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  • 2006
  • 1 hr 39 min
  • 5.9  (57)

Pamahiin is a 2006 horror film directed by Jun Lana and starring Dennis Trillo, Iya Villania, and Marian Rivera. The film revolves around the superstitious beliefs of the people living in a remote town. The story begins with a group of friends headed by a charismatic lead, played by Marian Rivera, who decides to spend a weekend away from the city. They drive to a rural town, where they rent an old house owned by a mysterious woman. The group soon realizes that they are not alone in the house, and that it may be haunted by vengeful spirits.

As they try to uncover the truth behind the hauntings, they realize that the town harbors dark secrets and that the supernatural occurrences are linked to ancient beliefs and forbidden rituals.

Dennis Trillo plays a skeptical journalist who is trying to debunk the superstitious beliefs of the town folk. His character serves as the voice of reason in a world that is ruled by irrational traditions.

Iya Villania, on the other hand, plays the role of the lead character's best friend who is also skeptical of the town's beliefs. As the story progresses, she becomes increasingly disturbed by the superstitious practices and the supernatural events that unfold around them.

The movie's strengths lie in its depiction of Philippine folklore and superstitious beliefs. It employs familiar horror tropes like apparitions, possession, and exorcisms, but it imbues them with a unique cultural flavor.

The film also attempts to explore the psychological and emotional toll of superstition on the lives of the people who believe in them. It highlights the fear, anxiety, and trauma that stems from irrational beliefs and oppressive traditions.

The cinematography and production design are notable for creating a bleak and eerie atmosphere without relying too much on jump scares or cheap visual effects. The use of practical effects and practical sets adds a sense of realism to the supernatural elements.

The performances of the three leads are solid, but it is Marian Rivera who steals the show with her commanding presence and subtle portrayal of a conflicted character.

Overall, Pamahiin is a competent horror film that offers a fresh take on the tired genre. It is not without its flaws, like its occasionally sluggish pacing and predictable plot twists, but it is a worthy addition to the canon of Filipino horror cinema.

Pamahiin is a 2006 drama with a runtime of 1 hour and 39 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 5.9.

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  • Runtime
    1 hr 39 min
  • IMDB Rating
    5.9  (57)