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Unsolved crime inspires Filipino horror movie The Road

Published on Oct 18, 2012 11:54 AM
 
A still from Filipino horror film The Road. The movie was released in the United States in May, making it the first Filipino film in decades to get a commercial release there. -- PHOTO: CELESTIAL TIGER ENTERTAINMENT

Filipino horror film The Road was released in the United States in May, making it the first Filipino film in decades to get a commercial release there.

And it was well received too. New York Times praised its "powerfully atmospheric blend of ghostly encounters, horrific situations and missing-persons mysteries".

The movie - will be telecast on Thrill (StarHub Channel 618) on Saturday (Oct 20), as part of the channel's month-long focus on Asian horror - was inspired by a horrific news report of a crime that occurred in a southern province of the Philippines in the 1990s.

Director William "Yam" Laranas, 42, tells Life! on the telephone from Manila: "Two sisters were randomly abducted, raped and murdered. And one of the bodies is still missing today.

 
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