Thirty years ago, an unborn child was buried in the garden of what is now a boardinghouse in Cubao. It lies beneath the ground, unbeknownst to the tenants who live there. One of the tenants...
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Thirty years ago, an unborn child was buried in the garden of what is now a boardinghouse in Cubao. It lies beneath the ground, unbeknownst to the tenants who live there. One of the tenants is Mylene (Lovi Poe) who appears like the perfect girl, nice, pretty and at the top of her Medicine class. But nobody knows about her past, not even the man who loves her most, Paolo (Benjamin Alvez). Paolo doesn't know anything about Mylene's family, her long, lost sibling or her estranged, nervous wreck of a mother. Nor does he know about the very long scar that runs across Mylene's body, nor of how incomplete she always feels. And he finds that the more he tries to win back her love, the more she retreats to her secret world that nobody could enter. One day Mylene asked to perform an abortion for fee, she feels conflicted about doing what' is right and, at the same time, being in dire need of tuition fee. Her decision ultimately leads to a dark outcome and awakens a force that has laid quiet for...
The story had potential, but it was just never utilized...
"Guniguni" (aka "Guni-Guni") is a Tagalog / Philippines horror movie, that in the end didn't turn out to be scary or particularly interesting. It was a shame, because the movie did have potential, but it just never managed to accomplish anything.
The story is about Mylene (played by Lovi Poe) who lives in an old house owned by a landlord with Alzheimer. There a five people and a mentally challenged kid living in this old house. Strange things start to happen and Mylene's past soon comes knocking, and she is no longer able to run away from it.
There were some interesting enough aspects to the storyline, and the part with the Siamese twins brought about a good addition to the story, but it was just a shame that the movie was so poorly directed and even more so badly acted.
"Guniguni" was a really boring and uninteresting Asian horror movie, that was nowhere near intensity or as scary as horror movies from Thailand, Japan or Korea. There is a fair amount of good movies coming from the Philippines, however these are usually romantic comedies, and so far I haven't seen an impressive horror movie to be released from Philippine cinema.
If you enjoy a good and scary horror movie, and if you are looking for an interesting Asian horror movie, then your money is better spent elsewhere, because "Guniguni" was neither of the aforementioned.
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