Master of horror and acclaimed writer and director Erik Matti (Sekluyson, Tiktik: The Aswang Chronicles) shares his thoughts on the horror genre and why more horror stories needs to be shared in his interview released by VIVA Films.
Watch the interview here:
Filipino audience loves horror films whether they’re brave or not, keep lining up and find ways to entertain themselves or experience horror through movies. From Hollywood blockbusters like The Conjuring and Insidious, to Asian horror films like The Ring, The Grudge, we’re very familiar with different types of scares and ghosts or supernatural entities that are featured in movies.
And that is why we need more horror stories in Philippine cinema. In an industry that is overflowing with romantic comedies, another genre that the Filipino audience love also deserves the spotlight rom-com movies are given.
Horror stories should be more than entertainment, it should also make you think at the same time. That is what Erik Matti thinks of Kamikaze Pictures’ Ang Pagsanib kay Leah dela Cruz and what its director Katski Flores has done with the film, saying “It’s not just about telling the story visually but also clarifying the drama, clarifying the themes. We were able to bring a story into it that’s beyond just a horror story.”
The film stars Shy Carlos, Sarah Lahbati and Julian Trono, written by Charlene Sawit-Esguerra.
“Ang Pagsanib kay Leah dela Cruz” opens in Philippine cinemas June 28 from Kamikaze Pictures, Reality Entertainment and VIVA Films. Rated R-13 without Cuts by the MTRCB.