When I saw the trailer of "THE ROAD" on television, I promised myself that I will watch it on the big screen once it hit the theaters. We, together with my cousins grew up watching horror films. We just simply love them :D I remember that we would rent out VHS tapes back then and we would watch it with the lights off, and then we will scare each other once the movie is finished :D
If other people are afraid of horror films, well not me :D We grew up with these kind of movies, so we are always looking forward to next one. But my last local horror movie is a disappointment. I think that's what you get when you expect big on a certain movie, of course I'm expecting to be entertained because I paid for it :D We would just call that movie, Aswang.
So coming from a disappointment, I don't expect much on THE ROAD. In short I lower my expectation, though I really love Sigaw (not The Echo adaptation) especially Iza Calzado's portrayal of her role. As the movie rolls, I feel already eerie. I'm actually half expecting that there would be a lot of 'gulat scenes' which I really hate. But not! You will feel frightened because of the scenes that will make you feel that you are included in the story.
Did I tell you that I'm at the second row of the cinema? :D Yes The Ultra Cinema at Newport Cinemas makes you feel more home, the only missing is my pillows. Those fully reclining seats that has leg support is like a bed that you can literally lie down while watching the movie. I'm expecting my companion would shriek a lot but not, actually I'm covering my mouth because I'm afraid I would scream loud! :D
The Road is a story about a twelve-year-old cold case, which is reopened when three teenagers go missing while traversing an infamous and abandoned road. As investigators try to find leads to the whereabouts of the missing teens, they also unearth the road’s gruesome past that spans two decades – a history of abduction, crimes and murders. Although the road is isolated, anyone who tries to pass through it can be sure that he is not alone. Lingering in the dark and desolate pathway is a vengeful ghost who makes sure no one leaves the road – alive!
I never heard of Alden Richards before this movie, but he is really good. I will not spoil you, but he has a big part on this movie, and I think he spokeonly two sentence in the movie, but he really acted sooo well. Carmina Villaroel and Marvin Agustin delivered their roles very well, too.
The boy, I think his name is Renz Valerio is another favorite. The last time I saw him, he's just a small kid but on this movie, he was already partnered with Ynna Asistio. He plays as the son of Carmina Villaroel. Lexi Fernandez and Barbie Forteza are quite okay too, I'm not just a fan of their shrieking :D It's so loud and annoying. I can't stand it :D Though I'm thinking that there's an audio problem at the cinema according to tweet of Yam Laranas.
Overall, THE ROAD is a horror masterpiece helm by Yam Laranas. Lots of twist and unexpected ending. The movie is unpredictable, and I'm proud that this movie is Filipino-made. I will not be surprised if this movie will be shown internationally. The tween actors are superb, they are chosen very well.
So on November 30, I will not just recommend you to watch this film to support the local movie industry, but to watch a well-made film that will worth your every peso. See you on The Road.