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  • 2011
  • 1 hr 45 min
  • 6.4  (114)

Bulong is a quirky Filipino horror-comedy film that was released in 2011. The movie stars Vhong Navarro, Angelica Panganiban, and Bangs Garcia in lead roles. The story of Bulong revolves around the character of Conan (Vhong Navarro), a superstitious man who believes in the powers of "bulong" or whispering. According to popular Filipino folklore, whispering a message to the ear of a statue of the Blessed Virgin Mary will grant a wish. Conan remains skeptical about this belief until he meets a woman named Joyce (Bangs Garcia), who tells him about the miraculous powers of the Whispering Lady statue.

Conan, who is a nurse, learns that his patient has cancer and needs to undergo a critical operation. In a bid to help the patient, Conan decides to try out the bulong by whispering his wish to the Virgin Mary statue. However, as fate would have it, Conan accidentally whispers about his love for his colleague - his best friend, Arriane (Angelica Panganiban).

Suddenly, Arriane begins to see and hear strange things that she had never experienced before. Conan also starts experiencing strange occurrences like levitation and sudden personality changes. The situation becomes even more complicated when Conan discovers that he has unconsciously unleashed a malevolent spirit while whispering his wish.

The rest of the movie follows Conan and Arriane's attempts to get rid of the evil spirit before it's too late. Along the way, they must navigate their friendship, deal with personal challenges, and navigate their romantic feelings for each other.

One of the standout features of Bulong is the blending of horror and comedy. While the movie has its share of jump scares and some genuinely creepy moments, it is not a typical horror film. The humor is well-timed and often lightens the mood, especially when the audience is on edge. The movie also plays on Filipino beliefs and superstitions, helping to create a sense of familiarity and authenticity to the narrative.

The performances of the lead actors are also noteworthy. Vhong Navarro brings his signature comedic timing to the role of Conan, while also showcasing his dramatic range in the film's more intense scenes. Angelica Panganiban also delivers a solid performance as the conflicted Arriane, while maintaining the film's lighthearted tone. Bangs Garcia's portrayal of Joyce, the mysterious young woman who introduces Conan to the world of bulong, adds a layer of intrigue to the story.

Another notable aspect of Bulong is the film's production design. The Whispering Lady statue, which plays a central role in the movie, is an impressive piece of work that captures the essence of Filipino religious iconography. The set design, special effects, and sound design are also top-notch, contributing to the film's overall atmosphere.

Overall, Bulong is a fun and entertaining movie that blends horror and comedy in a unique way. The movie offers a fresh take on Filipino superstitions and beliefs, while also showcasing the talents of its lead actors. If you're looking for a film that will make you laugh while also keeping you on the edge of your seat, Bulong is worth checking out.

Bulong is a 2011 comedy with a runtime of 1 hour and 45 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.4.

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    1 hr 45 min
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  • IMDB Rating
    6.4  (114)