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[rec] (2007) - Jaume Balagueró

Found footage horror movies are the newest genre and this is one of many that helped usher in that genre. The draw here isn't gore or jump scares, but it does have plenty of that. The draw here is being put into the cameraman's shoes. You are first hand for all of the madness that occurs. The only thing that takes you out of it is the subtitles. The movie is in Spanish but it does have English subtitles.

The movie starts out by introducing our main heroine for the film. She is a news reporter and we are watching her filming a segment at a local fire department. She follows them around the station, seeing how things work during the overnight shift. She even gets to go on a call with them. A call that has them responding to an old woman that is trapped in her apartment. When they are in the apartment complex, they are shut in and told that they are under quarantine. Now this news reporter and a handful of firefighters have to survive the night with virus Zombies running around.