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      Jaume Balagueró

      Jaume Balagueró

      Highest Rated: 92% Sleep Tight (2011)

      Lowest Rated: 5% Darkness (2002)

      Birthday: Nov 2, 1968

      Birthplace: Lleida, Spain

      Spanish writer-director Jaume Balagueró is most highly regarded for crafting deeply creepy horror films, like his international hit "[Rec]." After creating two award-winning shorts, "Alicia" and "Días sin luz," Balagueró made the leap to features in 1999 with "The Nameless," a missing child mystery that Balagueró adapted from author Ramsey Campbell's chilling novel. The film did well on the international festival circuit, allowing Balagueró the chance to direct his first English-language feature, "Darkness," which starred Anna Paquin. Despite being released on Christmas day, the haunted house horror film earned a respectable box office and was soon followed by Balagueró's next effort, the Calista Flockhart-fronted thriller "Fragile." But it was Balagueró's return to Spanish cinema that yielded his greatest success. In 2007, he and Paco Plaza co-wrote and co-directed the harrowing zombie-horror feature "[Rec]," which followed a news team's hellish tour through a building inhabited by merciless cannibals. The gritty found footage thriller proved wildly successful, terrifying horror fans worldwide and inspiring an American remake called "Quarantine" in 2008. Balagueró and Plaza reteamed for the sequel "[Rec] 2" in 2009. This was also a hit, but rather than return for the franchise's next film, "[REC]3 Génesis," Balagueró broke new ground, helming the nightmare-centered horror-thriller "Sleep Tight" in 2011. Plaza went on to direct "[REC]3 Génesis" alone.

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      FRAGILE, Director Jaume Balaguero, 2005,

      Filmography

      Movies

      Credit
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Venus Director,
      Screenwriter
      - 2022
      71% 56% Venus Director - 2022
      58% 51% The Vault Director - 2021
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Muse Director,
      Writer
      - 2017
      14% 48% Muse Director - 2017
      24% 20% Inside Screenwriter - 2016
      56% 38% Summer Camp Executive Producer - 2015
      67% 35% Rec 4: Apocalypse Director,
      Screenwriter
      $708 2014
      43% 27% Rec 3: Genesis Producer $5.2K 2012
      92% 78% Sleep Tight Director - 2011
      67% 34% Quarantine 2: Terminal Screenwriter - 2011
      66% 60% Rec 2 Director,
      Screenwriter
      $27.0K 2009
      No Score Yet 18% Spanish Movie Bombero (Character) - 2009
      90% 82% Rec Director,
      Writer
      - 2007
      No Score Yet 53% To Let Director,
      Writer
      - 2006
      No Score Yet 46% Fragile Director,
      Writer
      - 2005
      5% 31% Darkness Director,
      Writer
      $22.2M 2002
      No Score Yet No Score Yet O.T. La Película Director - 2002