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Thursday, December 13, 2007

Who Says Italians Are the Only Europeans That Know Zombies?

More good news for zombie fans--of which, if you've been reading this blog, you know I'm one. From across the Atlantic comes word of a Spanish film called [Rec], which some are calling "a cross between Dawn of the Dead and The Blair Witch Project".
Filmed in documentary style using digital video, the movie unfolds from the point of view of a news crew tagging along with a firefighter company that responds to a bizarre disturbance at an apartment building. The next thing they know, they're locked inside under quarantine with the living dead.
Written and directed by Jaume Balagueró, the film is being hailed for its unrelenting sense of realism. Reportedly (and I know these anecdotes are often drummed up for publicity), when it first screened last August at the Venice Film Festival, half the unsuspecting audience cleared out in terror within the first 15 minutes.
[Rec] officially opened in Spain last month, and is scheduled to open in France in February and the UK in March. No word yet on whether there will be a full U.S. release. Ain't It Cool News posted this rather intriguing trailer earlier today:

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