Movies like Rec 2007

A television reporter and cameraman follow emergency workers into a dark apartment building and are quickly locked inside with something terrifying.

If you already watched and love Rec, you will love these. Below is the list of movies similar to Rec.

1 The Cabin In The Woods 2011

Five college friends spend the weekend at a remote cabin in the woods, where they get more than they bargained for. Together, they must discover the truth behind the cabin in the woods.

Genres:

Horror, Comedy, Thriller

Director:

Drew Goddard

Country:

United States of America
7

2 Cloverfield 2008

Five young New Yorkers throw their friend a going-away party the night that a monster the size of a skyscraper descends upon the city. Told from the point of view of their video camera, the film is a document of their attempt to survive the most surreal, horrifying event of their lives.

Genres:

Action, Thriller, Science Fiction

Director:

Matt Reeves

Writer:

Drew Goddard

Country:

United States of America
7

3 Paranormal Activity 2007

Soon after moving into a suburban tract home, Katie and Micah become increasingly disturbed by what appears to be a supernatural presence. Hoping to capture evidence of it on film, they set up video cameras in the house but are not prepared for the terrifying events that follow.

Genres:

Horror, Mystery

Director:

Oren Peli

Writer:

Oren Peli

Country:

United States of America
6.3

4 Paranormal Activity 2 2010

Days after welcoming a newborn baby, Dan and Kristi Rey return home one day to find their house ransacked with seemingly no explanation. Their fear forces them to put in security cameras, which begin to capture strange activity around the house.

Genres:

Horror, Thriller

Director:

Tod Williams

Writers:

Michael R. Perry (screenplay), Christopher Landon (screenplay) | 3 more credits »

Country:

United States of America
5.6

5 Drag Me To Hell 2009

After denying a woman the extension she needs to keep her home, loan officer Christine Brown sees her once-promising life take a startling turn for the worse. Christine is convinced she's been cursed by a Gypsy, but her boyfriend is skeptical. Her only hope seems to lie in a psychic who claims he can help her lift the curse and keep her soul from being dragged straight to hell.

Genres:

Horror, Thriller

Director:

Sam Raimi

Writers:

Sam Raimi, Ivan Raimi

Country:

United States of America
6.5

6 Devil 2010

A group of people are trapped in an elevator high above Philadelphia, and one of them is the devil.

Genres:

Horror, Mystery, Thriller

Director:

John Erick Dowdle

Writers:

Brian Nelson (screenplay), M. Night Shyamalan (story)

Country:

United States of America
6.2

7 V/h/s 2012

When a group of misfits is hired by an unknown third party to burglarize a desolate house and acquire a rare VHS tape, they discover more found footage than they bargained for.

Genres:

Thriller, Horror

Writers:

Brad Miska (concept), Simon Barrett | 10 more credits »

Country:

United States of America
5.8

8 Eden Lake 2008

Eden Lake is a relentlessly tense and immaculately paced horror-thriller about modern youth gone wild. When a young couple goes to a remote wooded lake for a romantic getaway, their quiet weekend is shattered by an aggressive group of local kids. Rowdiness quickly turns to rage as the teens terrorize the couple in unimaginable ways, and a weekend outing becomes a bloody battle for survival.

Genres:

Horror, Thriller

Director:

James Watkins

Writer:

James Watkins

Country:

United Kingdom
6.8

9 Orphan 2009

A married couple with a rocky past adopt 9-year old, Esther to fill the void created by a recently-stillborn baby. However, Esther is not quite who she seems.

Genres:

Horror, Thriller, Mystery

Director:

Jaume Collet-Serra

Writers:

David Leslie Johnson-McGoldrick (screenplay) (as David Leslie Johnson), Alex Mace (story)

Countries:

Canada, France, Germany, United States of America
6.9

10 Insidious 2010

A family discovers that dark spirits have invaded their home after their son inexplicably falls into an endless sleep. When they reach out to a professional for help, they learn things are a lot more personal than they thought.

Genres:

Horror, Thriller

Director:

James Wan

Writer:

Leigh Whannell

Countries:

Canada, United States of America
6.8

11 The Descent: Part 2 2009

Distraught, confused, and half-wild with fear, Sarah Carter emerges alone from the Appalachian cave system where she encountered unspeakable terrors. Unable to plausibly explain to the authorities what happened - or why she's covered in her friends' blood - Sarah is forced back to the subterranean depths to help locate her five missing companions.

Genres:

Adventure, Horror, Thriller

Director:

Jon Harris

Writers:

James McCarthy (screenplay), J Blakeson (screenplay) | 1 more credit »

Country:

United Kingdom
5.8

12 Sinister 2012

Found footage helps a true-crime novelist realize how and why a family was murdered in his new home, though his discoveries put his entire family in the path of a supernatural entity.

Genres:

Horror, Thriller, Mystery

Director:

Scott Derrickson

Country:

United States of America
6.8

13 Let Me In 2010

A bullied young boy befriends a young female vampire who lives in secrecy with her guardian. A remake of the movie “Let The Right One In” which was an adaptation of a book.

Genres:

Drama, Horror, Mystery

Director:

Matt Reeves

Writers:

Matt Reeves (screenplay), John Ajvide Lindqvist (screenplay "Låt den rätte komma in") | 1 more credit »

Countries:

United Kingdom, United States of America
7.1

14 Evil Dead 2013

Mia, a young woman struggling with sobriety, heads to a remote cabin with a group of friends where the discovery of a Book of the Dead unwittingly summon up dormant demons which possess the youngsters one-by-one.

Genre:

Horror

Director:

Fede Alvarez

Writers:

Fede Alvarez (screenplay by), Rodo Sayagues (screenplay by) | 1 more credit »

Country:

United States of America
6.5

15 The Mist 2007

After a violent storm, a dense cloud of mist envelops a small Maine town, trapping artist David Drayton and his five-year-old son in a local grocery store with other people. They soon discover that the mist conceals deadly horrors that threaten their lives, and worse, their sanity.

Genres:

Horror, Science Fiction, Thriller

Director:

Frank Darabont

Writers:

Frank Darabont (screenplay), Stephen King (novel)

Country:

United States of America
7.1

16 Trollhunter 2010

A group of students investigates a series of mysterious bear killings, but learns that there are much more dangerous things going on. They start to follow a mysterious hunter, learning that he is actually a troll hunter.

Genres:

Fantasy, Horror

Director:

André Øvredal

Writer:

André Øvredal

Country:

Norway
7

17 Dead Snow 2009

Eight medical students on a ski trip to Norway discover that Hitler's horrors live on when they come face to face with a battalion of zombie Nazi soldiers intent on devouring anyone unfortunate enough to wander into the remote mountains where they were once sent to die.

Genres:

Horror, Comedy

Director:

Tommy Wirkola

Country:

Norway
6.3

18 Splice 2009

Elsa and Clive, two young rebellious scientists, defy legal and ethical boundaries and forge ahead with a dangerous experiment: splicing together human and animal DNA to create a new organism. Named "Dren", the creature rapidly develops from a deformed female infant into a beautiful but dangerous winged human-chimera, who forges a bond with both of her creators - only to have that bond turn deadly.

Genres:

Horror, Thriller, Science Fiction

Director:

Vincenzo Natali

Writers:

Vincenzo Natali (screenplay), Antoinette Terry Bryant (screenplay) | 3 more credits »

Countries:

Canada, France, United States of America
5.7

19 Martyrs 2008

A young woman’s quest for revenge against the people who kidnapped and tortured her as a child leads her and her best friend, also a victim of child abuse, on a terrifying journey into a living hell of depravity.

Genres:

Horror, Drama, Thriller

Director:

Pascal Laugier

Writer:

Pascal Laugier

Countries:

Canada, France
7.1

20 Goodnight Mommy 2014

In the heat of the summer lays a lonesome house in the countryside where nine year old twin brothers await their mother’s return. When she comes home, bandaged after cosmetic surgery, nothing is like before and the children start to doubt whether this woman is actually who she says she is.

Genres:

Drama, Horror, Thriller

Writers:

Veronika Franz (screenplay), Severin Fiala (screenplay)

Country:

Austria
6.7

21 The Autopsy Of Jane Doe 2016

Father and son coroners receive a mysterious unidentified corpse with no apparent cause of death. As they attempt to examine the beautiful young "Jane Doe," they discover increasingly bizarre clues that hold the key to her terrifying secrets.

Genres:

Horror, Mystery

Director:

André Øvredal

Countries:

United Kingdom, United States of America
6.8

22 Let The Right One In 2008

Set in 1982 in the suburb of Blackeberg, Stockholm, twelve-year-old Oskar is a lonely outsider, bullied at school by his classmates; at home, Oskar dreams of revenge against a trio of bullies. He befriends his twelve-year-old, next-door neighbor Eli, who only appears at night in the snow-covered playground outside their building.

Genres:

Horror, Drama

Director:

Tomas Alfredson

Writers:

John Ajvide Lindqvist (screenplay), John Ajvide Lindqvist (novel)

Country:

Sweden
7.9

23 Tucker & Dale Vs Evil 2010

Two hillbillies are suspected of being killers by a group of paranoid college kids camping near the duo's West Virginian cabin. As the body count climbs, so does the fear and confusion as the college kids try to seek revenge against the pair.

Genres:

Comedy, Horror

Director:

Eli Craig

Countries:

Canada, United States of America
7.5

24 Rec 2 2009

The action continues from [REC], with the medical officer and a SWAT team outfitted with video cameras are sent into the sealed off apartment to control the situation.

Genres:

Thriller, Horror

Writers:

Jaume Balagueró (screenplay), Manu Díaz (screenplay) (as Manu Díez) | 2 more credits »

Country:

Spain
6.5