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The Road (2011)

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A 12 year old cold case is reopened when three teens are missing in an old abandoned road where a gruesome murder is left undiscovered for three decades.

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Yam Laranas

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Aloy Adlawan (screenplay), Yam Laranas (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Carmina Villaroel ... Carmela
Marvin Agustin ... Boy's Father
Rhian Ramos ... Ate Lara
TJ Trinidad ... Luis
Barbie Forteza ... Ella
Alden Richards ... Teenage Luis
Louise de los Reyes ... Joy
Derrick Monasterio ... Brian
Lexi Fernandez ... Janine
Ynna Asistio ... Martha
Renz Valerio ... Boy Luis
Jaclyn Jose ... Sisters' Mom
John Regala John Regala ... Chief
Allan Paule ... Greg
Lloyd Samartino ... Ella's Father
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Storyline

A twelve year old cold case is reopened when three teens are missing in an abandoned road. In the course of the investigation, deeper and gruesome stories of abduction and murders are discovered. After more than two decades, the secrets of the haunted road may finally be revealed. Written by Anonymous

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Rated R for violence, terror and some disturbing images | See all certifications »

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Country:

Philippines

Language:

Filipino | Tagalog | English

Release Date:

11 May 2012 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Дорога See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$300,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$120,000
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GMA Films See more »
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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Not really scary, but still worth watching...
9 December 2012 | by paul_haakonsenSee all my reviews

"The Road" is an odd mix of crime, horror and drama, with an end result that is actually worth watching. However, it is not one of the best movies I have seen, nor is it one of the worst. The movie is fairly average, but it does have some pretty interesting moments here and there.

What I enjoyed about the movie was that the movie backtracked, taking us backward in time to the things leading up to the things that happened in the beginning of the movie. That was a pretty good move on director Yam Laranas behalf - sort of like the way the Korean movie "Peppermint Candy" was built up, and it worked out quite nicely for the overall flow of the movie.

As for being a Tagalog (Philippine) horror movie, well then I must say that I didn't find the movie overly scary, but then again I am not really familiar with Tagalog movies, so I don't really have anything to compare this with. However, compared to the many Korean and Japanese horror movies, this was like a picnic in the park.

"The Road" does have some interesting moments, as I mentioned above. Aside from not being scary, the movie does a great job at building up some suspense and an even better job at taking us back in time and showing us the things that lead up to the events in the start of the movie. There is so really interesting character's and portrayal of these characters. Personally, I enjoyed the 1988 segment the most, because it was the most interesting of all the segments, and it was the one that really had the best of acting performances as well. Plus it was initially the foundation of the previous segments of the movie.

For a Westerner, then this movie didn't really offer much in the scare department, but the movie is worth watching because of the interesting story and the approach that the director had taken with it. And on the plus side, it was nice to have an Asian horror movie that didn't focus on a ghostly woman in a white dress with long, black hair covering her face.


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