The Killer Bride
Directed by Dado Lomibao, Froy Allan Leonardo, Raz de la Torre
Starring Maja Salvador, Janella Salvador, Geoff Eigenmann, Joshua Garcia
2019 August 12
Las Espadas is a town steeped in local legends and superstitious culture. Its inhabitants are sophisticated and genteel wealthy landowners and the farmers who serve them for many generations.
One of its popular folklore is that of the Killer Bride. Many residents have stories of encountering Camila dela Torre, wearing her blood-spattered wedding gown, wandering the town seeking revenge on the persons who framed her for a murder she didn’t commit and killed her. Arrested at the murder scene, Camila is tried and convicted in 1999, and is eventually shunned by her own rich, prominent family and fiancé Vito dela Cuesta who testifies against her. Despite her proclamation of innocence, she is sentenced to life imprisonment. After giving birth to a beautiful baby girl in prison, a sudden freak fire encompasses the entire prison facility. Crying, desperate and unable to locate her newborn daughter, her last words exact revenge on every person who falsely accused her, all whilst her body burned in the flames.
18 years pass and urban legend fuses into reality as a group of teenagers headed by Elias Sanchez again tell the story of Camila. Playfully, they claim that on the day of the blood moon eclipse, the ghost of Camila will possess a new body and kickstart her vow for revenge. As if fulfilling the prophecy, a girl from nowhere, Emma Bonaobra moves to the town. Securing a job as the town’s mortuary cosmetologist, she is told of the tale of The Killer Bride but disbelieves it. Lo and behold, Emma wakes up possessed, gatecrashing her family’s grand party event claiming that she is the long-dead Camila, The Killer Bride. The entire town begin to question her motives. Is this a haunting chronicle that connects the rival dela Torre vs. dela Cuesta families who battled for land and politics—or is this simply a tale of The Killer Bride destined to curse the town?