When it comes to all of the shaky cam carnage that has splattered across cinema screens over recent years, the REC series of films are pretty hard to beat.

Massive crowd-pleasers, as well as being superbly made, they have managed to wring tension and in-your-face gore out of a very simple story.

But things move on, and I am very pleased to say that this latest instalment in the franchise ditches the ‘terror in a tenement’ angle and goes for something a bit different.

Setting this episode at a lavish wedding ceremony at a plush Barcelona mansion, REC 3: Genesis plays out at the same time as the events in the previous two movies.

As you can imagine, all hell breaks loose when the zombies decide to chow down at the wedding disco, leaving the guests to arm themselves with chainsaws, swords and even food blenders in a battle for survival.

Once again directed byPaco Plaza, and with a trailer that looks a real hoot, REC 3: Genesis is comfortably on my list of must-sees.

REC 3 screens at Frightfest on Friday, August 24.

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Simon is a journalism tutor in London, who also just happens to be a movie fanatic, with a craving for the darker side of cinema. He has written three books - on the horror films of director Bob Clark (2014), the history of the character Norman Bates (2015) and the work of British exploitation director Pete Walker (2017). He is currently working with director Richard Loncraine to explore all avenues in a bid to orchestrate the re-release of 1978 Mia Farrow chiller Full Circle