Thursday, November 5, 2009

Movietime: Patient X

I've never been a fan of horror films. I hate watching one unless there is just a sudden urge in me to watch (weird me!). The last horror film I watched was Shake, Rattle and Roll last year. I think it was the 10th installment of the popular Filipino horror series. Since it was Halloween Day so it is best to scare yourself (lol!). I did not watch it by myself of course, I have my siblings with me :)

Patient X is a Filipino horror film directed by the internationally-acclaimed Director Yam Laranas and starred Richard Gutierrez and Cristine Reyes. The film tackles on Aswang which is a local version for vampire.

The story is about a boy whose family was murdered by Aswang. Back then he has no idea who killed his family until a childhood friend contacted him that they were able to capture the murderer. This friend of him is the Chief of the police in his hometown and whose family was also a victim. He returns back to his hometown to face this murderer only to find out that it was his old friend (Cristine). There he found out the truth and his murderers are now a threat to the entire town.

Popcorn: 3.5/5 popcorns

My say:

I wasn't happy about the film. It was scary indeed but the story didn't convince me. It was a pretty plain story for me. There was no excitement on the story nor you'll feel scared but the actions and sound will do. The film made me compare with Laranas another film which also starred Richard Gutierrez, Sigaw (Echo, hollywood version). I really like that film. Overall, it was scary but the story wasn't convincing.

I heard that the film will be shown internationally on the Sundance Film Festival. Wow! I wish them still the best after all they will represent our country :)

Take care guys :)