This one I'm really excited about. I really dug Rec 1 and 2. For the record, they're FAR superior to their American counterparts Quarantine 1 and 2. From what I hear, the beginning of Rec 3 follows the found footage motif of the first two, and then switches to standard third person cinematography. While some online are complaining about the change of format, I personally welcome it. The Rec series did the found footage thing well, but the gimmick has gotten played out. I applaud their decision to change it up instead of beating that dead horse.
Here’s the synopsis: Koldo and Clara are about to celebrate the most important day of their lives: their wedding. Everything appears to be running smoothly and the bride and groom and their families are enjoying a wonderful day; that is until some of the guests start showing signs of a strange illness. Before they know what’s happening, the bride and groom find themselves in the middle of a hellish ordeal, as an uncontrollable torrent of violence is unleashed on the wedding. Amidst the chaos, Koldo and Clara become separated and begin a desperate search for one another. What started off as an idyllic day quickly descends into a nightmare of the worst kind.
Rec 3 has been getting good reviews since it’s release in Spain in March, and Magnet is set to release it stateside on VOD August 3 and in theaters starting September 7. Check out the flick’s official facebook page HERE to keep up with the events leading up to the release.