I’m a HUGE Asian Horror movie fan… and like any other drug addict… I’m always looking for my next high. I stumbled upon this little gem while searching LITERALLY THOUSANDS of movies with the keyword ‘Haunted Houses’. Yes, I know… I have problems… but this is old news… The search was worth it. Out of the many pieces of shit that call themselves ‘films’.. there will be one gem hidden among them.
PLOT– Nilo (Roderick Paulate) travels back to his childhood home after learning of his mother’s death. The remaining members of his family, as well as the caretakers, agree to stay 9 days in respect for the Pa-Sayim funeral rite. Strange things begin to happen right off the bat, which bring the mourning family into a waking nightmare… and that is only the beginning…
It’s refreshing to see a horror movie, a haunted house movie in fact, to go beyond the cliches of it’s territory and produce new and original material. I’m talking about the footsteps upstairs, random objects flying at people for no reason, horrible CGI ghosts running behind unsuspecting characters, and any other jump scares you can think of. The horrors inflicted upon this family literally had me gagging at times. Every single supernatural occurrence had a significance and meaning to the story line. There were no ‘scares’ or unnecessary crap scattered about the movie just for the intention of keeping the audience on their toes.
Another thing that took me by surprise was the amount of Drama and Characterization that encircled this family. It’s VERY rare for a movie to get me to sympathize with ANY of it’s characters… So I give this flick props for getting me to feel bad for what the Mother went through. At times, my mouth was hanging open in amazement… and that’s a hard thing to pull off.
There were a few things scattered about that didn’t agree with me. Some of the character’s actions and decisions were face-palm worthy… And some of the plot twists were easily predictable 10 minutes into the movie (Not ALL of them, just a few)… But overall… I would HIGHLY recommend this movie for creepy atmosphere, good ACTUAL scares, and a story that would grab the attention from the world’s most ADHD diagnosed viewer. If you can ever track this movie down… Do it!