"A TERRIFYING, KICK-ASS horror film"
"AN EARLY LEADER FOR THIS YEAR’S MOST FRIGHTENING FEATURE. Put [REC] 2 at the top of your summer viewing list, hang on to something and enjoy."
"A RARE ZOMBIE MOVIE WITH ACTUAL SCARES. The ideas introduced first time around are explored much more fully here to chilling effect."
"A MODEST CLASSIC OF ITS KIND. A superior and innovative sequel to the original."
"PARANORMAL ACTIVITY 2, CONSIDER YOUR ASS PRE-KICKED. Sequel-making at its best."
"A BLOODY POWERHOUSE of a horror movie without a pinch of fat on its bones."
"10 OUT OF 10! A reminder of how special movies can be. Not only is it as good as the original, it lays claim to its own unique place within the motion picture paradigm. It is a flawless follow-up, and that’s rare indeed."
"It grabs the audiences by the throat and never lets go. A rare sequel gem that can be watched hand-in-hand with the first film."
"It even adds new layers of chills. And the end is outlandishly creepy."
"Directors Plaza and Balaguero amp up the anxiety. They also have an uncanny ability to throw a demon in your face at the right time."
"It’s not just scary, it’s frightening."
"An absolute ball, and a perfect companion piece to the powerfully well-regarded [REC]."
"The film has the nerve-shredding impact of a tumble down a flight of stairs in the dark."
"SCINTILLATING HORROR. The action is considerably scarier and more taut this time around."
"SCARY-AS-SHIT moments that leave new blood splattered all over the walls."
"This is the movie Paranormal Activity wishes it could have been."
"The end is outlandishly creepy."
"REC 2 is the rare sequel to not only live up to the first film, but expand the mythology in a satisfying way."
"[REC] 2 is the only movie in the entire Toronto International Film Festival that left me wanting more. It’s a nonstop rollercoaster ride (yeah, I know that’s cliché, but it’s true!) that grabs the audiences by the throat and never lets go."
"It’s not often that I get to say that a horror film is anywhere near perfect, but REC 2 is such an amazing experience (both movie-wise and fear-wise), that there’s just no better adjective for it."
"As an example of how to make a near flawless follow-up, [REC]2 is a revelation."
The highly anticipated sequel to one of the scariest films of all time, [REC] 2 picks up 15 minutes from where we left off, taking us back into the quarantined apartment building where a terrifying virus has run rampant, turning the occupants into mindlessly violent, raging beasts. A heavily armed SWAT team and a mysterious government official are sent in to assess and attempt to neutralize the situation. What they find inside lies beyond the scope of medical science—a demonic nightmare of biblical proportions more terrifying than they could have possibly imagined. Above all it must be contained, before it escapes to wreak havoc on the unsuspecting world outside.
Jaume Balagueró and Paco Plaza