BasementVerdict: Do Something Else

Pinoy Rebyu Score: 1.50 (3 ratings)

Genre: Horror

Director: Topel Lee

Writers: Rona Lean Sales, Topel Lee

Cast: Aljur Abrenica, Kristoffer Martin and Louise Delos Reyes, Sarah Lahbati, Chynna Ortaleza, Enzo Pineda, Dion Ignacio, Kevin Santos, Jan Manual, Ron Padilla, Ellen Adarna, Teejay Marquez, Mona Louise Rey, Alvin Aragon, Carl Acosta, Dex Quindoza

Synopsis: Basement follows a group of strangers trapped in an underground parking lot by a raging storm. When the strangers are forced to ride out the storm until rescue arrives, they soon discover that they aren’t alone. As each of them is killed by an unknown creature, they are forced to take matters into their own hands or die in the process. (Rappler)

MTRCB rating: R-13

Running time: 90 mins.



1.5         Philbert Dy (Click the City)

“The film as a whole is a real chore. It doesn’t have any forward momentum, the characters fumbling through this story with no clear idea of where they’re going or what they’re supposed to be doing. They’re all just buried in their backstories, hoping in their heads that their issues will somehow be resolved.” (Read full review)

1.5         Zig Marasigan (Rappler)

“What’s disappointing about Basement isn’t that it’s another faceless title in the crowd of horror films, but that it appears completely content with its own mediocrity. Like its characters, Basement lacks any motivation to break free from its self-imposed prison, happy instead to wallow in an underground parking lot, waiting to be executed.” (Read full review)

1.5         Cathy Peña (Make Me Blush)

“Lee populates his narrative with flawed individuals that it’s hard to pick a single character you’d want to root for. This spells disaster. After all, an audience doesn’t get into a singular experience totally detached from it. It’s like watching a ball game; we sit as spectators rooting for a team. Otherwise, we might as well go home and sleep.” (Read full review)


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