EERIEDirected by Mikhail Red
Following-up on his critically acclaimed, social realist noir drama NEOMANILA, director Mikhail Red returns with his distinctly Filipino spin on the Catholic horror and nunsploitation genre set in an all-girls boarding school. In the contemporary spirit of LET THE RIGHT ONE IN and HEREDITARY, EERIE represents a solid contribution to a global horror canon.
The Saint Lucia Academy for Girls is seemingly cursed by ghosts of dead students who passed under mysterious and tragic circumstances. None of the faculty, students, and especially, clergy want to deal with the repercussions. Patricia Consolacion (Bea Alonzo), the resident guidance counselor, wants to get to the bottom of things. Blessed by spiritual sixth sense, she is visited by these spirits and records their conversations. Who murdered the latest victim, fourteen year-old Clara Remenzo? Was it the school’s caretaker or some otherworldly evil? Miss Pat tries to be a supportive confidente and quickly finds herself becoming very involved with the girls trying to cope with the loss of their fellow classmate and slowly uncovering the truth of her death.
As the mystery of the girl’s death unravels, more of the students start to point their fingers towards school headmistress, Mother Alice, a nun known to be overly strict and borderline abusive. Against Mother Alice’s advice, Pat continues to meddle into the case and soon finds that there is another one who is closely watching while there are more secrets and monsters that are being hidden within the walls of the school.
EERIE plays on the old Filipino mythical stories filled with supernatural creatures like Bruhas (Witches), Momos (ghosts), duwendes (goblins), aswangs (shapeshifters), and the most elusive white lady.
With plenty of thrills and chills that will keep you on the edge of your seats, you will definitely think twice about going into a dark bathroom. —Melanie Ramos
Co-presented with Community Partners: This Filipino American Life, Filipino American Chamber of Commerce in Hollywood
Director: Mikhail Red
Writer: Mariah Reodica, Mikhail Red, Rae Red
Cast: Bea Alonzo, Charo Santos, Jake Cuenca