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  • 18
  • Jaume Balagueró, Paco Plaza (2009)
  • Sp (SUB)
  • 81 min
Film Review
Reviewed By
3 out of 5

This real-time sequel begins the moment its predecessor ends, as a four-man Spanish SWAT team escorts a doctor into the quarantined Barcelona apartment block to procure a sample of the deadly virus that's turning everyone into rabid zombies. A shoulder-cam provides shaky subjective visuals as co-writer/directors Jaume Balagueró and Paco Plaza shift the documentary-like scenario into weirder territory for variations on omnipresent dread that are spring-loaded with sudden jolts. While it's more of the same to some degree, it can't be classed a lazy sequel owing to the directors' firm grasp of their material and some major surprises that lurk in the final act. Failure to connect with new characters, including another late-arriving group, limits the effectiveness of the film, yet the structural ingenuity and supernatural links save the day.

Plot Summary

Horror thriller starring Manuela Velasco. A SWAT team and a health worker enter a Barcelona apartment block to search for survivors of the virus that turns its victims into rabid zombies. They are also charged with obtaining a sample of the virus for analysis.

Cast and crew

Cast

Angela Vidal
Manuela Velasco
Rosso
Pablo Rosso
Manu
Ferran Terraza
Larra
Ariel Casas
Alex
David Vert
Peaton
Raul Moya Juarez
Colombian girl
Ana Isabel Velasquez
Martos
Alejandro Casaseca
Boss
Oscar Sánchez Zafra

Crew

Director
Jaume Balagueró
Director
Paco Plaza

Other Information

Language: 
Spanish +subtitles
Colour
Theatrical distributor: 
E1 Entertainment
Guidance: 
Violence, swearing.
Available on DVD and BluRay
Released 28 May 2010
Certificate 18
Categories
Drama