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Trailer Talk: REC 3: Genesis (2012)

July 29, 2012

Duuuuuuuuuuuuuude!  REC 3: Genesis looks like it’s gonna’ be something special!

The basic plot is:  A couple’s wedding day turns into a horrific events as some of the guests start showing signs of a strange illness.


CLICK HERE TO SEE THE US TRAILER (well, yeah, it’s in English)

You should really watch both of these trailers.  They are quite different and show different aspects of the film.  The Spanish trailer shows more clips and gore from the wedding hall, the American trailer is more about introducing us to our heroine, Clara (played by fledgling Scream Queen Leticia Dolera).

International Release Date:        Already happened.  March 30, 2012 (Spain)
U. S. Release Date:       September 7, 2012.  But you can see it on Video on Demand August 2nd.

This is a prequel to the original REC (2007).  There’s hardly any need to address the plot beyond that, other than to point out that human patient zero first shows symptoms while at a wedding.  This makes for some nice scenes of rampant gore jettisoning across the room onto elegant clothes in the grand hall of a mansion.  Why not?  Sounds fun to me.

The gore looks really good and really fun.  Toss in a chick in a guts-stained bridal dress holding a chainsaw to a zombie’s head and, let’s be honest, you’ve just earned your first star.

We get to see a chick go from this happy bride [above] to this horrified scream queen [below]…

…to this chick who’s clearly had enough and isn’t gonna’ take it any more [below].

If you liked the previous installments then you should like this.  Director Paco Plaza directed all three REC films and wrote all of the American and Spanish installments of the franchise.  It’s all about consistency.  If you weren’t a fan of the earlier films—well, there are plenty of other zombie movies out there, aren’t there?


HEADS UP:  I understand that REC 4: Apocalypse is already underway.  These folks have set a Resident Evil-like wildfire.  So far, the first two RECs have been Americanized in the Quarantine franchise (2008, 2011).  Based on the apparent production value of this one, the trend will continue and you won’t have to read English subtitles if you don’t want to.  But if you do, you get twice the zombie movies out of this insta-remake franchise.

7 Comments leave one →
  1. Tina permalink
    April 4, 2013 9:19 am

    Um Paco Plaza had nothing to do with the Quarantine franchise, are you completely retarded?

  2. Tina permalink
    April 4, 2013 9:22 am

    Also idiot, REC 2 wasn’t even remade. Q2 had absolutely nothing at all to do with REC 2. You obviously haven’t seen any of the franchises.

    • johnleavengood permalink
      April 4, 2013 10:07 am

      Hi, Tina.

      I see you put a lot of time into these thoughtful, technical comments so I’ll try to reply in kind.

      1) Paco Plaza is given writing credits because he wrote the story for the REC series, on which Quarantine is based. I didn’t decide that. The folks who present the credits at the end of the movie and on IMDB did. However, I clearly erred in simply listing him as the writer of “all of the American and Spanish installments of the franchise.” You are right.
      2) Contrary to your accusations, no I’m not retarded. I probably should have been more clear about that in this article.
      3) I enjoyed Quarantine 2 and own it (oh, and I’ve seen it, just to be clear), as with all other REC and Quarantine movies. No, it’s not a remake of REC 2. But the Quarantine franchise was the reboot/reimagining/remaking(sort of) of the REC franchise on an overall basis that veered away with Q2. Again, I misrepresented it.

      When I have time I’ll edit my article accordingly to accommodate your accurate, yet rather abrasive criticisms. In either case, your readership is appreciated and, despite what I interpret as a bit of hostility, your comments are appreciated, too.

      Clearly your favorite horror writer,


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