As is often the case, it all started out as a fun idea without any grand pretentions by two talented directors called Jaume Balaguero and Placo Plaza. A blitz shooting in Barcelona, no famous actors and a pure guerilla-style approach on all levels. But little by little the duo start to wonder whether this little project of theirs hasn’t got a much larger potential. And well, we all know what happened next. When REC was released in 2007, it caused quite a stir; no, let’s just call it an earthquake, grossing 30 million dollars worldwide and receiving tons of praise by critics and audiences alike. In particular for its 22-minute tracking shot that swiftly entered the pantheon of horror film achievements. Like all successful ‘foreign’ horror flicks, this masterpiece got the American remake treatment and had several sequels. But this documentary does not focus on those at all. Here it’s all about the groundbreaking original, with behind-the-scenes secrets and crazy anecdotes told with gusto by Jaume Balaguero, Paco Plaza, Javier Botet and the like. More than 15 years after the release of one of the biggest phenomena of Spanish horror cinema, we finally get a glimpse behind the curtains. But the legend remains fully intact…

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