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‘The Missing’: Its main cast share their real life paranormal experiences

/ 12:05 AM December 22, 2020

‘The Missing’ official poster–REGAL ENTERTAINMENT, INC.

A few days ago, I got to interview Ritz Azul, Miles Ocampo and Joseph Marco who are the lead stars of ‘The Missing’ from Regal Entertainment, Inc. I was very curious to know how their latest movie ‘The Missing’ had resonated with them on a personal level. What thoughts had crossed their minds while they were doing this movie? What feelings did they have during the filming of “The Missing” What fears did they have to suppress as they enacted their respective roles in this horror-themed entry for this year’s Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF)?

With a strong cast at its forefront, ‘The Missing’ promises to live up to expectations or even possibly exceed them in the acting department. The performances of Ritz Azul, Miles Ocampo and Joseph Marco in ‘The Missing’ might just pleasantly surprise you. And the scares are already virtually guaranteed in this movie.

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Let’s all watch it via Upstream.ph beginning December 25 in the comfort and safety of our own homes. How much greater could that be?!

‘The Missing’ is the official entry of Regal Entertainment, Inc. in this year’s MMFF. This movie is directed by Easy Ferrer and produced by Ms. Roselle Monteverde.

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Now, here below are the answers of Ritz Azul, Miles Ocampo and Joseph Marco:

1. We all have moments when we feel we just had a paranormal experience, whether imagined or for real.

Describe what frightening or disturbing paranormal experience you hope you will never have?

RITZ AZUL – May nangyari na sa akin nung nasa high school ako na nasaniban ang kaklase ko at sobrang wild kasi nasa retreat house siya duon sa barrio. I think yun ang ayoko na makita kasi kawawa ang sinasaniban. Sobra! Na f-feel ko din sa kanya na sobrang hina ng faith niya at sana lumakas ang faith ng bawat tao para hindi natin ma- experience ang sanib na ganun.

MILES OCAMPO – Ako kasi matakutin talaga ako sa totoong buhay. Praning ako, yung mabilis imagination ko. Pero connected dun sa sinabi ni Ate Ritz. Na try ko na magkaroon ako role before na sinaniban ako. At hindi ko siya kaya. At ayoko siya mangyari sa akin at sa tao na close sa akin. Kasi parang ang hirap i-handle. Hindi mo siya ma control, at ang emotions, at ang puwede mangyari sa iyo.

‘THE MISSING’ main cast 2–REGAL ENTERTAINMENT, INC.

JOSEPH MARCO – Hindi ako lapitin ng paranormal experiences. But I’ve had an experience where na experience ko ang sleep paralysis. So sa sobrang pagod, I felt like there was a giant man trying to get my comforter. So, I started praying about my family. Kasi feeling ko talaga, “That is it! That is it!” Ako kasi “to see it is to believe”… and you will never know na ready ka until you experience that experience. Well, whatever it is, sana hindi maulit mga ganun na bagay. But no matter what, you got to be ready for mga ganun na bagay.

2. After doing ‘The Missing’, can you say you are now more prepared to encounter that frightening or disturbing paranormal experience you had just described? Why or why not?

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RITZ AZUL – Yes, I think lalo na una ko na encounter yung sanib. I think ready naman ako anytime because faith-based person ako at nandiyan naman ang Diyos para gabayan tayo. I think hindi tayo kailangan matakot. Kaya nandito din ang ‘The Missing’ para ipakita natin sa mga tao na hindi dapat tayo matakot basta-basta. Kailangan natin sabihin na “Don’t be scared” and that is, “God is with you”.

MILES OCAMPO – I guess hindi pa rin ako ready! Duwag kasi ako. Siyempre, kahit ano, sabihin natin na nadadaan prayers natin sa takot. Kasi meron talaga moments na ang imagination ko ay grabe. Kasi minsan hindi ako nakaka tulog kung hindi ako naka talumbong, kahit sobrang init. Ganun ako ka praning. Matakutin talaga ako. Ayun po.

JOSEPH MARCO – I think nakatulong siya somehow cos kahit paano, na overcome namin whatever it is possible na experiences na mangyari sa Japan. Yeah, but like I said you will never know if you are ready until it happens because each is a different situation. Yeah, but what if grabe ang mangyari sa iyo? But I would say na nakatulong siya somehow.

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