Horror Case Files: Rec 3: Genesis (2012)

Clara with RafaRec 3: Genesis

Rec 3: Genesis is the third installment of the popular Rec series. The first two films were found footage, but this one abandons that technique after a few minutes. If I understand this correctly, this a prequel to the first 2 films. Paco Plaza is one of the two directors from the first film and the sequel taking control of the reigns. Plaza directed this film and Jaume Balaguero is doing the upcoming 4th film. Too scared to watch it? The Horror Case Files reveal the background story, kill count, most creative kill, the killer(s), and what happened to the killer(s). WARNING! SPOILERS if you continue.

Story

A zombie break out during the wedding reception of Clara and Koldo

Kill Count

14 people 11 zombies

Most Creative Kill

Electric mixer through a zombie’s mouth

The Killers

A demonic virus that turns people into zombies.

What Happened to the Killers

They we’re supposedly killed by a SWAT team. The demonic zombies could also be stopped when they hear verses from the Bible. Clara gets bitten on the arm by a zombie at the end. To prevent Clara from becoming a zombie, Koldo cut off the infected arm, but it was too late. Koldo carried Clara her outside where a SWAT team and a hazmat team were stationed. Koldo kisses Clara, who turned into a zombie and bite off his tongue. After witnessing this, the SWAT team shot them both.
Zombie Clara, Koldo shot

Horror Case Files Verdict

If you are a fan of the series, you might be a little disappointed. It doesn’t have that jump out of your face scare, claustrophobic feel. It also doesn’t really add to the story. It’s more of a side story that takes place in the same universe. If you take away the title and name it something else, it’s a slightly better than average zombie flick. A $0.99 rental.

Random Info I got from this File:
  • When fighting zombies in a wedding dress, cut it with chainsaw to be more mobile
  • Wearing medieval armour during a zombie apocalypse can be useless
  • Don’t make out with your zombie wife
  • It’s Sponge John, not Sponge Bob
File Status: 6 out of 10
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Graphic designer by day, and movie blogger whenever I can. Been watching films in the 80s and never lost the love for it. Started Movie Case Files in 2012, and kept writing random reviews ever since. Besides movies, I like watching UFC, collecting retro video games, spending time with the wife, and bacon.

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