the U.S.

  • coldblood

    REC was a landmark film, I don’t think too many people would argue that.

    The second one was good even though it spun off in a weird direction. It was like a crash at Nascar – it wiped out in an entertaining way.

    The third one was like watching your dog lick its ass. You still love your dog – you just don’t find any enjoyment in watching it tongue its butthole.

    But I guess most successfull movies now days come in bundles. A few years from now I’ll be bitching about YOU’RE NEXT 3. Hope not…..

  • mobstar67

    i’m gonna go out on a limb here and say i absolutely loved when they dropped the camera in REC 3 and went to a traditional movie instead of the video cam approach..
    i liked both the first two REC films very much and don’t have a problem with the Quarantine films either although i think there both inferior to the REC films..
    So to me REC 3 was a solid installment or prequel and most def look forward to see what they got in store for us…

  • Zombie-Killa

    Outstanding. My second favorite movie poster so far this year, because the Maniac mannequin one is still my favorite.

    Pumped, PUMPED for part 4. Can not wait!

  • undertaker78

    I love how they completely ignored part 3 in the trailer.
    For me part 1 is an instant classic, part 2 was still good but took a path I didn’t particularly care for, and part 3 was a big WTF.

    • DesignDeath

      Maybe that’s because the trailer was supposed to be a recap of what happened to Ángela and she wasn’t in the third one?

  • The Grither

    As I sit here awaiting the new Bates Motel episode, I figured I would weigh in on the RECs. The first one was a huge surprise for me. I wanted to try out my new region-free player, so I ordered a few hyped (and at the time import-only) horror movies. REC floored me. I mean, like, screaming out loud “holy sh*t”! Especially in the beginning when that fireman takes an unexpected tumble through the spiral stairs. I hope I didn’t spoil that accidentally on anyone, because it’s a stunning shock. REC 2 amped up the “creepy” factor quite a bit with the possession/supernatural angle, especially showing the difference in the attic with and without night vision. And the gore in both of them was excellent. But REC 3, I’m sad to say, I absolutely hated. Sorry guys :(
    Even the found-footage stuff was a let-down. And although the sexy-bloodcaked-bride-with-the-chainsaw thing was kinda neat, it felt out of place in the movie. REC 1 and 2 were unconventional and unique, but REC 3 just felt like something I’ve seen millions of times before. I hope REC 4 is better, and I’m thrilled Manuela Velasco is coming back. She was the heart and soul of 1, and she was positively delicious in 2…she played evil wonderfully.

    • coldblood

      I can’t tell you how happy I am to have bought a region free player years ago. If you haven’t already, you should check out the true story serial killer flick 10 RILLINGTON PLACE and the nuclear bomb aftermath film THREADS.
      Go to Amazon UK and check the feedback on these two – they are worthy of all the praise they have gotten.

      Why they have never been released here is beyond me.