Magnet Releasing has acquired US rights to [REC]4: Apocalypse, the fourth and final entry in the groundbreaking and terrifying [REC] horror series, Bloody Disgusting just learned.
[REC]4 was directed by Jaume Balagueró, co-director of the first two films who returns for the climax of the series. Whereas [REC]3 took a slight tonal detour towards horror-comedy, [REC]4 is a return to the intense thrills and scares that helped make the [REC] franchise one of the most beloved in the horror genre.
Magnet will release the film day and date in theaters, on iTunes and On Demand everywhere on Friday, January 2nd, 2015.
“[REC]4 picks up a few hours after the gruesome events of [REC]2, where an elite squad of soldiers has infiltrated an apartment complex teeming with the victims of a demonic possession virus that has transformed them into vicious killers, in an attempt to extract a young reporter, Angela Vidal (Manuela Velasco). Angela wakes up in a high-security quarantine facility located deep in the bowels of a giant ocean freighter. But her ordeal isn’t over, as the terrifying virus has made it on board with her, taking the series to a spectacular and bloody finish on the high seas.”
The film had its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival this year in the Midnight Madness section.
It was produced by Julio Fernandez and Castelao Pictures, and co-written by Jaume Balagueró and Manu Díez.