EERIE is a new horror drama on Netflix that was made in the Philippines. The story takes place at an all-girls Catholic school where something is very wrong. This Netflix addition should be a fascinating watch for most. Read our full Eerie review here.
Eerie is a new horror drama on Netflix that should be intriguing to most horror fans. It’s a movie produced in the Philippines, but since it takes place at an all-girls Catholic school, there’s a certain familiarity to it.
We have seen quite a few horror movies take place in a Catholic school over the years. At this particular school, something seems to be very wrong and it has resulted in a suicide. Needless to say, that sort of thing cannot happen and needs to be investigated.
You really should give this Philippine horror movie a chance now that it’s on Netflix. Before you do, you can read more about the movie in our Eerie review below.
Horror movies from the Philippines
You may not have watched any horror movie from the Philippines yet, but they are actually quite accomplished filmmakers. If you’re curious about the style of Philippine horror, you could check out the HBO Asia horror anthology for a taste of it.
You might like: Check out our mini reviews of each movie from HBO’s Folklore horror anthology >
If you’ve watched a horror movie from another Asian country, then you should have an idea of what to expect. However, since this takes place at a Catholic school, it almost feels more appropriate to compare it to the Indian Netflix series Typewriter. Even though Eerie is admittedly a lot darker.
If you already know that you like movies from the Philippines, then you should check out Smaller and Smaller Circles as well.
Watch Eerie on Netflix now!
Mikhail Red directed and co-wrote Eerie along with Rae Red and Mariah Reodica. This is the first screenplay for the latter. However, Mikhail and Rae Red also made the 2016 movie Birdshot together, when they co-wrote the script and Mikhail Red directed.
Eerie originally premiered at Singapore International Film Festival back in December of 2018. Since then it has been released in most Asian countries and now we can finally watch it here in the West.
Eerie is definitely a slow-burner but it has a really gorgeous and beautiful style that works very well. Also, the ending of Eerie reveals a story that you probably didn’t expect. It’s worth checking out if you enjoy slowburn horror movies with a ghost story at the center of it.
Eerie is out on Netflix in various countries from July 26, 2019.
Director: Mikhail Red
Cast: Bea Alonzo, Charo Santos-Concio, Jake Cuenca
The unexpected and gruesome death of a student threatens the existence of an old Catholic school for girls. Most students suspect the strict and borderline abusive Mother Alice , who also threatened the school guidance counselor, Pat, because of her continuous meddling with the case. Piece by piece, Pat uncovers the secret of the school and the monster that it has nurtured for the past century.
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