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Opening in Orlando: '[REC] 4' and 'The Woman in Black 2'

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[REC] 4: Apocalypse The third follow-up to 2007's [REC] really has its fingers on the pulse. And I don't mean the artistic or cultural pulse, because even BloodyDisgusting.com thinks it sucks. I'm talking about the pulse of hot titling trends, in which "Apocalypse" has become the hip synonym for "sequel." OK, we're a full 10 years past 2004's Resident Evil: Apocalypse, but [REC] Part Quatro is making it out of the gate 16 months before X-Men: Apocalypse, so brownie points for beating Rupert Murdoch to the punch. The plot? Oh, yeah: The survivor of that zombie-contaminated building takes to the ocean, only to run into ... more zombies. Did I mention the title is really neat? I can't wait for Angels in America: Apocalypse. Get on it, Kushner! (R)

The Woman in Black 2: Angel of Death What we have here is the sequel to the most commercially successful British horror film of the last two decades. (The runner-up: The Wedding of Charles and Camilla, $5.95 from Anglophile Home Video.) This time, a bunch of Limey kids flee the Nazi bombing of London and head for the countryside, where yet more supernatural mischief awaits. And how involved in the project was Susan Hill, writer of the 1983 novella on which the Woman in Black film/theater franchise was based? Other than coming up with the basic story idea, she had "no direct input" into the script, says writer Martyn Waites. I guess that means ... Ouija boards! MWAHAHAHAHA! (PG-13)

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