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Bea Alonzo gets international attention for Netflix film
Deni Rose M. Afinidad-Bernardo ( - August 16, 2019 - 12:28pm

MANILA, Philippines — Despite being caught in an alleged “cheating” controversy with ex-boyfriend Gerald Anderson and fellow actress Julia Barretto, Bea Alonzo continues to reap attention as her 2018 horror flick “Eerie” has been getting rave reviews from different media organizations abroad.

“Filipino horror film Eerie has left fans so terrified they can't sleep with the lights off,” said writer Roxy Simons in an article published by United Kingdom-based news site, Daily Mail.

Simons compared “Eerie” to Hollywood movies and series on Netflix such as “The Haunting Of Hill House” and “American Horror Story.”

“Viewers were petrified by the horror film so much that they even struggled to sleep in the dark, and took to Twitter to share their struggle,” Simons added.

Another UK-based news site, The Independent, said that “several viewers admitted on social media that the film left them terrified.”

In her article titled “Netflix Horror Film 'Eerie' Has People Sleeping With the Lights On,” Nerisha Penrose of American fashion and lifestyle magazine Elle said: “A scary movie can't be considered great unless it's full of jump scares, unpredictable twists, and leaves you so afraid you refuse to sleep with the lights off. According to thriller-obsessed folks on Twitter, Netflix's new horror film Eerie checks off all of the above.”

According to Penrose, since the flick was released on Netflix last month, it has been getting reviews such as “forced to sleep with the lights on” and "screamed 3 times in 20 minutes.”
Likewise, Ale Russian of American entertainment magazine People described the movie as a “really good horror.”

Originally premiered at Singapore International Film Festival last December, “Eerie” tells the story of a school guidance counselor, Patricia Consolacion (Bea), who set out an investigation on the death of a student, Erika, who has been haunting the school, Sta. Lucia Academy, a Catholic school exclusive for girls.

During her investigation, she encounters the school’s “strict and borderline abusive” head, Mother Alice, and the “monster” that lurks in the shadows of the school.

The Mikhail Red-directed Star Cinema film was screened at the Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival and has reportedly earned over P200 million in box office worldwide.

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