It was a good film. It was deliberate in its quietness but director Lorcan Finnegan and writer Garrett Shanley knew what they were doing and knew exactly where they wanted their film to go. Nocebo did not rely on cheap jump scares for a quick reaction but rather built up towards an ending that was well worth waiting an hour and a half for. Great acting, solid story, and brilliant execution, despite the obvious limitations in the budget. If you’re prone to nightmares, this may well be a trigger. You’ve been warned.
I love how Patay na si Hesus toyed with my emotions for the film’s entire run. Just when I was feeling like a tear was about to fall, something hilarious happens and vice versa. It’s a unique gem of indie cinema because it was obvious that writers Raymond Lee and Fatrick Tabada, as well as director Victor Villanueva, put a lot of thought and effort into creating a quality film that relates to the audience on a personal level and tugs at the heartstrings like this one.