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Local actress turns ‘demonic’ in new FOX film

FOX Networks Group Philippines (FNG) is about to serve some real horror dish with its first-ever locally produced film, Maledicto, and we’re shaking. Literally.

Maledicto revolves around the story of a character named Xavi (Tom Rodriguez), a former psychologist who becomes an exorcist after his sister Mara (Inah de Belen) dies a tragic death. This has us wondering what could have caused the sister’s death for the guy to turn from science to faith, but there’s no rush in unveiling the mystery. Keep calm and wait for May 1.

Xavi then meets Sister Barbie (Jasmine Curtis), a nun who has a gift for healing, and together they are plunged into an abyss of human frailty and lethal vulnerability to evil.

And the “demonic” one? Right. In this film, former child star Miles Ocampo takes on a different kind of daring role. Ocampo breathes to life the character of Agnes, a seemingly sweet teenager who, due to unexpected circumstances, manifests demonic behavior that rocks the foundations of the church.

More than a horror movie

According to FNG Philippines Senior Vice President and General Manager Jude Turcuato, the goal of the team behind the entire production is not just to give us the creeps, but to ignite something bigger than goosebumps in all of us.

Maledicto aims to engage everyone and to invite us to a deeper self-assessment, to see where our belief lies and how strong our faith in that belief is. Clearly, this is not your typical horror-thriller movie.

Asked why FOX chose to do horror for its first-ever locally produced film, Turcuato said the script made the decision-making process easy because they wanted to offer entertainment that will speak to every Filipino on a deeper, more personal level.

Check out the trailer below:

We don’t know about you, but that made us think twice about going to the toilet. *Gulps*

Director Mark Meily spearheads the production, and veteran actors Eric Quizon, Martin Escudero, Franco Laurel, Nonie Buencamino, Liza Lorena, and Menggie Cobarrubias complete the bill of this much-anticipated motion picture.

Perhaps we can all just agree that when FOX says horror, they mean the every-inch-disturbing kind of horror that haunts you for a while, drives you paranoid with the tiniest shadow movements around you, and makes closing your eyes quite the most challenging thing to do (next to going to the toilet). *Cue silent tears*

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This horror step-up will hit cinemas May 1st and is brought to us by FOX, Cignal Entertainment, and Unitel.



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