Halu-halong reviews na ang lumabas tungkol sa horror-thriller offering ng Star Cinema, ang Eerie. The bar was raised high since the end of 2018 before it was released on March 2019.
With the internationally acclaimed director Mikhail Red directing the film, big names in the industry such as Bea Alonzo, Charo Santos and Jake Cuenca leading the cast, and its release in other Asian countries before it came to the Philippines, made Eerie an anticipated horror film at the start of 2019.
Now that the film is available on Netflix worldwide, and audiences from all over the globe have been giving mix reviews, let’s have a breakdown of the good, the bad and the okay lang.
The movie was visually flawless. Malinis ang pagkakagawa, lalo na sa mga madidilim na eksena. Sa simula hanggang pagtatapos ay naipahayag ang bawat detalye. Kaya’t ang pagkakatuloy-tuloy nito ay madaling sundan at ang bawat gulat ay iyong naantabayanan. As for the actors, Alonzo and Santos’ performance gave the story so much justice. Including the supporting characters, the entire cast brought a good mix of drama and fear.
Kung gaano ka-fresh ang direction at cinematography, ganoon kaluma ang kabuuan ng kwento. A clairvoyant guidance counselor solving the recent deaths in an all-girls Catholic school run by harsh, conservative Nuns. Trailer pa lang, nakakakaba na ang hitsura ng mga madre, isama pa ang pagkakaayos ng mga studyante, sobrang creepy na. Biglang “yun na yon?” The story did not level to how it was presented. Its predictability only gave jump scare moments and an obvious plot twist.
The Okay Lang
Alonzo saved the entire film. Kung hindi dahil sa kaniya, it could have been a total bore. The story could have been pushed further. With the combination of the cast and productions’ skills, Eerie had great potential to have more grit and more gore. Even adding pressing issues of homosexuality, mental health and religion were not enough to have the empathy to the characters or to the entire storyline. Kulang ng shock factor sa kwento kaya kulang sa kakatakutan.
Eerie is perfect for Netflix – you can watch it at home, with family or even alone. Ito yung tipong gusto mo manood ng scary movie pero gusto mo pa ring makatulog.
Creepy, scary, but not scary enough. 3 out of 5 stars.