[REC] Genesis (2012)

Thirty-one days of Horror.

For the whole month of October I’ll be watching and reviewing one horror film each day!

REC Genesis is the third movie in the Spanish zombie franchise and the first one to ditch the Found Footage aesthetic.

The first two REC movies are set in a quarantined tower block infested with zombies. The Zombies are possessed by demons adding a nice religious slant to your standard zombie shocker. Spain is a very Catholic country so it’s natural for the film makers to base their mythology on their home country’s religious beliefs.

This third movie begins as a found footage wedding video, before the camera is smashed and the action kicks off. The Bride and Groom are separated and fight their way through hordes of demonic zombies as they attempt to reunite.

REC Genesis is a weird step into comedy in a previously serious franchise. The film feels sort of like Army of Darkness in away, embracing the silliness and dark humour much more blatantly than the first two movies.

Taking place at the same time as the first two films, Genesis is very much its own thing, feeling more of a spin off than a sequel. Perhaps why it wasn’t called REC 3, as its quite different in tone. I actually liked Genesis a lot but I do appreciate it won’t be for a lot of the fans of the first two films.

Much more like Zombieland than a REC sequel, Genesis is a funny, gory blast that’s worth at seeing at least once. Plus it’s only 70 or so minutes, so it won’t waste too much of your time if you don’t like it!

You can pick up REC Genesis from Amazon and help support the site!

For Fans Of:

Army of Darkness

Cooties

Zombieland

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