Andi Eigenmann couldn’t help but link her freak accident on the set of Tragic Theater to the scene where she’s supposed to exorcise the evil spirits in the place.
Last October, the actress fell when her harness snapped while she was hanging fifteen feet off the ground.
Apparently, the accident occurred just when Andi was rehearsing an exorcism spell in Latin.
“Yung nahulog kasi ako, the scene hasn’t begun yet. Magte-take pa lang. So, kumbaga inaangat pa lang nila ako.
“Habang inaangat nila ako, inaalala ko kasi yung lines ko kasi its a different language.
“So I was just throwing lines with Kuya John [Estrada] habang inaangat, as in umaangat pa lang.
“So nag-line si Kuya John. Pagsagot ko, yung first line ko, dun ako nahulog,” said Andi, who plays a spirit communicator in the said horror flick.
To this day, Andi refused to speak out loud the exact Latin words that she uttered in that scene for fear that it might bring her bad luck once more.
When asked about the Tagalog translation of an excerpt from that exorcism spell, Andi replied, “Parang something like, ‘Ang kukulit ni’yo!’ Yun ang translation ng sinabi ko.”
Director Tikoy Aguiluz, for his part, claimed that Andi’s freak accident still gives him the creeps every time he remembers it.
“Yun ang most horrifying experience in my life.
“Yung nangyari kay Andi talagang suwerte pa rin kami na she was not harmed.
“Can you imagine? Kitang-kita ko napatid, e. Until now nagpa-flashback sa akin,” Direk Tikoy said.
Tragic Theater is based on the book of the same title written by Gilbert Colonel. The horror suspense movie also stars John Estrada and Christopher De Leon as members of the clergy.
It depicts how a group of spirit questors attempted to exorcise evil spirits at the supposedly haunted Manila Film Center in Pasay City back in 1999.
Given that the story is based on a true-to-life tragedy and exorcism, Direk Tikoy admitted that he was really spooked by what happened to Andi.
“Natakot talaga ako kasi based on the book, na naging faithful kami dun, ang ginamit yung tunay na prayers.
“Tapos may mga Latin na sinasabi yung demonyo. Supposedly the evil spirit ang language nila Latin. ’Di ba ever since yun ang language of the dead?
“Pagsalita niya [Andi] ng Latin, nag-snap [yung harness]. So lahat ng [succeeding] shoot namin wala na akong binanggit na Latin [words/dialogue], Tagalog na lang.”