Film #145: T2
3 out of 5 stars
From Filipino director Chito S. Roño (FENG SHUI and SUKOB) comes this very RINGU-esque tale. While the premise takes forever to get going and the way it plays out takes a while, there are some genuinely creepy moments to be found here and there. Performances are pretty standard for a Filipino film, but Maricel Soriano & Mika Dela Cruz are standouts in the adult and child female leads (both play “scared shitless“ really well). There are some CG scenes that look a little hokey (the pig herd, the rat swarm, and the wall crawler), but that’s a small complaint. This is by no means a gore film (so don‘t look here for any of that), but rather a slowly paced spook show with decent performances and an interesting look at what another culture finds scary.