Gil Portes’ gothic romance entitled Hukluban (The Crone), is among entries in this year’s Sineng Filipino Horror Films Festival (under the Film Development Council), which opens on Oct. 29 in all SM Cinemas.
The other entries are: T’yanak, co-directed by Peque Gallaga and Lore Reyes; Bacao by Director Edgardo Vinarao; and Sigaw sa Hatinggabi by Director Romy V. Suzara.
Hukluban is the story of an enigmatic woman who transforms to an ugly hag as the sun rises. It turns out that she was cursed by a group of aswangs. It stars the controversial Krista Miller, in the biggest break of her budding career, and Kiko Matos.
T’yanak is about a seemingly innocent but mysterious infant who is, in fact, a hideous creature. It stars Judy Ann Santos, Solenn Heussaff, Tom Rodeiguez and Sid Lucero.
Bacao deals with fertility as something relating to harvest season. The movie stars Michelle Madrigal, Arnold Reyes, Marife Necessito, and Alvin Anson.
Sigaw ng Hatinggabi is about spirit-questors. It stars Regine Angeles, Richard Qua, Vangie Labalan and Paloma.
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THREE A’S IN ‘BEAUTY IN A BOTTLE’
Beauty in a Bottle, starring Angeline Quinto, Assunta De Rossi and Angelica Panganiban , opens Oct. 29 in local theaters.
Presented by Skylight Films and Quantum Films, it marks the directorial debut of Antoinette Jadaone who also wrote the script with Chris Millado.
Beauty In A Bottle centers on three women – Vilma, Estelle and Judith – who all desire to achieve physical perfection.
Vilma (De Rossi) is in her late 30s and fears the idea of being a spinster. Estelle (Panganiban) is an actress who is fast losing fans after gaining a lot of weight. Judith (Quinto) wants to prove to the family of her hot boyfriend that she could be beautiful.
Together they will embark on a beautification project via a product that promises instant beauty, hence, “Beauty In A Bottle.”
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TIDBITS: Happy b-day greetings today Oct. 28, go to Sen. Alan Peter Cayetano, Rep. Jonathan de la Cruz, Christine S. Limpo, Melba Nergua, Walter L. De Santos, Caloy Bautista of PCSO PR Dept., Manny Valera, Millie Vera, Angia Munji Laurel, Winnie Boado and Atty. Pete Principe…. Oct. 29: “King of Talk” Boy Abunda, Angelika dela Cruz, Digna Santiago, Maridel Villavicencio, Louie Kierulf, Flor Salvador, Linda Luciano, Sessy Garcia, Atty. Apple Daza, Roda S. Azarcon, Edna Buenaventura, Jeannette Reyes, Lorna Llanes, Zenie Batino, Popsy Mendez-Aquino, MB’s Adam Moraleta, Caros Castillo Roxas, Philstar’s Roman Floresca, Filipina Diga, Annalyn Jusay of Pagcor, Marcelo Co, and Manuel Chua… Happy wedding anniversary to Elmer and Cora Vizconde; K.B. Balasubramanian and Doris Velasco; and Boyet and Linda Pasco…