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Spain, 2012 (MIFF 2012, Night Shift)

Director: Paco Plaza


“[REC] Genesis is possibly the sweetest, most endearing film I've seen in quite some time; throat rips, chainsaws, gut munches and vicious possessed included.” - Fangoria

Paco Plaza (co-director, [REC], [REC] 2) directs this ‘rom-zom-com' - the third instalment in the series that goes back to where the infection of the other films began: a wedding.

Everything appears to be running smoothly for Koldo and Clara's big day, until some guests show signs of a strange illness. Then the gates of hell are opened; the bride and groom get separated, and so begins their desperate search to reunite. Until death do they part… supposedly.

In an audacious rewriting of his own rules, Plaza ditches the found footage format 20 minutes into the action, taking the franchise into new, uncharted territory as it becomes equal parts terrifying and gruesomely funny.

“You haven't lived until you've seen a gorgeous Spanish woman destroy devil zombies while wearing a bloody bridal gown with red thigh garter in full view.” - Fearnet

Screens with Perished (Australia, 16 mins).

Rated MA15+

D Paco Plaza P Julio Fernandez S Paco Plaza, Luiso Berdejo Dist Vendetta Films L Spanish w/English subtitles TD DCP/2012

See also...

[REC.] (MA15+)

Spain, 2007
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