The super-sized horror genre is synonymous with a variety of smaller sub-genres that undoubtedly have a large impact on the overall cinematic landscape. Although found-footage classics like The Blair Witch Project (1999) and Paranormal Activity (2007) have persistently been regarded as the cream of the crop, a handful of other chilling features certainly match the caliber of the classics. This is precisely the case for 2007’s [•REC], which has definitely made its impression in the horror bubble.
Over 15 years later, the Spanish feature continues to blow people’s minds with its eerie narrative and organic formula — elements which have yet to be replicated in the same way since. Despite its age, however, the acclaimed film continues to make waves — especially over on the r/horror subreddit, where one fan surprisingly just watched the movie for the first time.