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REVIEW: Star Cinema Set to Treat Stay-At-Home Moviegoers With A Spooky Scarefest via ‘U-Turn’

Kim Chiu-led U-Turn is the fifth iteration of the Indian supernatural horror of the same title, the second remake outside of India.

Creeping darkness, creaking doors, mysterious accidents, and lots of deaths..seems like the newest Star Cinema horror is up to deliver an unforgettable scare-fest this Halloween

Kim Chiu-led U-Turn is the fifth iteration of the Indian supernatural horror of the same title, the second remake outside of India. Interestingly, it’s among the very few full-length local films set to be released in time of the pandemic. Its release also perfectly coincides with the Halloween season, which makes it the right movie to watch during the day of the dead in the comfort of our homes.

Kim Chiu plays a news reporter who covers a road accident. If the film sticks to the original material, we will see her character in the actual film delving deeper into those incidents and the string of suicides that seems to be linked with those road accidents.

As trailers tend to show only random fragments of the film, it can be really difficult to guess how events in the film will really unfold. But judging the trailer, itself, one can find more than enough reasons to check it out when it becomes available to pay-per-view viewers on October 30. There are already many great local films about vengeful ghosts that still remain to be potent Halloween flicks, but it looks like Star Cinema is poised to add one more memorable entry to the club. Star Cinema horror films are known to use gloomy and dimmer tones to enforce suspense and spooks, and this one doesn’t look to be an exception – which may be a good thing, to be fair.

Thankfully, audiences at their home can almost decide how much thrills and scares this film can deliver - they can readily choose what time to see it, or where to see it (like watch it alone in their rooms without someone to hug or hit, when the creeps kick in).

The movie marks Kim Chiu’s fourth starring role in a horror film, the others being, Shake Rattle and Roll X, The Healing, and Ghost Bride. She was also part of the tv adaptation of the Susan Roces film, Maligno. Here, she is joined by fellow Kapamilya stars, Tony Labrusca and JM de Guzman, as well as Janella Salvador and Markus Paterson.



U-Turn is available for pay-per-view to Cignal and Sky Cable subscribers and can be streamed on KTX.ph and iWantTFC, for PhP149, starting October 30.

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