Sunday, February 3, 2008

[Filipino-Movie] Pamahiin

Also known as: Superstition
Language: Filipino (Tagalog)
Subtitle: English (Hard-subbed)
Genre: Horror
Pamahiin is a story about how superstitious beliefs affect people’s lives, especially non-believers. It revolves around three childhood friends Noah, Becca and Damian and the mystery that connects and enfolds them.

Noah (Dennis Trillo) returns to the Philippines with his girlfriend Eileen (Iya Villania) after 15 years when his best friend Damian (Paolo Contis) commits suicide. Knowing how strong Damian has always been, Noah is intrigued why he took his own life. He is also bothered and haunted by a distant childhood memory concerning his other best friend Becca (Marian Rivera).

Becca and her mother Aling Belinda (Jaclyn Jose) are the town outcasts, due to Aling Belinda's penchant for the supernatural. They were pushed to move out of the town, never to be seen again by the people of Balong Bato.

Because Noah was raised in the States, his modern ways keeps him from believing in superstitions, much to the distress of his Tita Amelia (Vangie Labalan) whose life is governed by her superstitious beliefs.

Damian’s death starts a series of peculiar and unexplained deaths and eerie haunting, all revolving around different superstitions. Eileen, who is in tune with her third eye, is at the forefront of all these haunting. She is followed by the ghost of a little girl named Lota, who died a mysterious and gruesome death.

Not wanting to believe and accept the fact that superstitions are real, Noah tries to give a practical explanation for everything, straining his relationship with Eileen. The fact that Becca returns and professes her love for him doesn’t help in easing the tension between them. Noah continues refusing to believe… until he experiences the haunting himself.

Dennis Trillo as Noah
Iya Villania as Eileen
Marian Rivera as Becca
Paolo Contis as Damian
Jacklyn Jose as Aling Belinda
Vangie Labalan as Tita Amelia
Cris Daluz as Mang Sebring
Kookoo Gonzales as Aling Soledad


Pamahiin - trailer