ByMark Newton, writer at
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Mark Newton

I loved and 's [REC]. Not since Blair Witch had their been a horror movie which got the found footage genre so right. Plus, Angela was just plain lovely. Even when covered in blood. Unfortunately, I can't really say the same about the rest of the [REC] series. In a recent interview, Jaume Balaguero, the solo director of [REC 4] Apocalypse, says he will be returning to the roots of the series. He told Bloody Disgusting:

"[REC]4 will be a return to the harder horror of the first two films. I cannot say much more. While I will continue to use subjective narrative, I believe this format has done all it can. I will, however, remain faithful to the transgressive and playful spirit of the [REC] series, which, I believe, is actually their hallmark."

This has got to be good news for [REC] fans. Paco Plaza's [REC]3: Genesis was a change of tone for the series; not only did it do away with the found footage style, but it also adopted a much more tongue-in-cheek approach. Hopefully, with Balaguero back at the helm, we'll get a movie which terrified me as much as the first one.

What do you guys think? Did you prefer [REC]3's style to its predecessors, or are you glad to see it go back to its origins? Let us know below!


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