Vilma’s The Healing on Cinema One’s Blockbuster Sundays
Rosalinda L. Orosa (The Philippine Star) - May 26, 2013 - 12:00am

MANILA, Philippines - Experience a good scare with The Healing, showing on Cinema One’s Blockbuster Sundays premiere movie block tonight.  

Vilma Santos (photo) headlines the Chito Roño opus about faith healers and the consequences that may arise at the expense of miracles. Also in the movie are Kim Chiu, Janice de Belen, Pokwang, Jhong Hilario, Robert Arevalo, Carmi Martin, Mark Gil, Daria Ramirez and Martin del Rosario.

The Healing tells the story of Seth (Vilma) whose wheelchair-bound father Odong (Robert) recovers instantly after taking a dose of herbal tea from a faith healer named Manang Elsa (Daria). After witnessing the miraculous recovery, Seth’s neighbors request for her to bring them to Manang Elsa. Even her son Jed (Martin) pleads to Seth to bring his half-sister Cookie (Kim) to the faith healer in order to be cured of a kidney disease. 

Seth begins to notice unfortunate, terrifying events fall upon the “healed” patients — as if a curse had been let loose upon all those whom she took to Manang Elsa. 

Brought to a wide audience by one of the country’s masters of horror, direk Chito is well-known for his expansive vision and special-effects-heavy films such as Patayin sa Sindak si Barbara, Spirit Warriors, Bulong, Feng Shui and Shake Rattle and Roll 14: The Invasion.

The Healing was praised for the good performance of Vilma and the rest of the cast, shocking twists, edge-of-your-seat tension and gruesome horror.

The Healing airs tonight at 8 on Cinema One (SkyCable Channel 56). Be updated of the program schedule by following @cinema_one on Twitter and by liking its official Facebook page www.facebook.com/Cinema1channel.

BLOCKBUSTER SUNDAYS CARMI MARTIN CHITO RO CINEMA ONE DARIA RAMIREZ AND MARTIN FENG SHUI JHONG HILARIO KIM CHIU MANANG ELSA VILMA
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