‘[REC] 4: Apocalypse’: Will The Series Go Out With A Bang?

Bloody Disgusting got the chance to debut the first teaser poster for “[REC] 4: Apocalypse,” the final chapter in Jaume Balagueró and Paco Plaza’s first-person not-quite-zombie series. The poster’s fine, putting Angela (Manuela Velasco) front and center, now possessed by the demonic entity which is responsible for the rapidly-spreading plague of the flesh-eating possessed.

The question is, after the stellar second entry, 2009’s “[REC] 2,” and the lackluster detour into horror comedy with “[REC] 3” (and a solo directorial effort by series co-creator Plaza; Balagueró is directing “Apocalypse” on his own), can the “[REC] 4” bring a fitting end to the series?

What makes the series work so well, particularly the second film, is the way it veers so hard off course from the typical zombie film or found footage movie, drawing on Italian possessed/infected-type movies like the Dario Argento-produced “The Church,” the pair of “Demons” films, or Fulci’s “City of the Living Dead.” Sure, the walkers in those movies would shamble around and try to kill our hapless leads, but more often than not, they weren’t the real threat, instead heralding something far worse from hell.

By the way, you should see all of those movies.

From the official synopsis:

Angela Vidal the young television reporter who entered the building with the fireman, manages to make it out alive. But what the soldiers don’t know is that she carries the seed of the strange infection.

[Source: Bloody Disgusting]