‘[REC] 3: Genesis’ Red-Band Trailer

Published 3 years ago by , Updated July 23rd, 2012 at 9:34 am,

A couple of years have passed since the U.S. release of [REC] 2, but domestic fans of the Spanish horror series have a new reason to get excited with the release of a new red-band trailer for the next chapter in the franchise.

Whereas [REC] 2 picked up right after the events of the first film, [REC] 3: Genesis follows a young couple’s wedding (and subsequent reception) where all hell breaks loose when guests complain of a mysterious infection. Eventually, the newlyweds are forced to fight for their lives against hordes of zombies. In addition to featuring new characters, the film looks to incorporate only sporadic use of the “found footage” style which made 2007’s [REC] such a standout in the first place.

Paco Plaza – who co-directed the first two films – helms this third entry in the series, based on a script he co-wrote with Luis Berdejo. At this point, one might not expect [REC] 3: Genesis to inspire new fans to join the franchise. However, the series’ new direction may garner renewed interest, especially given its relative abandonment of the now-overused “found footage” technique.

REC 3 genesis [REC] 3: Genesis Red Band Trailer

It’s become commonplace to bash Hollywood remakes of foreign properties, but in the case of the [REC] films, the original deservedly has outlived its imitator. American audiences may remember that [REC] was adapted into 2008’s box office hit Quarantine. And while that film was a success, it failed to develop into its own franchise – with the exception of a direct-to-video sequel.

Conversely, the makers of the [REC] series already have plans for a fourth and final film in the pipeline. Reportedly titled [REC] 4: Apocalypse, it’s easy to figure out why – with a subtitle like that – there might be nowhere else for the franchise to go. In the meantime, it’ll be interesting to see if this third entry makes the same splash as the first two, despite multiple changes to the franchise’s aesthetic.

Are you a fans of the [REC] series, or is the series already in danger of over-extending itself? Sound off in the comments.

[REC] 3: Genesis will be available on demand on August 3rd, 2012, before being released in U.S. theaters on Septemeber 7th.


Source: IGN

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  1. I’m from Spain and altough i’m not a big fan of the [REC] franchise i watched this film a couple months ago and i really liked it. It has some kind of serie-B flavor that makes it very entertaining. Sorry for my english.

  2. I’m a little disappointed. I loved the first two Rec movies, subtitles and all, but I don’t like the abandonment of what made those movies so entertaining. That being for me, the ‘found-footage’ style.
    I’m hoping that this lives up to the other two, and doesn’t fall into the trap of being an attempt to simply cash in.

  3. Watched the Spanish version of the movie.. Not so impressed.. it has deviated too much from the predecessors and too cheesy

  4. Okay, I’m from the states and I’ve already seen it. It maintains some elements of the first two films but this film is kind of a prequel-ish type story. Mainly, it is just an offshoot of the events taking place in the first two films, yet it does not further the storyline to any extent. It is an enjoyable film and works great as a standalone project. Those waiting for the events of the first two films to be concluded need to wait for the fourth film.
    This entry into the REC series is much more fun than the other two and is not built so much on the scares as it is built on how people react to these events and how the zombies/possessed can be stopped.

  5. REC 1 was decent (though I liked Quarantine better) but REC 2 was a disappointment (as was Quarantine 2). I hope part 3 makes up for it.

  6. Saw quarantine awhile ago and really liked it. I had no prior knowledge that it was an american version of rec and that in fact rec was much better. Still haven’t gotten around to seeing it yet, though I intend too. That aside, this just looks awesome.

  7. This movie was awful. As a fan of the first 2 installments i was expecting something along the same lines. Well believe me when i say this – it hardly bore any resemblance to its predecessors. It might as well have been made by a different director. Apart from the very early parts of the movie, it was largely filmed like a normal movie (ie not on handhelds and complete with a musical score!!!!). Now i could forgive the choice to film this in a more conventional way if the film was at least in some way more similar to the others. Gone are all of the scares and gut-wrenching tension. Instead, what you have is a dull run-of-the-mill zombie-flick that is lazy and completely predictable. There is also moments of…wait for it…humor (albeit stupid humor), that feels totally out of place in what is supposed to be a serious event taking place in the movie. I wanted to bang my head against a brick wall when i saw this – why do you need humor, especially DUMB humor??!!!!!???!!! I was and still am, utterly speechless about this aspect of the film. Also, this movie is called “Genesis” and (as i was led to believe from early internet talk about it) i thought that it would deliver some kind of backstory on the outbreak/demonic possession. Well it didn’t. Without spoiling it for people who haven’t seen it but have seen REC and REC2, there was no real explanation for what was going on or how this movie ties in to REC. It might as well have been part of another franchise or a standalone movie, because it is not worthy of having the name REC in its title. The demonic possession/control theme from REC2 was alluded to ONCE, albeit rather vaguely, but it did nothing to further the story and it felt like it was tacked on. It would have made more sense to continue the themes from REC2 (even though this was ‘supposed’ to be a prequel of sorts) and expand upon them, therefore revealing more about the origin of the demon/demons. But sadly, it didn’t. The whole thing was unbelievably disappointing where as the other 2 films were original, inventive, and genuinely terrifying. If you’re looking for a generic hollywood-style zombie-action flick with a couple of misplaced comedic moments, then this will be right up your alley. But if you’re anything like me, and you’re looking for a continuation of the REC series, then do yourself a favor and please STAY AWAY. This IS a REC film, but in name only. I can only guess that this was so bad because all the talent and creativity must belong to the other director of REC/REC2 (REC3 was directed by one half of the team behind the first 2). As the final installment in this franchise, REC 4: Apocalypse, will be directed by the other gentleman, i can only hope and pray that this particular movie will be a worthy end to the REC franchise.