“They’re afraid of me. Why aren’t you?”
Story: A Catholic girls school with a tragic past. A new guidance counselor who is determined to help the children she sees. All of them. Even the dead ones.
Scares: Plenty of chills.
Splat factor: A bit of blood, and some ghoulish apparitions.
Closing scene “shocker”?: Nope.
Remake, Sequel or OG (Original Ghoul)?: Original.
Trick or Treat?: A blend of modern Gothic and Asian horror, this Filipino ghost story is a great dark, rainy day watch. Echoing films like The Changeling and Ghost Story, the focus is on the mystery of the goings on, and how it affects everyone at Sta Lucia school.
Writer/director Mikhail Red takes his time letting the story unfold, focusing on the empty, echoing halls of the school, and the haunted “Comfort Room”‘s state of disrepair. Bea Alonzo plays Miss Pat, the psychically gifted guidance counselor barely older than her charges, with a quiet determination. Add in plenty of creepy – and tragic – ghostly visions, and Eerie is well worth your time if you’re looking for a slow burn that you can really sink into.
Score: 4.5 out of 5 pumpkins.