Published on Wednesday, March 28, 2007 Wednesday, March 28, 2007 // Movies
I watched the film. Good?In my expectation, yes! But as I study the film,there are a lot of lapses.And these errors are not tolerable. Let us tackle it one by one.
The story is all about the "Hilakbot" horror dokyu film in a certain network. The team characterized by Angel Aquino, Assunta de Rosi , Ian Veneracion etc. who were the people who traveled to the popular mystic island"Siquijor" to find a story for HILAKBOT.And there is an event that results to their death.Hmm as usual, "hindi na bago sa atin ang mga kulam at ano pang kabuburechihang mga aswang stories".
At first of the film, malakas ang impact dahil talagang mayroong impact ang scary scenes nila lalo na dun sa isang episode ng HILAKBOT "multo sa elevator" Hahay pag pinoy nga naman mahilig sa imitation. That was scary because MARK PHILIPP ESPINA,the director,imitates the SADACO one of the GRUDGE. Aba syempre nakakatakot yun because of the already-scary-impact to the viewers brought by asian movies.
As the film progresses, there are lot of irrelevant scenes and there audios that we can hardly hear.Hmm baka mali na yun sa GAISANO MALL pero bakit sa kanila ang mahina ang audio?. Aside from the "malikot" hand of the camera man napakahina ng musical scoring in which it plays the whole package of the film to scare audiences.
The most deceiving is the poster. Bow ako sa design. It really atracts and calls people to watch especially to those who are horror freaks. Ako naman as guerilla filmmaker, support agad ako. Ang ganda kaya ng poster.BUT THE POSTER DOES NOT SPEAK OR HAS RELEVANCE ON THE FILM. YUNG MODEL DUN SA POSTER ay hinihintay ng lahat na lumabas sa scene pero they fail to show it.Sayang ang pera ng production.Kawawang VIVA.
I understand because MARK PHILIPP ESPINA ay isang baguhang director kaya lang horror agad ang pinasok niya which needs intense direction.Eh parang ang manonood ng film ay magkakasakit dahil hindi na satisfy ang expectation nila. Sick Horror- Siquijor.