[Rec] Director Takes on “Damned Friday”

Jason McDonald

The co-director of the [Rec] series is set to strike out on his own for a new project centered on the world of vampires.

Variety is reporting that Paco Plaza is teaming up with his [Rec]3 star, Leticia Dolera, to work on a movie based on a mock trailer he created that then became a comic series. The project is called “Damned Friday” and will star Leticia as a woman struggling with her family, her boyfriend, and with becoming a vampire.  If that sounds a little “Twilight”-ish to you, keep in mind, this is Paco Plaza we’re talking about here.

Producer Adrian Guerra describes the project as a “Black Swan’-style drama applied to the vampire genre with a really strong central female character taking the audience on a gritty, emotional roller coaster.”

Plaza went on to add that “I’ve shot a werewolf movie, a bunch of zombie films, but as a horror film fan, I felt I really wanted to shoot a vampire film. There’s only one thing I can say for sure: there will be blood.”

Like Plaza’s other works, this project will be shot in Spain and will be a foreign language film.  If you haven’t seen the original mock teaser trailer that inspired so much interest, I’ve included it down below.


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      1. Larry Brown February 6, 2014 at 9:20 pm

        I really like those movies. Id definitely give his next project a shot

      2. Adila M. Pavelić February 6, 2014 at 9:24 pm


      3. Jhos Badilla February 6, 2014 at 9:33 pm


      4. John Brutal February 7, 2014 at 3:47 am

        Sweet maybe we can take vampires back

      5. David Brereton February 7, 2014 at 12:49 pm

        LOVED REC and REC2 but for me they ruined it with REC3, I watched Sleep Tight a few days ago and that was a brilliant little thriller, so I would be well up for this….anything other than emo vamps is fine with me!!

      6. Kim Cintron February 7, 2014 at 4:26 pm

        now this….looks like a REAL vampire movie!!

      7. cb February 7, 2014 at 5:13 pm

        Loved REC and REC Genesis. Hopefully this next project is up to par.