MANILA – Gerald Anderson revealed that he and Julia Montes had an eerie experience when they were shooting a scene for the romance-suspense movie “Halik sa Hangin.”
Shot in a 1930s abandoned American house, Anderson recalled how one of the doors just opened on its own in one of his scenes with Montes.
“Ang galing ng timing kasi akala ko effects. Biglang bumukas. Hinawakan ko si Julia, nasa gitna kami ng take, medyo [na-bother kami] pero tinuloy pa din namin yung eksena. After ng cut, nagsigawan kaming lahat, ‘Ano yun?’” he said.
Director Manny Palo said they decided to include that scene in the movie.
“In this scene, the cameras were already rolling tapos there was one door na ang hirap hirap buksan, kailangang itulak siya. Tapos tamang tama, on cue, bumukas siya mag-isa. Ginamit na namin sa movie talaga yung eksena. Hindi na namin inulit,” he said.
Aside from shooting at the abandoned American house, Palo said they also shot scenes at the supposedly haunted Diplomat Hotel in Baguio City.
“Pagpasok mo pa lang, makakaramdam ka na. Abandoned building na siya tapos madilim tapos yung ilaw ni direk, chill lang, hindi masyadong bright tulad ng ibang movies. Medyo makakaramdam ka talaga pero wala naman po akong [sobrang nakakatakot na] experience, thank God,” Anderson said.
Based on the two-minute trailer of “Halik sa Hangin” released by Star Cinema, the movie tells a love story where Mia (Montes) will get involved with Gio (Anderson) and Alvin (JC de Vera).
Although it is unclear whom Mia ends up with, her relationship with Gio appears threatened by a secret hidden by Anderson's character.
In an interview in September, Montes and Anderson described the movie as a mix of horror and romance.
"Halik sa Hangin," which is titled after its theme song by Ebe Dancel, also stars Edu Manzano, Ina Raymundo and Jasmine Curtis-Smith.