Magnet Takes Rights to REC 4: Apocalypse, Release Date Set!


rec-4-spanish-posterMagnet Releasing announced today that they have acquired US rights to REC 4: Apocalypse, the fourth and final installment in the Spanish horror series. Magnet will release the film day and date in theaters, on iTunes and On Demand everywhere on Friday, January 2nd, 2015.

The last chapter was helmed by Jaume Balaguero, co-director of the first two films (his co-director Paco Plaza helmed REC 3).

Where the third film took a slight tonal detour towards horror-comedy, the fourth is a return to straight-up horror.

The film had its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival this year in the Midnight Madness section.

REC 4 picks up a few hours after the gruesome events of REC 2, where an elite squad of soldiers has infiltrated an apartment complex teeming with the victims of a demonic possession virus that has transformed them into vicious killers, in an attempt to extract a young reporter, Angela Vidal (Manuela Velasco).

Angela wakes up in  a high-security quarantine facility located deep in the bowels of a giant ocean freighter. But her ordeal isn’t over, as the terrifying virus has made it on board with her, taking the series to a spectacular and bloody finish on the high seas.

“We’ve loved the [REC] series from the beginning, and this final installment brings it to a truly satisfying and scary conclusion,” said Magnolia President Eamonn Bowles. “Fans of the films will be very pleased.”