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‘The Missing’ cast share their scariest moments on and off the set of the MMFF horror film

Joseph Marco, Ritz Azul, and Miles Ocampo reveal their first paranormal encounters.

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Rhea Manila Santos

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12/21/2020 09:15 AM
‘The Missing’ cast share their scariest moments on and off the set of the MMFF horror film
Photo Credit: @milesocampo, @josephcmarco and @ritzazul Instagram

As the Metro Manila Film Festival’s (MMFF) lone horror film entry this year, director Easy Ferrer’s The Missing starring Joseph Marco, Ritz Azul, and Miles Ocampo was shot in Saga, Japan where the three characters deal with a supernatural presence inside an ancient house. In real life, the lead stars admitted that their own experiences with the unknown are all different kinds of scary. 

WATCH: Official trailer of MMFF entry ‘The Missing’

 


Ritz Azul 

“May nangyari na sa akin nung high school ako. May kuwento na akong na-experience na ganyan, sinaniban yung kaklase ko. Sobrang wild kasi nasa retreat house siya nun sa Baguio. So I think yun yung ayaw ko ng makita kasi kawawa yung sinasaniban. Sobrang parang na-fi-feel ko sa kanya ang hina rin ng faith niya. Sana malakas ang faith ng bawat tao para hindi na natin ma-experience yung mga sanib sanib na ganun. Ngayon I think ready naman ako any time and ready naman ako and nandiyan ang Diyos para gabayan tayo. I think naman natin kailangan matakot. Kaya rin nandito yung The Missing, kailangan natin ipakita sa mga tao na huwag tayo matatakot basta basta lalo na madaming mga bata ngayon na hindi makapunta ng banyo mag-isa dahil yung mga multo, kailangan natin sabihin sa kanila na don’t be scared, God is with you, parang ganun.” 

READ: Ritz Azul tries horror for the first time in ‘The Missing’: ‘Medyo nag-doubt ako sa sarili ko’

 

Miles Ocampo

“Matatakutin kasi ako sa totoong buhay talaga. Praning ako. Mabilis yung imagination ko. Pero na-try kong magkaroon ng role before na nasaniban ako, pero parang ayoko siya na mangyari sa akin or mangyari sa taong close to me kasi parang ang hirap niyang i-handle eh. Lalo na nung ginagawa ko siya, hindi mo ma-control yung mga emotions and yung mga puwedeng mangyari sa ‘yo. Ayoko siyang ma-experience ng kahit na sinong malapit sa akin. Ngayon I guess hindi pa rin ako ready. Duwag kasi ako eh (laughs). Kahit anong sabihin natin na nadadaan sa prayers ang takot, meron talagang moments na yung imagination ko grabe. Ako hindi nakakatulog minsan ng hindi ako nakatalukbong kahit sobrang init. Ganun ako ka-praning talaga. Matatakutin talaga.”

READ: Miles Ocampo on shooting a movie in Japan: ‘Sobrang memorable ito sa akin’

 

Joseph Marco

“Hindi ako lapitin ng paranormal experiences but I’ve had an experience where na-experience ko yung sleep paralysis. So sa sobrang pagod, I felt like there’s a giant man trying to get my comforter. I started praying, about my family kasi feeling ko talaga that’s it. Kasi ako kasi to see is to believe eh. And you will never know na ready ka until you experience that experience. So whatever it is, sana hindi ko ma-experience yung mga ganitong bagay. But you got to be ready no matter what. I think nakatulong yung experience somehow because medyo na-overcome naman whatever it is yung nakita naming possible experiences na nangyari sa Japan. Hindi mo alam kung ready ka kasi iba ibang situation naman yun eh. So what if grabe yung nangyari sa ‘yo. But I would say na nakatulong siya somehow.”

READ: Joseph Marco reveals experiencing sleep paralysis: ‘I felt like I was dying’

 

The Missing is part of the 10 full-length films that will be streamed online at the 2020 MMFF starting December 25.

Other entries for the 2020 MMFF include Magikland, Coming Home, Tagpuan, Isa Pang Bahaghari, Suarez: The Healing Priest, Mang Kepweng: Ang Lihim ng Bandanang Itim, Pakboys, The Boy Foretold by the Stars, and Fan Girl