The Road- Special Celebrity Screening at Resort’s World
When I first heard that there would be a special celebrity red carpet screening for the latest movie of GMA 7, “The Road”, I thought that it would be a rare opportunity so I take a chance to be part of it, especially it’s my first time to visit Resort’s World newest Newport Ultra Cinema and I have heard high reviews regarding the film.
I have been an avid fan of horror movie, it’s not that I wanted to have that creepy feeling but it must be that I’m a little bit pessimistic and with a vivid imagination as my father called me.
International film critics says that the movie is “creepy to the extreme” (KillerFilm.com) and “beautifully shot supernatural tale with incredible effects and great scares” (Bloody Disgusting) and for me, “it is not just creepy, it has an interesting story that you need to watch from beginning till end to fully grasp it’s complexity and it’s one of it’s kind in Philippine Horror movie history” and that is the main reason why it stands out from Filipino horror movies I used to watch.
The Road tells a story about a twelve year old case which is re-opened when three teenagers go missing while traversing an infamous and abandoned road and as the police investigators are trying to find a lead on the whereabouts of the missing teens, they also eventually unearth the road’s gruesome part that spans two decades – a history of abduction, crimes and murders. Although the road is isolated, anyone tries to pass through it could really feel the vengeful ghost who makes sure no one will leaves the road – alive!
After the successful movie of Director Yam Laranas (Sigaw/The Echo), in this movie he promises to treat moviegoers to a fresh new approach of horror. Not the one you can find in asian horror or english movies or our local old Filipino movies with someone holding your feet under the bed or just a simple tap on your back which eventually turned out someone you know. This story is already old and behind but in this movie, he gives a solid story and a superb cinematography and the most important of all, a unique storyline which also boasts of a hauntingly beautiful musical score created by Swedish Composer Johan Soderqvist.
Stars like Carmina Villarroel, Marvin Agustin , Rhian Ramos, Barbie Forteza, TJ Trinidad, tween stars Alden Richards, Louise delos Reyes, Derrick Monasterio, Lexi Fernandez, Ynna Asistio and Renz Valerio together with John Regala, Lloyd Samartino, Gerald Madrid, Allan Paule, Dex Quindoza, Ana Abad Santos and Ms. Jacklyn Jose completed the cast with a marvelous performance by each one of them.
Stars from the movie like Barbie Forteza, Alden Richards, Derrick Monasterio, Lexi Fernandez graced the event. Other attendees are Aljur Abrenica, Angelicopter, Ms. Annabelle Rama, Tim Yap who posed as the emcee of the event, GMA 7 President Felipe Gozon and the unexpected arrival of Ms. Sharon Cuneta shows up to pay their support. I could not help myself not to have a souvenir photo in one my favorite actress, afterall it’s one of a lifetime opportunity for me.
This film is worth watching for, it is not just creepy or gruesome but it has a solid story that you will surely look forward to. No wonder, why many international film critics love it.
Catch them on your local cinema this coming November 30, 2011! Make sure you have with you your companion on the road after watching this movie. prepare yourselves and if you’re not brave enough, i will strongly suggest, have someone accompany you or else you’ll get a goosebumps along the way home or you might probably encounter a Psycho man!