15 August 2013 | paul_haakonsen
The story had potential, but it was just never utilized...
"Guniguni" (aka "Guni-Guni") is a Tagalog / Philippines horror movie, that in the end didn't turn out to be scary or particularly interesting. It was a shame, because the movie did have potential, but it just never managed to accomplish anything.
The story is about Mylene (played by Lovi Poe) who lives in an old house owned by a landlord with Alzheimer. There a five people and a mentally challenged kid living in this old house. Strange things start to happen and Mylene's past soon comes knocking, and she is no longer able to run away from it.
There were some interesting enough aspects to the storyline, and the part with the Siamese twins brought about a good addition to the story, but it was just a shame that the movie was so poorly directed and even more so badly acted.
"Guniguni" was a really boring and uninteresting Asian horror movie, that was nowhere near intensity or as scary as horror movies from Thailand, Japan or Korea. There is a fair amount of good movies coming from the Philippines, however these are usually romantic comedies, and so far I haven't seen an impressive horror movie to be released from Philippine cinema.
If you enjoy a good and scary horror movie, and if you are looking for an interesting Asian horror movie, then your money is better spent elsewhere, because "Guniguni" was neither of the aforementioned.