DENNIS Trillo is happy to be given the opportunity to work with Star CInema once again in the special Halloween presentation, “Hellcome Home”, which opens in theaters on October 30. “My last project with them was ‘You’re Still the One’, a co-production with Regal, and that was four years ago pa so it’s nice to work with them again in ‘Hellcome Home’,” he says. “It’s always nice to get the chance to work with new people, new co-stars like Alyssa Muhlach, Beauty Gonzales and Raymond Bagatsing, and a new director na ngayon ko rin lang nakatrabaho, si Direk Bobby Bonifacio.”
In the story, he is married to Alyssa and they have two children, Nhikzy Calma and Baby Starr. Beauty and Raymond are also a married couple and they have three kids: Teejay Marquez, Gillian Vicencio and child star Miel Espinosa. They all live in a house that turns out to be haunted and they all experience a lot of very scary things.
Dennis admits he’s not really a fan of horror movies. “I’m not really fond of scary films kasi noong bata ako, I watched Chucky in ‘Child’s Play’, and I really got scared. Ngayon, kami naman ang mananakot dito sa ‘Hellcome Home’, and if you love having a good scare, you will enjoy this lalo’t bagay na bagay ang playdate namin sa Todos Los Santos or Undas.”
How is it working with a new actress like Alyssa Muhlach and a new director like Bobby Bonifacio? “I was told second movie lang ito ni Alyssa but sa totoo lang, she’s like an old timer. Magaling siya, which is not surprising kasi nasa lahi naman nila ‘yan dahil Muhlach siya, e. As for Direk Bobby, first time ko rin siyang makatrabaho and I can say he is a visionary director. Nagkasundo kami agad kasi first meeting pa lang namin, naikuwento na niya sa akin kung paano niya gusto tumakbo ang kuwento and I think he has achieved his intention on how to scare moviegoers. Napanood na niya ‘yung movie sa utak niya so alam na niya exactly kung paano ito isu-shoot. Hindi kami nagkaroon ng anumang problema during the shoot kasi malinaw yung direction ng bawat character namin and he knows exactly what to demand from each of us.”
The trailer of “Hellcome Home” has some very violent scenes and Direk Bobby says they’re prepared to be given a rating of R-13 by the MTRCB, in which case the child stars in the movie won’t be able to watch themselves in “Hellcome Home”. Direk Bobby has helmed two indie horror flicks before, “Numbalik Diwa” with Maricel Soriano and “Hospicio” with Loisa Andalio. “Hellcome Home” is his first mainstream movie.