[Rec]³: Genesis (2012)

[Rec]³: Genesis (2012)-
[REC] 3: Genesis

Duration: 1h 20min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy |  [REC] 3: Genesis
(2012) on IMDb

Shocker: Medium
Tension: Medium
Grose: Medium
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It does not have to do anything with the first 2 parts except the infection. It starts as a found footage movie and then switches to a standard shot movie. The movie itself is like a typical zombie movie and misses the terrifying moments from the first 2 parts. It is not scary at all but it is still a good and watchable zombie movie.


The wedding of Clara (Leticia Dolera) and Koldo (Diego Martín) should be like any other, but suddenly the uncle (Emilio Mencheta) of Clara has to vomit on the terrace and the special commando with protective suits storm the grounds and panic breaks out. A short time later, the uncle attacks his wife and bites her bloody. What many don't know, Clara's uncle is a veterinarian and treated the little girl's dog who brought the infection to the apartment block from the first two parts, which plays parallel to this scenario. More and more guests are bitten and become infected with the virus. The hotel where the wedding is taking place will be quarantined. From now on, the guests and the couple struggle to survive.

Director of this movie is Paco Plaza, who worked on [Rec] (2007) and [Rec]² (2009) and a few more good horror movies like Verónica (2017). It is the first time that he worked alone as the director for the [REC] Series. The two writers are Luiso Berdejo and Paco Plaza who already worked together on the previous [REC] parts. The third part of the series won 2 awards and was nominated a total of 8 times. Leticia Dolera, who played Clara, won the Sant Jordi and Turia Award in the category for Best Spanish Actress. Moreover, this movie was nominated for the Gaudí Award in the categories Best Sound, Best Make-Up and Hairstyles, Best Film Editing, Best Art Direction, and so on.

Fun facts

• Did you know that the actress Leticia Dolera, who played Clara, went to the gym before the shooting of [Rec]³: Génesis to prepare for the fighting scenes against the zombies?
• Leticia Dolera and Manuela Velasco, who played the main character Angela in the first two parts, have their birthday on the same day, though Dolera is six years younger.
• Did you notice that this part of the series is not a sequel, but a parallel event to the first [Rec] movie?
• [Rec]³: Génesis had a budget of €5 million ($6.4 million) and grossed around $10.1 million worldwide, which is less than the first two parts of the series.

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Tags: Horror | Monster | [REC] Series

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