Verdict: Value for Money

Pinoy Rebyu Score: 3.53 (17 ratings)

Genre: Horror

Director: Chris Martinez

Writers: Aloy Adlawan, Jerry Gracio

Cast: Eugene Domingo, Jay Manalo, Edgar Allan Guzman, Boots Anson Roa

Synopsis: Husband and wife Mar and Cynthia (Jay Manalo and Eugene Domingo) and their family begin to experience strange phenomena involving water. Cynthia soon realizes that it all goes back to something that happened during Ondoy. (From Click the City)

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Reviews:

5.0         Rolando Tolentino (Pinoy Weekly)

“Makapangyarihan ang storya dahil nakaangkla ito sa kapangyarihan ng tunay:  na ang kaganapan ay nakaangkla sa nadanas at sa masaklap na aasahan, sa muli’t muli pa ring magaganap.  Malinaw din ang filmikong interbensyon ng direktor, scriptwriter, cinematographer at taga-disenyo ng tunog at musika.” (Read full review)

5.0         Ria Limjap (Spot.ph)

“It seems Chris Martinez is not only adept at doing smart comedies (he directed this year’s Temptation Island and wrote the screenplay for the bitingly funny satire Ang Babae sa Septic Tank), he’s just an over-all amazing story teller, infusing this traditionally kitschy horror franchise with his trademark humor and pathos.” (Read full review)

5.0          Ihcahieh

“This one is creepy, not just because there are ghosts in it, but because you get to realize how exploitative we human beings could be to one another. And that is scary, scarier than vengeful ghosts. It also makes you realize that nothing could haunt you more than a guilty conscience.” (Read full review)

4.0          Dodo Dayao (Lagarista)

“You can see where it’s going almost from the get-go, but it’s not so much the reveal here as it is the languid gloom with which we get there.” (Read full review)

4.0          Katrina Stuart Santiago (GMA News)

“What carries this episode is really Martinez’s vision of horror as something that need not involve over-the-top screaming, or of ghosts just appearing, but really as something that’s about us and the things we silence coming back to haunt us.” (Read full review)

3.5          Philbert Dy (Click the City)

“There isn’t much of a sense of suspense or escalation, the segment just plodding along to a climactic twist that it telegraphs too early. And then it limps along to a series of false endings that frustrate more than anything else. Still, the segment is somewhat interesting in its narrative details, its characters far richer than one would expect.” (Read full review)

3.5          Allan Diones (Abante Tonite)

“Napaka-timely ng Rain Rain Go Away lalo na sa panahong ito na hindi na pangkaraniwan ang ulan at kadalasang hatid nito ay delubyo na lahat tayo ay kinatatakutan.” (Read full review; Warning: Contains spoilers)

3.0          Juan Miguel Sevilla (Lagarista)

“It’s not as great as it could have been; it’s still enjoyable for what it ultimately ended up being. The director handles the mood of the scenes very well and there are some great set pieces here. The screenplay is messy, taking its time in telling a perfectly simple story and loses the sharpness and its energy as it goes on to the end.” (Read full review)

2.5          Oggs Cruz (Twitch)

“Martinez’s episode is most likely to be the most relatable, considering that while it still deals with supernatural elements and relies heavily on the easy shocks of sudden apparitions of stock ghosts, it stems from a horror that is very close to home.” (Read full review)

2.5          Mario Bautista (Showbiz Portal)

“Maybe the’re better off doing comedies. Here, they go for drama but sorry to say that the result is not as impressive. The main drawback here is the element that we often point out in horror films: the main protagonists are not sympathetic enough and the ghosts just want vengeance from them for a misdeed.” (Read full review)

2.0          Jessica Zafra (InterAksyon)

Rain, Rain Go Away cannot decide whether it wants to make a point about moral responsibility and retribution or make the audience jump every 90 seconds… Eugene Domingo’s character is so dour and humorless that casting Eugene is almost perverse.” (Read full review)

2.0           Carl Papa (Whatever, Carl)

“I was trying so hard to like the film, but in the end, I was just really disappointed with it.  Apart from the expected great acting from Eugene Domingo, the movie just dragged and it bored me.  The eerie feeling was there, and the production design and cinematography all aided to contribute to the feel of the film.  But the unraveling of the story was just off.” (Read full review)

Comment:

3.5          Manuel Pangaruy (Taga-ilog Special)

“May creepy rito na close to home lalo na of late. May kakaiba rin sa execution n’ya compared sa buong history ng SRR. Mabagal, mukhang mahaba at hindi ginawa para magpatili. Parang less ‘yung compromise, ewan ko lang.”