Regal Entertainment’s highly successful Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF) horror trilogy franchise, Shake, Rattle & Roll gives way this year to an even hair-raising, sine-chilling, bloodier, horrifying theater experience as the mother and daughter tandem of Lily Monteverde field Haunted Mansion right on Christmas Day.
Directed by multi-awarded Jun Lana, Haunted Mansion features three of today’s freshest and hottest young faces – Janella Salvador, Marlo Mortel and Jerome Ponce together with stellar cast Janice De Belen, Iza Calzado and talented actors – Joem Bascon, LJ Reyes, Dominic Ochoa with uprising showcase of teenage actors – Sharlene San Pedro, Ingrid Dela Paz, Devon Seron, Eliza Pineda, Phytos Ramirez and Paolo Gumabao.
In the movie, Janella is gifted girl Ella, who sees dead people around her. The last time she used her gift to communicate with spirits, though, resulted in her father’s death. Her schoolmates who often bullies Ella, initiated a prank and insidiously awakened the evil spirits, Amara (Iza Calzado) and Veronica (LJ Reyes) from the past. In the midst of the students’ adventure, dormant ghost in the retreat house are disturbed and so they wreak havoc on Ella and her friends.
Ella and her friends accidentally discovers the mystery surrounding the twin deaths, and so Amara’s vengeful spirit returns to try to stop them from spilling the truth.
In this movie, the audience will experience the evil wrath of the vicious ghost Amara.
“Haunted Mansion stands to be one of Regal’s biggest MMFF offerings,” says Direk Jun Lana, “and I’m excited for everyone to see it. Not everyone knows that we have been developing this project for Regal for years.”
He adds, “Binusisi talaga namin ang kuwento. We also made sure to start the shoot earlier para mapaganda lallo ang mga eksena, siguraduhing nakakatakot at mapapasigaw ang audiences ‘pag nanood sila. This is the kind of film you want to watch together with your family and barkada.”
“Haunted Mansion,” this year’s only ultimate horror screamfest, opens nationwide December 25, 2015. Rated PG-13 by the MTRCB. (PR)