Thursday, October 09, 2014

[REC]3: Genesis





(2012)***1/2

The third installment in this Spanish series. This time we join Clara & Koldo at their most joyous wedding day. They are surrounded by family and friends and the mood is light and jubilant. The cameraman are going about filming guests as they arrive and we meet an uncle who has a rather nasty bite wound on his hand. He writes it off as a dog that bit him at the clinic but as a viewer of two previous [REC] films we just know this wound is gonna be trouble. The ceremony goes off without a hitch and everyone proceeds to the reception hall. During the reception the uncle appears to be drunk. He's spotted puking outside and it's all very amusing until he takes a nosedive off a balcony and starts biting guests. The infection spreads like wildfire and the living scatter to find a safe place. Clara & Koldo are separated in the melee and spend the remainder of the film trying to reunite.

I'm the asshole that ruined the wedding.
Again Spanish horror proves to have some real game. I thoroughly enjoyed the first two films in the series and the third didn't disappoint either. I am surprised that JPX hasn't jumped on these films considering his love for found footage. That said however this third installment, unlike its predecessors, is more live action than found footage. Highlights include a guy in a giant sponge suit blowing heads off with a shotgun and a chainsaw wielding badass bride. A fun and exciting watch.

7 comments:

DCD said...

Sounds totally fun! Er… in that horror movie way of course.

AC said...

another good one!

Octopunk said...

My Big Fat Infected Spanish Wedding?

This sounds good, if less serious than I assume the first one is, which I base on the American one which is, so far, the only one I've seen. Am I right? Or was [REC] all chainsaws and stuff?

Catfreeek said...

The first and second one were very serious this one is less serious but it's definitely not silly or campy.

Landshark said...

A chainsaw wielding bride sounds pretty promising, I have to say.

Mr. AC said...

Sounds like fun. Are they relatively free standing, and if you could only watch one, which would it be?

Catfreeek said...

The second picks up exactly where the first left off so they should go together but the third could easily stand alone.