MANILA – Jodi Sta. Maria just received perhaps one of the best gifts for her birthday this year.
Just in time for her 37th birthday on Sunday, Black Sheep announced that her horror film “Clarita” earned more than P22 million in just four days.
The film centers on Sta. Maria’s character Clarita Villanueva, whose possession in the 1950s became the first-ever recorded in the Philippines.
Clarita tests the faith of priests Salvador (Ricky Davao) and Benedicto (Arron Villaflor) when they are tasked to perform an exorcism on her after a group of doctors was killed by supernatural forces.
Meanwhile, a photojournalist investigates the truth about Clarita’s possession and helps the two priests perform the exorcism.
In their journey to help Clarita, they will encounter demonic obstacles that will prevent them from performing the exorcism.
Directed by Derick Cabrido, “Clarita” opened in cinemas nationwide last June 12. It also stars Alyssa Muhlach, Romnick Sarmienta, Nonie Buencamino, Angeli Bayani and Che Ramos.