Verdict: Proceed with Caution

Pinoy Rebyu Score: 2.14 (7 ratings)

Genre: Horror

Writer/Director: Topel Lee

Cast: Cristine Reyes, Carlo Aquino, Ryan Eigenmann, LJ Reyes

Synopsis: Ronnie (Carlo Aquino) and his wife Grace (Cristine Reyes) have just inherited a condo unit in Manila. The unit happens to be in a building located in the intersection of three roads, which is supposed to be bad luck for anyone living there. And sure enough, the couple soon find themselves suffering all sorts of bad fortune. Aside from that, they occasionally see strange apparitions around the building. Grace investigates their predicament, and this leads her to uncover some long buried secrets in Ronnie’s family. (From Philbert Dy’s review)

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Reviews:

4.0          Mario Bautista (Showbiz Portal)

“The film is well served by its leading lady, Cristine Reyes, who really has the makings of a good actress. She’s consistently effective here as the beleaguered heroine.” (Read full review)

2.0          Cathy Peña (Make Me Blush)

“At some point in the film, you realize Topel Lee is stuck in a narrative plateau. Yes, the director has an enviable cinematic eye. He creates images that reek with mood and an impending doom, but he has, of late, been victim to the ‘horror checklist’.” (Read full review)

2.0          Julia Allende (PEP)

“I had hoped that being in a dark cinema house with few other people would amp up the scare factor. But there were too many distractions to feel the scare, really… The movie has a simple plot but too many false turns and unnecessary scenes tend to slow down the narrative.” (Read full review)

2.0          Jowanna Bueser (The Birth of Damnation)

“For me, the problem is the utilization of formulaic horror staples like creepy kids, third-eyes, self-moving objects, dripping bloods, gusts of winds and loss of electrical power; without putting effort to improve or redefine these elements. It is a sad case of been-there-seen-that.” (Read full review)

2.0        Carl Papa (Whatever, Carl)

“The movie’s concept I personally think was really good.  I never heard of such superstition.  But in the end the movie felt flat and commonplace.” (Read full review)

1.5          Philbert Dy (Click the City)

Tumbok doesn’t try very hard to scare people. The film doesn’t try to do very much at all. It is a film that seems to have been constructed exclusively from the clichés established by the horror films of the last decade. It might be a bit much to fault films nowadays for being unoriginal, but Tumbok goes above and beyond in that regard. It is a film that doesn’t have its own identity, every scene submerging audiences in a wave of familiarity.” (Read full review)

1.5          Ria Limjap (Spot.ph)

“They roll out one shallow scare after another—mostly creaking doors, flickering lights, and little girl ghosts—that mostly rely on overdone sound design that will make you jump in your seat.” (Read full review)