[REC] 4 APOCALYPSE: [REC] The Story So Far

Worried about seeing [REC] 4 Apocalypse because you're behind on the [REC] series? Here's a quick recap.

SPOILER ALERT: detailed plot details from the first three [REC] films follow.

[REC] is shot found footage style wherein a Reporter Angela Vidal accompanies firefighters on a call to free a woman trapped in her apartment. Once inside, they discover a complex overrun by humans infected with a 28 Days Later type rage virus. Authorities quarantine the complex leaving the survivors to fend for themselves.

While trying to escape Angela discovers that a priest had kidnapped a possessed child (Tristana Medeiros) and was keeping her in the complex as a test subject to create a biological cure for demonic possession. The cure ended up mutating into the "possession virus." Tristana escaped and infected the complex. The last thing we see is Angela disappearing into the darkness seemingly into Tristana's clutches.

[REC] 2 is also shot found footage style and  starts after [REC] with a SWAT team and Dr. Owen, a Vatican Priest, coming in to control the mayhem. The team finds an unharmed Angela and uses Owen's skills as a priest allow him to communicate with an infected victim who leads them to Tristana, who is unable to come out into any form of light. The team hunts down and kills Tristana. A handful of survivors, including Angela, remain. Angela turns on the survivors, kills them all, and radios SWAT command that the situation is contained and she is the sole survivor. The last thing we see is the final scene in [REC]. But this time, we see Tristana forcing some kind of demonic entity from her body into Angela's. Though Tristana was trapped in the dark, Angela has no such problem, and the virus is now free to leave the complex through Angela.

[REC] 3 Genesis starts out as found footage but switches to standard cinematography early on. Apart from being set in the same time frame as the first two films with similar rage virus like zombies, none of the key characters from the first two films are involved. It's basically what happens when Zombies attack a wedding: lot's of inventive zombie kills and a pretty killer soundtrack.

[REC] 4 Apocalypse brings the story back to Angela. What happens? Find out at Midnight Madness!

[REC]4 APOCALYPSE screening times:
Tue., Sept. 9th, 11:59 PM, RYERSON
Wed., Sept. 10th, 10:00 PM, SCOTIABANK 8

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