REEL DEAL Movies and Television: The Road REVIEW

With local films today stilling clinging to comedy, drama and love stories, thriller movies has been left behind due to the lack of that special factor successful movie film has. And with many losing faith in the horror industry GMA Films, The Road takes us on a detour from conventional horror into a more darker movie. The movie transcends into 3 parts interconnected with each other with a different timeline. The thrill in this movie is not really with the gore but the story itself and the twisted characters that makes every scene not to be missed. It will leave you an impression that someone or something is watching you every time you drive at night or pass by a long dark road. 
I see that this movie has great potential for the international market. The movie was said to be years in the making. And it did not disappointed us and even made me proud for movies like these. I hope that we can do movies like these for the market to elevate Philippine Thriller Movies into the next level. 

THE ROAD is distributed by GMA FIlms and showing in theaters November 30.  

Deliberation time kids! 
Movie summary in 3 lines: Don't Go Alone!
Technical Effects: 4 out of 5 stars (for a local film fared pretty well with special effects making the story stand out)

Plot: 3 out of 5 stars (Unique story though being compared with roadside horror stories has another more chilling story aside from the title itself)
Popcornmeter: (the rating if this movie would make you hungrier while watching) 1 out of 5 (definitely no time to enjoy a meal not to miss a scene)
Acting and Actors: 3 out of 5 stars (Kudos to Aldren Richards for having that mysterious aura, other winners are Carmina Villaroel and Rhian Ramos)
DVD worthiness: 5 out of 5 stars (includes a plastic bag)
Sequel worthiness:
3D Worthiness: (yey, neigh or ahm): Ahm ( though never tried 3D on horror flicks might actually work well with this movie)
Music and Soundtracks:  4 out for 5 stars (Scoring is actually very good, and thank heavens for not recycling horror sounds!)
Overall: Rating 4 out of 5 stars(Best local horror flick I have seen so far, Yam Laranas again made a masterpiece and a potential international version)

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