Shake, Rattle & Roll X

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Shake, Rattle & Roll X
Directed by Michael Tuviera
Topel Lee
Produced by Lily Monteverde
Roselle Monteverde-Teo
Starring Marian Rivera
Roxanne Guinoo
JC De Vera
Kim Chiu
Gerald Anderson
Jean Garcia
Wendell Ramos
Mylene Dizon
Diana Zubiri
Distributed by Regal Entertainment, Inc.
Regal Multimedia, Inc.
Release date(s) December 25, 2008
Country Philippines
Language Tagalog
English
Spanish
Box office P119 million[1]

Shake, Rattle & Roll X (also known as, Shake, Rattle and Roll 10) is a Filipino horror suspense in three acts from Regal Films. It is the tenth installment of the Shake, Rattle & Roll film series. It was also distributed by Regal Entertainment, Inc. and Regal Multimedia, Inc. It was an official entry in the 2008 Metro Manila Film Festival.[2][3] The film received the Festival Award for the Best Child Performer, which is Robert Villar.

Plot[edit]

Emergency (Overview)[edit]

Shake Rattle & Roll X opens the curtains of the first episode: Emergency. JC De Vera and Roxanne Guinoo head the cast as Jay and Dr. Sarah respectively. Here, they will face the wrath of the aswangs which will be led by the cast of Cinemalaya Best Actress Mylene Dizon and Gawad Urian awardee Wendell Ramos. Also with them are Janus Del Prado, Eri Neeman, Denise Laurel, John Lapus and Mr. Cris Daluz.

Plot[edit]

The full moon looms high one windy night. Jay (JC De Vera) and Dennis (Janus Del Prado) were traveling along a dark highway. They accidentally ran over a pregnant woman (Mylene Dizon) crossing the street. They saw that she has a miscarriage and they immediately carried her to the hospital.

The mysterious woman was not the only patient that night. There was a gay named Julius (John Lapus) who was complaining about fever, an English-speaking man named Eric (Eri Neeman) who keeps complaining about the hospital's defective apparatus and a "tortured" and badly injured man who immediately recognized the woman. He attempted to swipe her with his whip, but it only lead to his death.

Hospital radiologist Dr. Sarah (Roxanne Guinoo) examines the woman using an ultrasound. During the examination, a very eerie sound wailed through the air. They discovered that the infant died while inside the woman's womb. Meanwhile, Sarah went to the bathroom where it was revealed that she was pregnant.

The woman then was transferred into an isolated room. The hospital's administrator, Dr. Ignacio (Perry Escano) became skeptical about the true nature of the woman. They speculated that she might not be human, He decided to promote this idea, a thing that enraged Sarah.

Back into the isolated room, the woman had a dream of a man beating her with a magic whip: it was the same man who attempted her life as mentioned earlier. She gave a very shrill cry; a scream that gave evidence she was not human but an aswang (vampire or flesh eating witch in Filipino mythology). Together with her husband (Wendell Ramos), who was also an witch, along with their race, they seek vengeance on humans, ready to invade the hospital. The hospital tenants brace themselves for the incoming attack. Dr. Ignacio is the first to be killed by the aswang husband after terminating Jay.

Jay became aware of the events happening outside. He, Sarah and the others immediately evacuate to the upper floors as the witch relentlessly break in, killing patients including Julius and Erick. The others hid in the stock room while Jay rescued a young girl from the witch Wife.

Dennis, who had been separated from the team, discovered that dextrose can kill the witches but was proven wrong: holy water can. They formulated a plan: Jay and Sarah will ward the beasts off while hospital chaplain, Father Miguel (Cris Daluz) and Dennis will bless the water tank with holy water.

Sarah and Jay were trapped in a locked corridor, with the beasts in pursuit. They use a defibrillator to electrify the beasts. At that moment, Father Miguel and Dennis reached the tank, and Sarah jokingly revealed to Jay that she was pregnant.

At this point, The aswangs morphs into more powerful creatures and launched their final attack. After Father Miguel blesses the water in the tank turning it into holy water. While Jay is being attacked by the creatures Sarah then uses a fire-lit boom to activate the fire sprinklers/fire sprinkler system to destroy the aswangs. At the end of the story the Baby aswang opens its eyes and uses the final scare of the episode.


Class Picture (Overview)[edit]

After tasting the tense of the first episode, Director Topel Lee brings us the second spine-chilling episode: the Class Picture. For the first time, the cast will be led by the famous loveteam of the generation: Kim Chiu and Gerald Anderson. With them is Ms. Jean Garcia who will play the antagonist, Sis. Maria Belonia. Along with them are Eda Nolan, Nina Jose, Prince Stefan, Charles Christianson, IC Mendoza, Andrea Torres, Stef Prescott and Erich Gonzales.

Plot[edit]

The episode opens with a terrified young woman running through the halls of San Selino college at night. She sees terrifying things like a dead student wearing an old uniform of San Selino. When she is clad in the same uniform, she becomes more terrified when she is scourged by an unseen force while a diabolical female laughter is heard. The young woman dies after being stoned and having her forehead sliced by a razor being held by an unknown female hand, later revealed to be that of Sister Maria Belonia, the evil nun teacher who haunts the school in return for a terrible oath done in the past.

Ten college students of San Selino College spend their weekend in the campus. Joy (Kim Chiu), Lui (Gerald Anderson) and their 8 friends were assigned to prepare an exhibit in exchange for lifting the suspension of their organization. The exhibit was also meant to be part of their graduation. On their first night, one of them, Nicole (Niña Jose), presumably the young woman at the opening scene, disappeared without a trace.

Joy wakes up from a nightmare and tells her story. Before midnight, she picked a mysterious class picture named "Rubi 1898" in the school's storage room. Little that they know that this picture was cursed by the spirit of a demented nun named Sister Maria Belonia (Jean Garcia), a teacher who was responsible for the death of the students back in the Spanish Colonial Period.

The second incident of this picture being involved was when Blue (Eda Nolan) and Pinky (IC Mendoza) dumped the trash. Blue took a look at Sr. Belonia in the picture. Suddenly it smiled. Suddenly, she was unknowingly captured by an unknown force and she, too, vanished. She was apparently killed by the spirit of Sis. Belonia who sliced her arms when she was stuck to a chair in a classroom,.

Joy discovers sinister writing in a classroom building window. The words are written in blood saying "No Me Mires Fijamente". When the group goes to the library, a computer translates the words to English saying "Do Not Stare". Not a single person in the group knows that this was a warning saying that anyone who looks at the nun at the cursed picture will disappear and die. They researched the yearbooks for information and found that the "Rubi" was a class section supervised by Sister Maria Belonia. The dark mystery is then revealed. Three students, namely Crisel, Sabel, and Adela were the missing students of Rubi section. In vengeance, Belonia must seek three students from them. Lui looks at the picture and spots their group mates in the photo; Nicole, who found the picture in the first place and Blue, who scanned a look at it. Joy reveals that she is the next to be taken for accidentally looking at the nun before she is abducted by the spirit of Sr. Maria Belonia. Also at this point, it is revealed that Nicole was the young woman in the opening scene.

Joy runs through the school's hallways in order to escape the wrath of Sis. Belonia. She sees the three missing students in a room being scourged by Belonia and once she is gone, Joy frees the trio. At this point, it was revealed that Sister Belonia tortures students for being disobedient. Crisel, Sabel, and Adela, in retaliation, wrote a letter to their headmistress nun for her actions. The headmistress, upon learning this, fires Belonia from San Selino (this later explains why she utter the words often). In return, she committed suicide but not before swearing that she will complete her picture. Later on, she finds herself now clad in the Hispanic period San Selino school uniform.

Lui and Greg (Prince Stefan) chased Joy but arrive too late during the final confrontation at the school's theater hall/auditorium as the doors were tightly shut and locked by the angered spirit of Belonia, who was ready to take Joy. Lui tried to tear the picture but it proved impervious as the curse of the evil nun is still in there.

Surprisingly, the ghosts of Crisel, Sabel and Adela reappeared too and tore the picture apart. A screaming Belonia vanishes from the living world and is placed into the depths of hell. The ghostly trio peacefully then depart for heaven. With all the terror ended, the group finished and inaugurated the exhibit, but were suspended for unexplainable loss of their classmates, a fact that made their school status parallel to Sis. Belonia, Crisel, Sabel, and Adela.


Nieves (Overview)[edit]

Shake Rattle & Roll X concludes in this episode brought to you by Director Michael Tuviera: Nieves. Named after its protagonist, Nieves, it tells about the life story of an engkanto slayer named Nieves. For her debut Shake Rattle & Roll, Marian Rivera plays as the cool but fierce engkantolarya. Her trainees, Junie and Kaysee, will be played by child actor Robert "Buboy" Villar and Jennica Garcia, daughter of Jean Garcia. Along with them are Desiree Del Valle, Mart Escudero, Marco Alcaraz, Iwa Moto, Luis Alandy, Ms. Malou Crisologo, Mike "Pekto" Nacua and Diana Zubiri who plays as the antagontist, Acacia.

Plot[edit]

Nieves (Nye-ves) (Marian Rivera) is a happy-go-lucky but a fierce Engkantolarya (Engkanto slayer). While on a walk at the forest one day, she was pursued by an engkanto, Hagnaya (Marco Alcaraz). Saying that she has got no crush on him, she vanished the poor engkanto away.

It was revealed that Nieves lives with her husband Adonis (Mike Nacua), a handsome man, and an engkanto heartthrob. But one stormy night, the young man was intentionally kidnapped by an engkanto. With this, Nieves formally resigned her job.

Meanwhile, a family from Manila spends their vacation in a new house bounded by a large tree. Celso (Mart Escudero), however, was hypnotized and was forced to cut the tree thus creating a new problem for his family.

Junie (Robert Villar), Celso's little nephew, went to see Nieves along with a young girl named Kaysee (Jennica Garcia) after gaining information from Aling Tasing (Malou Crisologo). However, Nieves reluctantly welcomes them, but after seeing a begging Junie, she offered them to be trained as soon as possible.

Kaysee and Junie trekked back to Nieves's home when they were welcomed by the townsfolk, complaining about the new attacks of dwarves, elves, kapres, etc. The engkantolarya, still reluctant to resume her job, finally agreed to continue her post.

Junie's parents (Luis Alandy and Desiree Del Valle) seek help from Nieves when something happened wrong again: Celso fell ill once more, this time, his illness worsened. Nieves explained why the young man fell ill: he cut the tree in the backyard, which was the home of Hagnaya and his wife, Wai Lana (Iwa Moto). It was also revealed that the voice that entranced Celso was the engkanto queen herself, Acacia (Diana Zubiri).

Nieves negotiated with Wai Lana and Hagnaya personally, explaining that Celso did not mean to cut down the tree and offered them that she will help find their new home. On the contrary, Kaysee, who went with a walk with Junie one day, revealed herself as Acacia.

Sensing danger, Junie ran to Nieves and told her what he saw. The engkanto slayer was given a special suit blessed by the good engkantos. As they speak, Acacia ensnared the townsfolk to her lair.

Nieves confronted Acacia while Junie healed the townsfolk from entrancement. As the two ladies fight, it was revealed that Acacia had Adonis held hostage in a hill. In anger, the engkanto queen tortured the engkantolarya mercilessly. Enraged, the young slayer threw a repellent in the air while Junie hit it with his sling-stone, killing Acacia in the process.

With Adonis back, Nieves and the townsfolk rejoiced.

Cast[edit]

Emergency

Class Picture

Nieves

Deaths[edit]

Emergency[edit]

  • Dr. Ignacio (first to be killed by the aswang husband)
  • Erick (English speaking man being strangled by the Aswang Husband after being seen hiding from the post)
  • Julius (He was strangled to death by being swallowed at the prey of Aswang Wife)
  • Other patients
  • Aswangs(poured by Holy Water)

Class Picture[edit]

  • Nicole (She was stoned to die in taking her to a dark place, having her forehead sliced by a ghost. It was the spirit of a demented nun who was responsible for killing her in the process)
  • Blue (After she looked at the picture which she didn't know that it was cursed and the nun in that picture smiled, she made a run to someplace in school. Before she was killed, she was clad with school uniform and collapsed due to fear. Finally she woke up and found herself in a dark classroom, with her body stuck in a sticky chair. She tried to let go from that chair but it was too late. The ghost of a demented nun appeared; cutting her arms and killing Blue in the process)
  • Sis.Belonia(Suicide)
  • Crisel (Killed by Sis. Belonia)
  • Sabel(Killed by Sis. Belonia)
  • Adela (Killed by Sis. Belonia)
  • 2 security guards (killed by Sis. Belonia)
  • Tupak (killed by Sis. Belonia)
  • Pam (killed by Sis. Belonia)
  • Janitress (killed by Sis. Belonia)

Nieves[edit]

  • Acacia (She died after being defeated by Nieves due to repellent shot by Junie)

Reception[edit]

Critical[edit]

Shake, Rattle and Roll X was viewed as a "mixed bag of stories that range in quality from poor to somewhat okay." The first story, "Emergency" lacked narrative, and had unnecessary character details that affected the pace. "Class Picture" was viewed as having strong Asian horror elements although its script failed to keep pace with the direction. The last entry, "Nieves" is described to be entertaining due to its solid script, carefully blended mythology with humor and an unforgettable performance from Marian Rivera. What made it unique was its use of comedy, which made it comparable to Buffy The Vampire Slayer.[1][2]

Box-office[edit]

  • P13,100,000 (December 25, 2008)[3]
  • P22,900,000 (December 26, 2008)[4]
  • P35,400,000 (December 28, 2008[citation needed]
  • P40,500,000 (December 29, 2008)[5]
  • P45,700,000 (December 31, 2008)[6]
  • P68,000,000 (January 7, 2009)[7]

Awards[edit]

Robert Villar was awarded for Best Child Performer for playing the role Junie in this movie.[6]

Year Award-Giving Body Category Recipient Result
2008 Metro Manila Film Festival Best Child Performer Robert Villar Won

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