Globe Studios’ latest project with Reality Entertainment brings to the big screen a Mother’s Day horror flick that is sure to bring chills down the spine of moviegoers.
The scare flick “Kuwaresma,” set for showing in theaters this coming May 15 features the country’s own Megastar Sharon Cuneta and multi-awarded actor John Arcilla under the direction of critically-acclaimed filmmaker Erik Matti. The film revolves around the family of husband and wife Arturo (Arcilla) and Rebecca Fajardo (Cuneta). Their son Luis, portrayed by newcomer Kent Gonzales returns to their old house with a dark past to unravel the true reason behind the death of his twin Manuela (played by Kent’s real-life sister Pam) who mysteriously died on the second week of Lent. The cast also includes former child actress Guila Alvarez who plays Salve, the medium who warns Luis about him returning back to their old house.
“It is really an honor to work with Sharon and she was the one that Erik and I had in mind to play the role of Rebecca,” said Reality Entertainment CEO Dondon Monteverde. “It was also fun that we were able to combine these very exceptional artists in one film.”
Even though she professed an enduring love for horror movies, “Kuwaresma” is Sharon Cuneta’s first horror stint in all her 41 years in the entertainment business. “This is a dream come true. I can honestly say that doing this project is a physically, mentally and emotionally draining experience. However, I enjoyed working with the whole cast and Direk Erik. I am confident to say that we really delivered a great movie that is worth the watch for all horror and Filipino movie fans,” Sharon said.
The film is also her first project with Erik Matti whose works include “Tiktik: The Aswang Chronicles” and its sequel “Kubot: The Aswang Chronicles 2,” “Pa-Siyam,” “Seklusyon,” “On The Job,” and “BuyBust.”
“We at Globe Studios are horror enthusiasts and are also fans of Sharon, John, and Direk Erik. Upon learning about the project, we immediately said yes and we’re very honored to be part of it,” said Globe Studios Head of Creative Department Kren Yap.
The whole cast and crew of “Kuwaresma” also lauded the advocacy of Globe in its #PlayItRight campaign by encouraging everyone to support “Kuwaresma” and the local entertainment industry to access and watch local films only from legitimate sources. Matti added that Kuwaresma will only be shown in film theaters and will not be available in streaming platforms once it starts regular showing. He shared that they held back in showing the film in other platforms immediately in order to encourage horror fans and moviegoers to really go to movie houses with their friends and family.
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