Pepe Herrera takes audiences on a hair-raising adventure as Caleb in #BantayBahay

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Prepare for an early spooky treat as Regal Entertainment brings its first cinema offering this 2024 via horror comedy film “Bantay-Bahay,” opening nationwide on May 1. Led by the incomparable Pepe Herrera a.k.a. “Lods,” this spine-chilling feature promises to be a thrilling ride from start to finish.

Herrera, known for his versatility in both drama and comedy, previously wowed audiences in the Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF) box-office hit and record-breaker romantic film “Rewind,” where he played “Lods” (Lord), alongside Kapuso Primetime King and Queen Dingdong Dantes and Marian Rivera.

This time around, “Lods” takes audiences on a hair-raising adventure as Caleb, breathing life to what appears to be his most viral role yet (and also for his character).

Here’s the official synopsis:

“An over-enthusiastic vlogger and podcaster Caleb unwittingly complies with the request of his girlfriend to play house-sitter for her grandmother’s provincial residence. Unknown to Caleb, the house is not only isolated but embedded with a dark history which was well-guarded as a secret.”

Written and helmed by renowned filmmaker Jose Javier “Joey” Reyes, whose last theatrical collaboration with Regal Entertainment was the 2021 hit “Mommy Issues,” starring Pokwang and Sue Ramirez, “Bantay-Bahay” poses to be a one-of-a-kind treat for the whole family. Reyes’ mastery lies in his ability to seamlessly blend humor with clever dialogue and relatable characters navigating suspenseful plots, ensuring viewers remain enthralled through and through. With a proven track record of delivering quality works, Reyes’ recent appointment as Chairperson and CEO of the Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP) further underscores his dedication and love for the craft of filmmaking.

Joining Pepe Herrera in the cast are Casie Banks, Johannes Rissler, Melizza Jimenez, Karl Gabriel, and Rolando Inocencio, rounding out a talented ensemble that brings the chilling tale of “Bantay-Bahay” to life.

On another hand, Direk Joey provided intriguing insights into the creation of “Bantay-Bahay,” shedding light on the inspiration behind this chilling horror comedy. He shared that the story was pitched for Regal by Sketch Sabangan, highlighting the collaborative effort behind the film’s inception.

Reyes also lauded Herrera’s performance, affirming its perfect fit for the role. When asked about any peculiar incidents on set, Reyes brushed aside the notion, noting the absence of any alarming occurrences, but hinted on the must-catch thrilling moments awaiting viewers within the film itself. Furthermore, he underscored that “Bantay-Bahay” is ideal for families thanks to its broad appeal across audiences.

Make sure to mark your calendars for the nationwide premiere of “Bantay-Bahay” on May 1, and Join Pepe Herrera and the entire cast for something you wouldn’t want to miss!

Join the conversation using the hashtag #BantayBahay and check out the official trailer on Regal Entertainment’s official social media pages.

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Dominic Mangubat

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