I don’t think anyone doubts that the Spaniards are the ones making the scariest flicks right now. Case in point: Juan Carlos Fresnadillo’s 28 Weeks Later and Juan Antonio Bayona’s The Orphanage, which isn’t just a genre masterpiece, it’s a masterpiece, period. In fact, Fresnadillo and Bayona were just named "godfathers" of the Cannes Film Festival’s Critics Week, dedicated to discovering new talent.
And starting this week, U.S. audiences now have a chance to check out the DVD for REC, from Jaume Balaguero and Paco Plaza. The documentary-style horror flick about an apartment building in which something akin to the rage virus is happening was originally released in Spain in 2007 and later remade, American-style, into Quarantine, starring Jay Hernandez.
Check out the trailer here: