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One Minute Movie Review: ‘Haunted Mansion’

“Haunted Mansion” is a Regal Films horror movie which is one of the entries in the 2015 Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF). Review has no spoiler whatsoever.

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HAUNTED MANSION

Main Cast: Janella Salvador, Marlo Mortell, Jerome Ponce
Supporting Cast: Sharlene San Pedro, Devon Seron, Ingrid dela Paz, Phytos Ramirez, Eliza Pineda, Paulo Gumabao, Janice de Belen, Dominic Ochoa, Iza Calzado
Director: Jun Lana
Genre: Horror
Released by: Regal Films
MTRCB Rating: PG
Opening Date: December 25, 2015

Gist: A group of high school students spends the night in a old mansion. When they learn that the house is haunted they set to look out for ghosts just for fun, but they find out soon enough that the urban legends are real.

The Positive: The film succeeds in building up tension and keeping the story from being predictable. The technical aspects are very strong from sounds to cinematograpy, and from make-up to production design. The lighting and the location itself create a pretty decent horror experience. The main cast, on the other hand, is all right. The standout in the cast, however, is Iza Calzado who established a scary presence in the second half of the film.

The Negative:

“Haunted Mansion” broke some rules in horror movie storytelling (i.e. the sequence of who will die among the characters) but perhaps the director is just keen in avoiding cliches.

Quality: 4 stars
Entertainment: 4.5 stars

STARMOMETER SCORE: 8.5/10

“Haunted Mansion” Trailer:

2 Comments on One Minute Movie Review: ‘Haunted Mansion’

  1. So hindi starlet si maine mendoza na mukha naman talagang yaya? Jusko. Kung di ko lang talaga alam na la salle pala sya grad eh aakalain kong pinabili ng suka yan ng amo nya.

  2. ALDUB NATION IN THE UNIVERSE // December 24, 2015 at 5:25 pm //

    Isa pa e2 sa super duper Mega Flop na patataubin ng My Bebe Love ng Aldub…sure kulelat at kawawa e2 sa Aldub, Da Who Starlet kc ng chakamilyucks ang bida d2.,hahahaha

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