MANILA — “Eerie” finally crept towards cinemas nationwide on Wednesday. And going by first-day reactions, it delivers not just scares but a timely message that will linger well after the credits roll.
The Mikhail Red horror film, which stars Charo Santos-Concio and Bea Alonzo, made its Philippine debut on Tuesday night – nearly four months after its world premiere at the Singapore International Film Festival.
“Eerie” is set in the 1990s and centers on a clairvoyant counselor who investigates a student’s death. The girl appears to have taken her own life, with her ghost lingering in the halls of the school.
On social media, producer Star Cinema compiled some reactions from audience members during the premiere night, as well as from first-day viewers of the movie.
Notably, several said that the unsettling atmosphere isn’t confined in sequences but rather the entirety of the movie, thanks to the cinematography and the musical score.
Numerous reactions also mentioned a “posporo scene,” which they said was a highlight.
Another common sentiment was how the horror of “Eerie” lingers after the film not only because of its jump scares, but also the relevant issue it weaves with the story.
Here’s a look at some of the reviews, as compiled by Star Cinema: