‘When tragedy struck, evil followed.’
Tragic Theater is a 2014 Filipino supernatural horror film directed by Tikoy Aguiluz from a screenplay by Moviepix Creatives, based on G.M. Coronel’s book of the same name.
The film’s trailer was initially deemed to be ‘X-Rated’ by the Filipino Movie and Television Review and Classification Board (MTRCB) so Viva Films released it uncut on the internet before resubmitting it in a tamer version. The film itself was released on January 8, 2015 by Viva Films.
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A team of exorcists are sent into an old theater that is rumoured to have been the site of a great tragedy during its construction…
“To his credit, director Tikoy Aguiluz was able to create a creepy atmosphere during the start of the film. But once it reaches the point where Annie’s possession becomes the focus of the film, everything goes down. He tried his best in creating unique scenes that looked weird and unique (but irrelevant all through out).” Certified Ace
“Part of his film’s allure is its blackly comic tendencies: set in the late 90’s, the characters in Tragic Theater are gradually receptive to new technologies like the newly emerging cellular phones and cassette deck, in-car entertainment systems. It is the joke that Aguiluz pulls subtly and well, but the humor in it is the irony of the paranormal at the very rise of modernity.” Armando De La Cruz, Film Police
“There are a lot of novel ideas here coming from Aguiluz, who makes most of the source material’s adherence to Roman Catholic lore to conjure moving images that would at the very least astound if they cannot scare. Unfortunately, those ideas can never gel with the rest of the film’s inadequacies to create a truly fascinating whole.”Francis Joseph Cruz, Rappler.com