Thursday, 2 November 2017

Movie Review: The Ghost Bride

To save her family from being homeless and her father (Robert Sena) suffering from a heart condition, Mayen (Kim Chiu) desperately agrees to take the offer of a Chinese matchmaker (Alice Dixson) for a huge amount of money.

In exchange, Mayen must submit herself as a Ghost Bride to a wealthy but dead Chinese man.

This deal, however, happens to be a deadly curse when the deceased groom's ghost becomes jealous and possessive of Mayen. It begins to take a toll on her and the people close to her heart. Ultimately, Mayen must make a choice on how to save herself, and most especially her family.

With its outstanding production value that show case  the Chinese culture and atmosphere, The Ghost Bride delivers a  fair share of scare that will give you scream and shocking factor inside the cinema.  The movie feels like watching a chinese horror film shot in Manila that has perfect blend of Pinoy and Chinese vibes. Kim Chui  is an effective lead in this film that you will definitely embrace her character from start to finish. She will let you feel the emotion especially the fear in her eyes. The three supporting actors, Matteo Guidicelli, Christian Bables and Victor Silayan  delivered a decent performance that plays vital role in the film. 

Alice Dixon was good as an effective villain and a character that you will surely remember and leaves mark for this film. Chito Roño brings us to a different dimension that creates a thrilling atmosphere that will surely make you chill. The purgatory scene is to watch out for with a great suspense sequence that is worth the price of admission inside the cinema. The Ghost Bride is an interesting concept from Chinese tradition expanded in this film that delivers a solid piece of thrills and chills. So if you're a fan of a local horror flick you should definitely not miss The Ghost Bride.

My Verdict:  3.5/5

Kim Chui graces the premiere of The Ghost Bride

Christian Bables graces the premiere of The Ghost Bride

The Cast: Beverly Salviejo, Cacai Bautista, Nanding Josef, Christian Bables, Isay Alvarez, Ina Raymundo Kim Chui, Robert Seña, Mon Confiado and Direk Chito Roño grace the premiere of The Ghost Bride

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