Directors: Jaume Balagueró and Paco Plaza

Clearly, [REC] filmmakers Jaume Balagueró and Paco Plaza have a deep appreciation for James Cameron's Aliens, the 1986 sequel to Ridley Scott's 1979 sci-fi/horror masterpiece Alien. Like Aliens, [REC] 2 takes the premise of its predecessor and pushes the insanity level to 11, upgrading the action immensely and expanding the original's already creepy "infection spreads" ideas into the unruly terrain of "zombie mayhem by way demonic possession and exorcists."

Picking up immediately after the final seconds of [REC], the 2009 follow-up skips the first movie's nearly hour-long build-up to the craziness. In [REC] 2, the shit hits the proverbial fan within the first 10 minutes, and, thanks to clever uses of such left-field directing approaches like helmet-cameras, the first-person, almost Doom-like attack sequences roar with an extreme sense of urgency.