If there is a young actor with a good track record of box office hits, most especially in the horror genre, It would be no other than Lovi Poe. Who could ever forget last year’s Surprise Hit, “Aswang“? The Jerrold Tarrog film made a killing at the box-office when it was shown last Halloween. The film, along with Lovi’s performance, was also critically acclaimed. Lovi also made her film debut a few years ago in “Shake, Rattle & Roll Part 9” which was the 2nd top grosser in that particilar year’s Metro Manila Film Festival. Lovi also just recently s completed Eric Matti’s “Tiktik: AswangChronicles“, opposite Dingdong Dantes, which is eagerly awaited by the fans of the horror genre. Hence, the tag “Princess of HorrorFilms“.
Just recently, Lovi completed a different kind of horror film. Entitled “GuniGuni“, what attracted Lovi to the project was the uniqueness of the script. “When I was reading it, I was fascinated by the story of Mylene, the lead character. She was escaping from her past, but it always came to haunt her through hallucinations, until it became real”, says the young award winning actress. “Her character, as a student being haunted by her dead identical twin sister, became a challenge to me. It’s not an ordinary, typical horror movie about twins”, adds Lovi.
The Horror Princess Lovi Poe is back with the psychological thriller ‘Guni-Guni‘. In this movie, she is paired with newcomer Benjamin Alvez. Here’s the synopsis:
Thirty years ago, an unborn child was buried in the garden of what is now a boardinghouse in Cubao. It lies beneath the ground, unbeknownst to the tenants who live there. One of the tenants is Mylene (Lovi Poe) who appears like the perfect girl, nice, pretty and at the top of her Medicine class. But nobody knows about her past, not even the man who loves her most, Paolo (Benjamin Alvez). Paolo doesn’t know anything about Mylene’s family, her long, lost sibling or her estranged, nervous wreck of a mother. Nor does he know about the very long scar that runs across Mylene’s body, nor of how incomplete she always feels. And he finds that the more he tries to win back her love, the more she retreats to her secret world that nobody could enter.
One day Mylene asked to perform an abortion for fee, she feels conflicted about doing what’ is right and, at the same time, being in dire need of tuition fee. Her decision ultimately leads to a dark outcome and awakens a force that has laid quiet for years in the boardinghouse grounds. Thereafter, she becomes tormented by nightmares of a dark twin, whose presence gets stronger as days pass, as strange things start to happen in the house. When one by one, the boarders die of unexplainable causes, Joanna (Empress Shuck) the resident psychic and Mylene’s best friend struggles to understand the impending danger that she senses and decides to get to the bottom of the mystery; and as it unravels, they find themselves confronted by an angry soul that seeks justice.
Found below are the pictures of the cast members of the first Regal movie of indie film director Tara Illenberger:
GUNI-GUNI will be shown in theaters nationwide by August 22. Like the Facebook page for more updateshttp://www.facebook.com/pages/Guni-Guni/220418934747939
Lovi Poe talks about her daring love scene with newcomer Benjamin Alvez for the movie ‘Guni-Guni’. She also mentioned that she thinks that it surpassed the hot scenes she did with Dennis Trillo and Jake Cuenca in the sexy-drama ‘My Neighbor’s Wife’.