Pagpag: Siyam Na Buhay

The movie follows a group of teenagers that are terrorized by an evil spirit.

It revolves around the traditional Filipino belief that one should never go home directly after visiting a wake since it risks bringing evil spirits or the deceased to one’s home. One should first shake off (in Filipino, pagpág) whatever curse there may be to avoid being trailed by the soul of the dead.

Official Trailer

Memorable Lines

“Hindi naman kasi lahat ng hinihiling natin, ibibigay niya.” -Leni

“Wag ka matakot nandito lang ako “ – Cedric

Reviews

From Rappler:

What’s particularly remarkable about Pagpag is Mortiz’s ability to juggle various tones without losing focus. The film whimsically skirts along the lines of horror, romance and straight-out comedy, but still manages to feel like part of a much larger whole.

From Pinoy Exchange:

Daniel’s magnetic charm oozes right out from the screen. His role as Cedric, an angst-filled rebellious teen, was unfortunately not fully developed as it had to be sacrificed to spotlight his being a romantic lead to his onscreen partner Kathryn Bernardo.

Kathryn, as unbelievably young funeral parlor manager Leni, is able to show a balanced mix of strength and vulnerability.

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