REEL DEAL: Pwera Usog REVIEW

This year could be the new era  Pinoy Horror films as new faces and technologies have come to bring to life stories of fear and mysticism. Regal Entertainment introduces their summer scare film with PWERA USOG which is written and directed by John Paul Laxamana (Love is Blind, Mercury is Mine). This latest Regal film features a leading cast composed of fresh faces like Sofia Andres, Joseph Marco, Kiko Estrada and Devon Seron.

As the title suggests, it deals with the supernatural belief of "Usog" which still lingers in modern times yet still prominent in provinces. Integrating it to the lives of the millenial generation is quite a challenge along with other elements which will make the story entertaining yet pleasing to movie goers.

Pwera Usog takes the "superstition" to a new twist with some details of the origin also revealed to help the viewers not familiar with the curse. I have to say that the young cast played their roles well, particularly Joseph for his comedic timing, and Devon for the emotions she shown as Luna. They actually played well with veteran actresses like Aiko Melendez and Eula Valdez who played key characters.
Pwera Usog stars Sofia Andres, Joseph Marco, Devon Seron, Albie Casino, Aiko Melendez, and Eula Valdez.Now showing in cinemas nationwide.

Deliberation time kids! 

Show summary in 3 lines: Deadly usog strikes

Technical Effects: 4 out of 5 stars (Effects are actually good, I should say better than the usual Pinoy horror flicks)

Plot: 2 out of 5 stars (The first half has its uniqueness but afterwards, it sounds familiar toward the end)

Acting and Actors: 4 out of 5 stars (Impressed with the young cast working well with seasoned actors)

Pros:  Effects, Concept of "Usog" played well, actors

Cons: Predictable plot, cliche horror elements

Music and Soundtracks:  3 out for 5 stars (There are some music that stood up, however I'm still looking for the film's distinct sound)

Overall: Rating 4.0 out of 5 stars (A horror film made with millenials yet all other generations can relate as well)


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