Netflix Nabs Philippine Horror Flick Aurora
Netflix has added yet another film to its expansive horror roster. Revealed by Variety earlier today, the studio has purchased the Philippine horror film, Aurora. It will be available on the streaming service later this month.
Directed by Yam Laranas, the movie is led by Philippine superstar Anne Curtis. It also features Marco Gumabao, Phoebe Villamor and Mercedes Cabral. Laranas previously found success in The Road and Sigsaw.
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Aurora was written by Laranas and Gin de Mesa. Variety describes the plot, which “sees a passenger ship, the Aurora, mysteriously collide into the rocky sea threatening an entire island. A young woman and her sister try to survive by finding the missing dead for a bounty – until the dead themselves come looking for shelter.”
As you can see from the trailer above, these “dead” don’t appear to be zombies in the traditional sense. They appear to have a purpose and they’re seeking out. And you can see that they interact with Curtis’ character in various ways, with one dead woman very creepily shushing her.
That’s not to say they aren’t dangerous though – they are. A prior synopsis for the horror film reads that “The story follows Leana (Curtis) who lives peacefully in the island with her younger sister Rita. Everything changes when a ship named Aurora crashes near their vicinity. Rita has an ability to see dead people, but every time she sees them, disastrous and catastrophic events occur. Leana must then protect the young girl at any cost before it is too late.” And you could certainly argue that the dead walking amongst us could be categorized as a “disastrous and catastrophic” event.
With its acquisition of Aurora, Netflix continues to expand on its already impressive April horror slate. The Silence looks great and arrives on the platform next week. The Chambers, the studio’s upcoming horror series, debuts April 26th. And Netflix confirmed that Aurora will hit their platform on April 25th.