Despite a so-so third film that largely ignored the central premise, the [REC] films make up one of the most intense franchises out there. The first time I watched the first film was quite possibly the most frightened I’ve ever gotten watching a movie. Director Jaume Balagueró is back at the reins for [REC] 4: Apocalypse, the final film in the series, and the trailer above makes it look like one hell of a boat ride. Remember Ghost Ship? Neither do we.
The plot behind [REC] 4: Apocalypse brings television reporter Ángela Vidal (Manuela Velasco) back into the narrative in a completely different situation. Gone are the apartment buildings and wedding halls, replaced by an oil tanker that’s been refurbished as a quarantine zone. (Part of me wishes that the film’s subtitle had simply been Boat Prison.)