As far as hand-held camera things go, I really enjoyed this one. The supernatural aspects of the film are on a different level than the gritty realism of the rest of the movie, and there are a couple ridiculous scenes thrown in for story, but all in all a fun ride.
I watched this a second time and I think it still holds up. If you can tolerate the hand-held camera thing, ala Blair Witch/Cloverfield, etc, lots of hysterical screaming, a little gore (but given the filming technique it's hard to focus on it) once this gets going it keeps up a pretty good pace for a short 70 minutes. The hostess we follow around is quirky and cute and her 'behind the scenes' moments amusing. The ending seals the deal. It's fresh and different.
[Rec] revolves around a television reporter, Ángela, and her cameraman, Pablo, who cover the night shift in one of Barcelona's local fire stations. The firehouse receives a call from an old lady trapped in her house. When they arrive, and the firemen and the police break down the door, the old lady suddenly attacks and bites one of the policemen, and it is revealed that an unknown but virulent disease is infecting people, causing them to turn in to infected cannibals. The police and military quarantines the building and the camera crew is trapped inside, constantly recording the mayhem that ensues.[