Even when paying tribute to classic Pinoy horror, Chris Martinez manages to infuse moments of humor.
Irreverent yet brutally honest in portraying local sensibilities— from the Kimmy Dora series to Ang Babae sa Septic Tank— Martinez now puts his signature touch in a new short film entitled Oh My Goth!
Q: Is this your first time to do a horror film? How did you find it?
A: No, it's not, as I have previously written Sukob and also helmed an episode of Shake, Rattle and Roll. But doing a horror film is always quite difficult. Unlike other genres, you have to make all the elements work all at the same time. It has its own rhythm.
Q: Any challenges encountered?
A: Production design is brutal. You have to be very meticulous, especially about the details, because it all has to come together. Even the music has to be exact, especially because it helps set the mood.
Q: What is your inspiration for Oh My Goth!?
A: Goth stories, especially the films of Tim Burton like Edward Scissorhands. And also classic Pinoy horror like Shake Rattle and Roll. OMG! combines goth culture and local horror.
Q: The film features a familiar face in local horror movies. How was it working with Ms. Lilia Cuntapay?
A: When I was writing the script, I know that only Nanay Lilia can fill in the shoes of the character. It's such an honor to be able to work with one of the pillars of horror movies in the country.
Q: Can you tell us what the story is about?
A: It’s about this young professional, who is very much into goth fashion. The story revolves around him and his experiences in this haunted house. Eventually, you will know that there is something more about him and the woman that he seems to encounter a lot in the movie.
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