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[•REC] is a Spanish zombie movie that is, as a quick touchstone, a close-quarters Cloverfield. A reporter and cameraman for a television program called "While You're Asleep" have come to a fire station to profile what firemen on the overnight shift do. The entire movie is shot from the perspective of that camera. In the middle of the night, the reporters and two firemen go out on a routine call to assist someone trapped in their apartment. And then... did you notice the part above where I said "zombie"?

I watched this movie on a sunny Sunday afternoon, and I have to say I found it pretty scary. There were even, in such a well-trod field as zombie movies, a couple of fresh takes on the whole notion. But mostly it's just a well done, claustrophobic, "look out behind you!" monster movie.

FuzzyCo grade: A