27 Aug 2019s Eerie
Eerie stars Bea Alonzo as Patricia, a Catholic school guidance counselor, in this 2019 Filipino language ghost story available now on Netflix. After some tragic occurrences leads to some ghastly encounters, Patricia investigates to the dismay of the head of the school, Sister Alice.
Does me using the word ghost or ghastly make my review spoilery? Ah well.
So, first off: this was really pretty well shot and scored. I was impressed with most of the cinematography and scoring. There were some shot choices that I thought didn’t fit with the majority of the film, and makeup that didn’t fit it as well; some of the shots felt like bad 90s horror tropes.
Bea Alonzo is really good. I wasn’t familiar with her at all, and she did a great job.
I did disconnect a bit as the film went on, and could have been a little bit leaner in my opinion. But overall, the performances were decent and the film looked great. There were moments in which I thought it was going to be great, with great shots and atmosphere, but they didn’t quite deliver. Those things are probably nitpicks, but I’m a fan of more dread and doom. It was really close because of how well it’s filmed, and looks pretty good for most of the film.
I would recommend giving this one a watch and would certainly like to see what this team comes up with next. It’s also cool to see horror coming out of the Philippines.