Verdict: Value for Money

Pinoy Rebyu Score: 3.15 (13 ratings)

Genre: Horror

Director: Rico Maria Ilarde

Writers: Rico Maria Ilarde and Rona Lean Sales

Cast: Andi Eigenmann, JM de Guzman, Janice de Belen, Joel Torre, Ronnie Lazaro, Venus Raj, Baron Geisler, Bekimon

Synopsis: Years ago, Tina (Andi Eigenmann) was sent away to the United States to live with her aunt because of an incident involving her parents that has never been explained to her. She moves back to the Philippines into their old home, hoping for a new start. Unfortunately for her, she’s not alone in the house. The kitchen is home to a demonic, human-eating refrigerator. Tina must dig into the past to discover the truth about what happened to her parents, and to find a way to defeat the infernal appliance.  (Click the City)

Running time: 90 mins

MTRCB Rating: PG-13

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Reviews:

5.0      Ria Limjap (Spot.ph)

“Ilarde’s full length remake of the iconic Ishmael Bernal Shake, Rattle & Roll episode is a scary and deeply stylish horror movie that will stay with you long after you’ve left the cinema.” (Read full review)

4.0      Cathy Peña (Make Me Blush)

“As Ilarde’s story is seamlessly told, the cast renders an engrossing performance all around.” (Read full review)

4.0      Allan Diones (Abante Tonite)

“Eksaherada ang maraming eksena at puno ito ng horror movie cliché pero ‘yun din mismo ang appeal nito.” (Read full review)

4.0      Nel Costales (1505 Film Avenue)

Pridyider is a lavish, sumptuous buffet of delicious performances, visual treats, and hearty chuckles. Ilarde outdid himself with this tongue-in-cheek chiller.” (Read full review)

3.5      Philbert Dy (Click the City)

Pridyider can be wrong in so many ways, but its wrongness is exactly what makes it so appealing.” (Read full review)

3.5      Oggs Cruz (Twitch)

“Ilarde filters much of the clutter from the genre and stubbornly goes back to the basics of horror, notwithstanding the fact that his audience clamours for twists and lousy sophistication.” (Read full review)

3.5      Mario Bautista (Showbiz Portal)

“The quality of the cinematography is excellent, with the texture, the lighting, the color simply impressive.” (Read full review)

3.0      Mark Angelo Ching (PEP)

“While the film’s elements are generally remarkable, the storytelling could use some help.” (Read full review)

3.5      Cinerama Etcetera

Pridyider is the type of movie that needs to be seen with a tub of popcorn, a  large softdrink, and a posse of friends.” (Read full review)

3.0      Manuel Pangaruy (Tagailog Special)

“Still feels like a short Shake, Rattle and Roll episode to me but there are good stuff out of its simplistic premise. Those violent and gross scenes are quite enjoyable. CGI is also well utilized. And there’s discipline. It doesn’t have the impact or even the statement of Ishmael Bernal’s original but Rico Maria Ilarde is psyching its audience once again to dig deep on what’s inside or what’s underneath. Only more literal this time.”

1.5     Skilty Labastilla (Young Critics Circle)

“Paint by numbers horror. Ilarde employs all the tired horror film tricks in this tepid, misogynistic adaptation. All the women in the film are either deranged, loud, helpless, or stupid. The protagonist is female, alright, but the film makes sure that she would not have survived without the aid of a father, a boyfriend, and a male detective. Further, following Regal Films horror template post-Twilight, Mother Lily insists on a romance angle that is forced upon the viewers. No, this is not a good bad film, it’s a bad film, period.”

1.5      Jowana Bueser (The Birth of Damnation)

“The film suffers from a terrible plot, an assortment of forgettable characters, substandard special effects, and a most bizarre resolution.” (Read full review)

1.0     Reel Advice

“The only positive thing about this film is its visual effects and cinematography – purely cosmetic stuff that does not matter if everything else is a mess.” (Read full review)