“We will surely be the number one choice of adventurous millennials this Christmas because Haunted Forest was especially made not only for kids and Regal horror fans but primarily to the adventurous and thrill-seeking teenagers who would love to enjoy Christmas with their friends.”
This was how the Regal Entertainment Inc. matriarch, Mother Lily Monteverde described her anticipation for the unique success that await Regal’s biggest and scariest supernatural teen horror masterpiece and the only horror film in the Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF) 2017 – Haunted Forest.
“We know that this year’s lineup is mostly composed films starred by MMFF blockbuster veterans like Vice Ganda, Coco Martin and Vic Sotto,” shared Mother Lily. “However, we believe that the festival and our moviegoers deserve something fresh and exciting. We want to give a chance to young talented actors who excellently gave life to a uniquely-Filipino yet world-class horror film crafted by no less than international award-wining director Ian Loreños.”
Like Mother Lily, her daughter and seasoned producer Roselle Monteverde believes in the unique charm of the “Haunted Forest” to the moviegoers once MMFF opens on Monday, Christmas Day.
“Every Christmas, it has been part of MMFF viewers’ long tradition to watch not just comedy but also horror films,” said Roselle. “Kids, horror fans and most especially groups of friends always look forward to the extraordinary thrill and adventure that they experience while watching Regal’s horror movies – the unexplainable joy of sharing the scary and fun moments of the movie together with your barkada. And that’s what makes ‘Haunted Forest’ unique for our young viewers.”
Direk Ian further explained, “We assure you that this is not just your typical jump scare movie because ‘Haunted Forest’ is a film that you have to think about per scene in order for you to feel the horror.”
“If you’ll watch it with your whole barkada, you will all definitely feel like you are friends with the movie’s main cast and you are one with them in solving the puzzle of the story and you will altogether get to know who Sitsit is.”
Graded B by the Cinema Evaluation Board, “Haunted Forest” is written by Jeps Gallon and topbilled by some of this generation’s best young actors, Jane Oineza, Jameson Blake, Maris Racal and Jon Lucas.
The story will revolve around the father-daughter relationship of ex-Manila policeman Aris (Raymart Santiago) and Nica (Jane) and the mysterious haunted forest where a dark creature called Sitsit resides.
Aside from the Regal teen stars, also part of “Haunted Forest” are seasoned actors Raymart Santiago and Joey Marquez. Completing the cast are Jerald Napoles, Betong Sumaya, Myrtle Sarrosa, Miho Nishida, Beverly Salviejo, Fiona Yang and Kelvin Miranda.
Make sure that your squad and family are complete this Christmas and watch Regal Entertainment Inc.’s official entry to the MMFF 2017, “Haunted Forest,” to be shown on cinemas nationwide beginning Christmas Day, December 25!